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Tuscany, with its cypress trees and olive groves on picturesque hills, blown by the sea winds, has given famous Chianti to the world. More than half a millennium ago, this herbaceous-spicy, moderately fruity wine was poured into bottles called Fiasco (fiasco). The thin glass was braided with bast, which protected the bottle from sunlight and shocks. Wineries in Chianti have passed the test of time, and today their wines can be proudly presented at any table. 

Wineries in Chianti are presenting the history, traditions and character in every bottle they produce. Bellow you will find a list of the best wineries in Chianti that are open to any visitor to share their culture. All of the region's wineries and vineyards offer cellar door sales and a wide range of wine tourism activities. Near Siena and Florence, there are a number of reputable wineries where you may sample wines and local delicacies in a magical setting. You'll also find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Chianti's wineries. We hope you enjoy your journey of renowned Chianti and discover what makes the region unique.

Wine Tasting At Campochiareti

Where to stay in Chianti?

The best way to fully experience an authentic side of Chianti is to stay overnight at one of the wineries. Most of the wineries in Chianti have transformed traditional farmhouses into accommodations designed in traditional Tuscan style. Here is a shortlist of wineries in Chianti, where you can stay:

Marchesi Gondi – Tenuta di Bossi

Azienda Agraria San Gregorio

Cantina Fegnan 

How to reach wineries in Chianti?

The Chianti wine route is marked as Chiantigiana (or simply the SR 222) on the map of central Italy and it connects Florence and Siena. It's one of Italy's most picturesque driving highways, traversing acre after acre of vines producing the world-famous wines. You'd be forgiven if you thought the Chianti wine trail was a straight or round path; actually, it's a series of zigzags. Don't worry, your efforts will be richly rewarded with breathtaking sights of the Tuscan countryside, quaint medieval villages, and, of course, great wines to sample.

What do wineries in Chianti offer?

Wineries in Chianti are well-equipped with the greatest services and amenities to ensure that your visit is memorable.

Almost all wineries offer reduced mobility access to welcome everyone, enable guests to bring their pets, and have plenty of parking for cars and buses. Some Chianti wineries also provide activities for children, allowing parents to completely enjoy their wine tastings.

Best wineries in the Chianti region have hotel rooms and are happy to host you and provide you with the greatest and most peaceful holiday experience possible. A restaurant is found on a relatively small number of Chianti wineries.

The best season to visit wineries in Chianti

Your Content Goes HereThe climate in Tuscany is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and cold winters. The weather on the southern coast is milder, whereas the climate in the mountainous north is cooler. Below we provided some information about the best seasons to visit wineries in the Chianti region:
Spring is a wonderful time to explore Tuscany. By the end of March, the days are getting longer, and the weather is temperate and pleasant (18°- 20°C maximum), with the occasional shower. The trees are in full bloom, and the countryside is bustling with bustle and birds. (!) Keep in mind that the Easter Holidays are commonplace for Italians to visit Chianti region, and major cities such as Florence and Siena can get quite crowded throughout the weekend.

Summer is hot and crowded, but it's an excellent time to visit if you're planning a trip to the countryside or a cooler location. However, this is not the best time to go sightseeing. The hottest months are July and August, with temperatures occasionally reaching 35°C, making it rather uncomfortable, especially in Florence (that is reason prices of hotels go down in August). However, the hills and coast, where the air helps and the evenings are cooler, are more enjoyable.

Autumn in Tuscany is a gift. In late September (26°C max) and October (20°C max), temperatures are still good, towns aren't too congested, and vineyards and forests change various shades of yellow and crimson. In September, you can still go to the beach because there are fewer people and the weather is pleasant. The weather is still moderate in October, with the main negative being the occasional rain shower. The month of November is an excellent time to visit Florence because it is less crowded. It's also a perfect time to explore the best vineyards in Chianti.

