Your Trip to Tuscany: The Complete Guide SEE FULL GUIDE prev next Best Wine Tours Best Time to Visit Weather & Climate Airports in Tuscany Getting Around Tuscany Top Things to Do Best Siena Hotels Best Chianti Hotels Best Lucca Hotels Castle Hotels in Tuscany Top Destinations in Tuscany Best Beaches Siena Travel Guide Montecatini Terme Travel Guide Chianti Travel Guide Pisa's Top Attractions Things to Do in Lucca Food to Try in Tuscany Best Wineries Your Trip to Tuscany: The Complete Guide close Overview Europe Italy Tuscany The 15 Best Wineries in Tuscany Written by Elizabeth Heath Twitter Elizabeth Heath has lived in the Umbria region of Italy since 2009 and has been writing for TripSavvy since 2017. She has also written for Frommer's, Huffington Post, USA Today, and more. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Elizabeth Heath Updated 01/04/21 Share Pin Email Lisa-Blue / Getty Images Tuscany often seems to epitomize all the best things about Italy, and it's wineries are no exception. As one of the first regions of Italy to really capitalize on wine tourism, hundreds of wineries in Tuscany are open to visitors for tours, tastings and, of course, shopping. Almost all of them offer a free bonus—enchanting views of the Tuscan countryside. Though it was difficult to narrow it down, here's our unranked list of the best wineries in Tuscany. Some are familiar names and others are up-and-coming boutique wineries. Though some are open for walk-up tastings and tours, in all cases, we recommend that you call, email or book to avoid disappointment. 01 of 15 Antinori nel Chianti Classico Courtesy of Antinori nel Chianti Classico View Map Address Via Cassia per Siena, 133, 50026 Bargino FI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 055 235 9700 Web Visit website Though the Antinori family has been producing wines since 1385, their Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery smacks of modernity. Seemingly built into the landscape just outside Florence, the winery, which includes tasting rooms, wine bar, restaurant, wine museum, and shop were opened in 2013. Tastings include a tour that covers the history of the Antinori family, plus a sampling of three wines. 02 of 15 MonteRosola Winery Courtesy of MonteRosola Winery View Map Address 56048 Volterra, Province of Pisa, Italy Get directions Phone +39 347 826 3632 Web Visit website As one of Tuscany's newest wineries, MonteRosola promises visitors a "wine experience" from start to finish. The avant-garde cantina, visitor's center, and cellars opened in 2019—though they've been producing wine for several years—with a focus on sustainability and technology, albeit with respect to Tuscany's centuries-long winemaking traditions. One of their signature wines, spicy, garnet-red Crescendo, is already garnering attention from wine critics. 03 of 15 Barone Ricasoli Courtesy of Barone Ricasoli View Map Address 53013 La Madonna SI, Italy Get directions Web Visit website Legendary is a word often used to describe Barone Ricasoli. Set near Gaiole in Chianti, the oldest winery in Italy is the alleged birthplace of Chianti wine, which only emerged in the late 1800s. The visitor experience here is a full-court press, with a wine shop open for walk-in tastings, to gardens, a thousand-year-old castle, winery tours, and more in-depth tastings. The high-end Osteria di Brolio restaurant is open from May to early November. Walk-in tastings include a garden visit while the Classic tour includes the castle, winery and cellars, followed by a private tasting. 04 of 15 Castello Banfi Courtesy of Castello Banfi View Map Address 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Province of Siena, Italy Get directions Web Visit website This isn't just a winery—it's a whole town. Located south of Siena, the winemaking village that surrounds Castello Banfi, a medieval fortress, includes Michelin-starred restaurant Sala dei Grappoli, a luxury boutique hotel, a glass museum, balsamic vinegar cellars, and a broad menu of winery tours. Two Tuscan heavy hitters—Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino—are produced at the Castello. The entry-level Banfi Tour includes a visit to the balsamic vinegar cellar, the vineyards, and the winery, plus an aperitif at the wine shop and a tasting of three Castello Banfi wines. Continue to 5 of 15 below. 05 of 15 Avignonesi View Map Address Via Colonica, 1, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 0578 724304 Web Visit website Set near the border with Umbria, venerable winery Avignonesi dates to the 1500s but converted to organic, biodynamic farming in 2009. Its sweet Vin Santo and robust Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are among its best-known wines. The Tour and Taste visit includes a tour of two vineyards and a lesson in biodynamic winemaking, followed by four tastings. Tasting tours including a gourmet lunch are also popular. 06 of 15 Capo d'Uomo Courtesy of Capo d'Uomo View Map Address 58019 Monte Argentario GR, Italy Get directions Phone +44 7791 969929 Web Visit website Climbing precipitously above the Tyrrhenian Sea on Tuscany's Argentario promontory, small-scale winery Capo d'Uomo has long been held by the Grimaldi family and is famous for its one-of-a-kind wines, including Maisto, Rosso di Capo d’Uomo, Africo, Bianco di Capo d’Uomo, Pinkus, and Duncan. Olive oil, artichokes, and tomatoes are also produced on the estate, and there's a sea-view villa for rent, as well as simpler cantina accommodations. The wine shop is open most days but definitely call ahead to book a visit here. 07 of 15 Col d'Orcia Courtesy of Col d'Orcia View Map Address Via Giuncheti, 53024 Montalcino SI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 0577 80891 Web Visit website Despite being the largest organic winery in Tuscany, Col d'Orcia retains an old-school, family feel that has endeared it to countless visitors. The affordably-priced tastings include a tour of the organic farm, a cellar visit, and a guided tasting of three wines, including their famous Brunello di Montalcino. The winery is located southeast of the town of Montalcino. 