Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Vineyards in Tuscany

Tuscany is a major wine-producing region in Italy and well known for its vineyards and world famous wines. Chianti is probably the most well known type of Italian wine, and comes from the Chianti region, which runs south of Florence towards Siena.

There are seven different wine zones in Chianti. The best wine comes from the Classico area, which starts just north of Siena and runs most of the way up to Florence. Other areas include Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Rufina, Montalbano and Colline Pisane.

Many of the vineyards throughout Tuscany offer wine tasting and will also sell wine direct to the public. If you are travelling through the area, just look out for signs saying “vendita diretta”.

If you wish to visit the wine regions of Tuscany as part of an organised tour, you can find out more about vineyards and order free brochures for Tuscany Cooking schools and winery tours here

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