Tuscan Wine Roads

tuscan wine roads

The Wine Roads in Tuscany will lead you to cross different landscapes, also with historical and cultural relevance, and visit wineries where you can taste excellent labels. Along the routes, marked by information signs, you will find wine cellarsmuseums, excellent restaurants and farms where you can buy typical local products. Starting from your villa in Castiglione della Pescaia, you will get to know some of the most famous Tuscan wine roads, a region famous throughout the world for the production of prestigious wines, such as Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano and Chianti.

The Tuscan Wine Roads starts with the food and wine itinerary suggested by Monteregio Wine Route which covers the Metalliferous Hills area of ​​Alta Maremma (Grosseto). The route touches the municipalities of Massa Marittima, Monterotondo, Montieri, Follonica, Scarlino, Gavorrano, Roccastrada and Castiglione della Pescaia, reaching enchanting medieval villages with an untouched natural environment. A stopover at Fattoria Le Mortelle, wine company owned by the Antinori family, is a must.

An alternative excellent wine route is the Wine and Flavors Trail of Maremma. The itinerary involves 13 municipalities and 4 DOC wine production areas: Morellino di ScansanoBianco di PitiglianoAnsonica Argentario Coast and Parrina. Here you can meet history, traditions and exceptional ingredients which characterize the local cuisine, such as the Sorano bean, saffron and the ell fish from Orbetello lagoon.

Monte Amiata, where the Montecucco DOC wine is born, is the starting point for another interesting path of the Wine Roads in Tuscany. The route involves the most important areas of the DOC, starting from Paganico, passing through Sasso d’Ombrone, Poggi del Sasso and Cinigiano. Sightseeing lovers can’t miss the beautiful castels of Vicarello and Colle Massari, Fattoria di Montecucco and the Castle of Porrona.

One of the most renowned Wine Roads in Tuscany is Costa degli Etruschi Wine Road, from which the famous Sassicaia comes; the territory includes the provinces of Livorno and Pisa. Do not miss to visit Bolgheri village, which can be reached by passing along the famous cypress-lined avenue sung by the poet Carducci.

More in the countryside, we recommend the unforgettable Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, one of the oldest and most documented wines in Italy, born in an area of ​​extraordinary beauty. Find the time to visit the ancient wine cellars in the heart of Montepulciano before proceeding towards Montalcino, the land of Brunello di Montalcino, where you can taste the best in class Il Rosso di Montalcino.

Finally, we cannot forget to suggest you to visit the Chianti Classico area, between Siena and Florence. On your way, you will meet several wineries to explore and shops where you can taste and buy local products . The Chianti Classico DOCG wine area is rich of gastronomic traditions that characterized the ancient peasant cuisine, giving fame to the Chianina meat and the variety of pork meat, such as Cinta Senese and wild boar.

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