08 of 15 Tenute Ruffino-Poggio Casciano Ruffino View Map Address Via Poggio al Mandorlo, 1, 50011 Bagno a Ripoli FI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 055 649 9712 Web Visit website If you've ever had a bottle of Chianti in the US, chances are good that it was from Ruffino, one of the largest producers and exporters of Chianti. While the vintner has wine estates across Tuscany and the rest of Italy and produces dozens of wines, its main visitor center is at Poggio Casciano, a 1300s villa not far from Florence. A dramatic tunnel lined with wine barrels is the highlight of tours here. Tasting tours include a tour of the grounds, the villa halls, and the aforementioned tunnel, with tastings along the way. Appointments are a must. Continue to 9 of 15 below. 09 of 15 Fattoria La Loggia Courtesy of Fattoria La Loggia View Map Address Via Collina, 24, 50026 San Casciano in Val di pesa FI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 055 824 4288 Web Visit website In a Tuscan-dream-come-true setting that combines, wine, food, and a significant modern art collection, Fattoria La Loggia occupies a 15th-century estate once owned by the Medicis. The estate is as much about hospitality as it is about wine, but its Super-Tuscan blend is noteworthy. Call to arrange a tasting accompanied by bruschetta and farm-made olive oil, a tasting with lunch, or an overnight. Soaring views of the Chianti hills are included. 10 of 15 Villa Pomona View Map Address Localita' Pomona, 39, 53011 Castellina in Chianti SI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 348 822 3737 Web Visit website Monica Raspi took over her family vineyard in 2007, and her labor of love is evident everywhere at Villa Pomona. Set in the Chianti Classico area near Castellina, Villa Pomona produces high-quality Chiantis, as well as other Sangiovese-based reds and a few white wines. A rustic, friendly vibe pervades in this all-organic winery, which also produces olive oil and has two guesthouses on the grounds. Call ahead to schedule a visit. 11 of 15 Tenuta Sanoner Courtesy of Tenuta Sanoner View Map Address Loc. Sant'Anna, Bagno Vignoni, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia SI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 0577 169 8707 Web Visit website Still a relative newcomer on the Tuscany wine map, Tenuta Sanoner has been producing organic, biodynamically grown wine since 2016. Its architecturally stunning and state-of-the-art winery and tasting room blends with the Tuscan landscape. The majority of wines produced here are 100 percent Sangiovese reds, but Sanoner also makes a rose and a few sparkling wines. The winery is affiliated with ADLER Spa Resort Thermae, a luxury thermal spa hotel just down the hill in Bagno Vignoni. 12 of 15 Montenidoli Courtesy of Montenidoli View Map Address Localita' Montenidoli, San Gimignano, Si 53037, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 0577 941565 Web Visit website In a region known for its hearty red wines, Montenidoli stands out as a top producer of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the aromatic white associated with the town of San Gimignano, a favorite stop on many a tour of Tuscany. This family-held winery also produces a stellar rosé, and visits to this earthy, lovingly cared-for estate rank among the top wine experiences in the area. Book ahead for a casual walk through the vineyards and a guided tasting. Continue to 13 of 15 below. 13 of 15 Castello di Nippozano/Frescobaldi Courtesy of Castello Nippozano View Map Address Località Nipozzano, 50060 Pelago FI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 055 831 1050 Web Visit website Just east of Florence, Castello di Nippozano has been producing wines since at least the Renaissance, when Donatello was apparently a loyal customer. Today, the imposing 11th-century castle is part of the Frescobaldi wine dynasty—the storied Florentine family has been producing wine since the 1300s. Their Chianti Classico Riserva and Mormoreto are signature wines, but as many visitors come for the castle perched high on the edge of the Tuscan Appennines. Wine tours are customizable and must be booked ahead. 14 of 15 Tenuta Ripalte Elba Courtesy of Tenuta Ripalte View Map Address Loc. Ripalte, 57031 Capoliveri LI, Italy Get directions Phone +39 0565 94211 Web Visit website Aleatico grapes are grown throughout Italy but they're most closely associated with Elba, the largest island of the Tuscany archipelago and the site of Napoleon's short-lived exile. It's a signature wine of Elba's Tenuta Ripalte, located on the island's rugged southeastern promontory, along with sweet, strong Passito, and lighter Vermentino and Rosato. Tours include a visit to the dramatically sited vineyard, plus tastings on the equally enchanting outdoor terrace. 15 of 15 Fontuccia Courtesy of Fontuccia View Map Address Unnamed Road 58012, 58012 Giglio Porto GR, Italy Get directions Scrappy, low-lying Ansonaco grapes thrive in the Isola di Giglio's dry, rocky, windswept climate, and produce both dry Ansonaco table wines and sweet Passito dessert wines. 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