While Italy’s cuisine may be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, its wines, especially Tuscan wines, are world famous, held in high regard and not to be missed.

In fact, the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany play a major part in its wine production by providing the vines will some much needed cooler air in the summer heat. As a result, Tuscany produces the third highest volume of DOC/G quality wines in Italy.

Even though Tuscany boasts delicious white wines and the well-known Vin Santo dessert wine, red is king here thanks to the glorious Sangiovese grape.

For your chance to sample the Chianti Classico, head to the central Tuscan provinces between Florence and Siena. Taste the delightful Vino Nobile di Montepulciano just south of Arezzo. Or if your more into your whites, sample a cool glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano in the stunning hilltop town it takes its name from – San Gimignano.

Your only issue will be what fresh local produce or cheese to pair it with. Discover it all, taste wines at the source in the company of local producers on one of our incredible wine holidays in Tuscany.