Tuscany Wine

To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited this central Italian region starting in the 6th century BC. Tuscany is a land of abundant sunshine, rolling green hills, spring water, a spectacular breezy coast and rich soils. If you’re going to set up a civilization, this is a pretty terrific place to do it. Especially if you have a bunch of gods that need worshipping with the heavy consumption of wine. 

 
But around the 4th century BC, the Etruscans left this beautiful landscape, for all intents and purposes absorbed into the Roman culture. Their civilization, the villages and agriculture they set up, was left to the elements and the vineyards dried up. Through the centuries, people returned to the region. But it spent a lot of time under dispute by various factions such as the Pisans, Sienese and Florentines. It was a dangerous place to live, what with all the hidden marauders and mosquito-ridden swamps, though many of the grapes planted Read more »

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Bob Fyke

Brunello, and other Tuscan reds, are home base for me. I enjoy wines from many other regions as well, and love to organize,and participate in, wine themed dinners in NYC. Twitter @brunellobob Visit my blog at Brunellobob.blogspot.com

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Varietals Produced in Tuscany View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Tuscany

  • Brunello Di Montalcino

    Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. D.O.C.G. stands...

  • Chianti

      Chianti is perhaps Italy’s most popular wine, and in recent years has come to evoke images...

  • Montepulciano

      Montepulciano is a region and grand Medieval town in Tuscany in central Italy. This is whe...

  • Morellino Di Scansano

      Morellino di Scansano is a region on the Maremma coast in Tuscany, Italy. The wine is prod...

  • San Gimignano

    Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a Central Tuscan white, and was the first Italian wine to receive D...

  • Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

    Vino Nobile de Montepulciano is a wine produced in or around the town of Montepulciano in Tusca...

Popular Wineries in Tuscany View all

  • Villa Pillo

    Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical...

  • La Fortuna

    In 1918, Mr. Modesto Güell Coll arrives to Chile from Tarragona Spain. He came to this country fo...

  • Luciano Bruni

    The Siena area lies on sweet, sunny hills, caressed by light winds, sprinkled by moderate, season...

  • Castello di Monsanto

    Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top produc...

  • Colle Massari

    The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor natu...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

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  • Hopefully that get-together can be arranged.  Getting to that list thing, any list of objectives is, of course, OK - the qualitative distinction being only based here on who made that list and why.  BTW, we are probably postponing our check on the property until a week from today (the 9th).  We move for good on the 23rd. I'll be in touch again r... Read More

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  • Zuf it's okay to have a wish list.  I think that's different from a bucket-list that people put too much emphasis on achieving lest they die unhappy and unfulfilled!  Personally, I'm pretty content with my life and if I get to see England it'll be a bonus.  I'd like to spend a couple weeks in France too, but heck, I'd really like to have a get-t... Read More

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  • We drove through Massa on our way up to Asti.  We also saw several weddings (one in Sienna, one in Asti) and my wife was taking more photos than the bride's hired photographer!  I must admit, a wedding in Italy would be tough to beat on the romance scale!  I think if I return to Europe, England would be my next choice.  The World Cycling Champio... Read More

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  • Looks like you had a good time I was in Italy back in June for my nephew's wedding to an Italian girl but I was only there for a weekend and did not see as much as you. She lives,or rather her family lives in the town of Massa on the Tuscan coast north of Pisa Read More

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  • Yes Greg, I did think of that too.  I guess just knowing how much had happened in those places and how old some of them are.  To know you're in a building that's verging on a thousand years old and is still beautiful.  Now, for you I'd definitely make an exception for travel!  We'll figure something out.Zuf is moving over to Victoria soon, so he... Read More

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  • "I do have a profound sense of reverence and respect for history and the struggles of the church and state through the years.  I didn't say anything to the people I was traveling with, but there were times when the magnitude of place had me on the verge of tears.  Times now are different, but you cannot help but feel overwhelmed at times in the ... Read More

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  • And believe it or not, there is wine in south England - the Kentish Downs in particular, but elsewhere as well, with vineyards popping up in unlikely places in the same way as experienced in New England, the US Midwest, Ontario and British Columbia.  Try some bubbly if you ever get there... French Champagne houses are pouring money into certain ... Read More

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  • Your attitude seems most practical.  Travel, like any other activity, should serve a purpose... your purpose, and no one else’s.  Ignore all third-party bucket lists and you’ll be much more content.  Modern travel is big business and it is not having a neutral impact on the world, to put things rather mildly; on many dimensions it is having a re... Read More

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  • I've told several people since I've returned that I have no interest in traveling again for some time.  I had a great time and there may be a few places I'd like to experience before I cannot travel comfortably, but in my heart I feel that travel is worse for the world than cherishing the place we belong.  I'm not disparaging those who love trav... Read More

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  • A fully-packed fortnight, I should say.  I am really glad you took the time to go; travel is good, and a few of us are passionate, natural Wandervoegeln, but the modern obsession with travel seems more driven by moneyed interests than a healthy curiosity about the world.However, in our talks, you really deserved a good trip outside the country. ... Read More

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  • Wine is the best wines of Italy and I also love to cherish the wine of sadness http://vex-3.com

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  • I loved this winery. Surprised to see this video on it https://youtu.be/zp8xQJOVY6M

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  • I would like to propose you the wines from Montecarlo, near Lucca in Tuscany. Maybe they are not so renowed but their quality is very good and are highly appreciated by lovers of good wine.

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  • Your pricing on the Ruffino Oro is well below wholesale. It should retail around $33.00

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  • hi all, does anyone have an opinion of the 'pian delle vigne 2204 antinori red'? OMG Bella!

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