Taste routes

A journey among the Etruscan coast's flavours and top culinary creations.

If you visit the Etruscan coast, you cannot leave without tasting our finest local wine. In order to make this experience unique,we suggest you visit one of the many estates and cellars that our territory offers. You will discover that wine has a special taste if enjoyed in old, traditional farmhouses or in charming vineyards, and when combined with excellent typical food.

COLLINE DI SOPRA
Montescudaio (PI)

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Colline di Sopra began in the Fall of 2006 on the slopes that from Montescudaio overlook and degrade slowly on the Cecina Valley. Five hectars of new vineyards, planted by selecting the most suitable clones for the ground and prevailing winds, are joined to two hectars of already existing olive trees.The Vineyard is exposed N/E and N/W in a sunny and breezy area, 10 km from the sea, altitude 120/200 metres. The Company’s Objective: having products of the highest quality possible joined with an appreciation and safeguarding of the area through the biological management of the crops, the adoption of renewable energy and maximum attention to the water resources issue.

Wine cellar...concealed into the hillside and topped by a large roof for the primary processing of the grapes. It is made up of a winemaking area, an ageing area with natural temperature control and a heated storage area. The use of pumps is greatly avoided and the filling of the tanks occurs by dropping from above after a careful selection of grapes at harvest and at the entrance to the cellar.

FATTORIA CASA DI TERRA
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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Visits and Tastings with prior Reservation.


The company Fattoria Casa di Terra was founded in 1950 by the grandparents of the current owners Julian and Jessica Frollani, Bolgheri, in the heart of Tuscany. These lands, originally dedicated to the cultivation of vegetables, olive oil and wine, left over the years, more and more space to the vineyards to the final decision in 2001 to dedicate the entire surface of the land to the production of wine. 

The farm, located in the hills around Bolgheri, covers about 120 hectares, of which 30 are vineyards Bolgheri DOC and IGT Toscana. The land of vineyards is of medium texture with balanced layers of skeleton, clays and minerals which, combined with the commitment and dedication, have led to the creation of four labels of wine DOC Bolgheri Vermentino and three reds. 

Thanks to the company's position and its land and to a winning combination of location, soil and climate, the company Fattoria Casa di Terra produces wines of great quality.


Opening hours:

- in the summer: Monday to Saturday 9.00-13.00 / 15.00-19.00; Sunday on reservation of at least 10 people.

- in winter: Monday to Saturday 9.00-13.00 / 14.00-18.00; Sunday on reservation of at least 10 people.


Guided tours with tastings:

Please contact us at least 2/3 days in advance at e-mail address.

FRANTOIO IL CASONE ANTICO
Vada (LI)

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The Frantoio il Casone has existed since the early 1900s inside the Fattoria "I Due Casoni" in Vada, now in the new location adjacent to the olive groves, and since then has never ceased to function.It’s still one of those places where you can still breathe the air of the old jobs.Here are produced extra virgin oils of the highest quality with the maximum content of natural antioxidants and specific components related to quality.During the visit we will explain the path of our production, from harvesting to pressing and we will finish tasting the result of our work: an excellent oil that contains the passion for our work, accompanied by traditional Tuscan bread and the best wines of Tuscany.

GRATTAMACCO
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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Grattamacco was established in 1977; the estate is situated on top of a hill facing the sea between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri at 100 m asl.Thanks to the dry, mild climate with significant temperature range especially at the end of the summer, the area is particulary suitable for viticulture.

The estate follows the criteria of organic farming, guaranteed and certified by ICEA; it extends over an area of about 50 hectares, of which 25 are vineyards and 5 are olive groves.

The hilly vineyards, characterized by calcareous sandstone, mixed clay and marly calcareous flysch are trained to Cordone speronato, Guyot and Alberello, with yields of around 6 to 7 tons/hectare. The average age of the vineyards is about 25 years.

During the harvest, grapes are carefully, manually selected; the natural fermentation occurs without adding yeast; for Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore it takes place in open, conical durmast oak barrels with a capacity of 700 lt with soft manual treading and is a long-lasting process. For the other wines it is carried out by means of stainless fermenting vessels. The aging lasts 18 months in barriques of first and second passage for Grattamacco Bolgheri superiore and L’Alberello,8 moths for Bolgheri Rosso with aproximately 10% new barriques and 90% used ones.

LA REGOLA
Riparbella (PI)

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Landscape, nature, people…art: it is through them that “La Regola” estate, the first one founded in Riparbella and owner of a new, environmentally sustainable cellar on the regional road n. 68 just few km from Cecina produces wine. A unique location,a majestic barrique room with frescos which have been masterly painted by Stefano Tonelli,a local artist who has earned international fame.La Regola offers customized tours which tell the estate’s story, explain its organic farming philosophy and include tastings of the most appreciated and awarded wines. La Regola cellar awaits you from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 until 18:30 without breaks for guided tours, tastings and direct sale of our products in our new shop overlooking our vineyards.

