Top Italian Wineries You Need to Visit
Looking for the next wine-tasting tour this summer? Beautiful Italia is a superb choice for all wine enthusiasts, sommeliers or gourmets who enjoy the delicious pairing of traditional wine and food. Besides the rich and unique historical tradition, the most beautiful landscapes and natural wealth, Italy has the most prestigious wine and wine-making regions in the world.
For the best experience of a beautiful and purest form of nature poured into a glass of wine and paired with a delicious traditional dish, book your reservation in some of the following wineries in the best Italian wine regions. Find the best premium wines from the best Italian regions.
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, with amazing natural landscapes, rich vegetation, golden wheat fields, olive trees and green vineyards lying on the medieval hilltops, giving birth to the most delicious wines.
Founded in 1974 by Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, Querciabella enjoys a high reputation for producing the finest wines in Italy, and worldwide. The vineyards of this beautiful wine estate are located in the Chianti Classico and Maremma regions. At the end of the 1980s, this estate was among the first to introduce organic and biodynamic agriculture in the region.
Querciabella owns 183 acres of Chianti Classico vineyards stretching along with the Greve, Panzano, Radd and Gaiole municipalities, along with 79 acres in Maremma. The location of the winery is popularly called “ the heart of Tuscany” and produces one of the most prominent wines in Italy, including Chianti Classico, Palafreno, Cuvee Camartina and the white Batar.
Following organic and biodynamic standards, the vinification process undergoes no, or minimal interventions, resulting in unique natural aromas and flavours. The classic Querciabella Chianti red has distinctive notes of juicy ripe cherries, juniper berries and liquorice. The perfect match will be made with the traditional Italian tomato-based pasta, beef or wild boar.
Located in northeast Italy, the Veneto region stretches from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, embracing many mountains, grasslands, canals and rivers, including Po Delta. The plethora of natural and cultural landmarks attract millions of tourists every year.
Situated on the shores of the appealing lake Garda in Veneto, the Tinazzi estate was created in 1968 by Eugenio Tinazzi. It is a family business corporation, currently run by his son, Gian Andrea Tinazzi. In the present, Tinazzi owns a couple of estates and cellars in other Italian regions as Poderi Campopian in Sant’Ambrogio Di Valpolicella and Feudro Croce in Puglia.
Tinazzi estate cultivates local grapes such as Corvina, Trebbiano di Lugana, Molinara, as well as international grapes, including Merlor, Chardonnaly and Cabernet Sauvignon. Moreover, in 2015 Tinazzi started practising the “appeasement” (passionate) process which includes the selection of the best brunches during the harvest, followed by drying in special drying rooms on a special drying tray until the next January, before removing the stems and crushing.
To taste the true taste of Italian Veneto , try Tinazzi Vinum Italicum No. 3 Opera 2019. Full body and firm tannins, followed by soft texture and lingering finish. On the nose, you will smell the ripe black cherries and plums, complemented with a touch of cassis, cigar box spice and woodsmoke. Combines perfectly with traditional rich meat dishes, tomato pasta or beef stews.
Located in northwest Italy, Piedmont lies at the foot of the Alps, surrounded by France, Switzerland, Lombardia and Liguria. The mountains` location causes a special cooling effect which reflects on the region`s wine tastes. While going through Piedmont, you will see magnificent picturesque valleys, beautiful rice fields and old traditional farmhouses.
Founded in 1977 by Giuseppe Rivetti, La Spinetta winery is popular for the Barbaresco wines and Barolo Campe. In the beginning, the estate was centred on Moscato only. In 1989 they introduced the new blend of Barbera and Nebiollo, known as Pin, while the first single-vineyard Nebbiolo was produced in 1995.
About 75 per cent of the vineyards are cultivated with biodynamic standards. Grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The best wines are aged in new French oak barriques.
The high-class Nebbiolo is accompanied by delicious, high-quality Barbera, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Here you can taste the exquisite Oro dessert wine.
La Spinetta estate has expanded to Tuscany, where they use Colorino, Vermentino and Sangiovese to make wines.
La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato 2021 is an excellent choice for tasting the traditional La Spinetta Moscato. Organic and sweet, this wine has a natural sweetness and lower alcohol levels due to chilling before bottling. The craftily balanced sweetness is followed by vibrant acidity and delightful orchard fruit, as well as citrus and floral notes.
Situated in southern Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Picturesque landscapes, beautiful baroque architecture, and the panoramic setting of Magna Grecia are just a part of the abundant natural and historic wealth of Sicily. Mount Etna offers a spectacular view and historical significance.
Founded in 2005, Petradolce winery lies on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. The location offers breathtaking high altitudes, volcanic soil abundant in minerals, an amazing Mediterranean climate, and the tasting of old wines will make a unique experience.
The small estate is located in the Solicchiata are of Castiglione di Sicilia, owned by Michele and Mario Faro, cultivates local grape varieties, including Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Caricante. Wines from this region are rich in mineral elements, complemented by the unique Mediterranean climate and the 600-900 meters altitude.
This Sicilian winery owns two vineyards which 80 years old and cultivated with the ancient Albarello technique. The unique taste of Sicilian wines can be enjoyed with Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2019. On the nose, you can smell bursting red fruit aromas, complemented with a touch of savoury dried herbs and soft spice. Medium-bodied with soft tannins, the taste offers juicy red cherry and berry flavours, with bright acidity and lingering finish. You can pair it with traditional tomato pasta, hearty Bolognese sauce or Italian chicken casserole.