Discover the Flavors in the Tuscan Vineyards
all of Tuscany has something special to offer
Tuscany provides several wonderful opportunities to discover why its wines are so good - through organized wine tours, cooking lessons, wine tasting and wine cellar tours. The true beauty is you can discover Tuscany and its wines on your own, wandering the many zones in the four corners of the region, to find the mix of grapes, the style of vinification or even just the “look” of the wine that best suits your taste buds.
Undoubtedly, Chianti classico and the neighboring area of Chianti, just south of Florence, is one of the best known valleys and wine producing areas. Offering a wide selection of labels, production styles and recipes that exalt the Sangiovese grape which date all the way back to 1716 and beyond.
But the choices expand from here to include other zones in the south which are just as noteworthy for their award winning fragrance, colors and above all their flavour. Just think of Brunello around the small hamlet of Montalcino, a rich full-bodied wine with a distinct personality and longevity. Further east, one enters into the zone of Vino Nobile, which is produced near Montepulciano. The Orcia DOC, the newest addition to a long list of spectacular flavors, is nestled between the two above mentioned greats, working on establishing a reputation.
And it doesn’t stop here, travel the full length of Tuscany north to south, east to west and you will meet with several variations on a theme, where grapes are the theme and the variations include the wines of Morellino Scansano, Lucca and Montecarlo, Cortona and even along the coast in the area of Bolgheri. Many of these areas are well organized with itineraries mixing traditional flavors and wines with the "Strada del vino".
Browse our articles below for some helpful ideas when planning your wine tasting itinerary while visiting Tuscany.