The Etruscan origins of Tuscany celebrated wine in many different ways with the cult of Dionysus.
And wine can still be considered one of the most important resources in the region and in the country.
There have been some major investments in this sector in the last few decades, and we mean not just improvements to agricultural technology. Some interesting building commissions of very high-tech wineries, with world re-known architects, have been built. These can be considered modern day "temples", honoring the juice of Bacchus!
Here are some wineries you may want to consider visiting when crafting a winery excursion in Tuscany.
In a day, in this area you may choose to visit to one or two wine producers, including lunch at one of the quaint villages ( San Donato, Castellina, Panzano, Greve ), with a brief walk through the vineyards. Choices of wineries could be:
Castello di Fonterutoli in Castellina in Chianti
Cantina le Masse in Panzano
Antinori at Bargino
Tenuta di Coltibuono (Gaiole In Chianti)
In the Orcia Valley, a protected UNESCO site, you can see the most beautiful and unspoiled area of Tuscany.
The famous Brunello and the Vin Nobile di Montepulciano are produced in this territory. Choices of wineries could be:
Cantina di Montalcino (Montalcino)
The wild west of Tuscany is now producing excellent wines.
Pieve Vecchia (Campagnatico)
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Among the previous projects of Renzo Piano studios: the Nemo, (Science Museum) in Amsterdam; the NY Times Tower California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Airport of Kasai in Tokyo; Centre Pompidou in Paris, and so many more others
We know, it is hard to choose which winery to visit! So if you can't visit them all, at least begin by tasting a glass of wine from them all- that might help you decide where to eventually go!
- Post by Angelica, photos Internet