April 12, 2024


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Great Places to Go Wine Tasting In Chianti

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just an enthusiast, Chianti should definitely be on the itinerary on your holiday in Tuscany. Villa rentals are in fact available within the gentle hills that make up the area’s picturesque surroundings.
Great Places to Go Wine Tasting In Chianti
If, like many people, the one thing that comes to your mind upon hearing the word Chianti is the great red wine with the picture of a black rooster on it, it’s about time you had a holiday in Tuscany! Villa rentals are available not far from its centre – the area that gives it its name.
With the many farms, wineries and wine cellars showcasing their products nearby, holidays easily turn into wine tours even without going to far from your Tuscany villa. Rentals for cars, motorcycles and bicycles are also available nearby, so all that’s often necessary is a good map, and a taste for wine. Here are five places to go for tasting great wine!
Le Cantine and the Wine Museum In Greve
Le Cantine di Greve is one of the oldest and most important wine cellars in Chianti. Established in 1893, this wine cellar offers tastings of around 40 types of wine, 18 types of olive oil and various kinds of cheese. The Wine Museum within Le Cantine is free of charge to enter. It is easily reached, either by bus or other forms of transportation. In Tuscany, villa rentals are available nearby.
Montalcino, Siena
Home of the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines, this medieval hilltop town in Sienna offers more than just stunning views of the valleys of Asso, Ombrone and Arbia. Silvery olive groves, vineyards and fields surround the area, and there are two major wine estates as well as several small wineries in the area.
The Enoteca Antiquaria in Castellina
A quiet hilltop city located on the crossroads of the Arbia, Elsa and Pesa valleys, along the Chiantigiana villas in hoskote road connecting Florence to Siena, Castellina is considered on the of the most important historical destinations in Chianti. For your wine tour, the Enoteca Antiquaria, a century-old wine shop located inside the Palazzo Squarcialupi, presents an archive of the Chianti Classico, and has been highly instrumental in preserving the original characteristics of the wine itself. Public transportation is not as easy to this destination compared to others, so if you really want to include Castellina on your wine tour of Tuscany, villa rentals nearby may be the best options.
The Castello di Brolio in Gaiole
Home to the noble Ricasoli family since the 12th century [who has produced wine for centuries], this castle in the small wine-producing town of Gaiole is not to be missed on any wine-tasting tour. Dominating the landscape of the countryside, this imposing structure offers many attractions such as a chapel and a small museum, not to mention the wine tasting that is offered at the Ricasoli wine shop offered as part of the classic tour. Unfortunately, the Castello di Brolio is also not easily accessible by public transportation.