Top 5 Vineyards to Visit on your Holiday in Italy!
If we had to choose only one reason to take a holiday in Italy, let it be the fact that the country is home to some of the most incredible vineyards in the world! Whether that is the sole purpose of your trip or is it among several, be sure not to miss out on what the following vineyards have waiting for you. Are you ready? Benefit from our Italy trip planner and let’s drink some wine!
#1 Villa Vignamaggio – Greve in Chianti
Located in Tuscany’s Greve in Chianti, this 14th century villa is filled with exquisite charm throughout every square meter and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Spread out over 140 hectares, the vines cover nearly 52 of them, providing mainly Sangiovese – traditional Chianti variety – along with some Cabernet Franc. Take a tour of the winery, taste the estate’s wines, and be seduced by the overall quaint atmosphere of the place during your holiday in Italy.
#2 Ceretto Aziende Vitivinicole – Piedmont
Located within the beautiful area of Alba, Piedmont, this vineyard offers the perfect combination of both traditional wine-making and contemporary art. This family run business has been making wine for the last three generations and it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing! With picturesque surroundings green hills, vernacular farmhouses and land that stretches to the horizon, wine isn’t the only aspect of this vineyard that draws in crowds. Make a stop here on your holiday in Italy, you are sure to fall in love.
#3 Planeta’s Cantina dell’Ulmo – Sicily
Undoubtedly the most well recognized vineyard throughout the island and the Sambuca di Sicilia area, Planeta’s Cantina dell’Ulmo is the perfect spot to enjoy a great atmosphere, great company and great wine during your holiday in Italy. Made from the very rich and juicy Nero D’Avola grape, passionate winemakers conjure fruity and sophisticated blends that have become highly respected throughout the region. Book a tour in advance and you are in for a treat!
#4 Castello Banfi Estate – Montalcino
Though it may be considered rather new, there is a good reason why Castello Banfi Estate in the heart of Tuscany is an award winning vineyard. Expansive views of the valleys below, open throughout the entire year -besides two weeks in August – and an impressive architectural aspect you simply cannot beat, Castello Banfi Estate may just become your new favorite Italian sweet spot. The good news is that when you do end up falling in love with the property and its hosts, you can stay at the onsite Castello Banfi II Borgo Hotel, a beautifully designed and luxurious place to rest your body and soul.
#5 Antinori Chianti Classico – Florence
If you happen to be making your way through Florence, head just 20 kilometers outside the center and you will find the beautiful newly designed Antinori Chianti Classico. A very clean and modern look from its interior to exterior and surrounded by lovely olive groves and vineyards, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing wine tasting. Not only will you get the chance to enjoy their many fantastic wines but also have a look at the museum, art collection, and book shop all located onsite! A fun, vibrant, and truly impressive spot to add to your bucket-list.
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