Vacation for Chianti Classico wine lovers

"Chianti is the land where for millennia Sangiovese grapes have been cultivated to produce Chianti Classico and Chianti DOCG wine."


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t is the Chianti, the land of wine par excellence, with vineyards that extend as far as the eye can see between Florence and Siena, making the landscape unique.

For millennia, grapes have been cultivated here, particularly Sangiovese, with which one of the most famous wines in the world, Chianti DOCG, is produced.

That's why this is the ideal destination for wine lovers who want to spend a vacation among history, nature, and flavors.

Did you know that Chianti DOCG wine is divided into Chianti Classico and Chianti?

Chianti Classico, protected by the Chianti Classico Consortium, is the denomination of wines produced in the Chianti geographical area associated with the Gallo Nero trademark. It includes the entire municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and, in part, those of Barberino Tavarnelle, Castelnuovo Berardenga, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, and Poggibonsi. The production regulations are strict and require the use of Sangiovese grapes from 80 to 100%.

"Chianti Classico is produced according to strict production regulations that require the use of Sangiovese grapes from 80 to 100%." 

Chianti DOCG, on the other hand, is produced in the rest of Tuscany with a different set of regulations, starting with the Sangiovese blend, which is between 70 and 100%.

A vacation to discover Chianti Classico can only begin with a visit to the Casa del Chianti in Radda, with a sensory journey.

A journey that continues along the Chianti Classico Wine Road, between Florence and Siena, with numerous wineries and farms where you can discover the secrets of Chianti through visits and tastings.


Take advantage of the Chianti Classico Card, which allows you to receive discounts at numerous companies and wineries in the area.

Among these are the Cantine d'Autore, created by famous architects, such as the Antinori Winery in San Casciano Val di Pesa or the Fonterutoli Castle. But it is in the smaller realities that one breathes the love for wine and the passion that distinguishes the producers, who are very attentive to the environment and sustainability.

The best time for a vacation in Chianti is undoubtedly between September and October, the time of the grape harvest. A ritual that follows ancient millennial traditions, now united with modern technology.

But the rest of the year also offers emotions: the fall foliage of the vines in November, when they turn red and ochre; spring with the rebirth of plants; summer when the grapes reach full ripeness and the harvest is prepared.

Walk the paths of the Chianti Classico Hiking Network and enjoy the beauty of the Chianti landscape at any time of the year.

Finally, don't miss the many events that have wine as the undisputed protagonist, including the Chianti Classico Expo, held every year in Greve in Chianti at the beginning of September, just before the start of the grape harvest.


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