10 Wineries You Must Visit in Tuscany

When visiting wineries in Italy, you probably know that you will see some breathtaking views, taste some fine wine and pair that wine with delectable foods. What you may not know, is that Tuscan wineries have so much more to offer. When you visit any one of these ten wineries that we have compiled for you, you will be more relaxed, more educated, and more delighted than you ever thought you could be. Medieval castles, pampering, golf, holographic display cases, movies and museums are just some of the things will enhance your Tuscan wine experience!

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Tuscany WineriesAntinori Chianti Classico

Via Cassia to Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino
Price range: is very diverse because of the large selection of wines.
Tours from: March – September, every day, from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Tour costs are from: 25-150 Euros per person (approx. $27.91 – $167.46).
Why we love it:
Antinori Chianti Classico has one of the largest and most diverse wine selections in Italy. If you want to take a guided tour of wine cellars, this is the place for you! They offer tours for your whole family. The tours can last anywhere from 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 and 1/2 hours. Many of the tours include wine tasting for those who are eighteen years of age or older. Some of the longer tours even include lunch. You can watch a movie about the construction of the cellar or you can enter a library filled with books about the Antinori family history and architecture. Holographic display cases will dazzle your visual senses with delight!

Castigion del Bosco

53024 Montalcino
Price range: fluctuates based on list price.
Tours from: morning – evening, with varying times and days. Tour costs range from 20 – 250 Euros (approx. $22.33 – $279.18). For more information call: +39 0577 1913822.
Why we love it:
Castigion del Bosco is a resort getaway that allows you to get pampered! There are modern accommodations and historic vineyard tours available. You can taste up to six of their wines on your tour of the vineyards. There are many options to pair your wine with food. You can eat inside, outside, or even in your suite. After learning all about wine, head over to the golf course and challenge your skills amongst some of the best views in Italy.

Castello Banfi

15019 Strevi – Alessandria
Price range: varies based on the type and amount of wine.
Tours from: March 25 – November 12, Monday – Friday, by appointment. To make an appointment call: +39 0577 877 505 or +39 0577 877 514.

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Why we love it:
Castello Banfi protects their grapes and continues to explore new technologies to improve their wine! Banfi is cloning Sangiovese and learning how wooden barrels age. This winery is known for its innovations and creating a micro-winery within its winery. If you are interested in modern and new ways to produce wine, this will be a very educational visit. Once you have learned the modern ways of wine making, visit their quaint hotel, with upscale accommodations, and the glass museum.

Castello di Ama

Località Ama, 53013 Gaiole In Chianti
Price range: expensive, but some of the best quality wines that you can find.
Tours from: 10 am – 7 pm, by appointment. To make an appointment call: +39 0577 746031.
Why we love it:
Castello di Ama is known for its high-end wines. Merlot L’Apparita and the Chianti Classicos are in a grand class of wines and are some of the best in the world. If you want to turn your trip into a first-class affair, this is the place for you! You can sit at a terrace table and enjoy views of the winery and village below. Take in some art at the fourteen different art galleries and walk amongst the fragrant gardens.

Salcheto

Via di Villa Bianca, 15 – 53045 Montepulciano
Price range: varies based on the type of wine, amount of wine, and if you would like to have a meal.
Tours from: January – December, year-round and every day. The only exception is from January 10 – February 10, when they are closed. To make your reservation call: 0578 799031.
Why we love it:
Salcheto is the first winery in the world to certify the carbon footprints of all their wines! Carbon footprints are the amount of carbon gases that are released into the air during the making of products (consumption of fossil fuels) like wine. Salcheto makes sure that their carbon foot print is as small as possible. The less carbon gases released into the environment, the less likely for climate change. The wine that they produce is organic and is served with their monthly brunch. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the most notable wine produced by Salcheto. You can also take cooking classes and a tour of their wine cellar. You can stay the night in a cottage, which has 9 rooms, a small kitchen and lounge.

Badia a Coltibuono

53013 Gaiole in Chianti
Price range: Varies based on the wine experience that you select.
Tours from: May – September, every day, at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm. Tour costs are from 7-10 Euros per person (approx. $7.82 – $11.17).
Why we love it:
Badia a Coltibuono used to be a monastery that would house weary travelers and educate its inhabitants about religion. You can now sleep in these old historic rooms, taste some olive oil, view the original gardens, taste the wine and tour the cellars. You can eat a wonderful breakfast in the morning, and in the afternoon, learn how to cook that same breakfast through a culinary class! The restaurant is known for finding a blend between old recipes and modern twists.

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Fattoria dei Barbi

Località Pordernovi, 170
Price range: tours cost 5 Euros per adult (approx. $5.58), free for children. Wine tasting is not included in the tour. You can taste wine in the wine shop for an additional coast.
Tours from: early – late afternoon, with tours leaving at 12:00 pm and at 3:30 pm. Tours last
40 minutes and do not include wine tasting.
Why we love it:
Fattoria dei Barbi makes some of the best Brunello wine around! Some of their wine dates back to the 1870’s. Fattoria is a pioneer for the exportation of wine, being the first winery in Montalcino to send bottled wine to France. If you like to dine in quaint taverns and tour wine museums with over 700 years of history, this is the place for you.

Ruffino

1 – loc. Quarate, 50011
Price range: varies based on the type and amount of wine.
Tours from: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Only open on weekends for special events. Tours and tastings are available by appointment only. For reservations call: +39 055 64 99 712.
Why we love it:
In the summertime, Ruffino makes limited-edition flutes for your wine! Ruffino specializes in Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Take a walk through the barrel room and relax with a pre-dinner glass of wine. Ruffino prides itself on being a large and consistent Chianti producer. If you are familiar with Tuscan wineries, chances are, you are familiar with Ruffino. In other words, Ruffino is the most recognizable label in its class. Poggio Casciano is their most popular facility to visit, offering many tours and magnificent 14th century architecture.

Barone Ricasoli

loc.Madonna a Brolio, 53013 Gaiole di Chianti
Price range: varies based on type of wine.
Tours from: March – November, every day except Thursdays. Tour costs are 25 – 190 Euros (approx. $27.93 – $212.29).
For reservations call: +39 0577 730220

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Why we love it:
Barone Ricasoli offers a diverse set of wine tours. Some of the tours are short, while others can last up to 5 hours! You can tour a castle from the middle ages and transport yourself back in time. Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in all of Italy. You can stay in a small house for a minimum of two nights. Chianti wine was invented here.

Biondi Santi, Tenuta II Greppo

Villa Greppo 183, 53024 Montalcino
Price range: tours are not that expensive, but the list prices of their wines can be expensive.
Tours from: Monday – Friday, ranging from 15 – 50 Euros (approx. $16.76 – $55.86).
Why we love it:
Biondi Santi produces wine for collectors. Even if you are not a collector, the tours offered are reasonable and allow you to sample the wine. The accommodations are upscale and located inside remodeled farm and cottage houses. This winery is known for sticking with the strict traditions of their ancestors when it comes to making wine.

You can choose between many different experiences. Tuscan wineries are more than just wine. Visit the top ten wineries in Tuscany and explore the culture of Italy. You can choose to make a solo trip, or one with family and friends. Because of the diverse experiences offered, everyone is sure to have a good time. Prepare for a visit to Tuscany and go on an adventure filled with art, history, excitement and wine!

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