Apr 15, 2013

Thoughtful Tuesday - indulge in exquisite wine tasting at picturesque wineries in Italy

I've never really been a wine drinker, but I wouldn't mind a glass of red wine once in a while! I used to only drink white wine, but then I started drinking a variety of reds and developed a taste for red wine over time. Ever since then I've been hooked, but I'm such a light weight I hardly ever drink at all. Now - if I had the opportunity to drink wine in Italy, you better believe I would drink it there! After reading this guest article, I want to head to Italy and drink wine at a stunning location ASAP! 

Long before wine became customary in France or the Napa Valley, the Italians ventured into the fine arts of wine making combined with their own unique varieties. This ancient tradition of wine making thus ingrained itself into a significant part of the Italian culture. Being the largest wine producer in the world with over a million acres of vineyards, a trip to Italy would be incomplete without at least some wine tasting at exotic wine cellars and vineyards.

Whether it is a romantic vacation in Italy with your beloved or an Italian culinary vacations to experiment with fresh ingredients in local cuisines, you will surely find magnificent wineries within easy access of your lodging. Italy has about twenty major wine-growing regions, and over 2000 indigenous varieties of grapes.

Enjoy The Scenic Backdrops Of Vineyards

These endless rows of grapes on rolling hills can be visited on special day trips, wine and food tours, or Movimento Turismo del Vino annual events. If you plan on wine-estate hopping on your own, contact the winery to arrange a trip in advance. Famous wine regions include Lazio in Rome, Lombardy in Milan, Campania in Naples, Tuscany in Florence and Veneto in Venice.

The Famous Tuscany Vineyards

The countryside of this famous city of Florence is where wine flourishes lavishly. Visit Brunello di Montalcino and Bolgheri, San Gimignano and Chianti for some delicious wine tasting. You will even get to enjoy wines made from Sangiovese, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon during your wine tours. Don’t forget to revel in the architecture, art and history of Tuscany while sipping wine.

Ageworthy Red Wines At Piedmont

The aging red wines Barolo and Barbaresco along with a few white and sparkling wines make Piedmont worth a visit.  With fog settling on the valleys around the hills and an awesome cool weather, you can not enjoy enticing wines but also taste seductive Piedmontese white truffles.

Venice Has More Than Rich History

On the north-east corner of the country on the Adriatic Sea, lies country Veneto famous for its wineries and vineyards. Invigorating wines of Valpolicella, including the Recioto and Amarone, are a must have when you visit Veneto. Other wines produced in this region include Soave, sparkling Prosecco and Bardolino.

Make your trip to Italy memorable by meeting innovative wine makers, traditional chefs, and down-to-earth Italians, and devouring scrumptious traditional cuisines and enjoying lighthearted wine tastings.


  1. Oh, how I would LOVE to sip on wine in ANY of those places! Beautiful!


  2. Oh my goodness!!! I would LOVE to visit Italy someday. Josh lived there for four months...and I dream about seeing his favorite country. ;-)

  3. My Brother is in Italy right now and these are the constant pictures he sends me!!! Love them. I love me some red wine.


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