MARCHESI GINORI LISCI
Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)

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Tasting and purchase of our wines, from 11:00 until 13:00 and from 16:00 until 20:00 daily until November.

Reservation required for the guided tours of our cellar; three options are available:

- Tour of Querceto village with introduction to its history,tour of the cellar and tasting of 5 wines,extra virgin olive oil with bread and salty taralli (little dough rings) in our wine shop. Price 15 €/person;

- Tour of Querceto village with introduction to its history, tour of the cellar and tasting of 5 wines,extra virgin olive oil + cold cuts and different types of traditional cheese in our wine shop: € 20,00/person;

- Every thursday: Tour of Querceto village with introduction to its history, tour of the castle’s banquet hall which hauses tapestries, paintings and fine porcelain objects belonging to  Ginori Lisci Marquises+ tour of the cellars + tasting of 5 wines,extra virgin olive oil + cold cuts and different types of selected cheese in our wine shop: € 30,00/person. 


Since 1999 the family has given a major impetus to wine growing with new vineyards and wine making investments.

The first 17 hectares of new specialized vineyards have been planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Vermentino and Viognier. 

The vineyards belong to the Montescudaio appellation and grow on low hilly terrain (80 m above sea level), on three different parcels, where the soil offers the best pedo-climatic characteristics for the growth of the vine.

The Marchesi Ginori Lisci winery currently makes three red wines: the top wine Castello Ginori (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon), Macchion del Lupo (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Campordigno (Merlot). The other two wines are Bacìo, a perfumed rosé, and Virgola a fresh white wine.

The Ginori Lisci family has always been proud of its history, acknowledging with gratitude the achievements of its ancestors. But each successive generation has always been forward-looking. Today, this vision of the future is represented by a biogas plant that exploits the fermentation process of the estate’s products and by-products, in both the wine and olive oil sectors. The biogas is transformed into renewable energy, partly used by the winery and for the most part contributed to the national electric grid. The residual biomass, degraded by the fermentation processes, is used as natural fertilizer for the estate.

MEDITERRANEA BELFIORE
Cecina (LI)

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Mediterranea Belfiore is a canning company managed by three sisters, Simonetta, Antonella and Emiliana Ciarlo, with the help of their mother, Renza. At Mediterranea Belfiore we do not let ourselves be influenced particularly by production efficiency but rather concentrate on preparing our products with the same care and love as that of a craftsman whose source of pride has always been quality.

Living this philosophy we process raw materials coming from selected farms, exclusively with an organic certification. We mainly produce tomatoe sauces, but also pickles in oil, special creams such as our basil pesto and many other delights to the palate. 

In our store, which is located just next to our manufactory in Cecina, province of Livorno, you can find the organic delicacies from our craftsmanship and a selection of high quality products, from manufacturers which follow our same philosophy. 

In addition, under the beautiful porch of our shop you can enjoy delicious snacks and taste our products.

MULINI DI SEGALARI
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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PAGANI DE MARCHI
Casale Marittimo (PI)

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Opening Time:

From Monday to Saturday: 16:00 - 19:00

Sunday on request.

Sale, tasting, guided tour to the vineyard and the cellar.

Tasting:

3 wines € 8,00€ /person;

6 wines € 10,00 /person;

with typical Tuscan dish € 15,00 (reservation required).


The Pagani de Marchi estate was established in 1996, on the land surrounding a holiday house. The decision was to create a vineyard with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The choice, based on soil analysis, turned out to be well justified.

Immediately, with the first vinification, we had wines of really high intensity. We decided to make three 100% varietal wines in order to emphasize the character of each of them. The evaluations and the scores of the experts and specialized press have been extremely gratifying. 

The care and attention devoted continuously to the vineyard, and the untiring and meticulous work in the cellar have been fundamental to receive an extremely positive welcome from the market. 

The human dimension, with the constant presence of the family, wine experts and qualified workers have enabled us to maintain a continuous high level of quality during this period.

Over the years, the rigorous selection of the best grapes, has allowed us to bring up the quality of the three unblended wines to a high level of excellence, and given us room to make 2 blended wines, still with same grapes, but with different grape percentages and ageing techniques. 

In 2009 we added to our family of "reds" a white wine based on Vermentino grapes. The positive response from the market allows us to establish it as the sixth member in our family. 

The ever strong desire to make wines, not only of high quality, but expressing also all natural potential of the local climate and terroir, drove us, from the year 2009, to grow the grapes in our vineyard according to the principles and the rules of biological agriculture. The most important markets for our wines beside Italy, are Switzerland, USA, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Japan.