The most common grape varieties and style of wines produced in Chianti

Where to stay in Chianti?According to the rules of the Chianti zone, all wines must be made from the red Sangiovese grape variety. Its name comes from the Latin Sanguis Jovis – "the blood of Jupiter". In the Medici era, the ideal was considered a wine the color of fresh blood, and this is what is obtained from Sangiovese. The content of "Jupiter's blood" in a bottle of Chianti can be from 70 to 100% (for Chianti Classico - from 80%), sometimes other local varieties are added (Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera), as well as international Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chianti is a traditional dry red wine of Italy, which is based on the Sangiovese variety. According to one of the world's best experts, Oz Clark, the variety with small berries, Sangiovese — or Sangioveto— is the mainstay of Chianti. Sangiovese is able to change its character depending on the soil on which it grows, and this is always used by winemakers, creating new bright nuances of the famous brand. 

Which wineries in Chianti produce organic wines?

These wineries in Chianti produce organic wines:

Buccia Nera

Podere Volpaio

Fattoria La Striscia

What are the best wineries in Chianti to visit?

The best place to taste Chianti wines is to visit wineries in Chianti, where you will be able to taste well-crafted Sangiovese paired with local Salami and cheese in an authentic setting. Here are some wineries where you can have unique experiences and taste Chianti wine:

Fattoria Poggio Capponi

Fattoria Petriolo

Fattoria Le Sorgenti

What travellers says about Chianti Wineries

Brian October 1, 2021
Wonderful Wonderful 10/10. Thank you
Joshua August 12, 2023
Best Experience I had in Italy! In English and Italian: This was truly an amazing experience for me! I had an early wine tasting, so it was just a 1 on 1 with Christina. It was more intimate than any other tasting I have ever done. It felt more like a friendly conversation than a tour. Christina was so knowledgeable and answered all of my questions (and I had a lot!) with such delight. I will be making this a must-do every time I return to Italy. Do not miss out! Amazing price, amazing wines, amazing experience, and amazing people! Each wine was more tasty than…
Andrew September 28, 2021
We really enjoyed our visit to Carus Vini We really enjoyed our visit to Carus Vini. We ordered wine from them

What are the best wineries to taste Chianti wine at?

The best place to taste Chianti wines is to visit wineries in Chianti, where you will be able to taste well-crafted Sangiovese paired with local Salami and cheese in an authentic setting. Here are some wineries where you can have unique experiences and taste Chianti wine:

Fattoria Poggio Capponi

Fattoria Petriolo

Fattoria Le Sorgenti

How many wineries are in Chianti?

While it is difficult to provide an exact number of wineries in Chianti as it can vary, there are approximately 5000 wineries in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. This includes both larger and smaller producers, offering a diverse range of wines for visitors to discover.

What is the most beautiful vineyard in Chianti?

Chianti is renowned for its stunning vineyards, making it challenging to single out one as the "most beautiful." Some vineyards in Chianti are frequently praised for their picturesque settings and scenic views. Some notable vineyards that are often considered beautiful in Chianti include:
- Castello Di Meleto
- San Fabiano Calcinaia
- Castello di Selvole
- Castello Sonnino
These are just a few examples, and Chianti is filled with numerous beautiful vineyards. It's recommended to explore the region personally or refer to the best local wine guides like Katarina and recommendations to discover your own favorite.

What region has the best Chianti wine?

The Chianti Classico region is known for producing the best Chianti wines. The Chianti Classico wines are classified under the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) system, which represents the highest quality designation for Italian wines. This prestigious region and its stringent production standards ensure that Chianti Classico wines consistently showcase excellence and are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts.

What is the main city in Chianti?

The main city in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy is Greve in Chianti. It is located approximately 30 kilometers south of Florence and serves as a central hub for wine production and tourism in the Chianti area. Greve in Chianti is known for its picturesque landscapes, historic architecture, and its role in hosting the annual Chianti Classico Wine Festival.

Read more about Chianti

Get more information about Chianti wine subregion located in Tuscany, Italy. Explore other nearby subregions, like Chianti Classico and San Gimignano to discover tips and suggestions for your next trip.

Discover more wineries near Chianti

Check out the best Wineries in Tuscany. If you are looking for more nearby wineries to visit, you can explore Wineries in Chianti Classico or Wineries in San Gimignano.