Chianti wine road and its best wineries
The famous road SS222, also known as Via Chiantigiana, (the Chianti Classic road) connects Florence to Siena, and is full with small towns. Some of them are more famous, others less so, but it leaves nothing to be desired from one to most famous one. Castellina in Chianti and Greve are the most illustrious, and to walk through them is to indulge in moments of peace and tranquility. If possible, ‘get off the road’ and stop in every city you can: I guarantee you will not regret it! Are you ready to know the Chianti wine road and its best wineries? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Needless to say, the major attraction in most of these cities (in addition to their old towns) is the wine, and several of them have large wineries that welcome tourists from all over the world throughout the day, in addition they promote tastings and offer much more than wine such as: cheeses, balsamic vinegars, highly appreciated Tuscan cheeses and olive oils. How about an Excursion to San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti? Click here to learn more! Take a complete tour of this beautiful region! Click here to see Tour in Chianti!
Video: Le strade del vino Il Chinati
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The visits and the Chianti Denomination
In this road there are some wineries that you need to know! Remember that some of them only make visits by appointment, so get organized, before starting your tour, ok?!
FUN FACT: Did you know that only eight areas in the region can use the name Chianti on their labels? But, with some rules to follow!
The Chianti bottles must contain the name of the sub-region where it was produced and they are determined by the cultivation of the grape used: Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Aretini, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colline Pisane, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Montalbano, Chianti Montespertoli and Chianti Rufina.
The Regions and their Grapes
The regions produce different types of grapes and therefore different types of wine, but all are Chianti. The highlight is undoubtedly the Chianti Classico, which to receive this name must be produced in some municipalities between Siena and Florence; plus, the wine needs to mature for two years before commercialization. The others are named ‘generic’ Chianti and can be Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. All are DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) products. Also read about the Wine Routes in Tuscany.
1) Chianti wine road and its best wineries – BARONE RICASOLI WINERY
Barone Ricasoli – Castello di Brolio – In Gaiole di Chianti – This is one of the most traditional and beautiful wineries in Tuscany. The winery is located in an old castle and is famous for its Chianti Classico Superiore. It has a hotel, restaurant and has one of the most magical views in the entire region. It offers different types of tours in the castle, in the vineyards and inside the farm itself, full of charm and beauty. The monumental construction will win you over right away! It is wonderful! Be sure to visit!
2) Chianti wine road and its best wineries – VERRAZZANO WINERY
Verrazzano – In Greve – Another beautiful winery that also sits in a castle is the Winery of Verrazzano. The winery offers special tours combined with dinner for wine, olive and sausage tasting. For modest prices it is also possible to stay there overnight and buy products made by them. It is a beautiful place!
3) Chianti wine road and its best wineries – VINÍCOLA MONTEFIORALLE
Montefioralle – In Greve – Still within the Chianti Classico circuit, the winery offers wine tasting and tours of its vineyards. In a beautiful property on top of a hill: the landscape that surrounds it is breathtaking!
4) Chianti wine road and its best wineries – ENOTECA CAFALORNI
Enoteca Cafalorni – In Greve – It is not a winery, but it sells and serves highly prestigious local wines. If you don’t want to visit the vineyards, this place is perfect for you! Its rustic atmosphere mixed with elegance is very pleasant. It is possible to taste several Tuscan wines, including Chianti Classico. There you can also buy olive oils, homemade pasta and enjoy a special dinner.
Map with the best wineries in Chianti
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Chianti wine road and its best wineries. The Chianti wine route is one of the most beautiful in Italy. As we said earlier, stop in every city you can, as one is more beautiful than the other. It is a very worthwhile tour that will leave nothing to be desired for lovers, or not, of wines and beauty!
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