Wine Tour Italy
Wine tour Italy - A quick intro ...
A wine tour to Italy is nothing less than finding its authentic side and travel back in time … We all know the wines of Tuscany, Veneto, but a wine tour to Italy has so much more on offer with delicious wines that often remain unknown. Italy is therefore one of the best wine countries in the world to rediscover. Sardinia, Sicily, Umbria, Puglia, and the even less known Liparian islands and Pantelleria.
But Italy is also a country full of wonders such as the most beautiful paintings and museums, one of the countries with the largest number of places inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, a rich gastronomic tradition in every region where you will come during your wine tour, and a beautiful hospitality. There is therefore plenty of choice for a successful wine tour to the country of Da Vinci. Wineroundtrips.com is happy to help you with that!
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What are the best wine routes and wine regions in Italy to visit?
Italy has an incredible diversity when it comes to wine regions and wine routes. From the north to the south of Italy, from Aosta in the northwest above Turin and Veneto near Venice, to Puglia, Calabria, Sicily and its surrounding islands, Wineroundtrips.com helps you make the best choice for your perfect wine tour.
Wine regions Italy
The northern Italy wine region includes a wide variety of cultures, wines, and attractions. From the Aosta region to Milan and Venice, and Emilia Romagna where the Lambrusco wine comes from and Bologna where it seems the best lasagna is made. There is so much to discover that a wine tour to this wine region alone would be a delightful experience for the eyes and taste palate. Every wine region, from Lombardy with Milan, Piemonte, Trentino, and Liguria to Veneto with Venice, has its own wines, charm and culture.
Northern Italy is also the wine region where the Prosecco is made, a wine region that is classified by UNESCO and can thus join the list of unique wine regions in Europe. Some of the best reds are produced in the Piedmont and Veneto wine regions while some of the best unknown white wines are made more towards Veneto and Liguria with some beautiful DOCs like that of La Spezia. As far as we are concerned, the best wines are the undiscovered DOC wines. Each wine region has its own best wines and DOCs that are definitely worth discovering.
Northern Italy is not only a beautiful wine region, it is also one of the most appreciated culinary areas in Italy. Bologna with the Lasagne, Veneto near Venice with the Risotto, or delicious fish dishes on the side of Liguria. There are also delicious cheeses and ham to name just a few examples.
There is no lack of accommodation. On one hand, Northern Italy has some of the largest and richest cities in its territory such as Turin, Milan, and Venice with beautiful boutique hotels and modern bed & breakfasts. On the other hand, northern Italy has beautiful authentic villages such as Portofino in Liguria, Castell’Arquato in Emilia Romagna, or Asolo in Veneto where you can fully immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of your wine experience by staying at a wine farm. Wineroundtrips.com has selected the most beautiful accommodations for you in northern Italy with all the basic facilities and comfort so that you don’t have to worry about anything else. There is also no lack of restaurants and dinner options. At every hotel or in the immediate surroundings, nice restaurants can be found with delicious local dishes.
Tuscany is probably the most famous region in Italy for many because of the beautiful landscapes, the food and of course the wine. We all know the beautiful red wines of the Chianti wine region, the beautiful villages of Montepulciano and San Gimignano, the big cities of Florence with the Duomo and Pisa with the leaning tower.
Yet Tuscany is much more than just the Chianti wine region. Tuscany has many wines with a DOC label. From the beautiful red DOCG Morellino di Scansano wine from the Grosseto region to the delicious white DOCG Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine or the DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia from Livorno, as a wine lover you will have plenty of choice in Tuscany within a wide range of wines. The most special wine from the Tuscany region is probably the dessert wine Vino Santo.
We know Tuscany from the beautiful landscapes with rolling hills and cypresses where beautiful vineyards grow blessed by the wonderful afternoon sun. Indeed, Wineroundtrips.com has selected for you authentic, modern and boutique addresses for your perfect wine experience. From authentic bed & breakfast to an agriturismo with swimming pool with 180 degree wide view to the best wine hotels and boutique hotels with golf and wellness if desired, with us you have a wide choice of accommodation with all basic facilities and comfort. Some even have a restaurant where you can eat delicious food or take cooking lessons if you want to take your wine experience a step further.
Puglia is a wine region in the extreme southwest of the Italian boot and is home to the world-famous trullis in Alberobello. Other beautiful towns and larger cities are Lecce, Gallipoli, Bari, Ostuni, and many more. A true destination in itself that you should not miss during your wine tour through Italy.
Wines from Puglia are increasingly known outside Italy and rightly so. These unknown wines are divided into a number of DOCs and DOCGs which makes these wines the best in Italy. Wines in Puglia are composed of both internationally known grape varieties and local, sometimes endemic varieties, such as the Nero di Troia or the Negroamaro. Due to the sunny, mostly dry climate, mainly red and white wines are made.
