Tuscany is one of the most famous regions in Italy. With its sweeping landscapes and charming towns, this part of the country never fails to enchant tourists and locals alike. But of course, you can't forge its beloved vineyards too. Some would argue that they're truly what makes Tuscany such a stunning place. With wineries such as Antinori Chianti Classic, Castellare di Castellin, and Val delle Corti, it'd be pretty hard not to fall in love with this part of the country. They produce some of the finest wines, they offer such picturesque sceneries, and they give you a taste of the Italian countryside.
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Antinori Chianti Classico
To say that Antinori Chianti Classico is unique is an understatement. Its overall aesthetic is definitely far from what you'd expect in the vineyards in Tuscany. Combining both modern architecture and the natural wonders of the Italian countryside, this place offers the best of both worlds. Even the things to do here are pretty diverse. On one end, you can tour the winery and bask in the provincial charms of Tuscany. And on the other, you can eat in the rooftop restaurant, Rinuccio 1180, and indulge in contemporary culinary excellence. Whichever you go for, you'll still end up falling in love with Antinori Chianti Classico!
Compared to Antinori Chianti Classico, Avignonesi is the quintessential vineyard in Tuscany. Though this isn't to say that it's not unique either. On the contrary, there's no other winery quite like Avignonesi. For one thing, it's one of the oldest vineyards in Italy
. It has operated since the 16th century and even though it changed ownership in 2009, it's showing no signs of stopping. Why would they when they produce such high-quality wine? Among their most prominent include Vino Nobile and Vin Santo. Moreover, the Avignonesi vineyard will never fail to captivate visitors with its unique spherical design and the surrounding sweeping landscapes.
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Badia a Coltibuono
At first glance, you won't be too sure whether Badia a Coltibuono is a vineyard in Tuscany or if it's the former lavish estate of an Italian noble when they still ruled these lands centuries ago. The well-manicured gardens certainly have an aristocratic appeal to them. They're perfect for taking the perfect shots to post on a travel inspo Instagram account
. And when you do talk about Badia a Coltibuono, don't forget to mention that this former monastery-turned-secular winery has become quite the foodie haven. Of course, there's their fine wine, but they also produce high-quality olive oil to be used to make the most delicious dishes. What's not to love?
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The fact that Barone Ricasoli has existed for almost a millennium is reason enough to check this place out. Undoubtedly the oldest vineyard in Tuscany and of Italy as a whole, you can't forget to include this place on your wine tour of the region. After all, since it's still operating means that they do produce some of the finest wines in the world. And you can't miss the stunning castle either! Once home to the “Iron Baron” Bettino Ricasoli, you can get a good glimpse of the long history of the place inside.
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Castellare di Castellina
With its sweeping landscapes and lush greenery, the wine produced in Castellare di Castellina almost feels secondary. Though you can't overlook the vineyard's produce since they're some of the finest in the world. The bottles they make prove that Tuscany is the foremost wine region on the planet. And yet, when you get here, the surrounding natural wonders will steal all your attention away. Perhaps if you're a wine connoisseur, you won't let all of that distract you from the wine. But even then, you can't deny that this is such a stunning destination.
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Castello di Ama
Castello di Ama is yet another picturesque vineyard in Tuscany where words will almost fail you. Producer of the high-end Merlot L'Apparita, this is the most popular winery in the region. In fact, a good tip for visiting this vineyard
is to book your stay well in advance. The place is often packed. Tourists and connoisseurs alike can't help but be enamored with the place. The former will want to go ahead and explore the lavish estate while the latter will undoubtedly sip as many samples of wine as they can. All in all, Castello di Ama is the kind of vineyard where everyone can expect a good time.
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A massive sand-washed estate surrounded by fresh greeneries and lush fields? That's exactly what the Ruffino vineyard is. As well as the reason why it's such a popular place for people to visit. The name itself is already popular in the wine industry. The bottles they've produced have gone on to become bestsellers and favorites of the rich and famous. And then there's the vineyard in Tuscany. Comprised of a 14th-century villa, it combines the historic appeal of Italy with the rural beauty of the region. Of course, you shouldn't forget the views from here too. They'll take your breath away!
Val delle Corti
And finally, there's Val delle Corti, another fairly prominent winery. As well as one of the hardest for you to book a stay. Compared to the lavish estates in the other vineyards in Tuscany, this place doesn't offer a massive villa or luxury hotel. Instead, there's just a humble guesthouse surrounded by well-managed farmlands. Not the most high-class, sure, but still charming nonetheless. It's even no surprise that many tourists would prefer to go here than all the other places since the tours are definitely worth it. And you get to experience what living in the Italian countryside is truly like!
Source: Val delle Corti di Roberto Bianchi Facebook Page
The vineyards in Tuscany are some of the most beautiful wineries in the world. They are what makes the Italian region one of the most popular and beloved destinations in the country. And each is more picturesque than the next!