A Guide to Wine Tasting in Chianti, Tuscany
Fine wines are a crucial part of Italy, and Tuscany in particular is known for its incredible varieties. You can enjoy some absolutely fantastic wines and buy some classics here in this region if you decide to come here for a holiday, but if you’re interested in dedicated Tuscan wine tours, you’ll find that there is so much more on offer.
If this sounds like something that you want to do, we’d advise you to consider paying a visit to the breathtaking region of Chianti during your Italian getaway in Tuscany.
Holidays in Tuscany have the potential to be absolutely incredible, and if you’re thinking of visiting Tuscany in 2021, it might be a good idea to plan your trip out before stopping by to ensure that you make the most of every second. With this in mind, learning a little more about Chianti can be an excellent idea for essentially anyone who wants to explore the stunning area.
If you’re looking to get a taste of the Tuscan lifestyle or simply explore a beautiful destination during your day tours of Tuscany (and of course, enjoy some fantastic wines), Chianti is the place to be.
Chianti is a must-visit for any wine lovers planning a Tuscan adventure. While you could get a bottle of excellent wine from essentially anywhere in Tuscany, Chianti is known world-wide for its wine-making excellence. With the amazing Tuscan vineyards and wineries located here, it’s not hard to see why this location is so popular.
There are several towns within Chianti that represent the region’s fine wine production, and these locations (collectively known as Chianti Classico) are:
- Barberino Val d’Elsa
- Castelnuovo Berardenga
- Greve in Chianti
- San Casciano Val di Pesa
- Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Some of these areas are part of the province of Florence, while others are in Siena, so if your itinerary includes private Tuscany tours from Florence or Siena, it might be worth taking a little detour to explore Chianti Classico.
Where should you go for wine tasting in Chianti?
There are certainly a wide variety of excellent areas that you’re going to want to travel to during your trip to Chianti if you’re looking to enjoy some of the region’s finest wines – but if you’re not an expert on Tuscany and its incredible varieties and wineries, you may be unsure of where to go. Fortunately for you, we know of quite a few areas that you’re likely to want to visit during your stay. Here are just a few wineries, vineyards and wine stores that you should check out:
Enoteca del Barone Ricasoli
If you want to taste a variety of wines and have the option to purchase some classic Tuscan bottles, this is the place to be. Ricasoli wines are absolutely incredible – and taking the time to visit this winery will give you the option to both try and buy some of their best bottles. It’s also worth noting that you can purchase other products too, such as olive oil and honey.
The Casa del Chianti Classico
The first house of wine for the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium, this particular store in Radda offers visitors a chance to taste and buy from a large variety of Chianti Classico labels, as well as the option to enjoy a meal and special events.
This family-run winery is one of the best in the area of Greve, and taking a tour of the estate is a must. Check out the history of the establishment, their vineyards and taste some of their wines all in the same day – and if you fancy taking some with you, be sure to buy a bottle or two while you’re there.
Our guided tours of Tuscany Italy
If you’d love to explore this part of Italy and have a chance to get to know this breathtaking region a little better, be sure to consider coming on a trip with our team at Tours of Tuscany. Get a taste of the region’s fine wines, culture, iconic sites and so much more on the best Tuscan day trips out there.