When it comes to wine, there are none better than those produced in Tuscany, Italy, one of the world’s greatest wine producing regions. The best wines in Tuscany are produced in the area of Chianti, which is well known for the high quality of its wines. Chianti Wine Wineries are very popular with foreign tourists visiting Tuscany.
You should certainly go for a round of wine tasting in Chianti and experience the Chianti Wine yourself. Chianti Wine comes in many different labels and vintages and has a distinct flavor.
Wine tasting in Chianti Wine Wineries is well organized and is usually followed by a full-course meal, which allows you to really appreciate the wine. Now, a word about the Chianti wine region.
Chianti wine region was historically a small area. In the past, it only included the towns of Radda, Castellina and Gaiole. These days, Chianti Wine Wineries can be found in many towns such as Castelnuovo Berardenga and Poggibonsi of the Siena province, Barberino Val d'Elsa in Florence and San Casciano Val di Pesa, Greve and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa in Chianti.
How to get to the Chianti Wine Wineries? Chianti is surrounded by the provinces of Siena, Arezzo and Florence. It is easy to get to this region. You can get to the place by train or bus from Florence and Siena, but if you really want to experience the beauty of the region, you have to travel by car. Make as many stops as needed to capture the spectacular natural sceneries along the way on your iPhone or digital camera.
Wine tastings in Chianti are done across the region. Some of the Chianti Wine Wineries such as those in the Chianti Classico area are very famous, but there is no reason to restrict yourself to that.
There are a plenty of wineries in Chianti where you are going to have a delightful experience. Just remember to make an advance reservation for the winery tour and the tastings.
There are many wineries here that don’t mind having drop-in visitors, but it is always better to make a phone call before visiting so that they are prepared for you.
Here’s a look at some of the very best Chianti Wine Wineries.
Viticcio winery estate is located in Greve in Chianti. Here, wine tastings are organized all 7 days of the week. This is a quiet family owned winery where you have to call beforehand to set up an appointment. You will be guided through the tastings by one of the owners, who lead you through a tour of the vineyards to the winery and explain the finer aspects of the Chianti Wine.
CASTELLO DI BROLIO
The Castello di Brolio winery is located in Gaiole in Chianti. This is one of the most popular wineries in the region and very professionally run. You will be guided through the journey by the well educated staff here, who regale you with stories about the culture and history of the region and about the specialties of the Enoteca del Barone Ricasoli wines, for which this place is famous for.
THE CASA DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO
Also worth visiting is the Casa del Chianti Classico located in Radda in Chianti. This is a new winery, opened only in 2014, but has already made a name for itself. Here you can taste wines from a massive collection of Chianti Classico labels and buy your favorites for a special price as well.
By: Stephanie Cara