Visiting beautiful Italy is a priceless experience, regardless of the occasion. From breathtaking nature to exquisite cuisine and extraordinary history, Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world.
The renowned and centuries-old winemaking tradition is the flagship of the country. With an array of world-class wines and wine regions, choosing the best one can be a challenge. One thing is certain: drinking a glass of good Italian wine and immersing yourself in the infinite natural beauty is an experience to live.
The Italian wine regions are mainly located in Northern and Central Italy, but grapes are also grown in some areas of Southern Italy. However, the main Italian wine regions are Tuscany, Veneto and Sicily.
Each Italian wine region has a unique soil and viticulture. Listed below are some of the finest wineries in Italy based on visitor ratings and reviews.
Castiglione del Bosco is one of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany and one of the main producers of Brunello di Montalcino. The company enjoys a very high reputation among wine lovers and the best wine critics in the world.
The name itself tells a story, Castiglion (walled castle) and Bosco (forest), which promises an unforgettable fairytale experience. The captivating beauty of the magnificent countryside, rolling hills and extensive vineyards will create everlasting memories.
With an impressive winemaking history of over 1000 years, Castiglion del Bosco is a top-notch wine producer in Italy. The exceptional terroir of rich and fertile soils and the Mediterranean climate produce one of the best indigenous Sangiovese grapes.
The winery offers a selection of private visits and tastings led by the best professionals. It is necessary to book to participate in the exclusive tasting tours that will let you live the Ambrosian experience of wine in Tuscany.
What kind of wine is Brunello di Montalcino
The Brunello di Montalcino classic is produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes which give the wine its seductive ruby colour. The full body and complex structure are perfectly mastered with unique flavors of dried cherry, licorice, leather and a beautiful scent of violets.
Enjoying a glass of wine in an oasis of serenity in the midst of beautiful Tuscany is an experience that everyone should have.
Tenuta di Castellaro is located in the heart of the Aeolian island of Lipari, a part of the volcanic archipelago in northern Sicily. The unique volcanic soils and mild Mediterranean climate create an exquisite terroir for the creation of high quality wines.
Established and managed by a group of educated and knowledgeable experts, this winery is a true work of art. There Castellaro estate it is isolated from the purest nature, with magical landscapes and immaculate volcanic histories. The expert hands of the winery are dedicated exclusively to the production of unique wines in full respect of nature.
Expert-led tours must be booked in advance, as are all other tasting activities.
What kind of wine can you taste at Tenuta di Castellaro?
The winery is entirely dedicated to the production of organic wines from native grapes of the Aeolian Islands such as Malvasia delle Lipari and Corinto Nero. To best savor the uniqueness of the Aeolian volcanic terroir, drink a glass of Castellaro Biance Pomice estate. The enchanting fragrance is made with a salty and savory texture, with bright notes of citrus, peach and honeysuckle. A unique and unforgettable experience.
* In 2022, the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery was awarded first place in the World’s Best Vineyards Awards.
The Antinori nel Chianti Classico company is one of the most important wine producers in Italy. Their wine history began in 1385 on the rolling hills of Chianti. With over 600 years of winemaking tradition and 26 generations of winemakers, this winery has a lot to offer.
The Antinori family’s true love of wine was transformed into a beautiful masterpiece in 2012. The winery was built to eulogize the family’s historic winemaking tradition in the Chianti Classico region. A magnificent architecture perfectly integrated into the rolling Tuscan hills, made with local materials and reproducing the landscape with glass, wood and terracotta. Surrounded by olive groves and oak trees, the roof of the wine house is planted with vineyards which create a one of a kind impression and experience.
The Antinori family boasts approximately 85 hectares of vineyards and the wine is produced using sustainable agricultural practices. Their wines are sold in over 55 countries and enjoy worldwide popularity. One of their flagship wines is Chianti Classico, which they produce in different styles depending on the customers’ preferences.
What kind of wine is Chianti Classico
Coming from the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation, Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is a traditional wine made from native Sangiovese grapes. The enchanting aromas of plums and red cherries can be appreciated, followed by a soft spiciness due to the aging process. On the palate you can perceive abundant gentle tannins and intense red fruit flavors perfectly sprinkled by a vibrant acidity. Long finish of cinnamon and terra cotta notes.
Located east of Etna, the Barone di Villagrande wine resort enjoys an excellent reputation among wine enthusiasts. With a winemaking history that began in the 17th century, the Nicolas Asmundo family was one of the first to cultivate vines in these volcanic lands.
Surrounded by the splendid Etna and the Mediterranean sea, this wine resort offers breathtaking views of the purest forms of nature. The mild Mediterranean breeze brings with it the scents of the sea and volcanic minerals, touching all the senses in the most precious way.
The wine estate has a private swimming pool with a magnificent view of the vineyards. Guests of the Villagrande Wine Resort can enjoy a traditional Sicilian breakfast and participate in wine tastings. The limited number of rooms requires advance reservations, which also applies to tasting tours.
What kind of wine can you taste at Barone Villagrande?
The Baron of Villagrande Etna Bianco Superiore offers the best experience of Sicily and Etna. This magnificent white is made with native Carricante grapes, with a hint of other Etna varieties. A perfect balance of freshness and complexity. Robust and wild, the wine is full of aromas of oranges, apricots and peaches. The fruitiness and spices of the oak are appreciated on the palate.