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    Oct 2014

    Default Chianti in Early January


    My boyfriend and I am planning to visit Chianti and the wine yard in early January.
    We will probably rent a car.

    Is early January a good time to visit the place?
    Are the wine yards still open?
    Is the plants in the countryside starting to dry already at that time? (because we love countryside view)

    Your insights are greatly appreciated


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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    Jul 2008
    Florence, Italy


    Early January is winter time so the vineyards are definitely resting and there won't be leaves. The countryside still has a charming appeal in winter and the countryside is different, but still beautiful. Wineries will be open, although with reduced hours as far as visits and tastings go.

    If you want to stay in Chianti, I recommend spending at least 3 days in the area so you get some time to drive around and visit the various hilltop towns, including Greve, Castellina, Panzano, San Donato in Poggio, Radda, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena!
    If you're looking for accommodation, I recommend you start browsing here:
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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