Tuscany may not produce the most wine in Italy… but the wine it does produce is simply sensational. This is thanks, in no small part, to the time locals dedicate to thinking, talking and consuming food and wine. Follow their example on tour...
What does Tuscany have to offer the seasoned wine traveller or emerging oenophile? Quite a bit actually. Just take a look at the long list of DOCGs: from the Chianti Classico and Rufina; to age worthy Brunello di Montalcino, and elegant Vino Nobile di Montepulciano... and we haven't even started on the Super Tuscans. Tuscany is often referred to as perfect wine country, but its timeless landscape is a treat in itself. Discover a picture postcard of gentle rolling hills emerging from the soft morning mist, exposing sculptural alleys of cypress trees, cathedral domes, golden wheat fields, and verdant vineyards. This is an endlessly enchanting area.
This is Italy’s most ancient wine region, and home to its most famous wine – Chianti – but this is anything but a one note region. In the 1970s, Super Tuscan wines made their way to the table, thanks to talented winemakers who embraced new ways of wine-making. Blends of traditional local varieties with international grapes, these wines have tantalised many a palate since their inception. Of course, no man or woman can live on wine alone...
Luckily, Tuscany’s gastronomic reputation is just as strong. Immerse yourself in the slow food movement, locally sourced, seasonal fare produced with pride, in charming family-run trattoria. Buon appetito mei amici — enjoy a feast for the five senses!
- Visit Ca Marcanda, famously at the forefront of the Tuscan wine revolution
- Taste the Sassicaia of Tenuta San Guido, often called one of the best wines in the world
- Stroll the medieval streets of Siena, filled with Gothic architecture and spread across three beautiful hills
Tuscan wines are universally acclaimed. We enjoy Sassicaia, developed in private at the San Guido estate for decades before being made available to the outside world. We also taste fresh, elegant Volpaia wines, grown in some of the highest vineyards in Chianti.