The Wine Roads of Tuscany

Tuscany and the Wine Roads: Source: Terre di ToscanaTuscany and the Wine Roads: Source: Terre di Toscana

The Wine Roads of Tuscany 

 These are great fun for wine enthusiasts, but if you are going to actually consume wine in a number of wineries in one day, you are advised, for obvious reasons, to get a chauffeur driven car to drive you around! If you are planning to stay for a few days, there is plenty of good accommodation. Follow this link, for example, to see a few of the places to stay in the Castagneto Carducci municipality in Livorno Province (on the Costa degli Etruschi wine road).

However you choose to approach them, these wine trails are intended to take the visitor on a tour of the area’s cultural, historical and natural delights, as well as their wonderful food and wine! So your tour of the various wineries can be combined - and watered down - with a look at some lovely churches, medieval villages, or perhaps a walk through the herb-perfumed countryside.

14 different wine roadsle strade del vino – have been marked out in Tuscany, each one with its own symbol.  Famous wine-producing areas such as Montepulciano are covered, as are lesser known areas like Massa Marittima, and the Costa degli Etruschi to the south of Livorno.

Here’s a list of all 14 Tuscan wine trails which are a fairly good indication of Tuscany’s main wine-growing areas but do not cover all of them. Montalcino, for example, is not included. Below each name is a list of the main wines produced in this area:


Strada del Vino Costa degli Etruschi
 (south of Livorno)

-Sassicaia
-Ornellaia
-Guado al Tasso
-Val di Cornia DOC
-Bolgheri

Associazione Strada dei Vini Chianti “Rufina e Pomino”
-Chianti Rufina DOC
-Chianti Rufina DOCG
- Pomino Rosso DOC
-Pomino Bianco DOC
-Vin Santo di Pomino Bianco
-Vin Santo di Pomino Rosso

Associazione Strada del Vino Colli di Maremma
-Morellino di Scansano DOC
- Pitigliano White DOC 
-Ansonica DOC
-Parrina DOC

Comitato Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane (Near Pisa)
-Chianti Colline Pisane DOC

Strada del Vino Chianti Colli Fiorentini
-Chianti Colli Fiorentini

Strada del Vino Colli di Candia e di Lunigiana
-Candia di Colli Apuani (DOC) from the hills of Massa Carrara and Montignoso
-Colli di Luna (DOC) from the hills of Fosdinovo, Podenzana, Caprigliola
-IGT  Val di Magra

Strada del Vino Colline Lucchesi e Montecarlo (Near Lucca)
-Colline Lucchesi (DOC)
-Montecarlo (DOC)

Strada del Vino di Montecucco
-Montecucco DOC
-Maremma Toscana IGT

Strada del Vino di Montepulciano
-Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG – at its best after the 5th year
-Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
-Vin Santo di Montepulciano

Strada del Vino di Montespertoli
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Chianti Montespertoli

Strada del Vino Monteregio di Massa Marittima
-Monteregio di Massa Marittima

Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo
-Chianti DOC, 
-Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG
-Colli Etruria Centrale DOC 
-Valdichiana DOC
-Cortona DOC 
-Vin Santo from Chianti (DOC) and from Chianti Colli Aretini (DOC).

Strada Medicea dei Vini di Carmignano
-Carmignano DOCG – best at 3-6 years
-Carmignano DOC
-Barco Reale
-Carmignano Rosé DOC
-Vin Santo di Carmignano DOC
-Vin Santo di Carmignano Occhio di Pernice DOC

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

 

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