If you want a charming and authentic wine experience, Puglia is the ideal destination within Italy. Delicious unknown wines, sleeping in grottos converted into a luxury hotel room or sleeping in a trulli, in beautiful masserias with swimming pool in the countryside, every wine lover’s dream can only come true here. Some accommodations even have their own restaurant which gives you the opportunity to taste the delicious local cuisine accompanied by a glass of wine with a lot of character of the region.
While not much on offer for retail, Sicilian wines are undeniable for their quality. Moreover, Sicily is one of the larger wine producing regions in Italy. In total, it produces more than Hungary and Austria combined. This offer translates into an incredibly large selection of DOC and DOCG wines. Sicily produces both delicious rosé and red and white wines. For this reason alone, Sicily is worth visiting during your wine tour of Italy.
In addition to fine wines, Sicily also has a delicious, probably one of the most authentic cuisines in Italy. Thanks to its location and history, its cuisine has been greatly influenced by all the different invasions. Sights are also not lacking in Sicily with beautiful nature, temples, and beautiful villages such as Taormina, the Roman temples at Agrigento, Palermo, and much more.
Sicily is another beautiful destination on the wine route through Italy with plenty of beautiful authentic wine farms, mostly renovated to accommodate guests for a relaxing stay and local wine tasting. Some even have their own restaurant where you can taste Sicilian dishes to tell you. How about the bed and breakfast Azienda Agricola Spadafora or the more luxurious Baglio Oneto dei Principi di San Lorenzo. Wineroundtrips.com has selected only the best hotels and other accommodation types for you with all the basic facilities and comfort so that you do not have to worry about that. It is important to know that Sicily is especially busy in summer. It is therefore best to book your wine tour as long as possible in advance.
Sardinia is one of the lesser known wine regions in Italy, yet the island has a lot of great wines to offer to the real wine lover. In addition, Sardinia is a beautiful island with lots of nature, white and pink sandy beaches, and beautiful azure blue bays.
Sardinian wines are influenced by a dry and windy maritime climate. This beautiful island also has a number of DOCs and DOCGs which makes these wines some of the best in Italy. Top wines from Sardinia are for example Terre Brune, Cantina di Santadi, a red wine or the Canayli, Cantina Gallura, a white wine. The main grape varieties that grow here are the white Malvasia, Muscadellu, Nasco, Nuragus, and the Vermentino. When you have tasted the Cannonau, you have really been in Sardinia as a wine lover. Interesting wineries to visit include the Atha Ruja, Cantina Gostolai, Cantina Sorres and Cantine di Orgosolo.
Sardinia is relatively much less developed than the rest of Italy or its neighbouring island of Sicily in terms of wine tourism infrastructure. Along the coast and the Sardinian capital Cagliari you will find beautiful beach hotels with all top facilities such as golf course and wellness centre. However, as soon as you move more to the inlands, it usually becomes more like sleeping in a rustic bed & breakfasts and a single hotel. Wineroundtrips.com has selected the best accommodations for you so you don’t have to worry about your stay. All accommodations have the basic facilities and the necessary comfort.
The Liparic Islands and Pantelleria are beautiful Mediterranean islands. Where the Liparic Islands are above Sicily, think of Stromboli, Vulcano etc …, Pantelleria is below Sicily and it is one of the last islands before Tunisia. All beautiful destinations that also produce unique and the most unknown wines of Italy.
The islands can be reached by boat with regular sailings, especially in high season, from Milazzo for the Liparic Islands and from Trapani, south west of Palermo, to go to Pantelleria. The islands are well worth to visit. In terms of accommodation, both destinations offer high-quality comfort with the Dammusi Sciuvechi Resort on Pantelleria or the Hotel Bougainville on Lipari for example.
Best wineries to visit
Authentic wine tastings in wineries in unexpected locations
From the north of Italy to Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily, every wine region, every wine area has its own range of wineries from authentic to modern architecture. At Wineroundtrips.com we are constantly looking for the most authentic what Italy can offer and of course have a selection of boutique hotels put together on or near vineyards so you can enjoy an optimal and wonderful wine tour with the best wine tastings. In addition, a large number of wineries also have the opportunity to have lunch in a unique environment among the vineyards.
Some wineries have now switched to organic wine making. If you are more interested in sustainable wine production, please let us know and we will put together a tailor-made wine tour for you to Italy, the land of charm.
The best accommodation for your wine tour through Italy
Italy has plenty of choice of good authentic and boutique accommodations for a successful wine experience. From Northern Italy to Sicily, Wineroundtrips.com has selected the best accommodations for you.
Whatever activities you want to undertake during your wine tour or thematic streak you wish to give to your wine tour, for example a culinary discovery tour, every region, every hotel has something unique to offer. From small boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts with a lot of charm and authenticity to larger luxury wine hotels with a more modern design and sometimes their own wellness and spa center or golf course, each type of accommodation offers the opportunity to fully relax, relax and enjoy your unique wine experience.