Vineyards of the Valpolicella

There's a valley that lies to the north of the city of Verona, separated from the shores of Lake Garda by a mountain. Called the Valpolicella, the name of this area is thought to derive from a Latin and Greek mixture of "valley of the cellars." Wine cellars, that is.

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Umbria Vineyard: An Otherwordly Homage to Sagrantino

A great place sip and swirl different vintages of this Sagrantino,known to be one of the most tannic varietals in the world,one of the region's newest wineries and architectural wonders!

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Umbria’s Greenest Winery

This Umbria vineyard offers eco-tours to those curious to visit their cellar, learn about their revolutionary viticulture practices, drive their environmentally-friendly electric vehicles through the rolling vineyards, and--most importantly, stop in their chic new Green Wine Bar.

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Science in Every Sip at Le Marche Vineyard

This Le Marche vineyard is all the talk of the Italian wine industry - combining biotechnology, organic farming and Old World wine production techniques to create natural vino. There's a stunning hotel on the property too!

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Day Trip from Florence: An Afternoon of Chianti Wine Tasting

On a recent visit to Florence, my mother and I faced a challenge many travelers encounter. We wanted to visit the Chianti area of Tuscany but only had a day. This part of Tuscany isn't easy to explore via public transportation especially if you want to visit some of the world-famous vineyards. Yet, we didn't want the hassle of renting a car for day. 

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Borgo di Castelvecchio in Siena and Wine Tasting in Montalcino

This stunning borgo in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia makes a perfect base for exploring the vineyards in and around Montalcino as well as tasting their incredible wines. Read on to find out how you can enjoy a glass of wine from this stunning region.

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The Wines of Emilia-Romagna

You've probably heard more about the food of the Emilia-Romagna region than the wines but there's much to discover about the wines of this region. A must-read to choose wines at home or plan a series of vineyard visits.

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Montepulciano’s Wine Cathedral

Talk about creating great expectations. If your guide starts a tour by saying, "You are about to visit the most beautiful wine cellar in the world," well, she'd better deliver.

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Vino Roma: Wine Tasting in Rome

Whether you're enjoying the house wine (no label, served in ceramic jug) at a local trattoria or formally tasting the vintages at a vineyard, Italy offers a wealth of wine experiences. So where can learn a bit about vino? We've found short, fun classes in Rome that you will love.

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In Tuscany, Biodynamic Wines Help Preserve the Past

One "fabbrica" near Lucca dives into biodynamic wines. Like organic agriculture, biodynamic methods eschew chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. But biodynamic agriculture goes further, operating a farm, a vineyard as a self-contained living organism.

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