The vines of the estate are planted in about 6 hectares, on the hills underneath the village of Casale Maritimo at about 200 metres above sea level. The land where the vines are located is composed of sedimentary clays of the Pliocene era that remind one of the blue-grayish soil of French Pomerol.

The harvest usually begins during the first ten days of September for Merlot, in the third ten days of the same month for Sangiovese and in the first days of October for Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are directly selected in the vineyard and then they are carried to the cellar for immediate vinification.

POGGIO AL TESORO
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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Throughout the world the Allegrini name has been considered a benchmark in Italian winemaking. The wines produced by the family in the Valpolicella Classico area have always communicated quality. In a desire to look beyond the confines of its own territory, Allegrini set a challenge for themselves in one of Italy’s most prestigious wine-producing areas: Tuscany. In 2001, Marilisa, together with her late brother, Walter, purchased land in Bolgheri on which they founded the new winery, Poggio al Tesoro. Produced from some 70 hectares (175 acres) of carefully and meticulously tended vineyards, the wines from this Estate combine strength and elegance. They are intense, deeply textured and brimming with aromas and flavours with predominant, satisfying fruitiness. The personality of Poggio al Tesoro wines is enhanced by the decision to cultivate the traditional grape varieties of the area such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Vermentino. Poggio al Tesoro produces intelligent wines which, since their debut on the market, have succeeded in gathering acclaim from both the public and International critics alike, the latter emphasizing the intuitive innovations underlying the project in Bolgheri.

The Poggio al Tesoro estate is located in Tuscany, in Bolgheri, an area that witnessed the splendor of the ancient Etruscan civilization and embraced the poetry of Carducci. Today it is a favourite destination for lovers of typical Mediterranean landscape, with its cork-oaks, arbutus shrubs, pines, refuges for migratory birds and wood gently sloping towards the sea, a sort of natural oasis that also sustains thriving vineyards and olive groves.

Close proximity to the sea has a mitigating influence on the climate in Bolgheri, while protection is offered against adverse climatic conditions by the hills to the east of the Estate. One of the main projects undertaken at Poggio al Tesoro was the study of the Estate’s soil type and climate, so that only the vines planted were those most suited to the micro-climatic conditions. So far, four vineyards have been planted: two along Via Bolgherese, the biggest in an area called Le Sondraie, closest to the sea, and the fourth in the town of Bibbona.

It is possible to have a reservation for a guided visit of the cellar of Poggio al Tesoro all year round, walking on the vineyards and following the maturation of the grapes, attended by the tour of the barriques, the vinification area and bottling line with final tasting of the wine of Poggio al Tesoro at the farmhouse of the Winery.

TENUTA LA MACCHIA
Montescudaio (PI)

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TENUTA PRIMA PIETRA
Riparbella (PI)

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TERRE DEL MARCHESATO
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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The company remains open all year to accommodate its customers.
Alessandro Fuselli is responsible for reception in the company, who will accompany you on a guided tour so you can enjoy a direct experience.

Start from the vineyards, illustrating the history, philosophy and territory, after you pass into Wine-cellar with an exhibition about our methods of vinification and finally the tasting room used to receive guests with the always much awaited wine tasting, where will permit groups of passionate people, a unique experience of degustation with the owner.

A vineyard planted in the direction of sea-mountain at a distance such that the air can be channeled and circulated in the rows of vines for the best benefit of the maturation of the grapes and to minimize pesticide treatments.

An investment of about 7,000 plants per hectare, designed to obtain a correct yield of grapes with the highest quality.

WORLD WINE TOWN - MUSEM
Castagneto Carducci (LI)

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The Sensory and Multimedia Wine Museum of Bolgheri represents a new concept of museum. Space and culture are combined with tastings and shopping. All the senses are involved giving the visitor the unique experience of a sensory route through time, from the Etruscan society until today. The wine producers can exhibit their products and their story in a specifically designed very large room. A large tasting area is designed to provide the opportunity of enjoying and purchasing one’s favorite wines. Professors Attilio Scienza illustrates the historical path in six excellent lectures.

The museum covers more than 1500 square metres, distributed on 2 floors, to guarantee to the visitors the best visual, olfactive and more in general sensory experience, thanks also to the historical route illustrated by Prof. Attilio Scienza. Technologies and holograms match the sensory experiences. An entire area will be dedicated to food and wine tasting. Additionally, it is possible to purchase the food and wine excellences in the relaxation area.

A journey to discover first the food and wine traditions of Etruscans and Romans, and then the medieval and the nineteenth century’s ones.

A sensory journey into wine’s history, through the different systems and techniques used by the great civilizations that have grown vines and enjoyed wine.