Wine Tourism in Tuscany

Located in the center of Italy and with its famous capital in the city of Florence, the wine region of Tuscany is the third largest of Italy with regard to number of vineyards.

 

The Tuscan wines are a result of the climate and orography of the terrain; the confluence of the Mediterranean is combined with the uneven terrain, which gives rise to the vineyards cultivated in the hills, between 150 to 500 meters above sea-level, giving the region a characteristic landscape.

In Viavinum we can organize an exciting trip through Tuscany where you will discover, among many other things, the different varieties of Tuscan wine. We introduce four of them to whet the appetite:

Chianti

Chianti wine is without a doubt the most well-known wine produced in the region, and also one of the standards of Italian wines in the world. It is produced in the area surrounded by the historic cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena.

 

This wine is made with at least 75% of the Sangiovese grape, abundant from the center to the south of the Italian peninsula, as well as a variable percentage of Canaiolo grape and others like Cabernet-Sauvignon.

 

chianti wine tasting tuscany

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

This is a wine produced in the region since the thirteenth century, probably the most renowned variety of white wine produced in Tuscany; from the Vernaccia grape, it is essentially a dry wine, faint straw color, fruity and fresh, perfect to pair with fish.

san gimignano wine tasting tuscany

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

It receives this designation because from the 17th century it was the preferred wine of the Tuscan nobility. Produced in the area of Montepulciano with at least 80% Prugnolo Gentile grape (also known as Sangiovese), it is necessary that the wine ages for two years before its sale, a time that is prolonged up to three years with the Riserva variety, and the result are red wines with strong notes of plum and almond.

moltepulciano wine tasting tuscany

Brunello di Montalcino

This wine is produced with a local variety of grape, the Sangiovese. It is characterized by its great balance favored by the cultivation in a single zone, the Montalcino, with a dryer and milder climate and vineyards located on hills at about 500 meters altitude.

 

In addition, the requirement of aging for four years in barrel lends this wine exceptional body.

montalcino wine tasting tuscany

Special wine tourism activities in Tuscany:

Tuscany has so many activities that it is practically impossible to name them all. From visits to the historic cities of Siena, Florence or San Gimignano, to tastings of the typical products of the region, the range of activities that Tuscany offers the wine tourist in endless.

 

 

Desde Viavinum queremos destacar algunas de las actividades dentro del enoturismo en la Toscana:

 

  • Visits to reputable wineries in the region.
  • Customized tours.
  • Accommodation in Etruscan villas or elegant estates from the
  • seventeenth century
  • Architecture, landscapes and wine
  • Food and wine tastings
  • Tours on a Vespa
  • VIP tours in a Ferrari

 

One of the most popular activities for wine tourists and promoted by the cities of this region are without a doubt the wine routes, so the traveler could choose between a total of 16 routes where architecture, landscape and wine are joined making this a very unique experience.

Wine routes through Tuscany

The Italian region of Tuscany evokes cities full of history, spectacular landscapes and, of course, quality wines.

 

Together with the traditional tourist interested in art or culture, the number of visitors interested in the wines produced in this area is increasing in the last years, giving place to an important rise in wine tourism in Tuscany.

 

In Viavinum we organize exclusive trips through the fantastic wine routes of the Tuscan region.

 

We offer a wide variety of possibilities with a magnificent blend of culture, art, wine and gastronomy for you to enjoy. In our wine tours you can choose an expert tour guide who is experienced with groups, families or couples.

Organize your trip with us, Tuscany is waiting for you.

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