The Top Ten Wine Tour Regions in Italy
A Wine Tour in Italy is probably one of the best ways to discover this beautiful country. There are plenty of guided tours throughout Italy which will take you to wineries in some of the most beautiful Italian regions. Most of the tour operators offer extra special tours for anniversaries and special occasions. Take a look at the ten best wineries not to be missed:
Marchesi di Barolo
A top 10 wine tour region in Italy is Barolo. This is a hearty rich red and one of the most renowned and best-quality wines in Italy. Located in the Langhe area, the Marchesi di Barolo is a family business. It has the protection of the Alps in the north and the Appenines in the south, so the temperate is quite mild allowing the grapes to grow strong and healthy.
Antica Cascina dei Conti di Roero
Located in Vezza d’Alba, a region that is renowned for wine-making in Italy. The Olivero family have owned the vineyard since the 1950s. It has 15 hectares of vineyards to its name and you will sample some wonderful wine such as; Spumante Brut, Roero Arneis, Farnei and Roero.
Redaelli de Zinis
Another one of the top 10 wine tours in Italy is located on Lake Garda, this is a winery that is dedicated to avoiding machinery in its production and using only environmental-friendly techniques so that the natural local beauty is not affected. All the production is DOC (controlled origin) which guarantees a superb quality and a remarkable flavour.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
Frescobaldi is a family that has been producing wine for over 700 years. They are world famous for being a leader in the production of fine Tuscan premium and high quality wines.
They also produce the Lucetta, a wine from a blend of special clusters of fruit from all the company's Tuscany vineyards.
Tenuta di Castelbuono
Tenuta di Castelbuono was awarded the ‘Wonderful Winery’ prize because of its unusual architecture. It is located in Bevagna and the building is adapted to the landscape that surrounds the area. Their label produces the DOC Montefalco Rosso and the DOCG Sagrantino di Montefalco.
Azienda Agricola Valentini
Azienda Agricola Valentini is one of the top 10 wine tours in Italy. This winery and farm is located in Loreto Aprutino, in the province of Pescara, in Abruzzo. It dates back to the 16th century. It has received numerous awards throughout the ages due to the excellent quality of its production. The majority of its wine is Trebbiano and Montepulciano.
Azienda Vinicola Contini
This amazing winery was founded by Salvatore Contini in 1898 and is of major importance in the western Italian island. It has 80 hectares of vineyards that produce only the best Sardinian wine.
Situated in Campania and Irpinia, this historic winery has been producing for ten generations with amazing results using unique technical innovations. The grapes are also very historic, including Aglianico, Fiano, Greco, Fanghina and Piedirosso, all of dating back as far as ancient Greek and Roman times.
Librandi is situated in Cirò Marina, in the southern Italian region of Calabria. All wines and olive oils are made from estate-grown grapes and olives. The family owns a total of 890 acres, 573 being vineyards and 247 are olive groves. The vineyards are planted with local varieties such as Gaglioppo, Magliocco and Mantonico and also international varieties.
Planeta is a household name in Sicily. There are six different estates between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi. The vineyard has 363 hectares and produces various grapes including Grecanico, Carricante, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and the highly acclaimed Nero d’Avola, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet.