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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.