From the hills of Arezzo to Valdichiana, from the Arno valleys to Valdambra
In the Arezzo area, the beauty of the landscape blends harmoniously with the authentic flavours of wine and extra virgin olive oil. You will see olive groves, which are particularly widespread in the hilly areas, and a wide variety of vineyards due to the different microclimates and soils. They unmistakably give shape to the surroundings of Arezzo and its four valleys. There are various oil mills, some with a long history. There are even more wine cellars and wineries, welcoming wine enthusiasts and offering them the opportunity experience wine tastings to discover the secrets of how they are made. In addition to wine tastings, these facilities offer unique experiences such as vineyard tours, cultural events, outdoor activities and the possibility of staying in enchanting historic residences, ancient farmhouses typical of the Arezzo countryside or cosy agritourisms, where you can enjoy lovely relaxing moments tasting wine throughout every season.
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Search for the locations of the wineries closest to where you are staying, as well as those along the recommended routes during your holiday. Plan a tasting to get to know the stories behind the wines. Take advantage of the beauty and history of the spots you encounter along the way, breathe in the art and nature that surround the wineries of Arezzo and its valleys, enriching your experience with the pleasures of our local cuisine and our uniquely flavoured wines.
Near Arezzo you’ll find wineries and farms that are true examples of excellence, some with centuries of history. The wineries are located in areas that surround the city, between the Arno river and the beginning of the Val di Chiana, where Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG is produced. This wine is either a pure Sangiovese, a mix of Sangiovese and native vines, or various international varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and, to a lesser extent, Syrah.
This is the Valdarno territory. bordering the Chianti region and stretching along the Arno river to the Valdambra Valley
The Valdarno area between Pratomagno and Chianti Classico, which stretches along the Arno river to Valdambra, offers visitors fine wines such as Chianti DOCG, which is pure Sangiovese or a mix of Sangiovese and native vines, or various international vines in a limited concentration. There are also the Valdarno di Sopra DOC, white, sparkling white, rosé, sparkling rosé and red, produced with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, white Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes.
On the Via dei Setteponti, at the foot of Pratomagno, DOC Valdarno di Sopra is produced
On the ancient road that travels halfway between the Pratomagno massif and the Arno valley, vines have found their perfect habitat. The result is top quality wines. Chianti DOCG is pure Sangiovese, or a combination of Sangiovese with native vines or various international vines, with a limited concentration. There is also Valdarno di Sopra DOC, which is the main wine of the eastern and western slopes of the valley where the Arno river flows, between the plain of Arezzo and the beginning of the Florentine hills.
Wine produced in the hills that begin in Arezzo and extend to the lands of Siena and Perugia
The production area in this fertile valley is divided up between the Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG in the hilly part towards the west and the Valdichiana DOC on the plain towards the south. Valdichiana DOC is produced with strong, sweet grapes, which make the “Bianco Vergine”, as well as Chardonnay, Grechetto, Bianco Frizzante, Spumante, Red, Rose’ and Sangiovese. And let’s not forget the Vin Santo, made from partially dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes and aged in small oak barrels.
The Cortona area is full of vineyards and wineries that make the Cortona DOC wine
Cortona is known for excellence, and its wine is no exception. This is where Cortona DOC was born, which means Syrah, Merlot and Sangiovese for the reds, but also Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Grechetto and Trebbiano for the whites. The quality of Cortona’s Syrah, with its fresh, decisive, elegant and powerful taste, has long since travelled outside local borders. Legend has it that this ancient vine arrived in Cortona at the time of Napoleon or at the beginning of the 1900s, and was able to fully express its characteristics because the soil is ideal for its growth.
Two valleys that have become excellent destinations for wine tourism
In recent years, Casentino and Valtiberina are also making a name for themselves in the wine sector with some wineries that are now known and appreciated beyond their local area because of the quality of their wines. The most important Casentino area is to the south, in the direction of Arezzo, which corresponds to the Chianti Colli Aretini DOC area. Top wines are also found in the middle and upper Casentino. The Valtiberina Aretina is where the Toscana IGT denomination prevails.
The Arezzo area has a richness when it comes to its history and its flavours, spanning the centuries and reaching all the way to the present. This also applies to the extensive wine production. Each area refers to one or more designations that define the uniqueness of the product and guarantee that the bottles come from controlled supply chains. Let’s discover the distinctive characteristics, qualities and food pairings of these wines, which have long been ambassadors of Arezzo and its four valleys, both in Italy and around the world.
Tuscany is world-famous for its history and art. However, culinary traditions and unique flavours of this chosen land are also loved by visitors from Italy and abroad. Two standout elements of Tuscan cuisine are wine and extra virgin olive oil. Both play a central role in the food culture of the region and are considered true treasures that should be valued and promoted. Arezzo and its four valleys have been doing this with great passion for quite some time.
Sangiovese is a red grape variety that is very important. It is one of the noblest and oldest varieties in Italy. The name is possibly derived from a combination of the Latin words “sanguis” (blood) and “Jovis” (Jupiter), testifying to its strength and vitality. Sangiovese is the main grape used to produce some of Tuscany’s most celebrated wines, widely recognised for their elegance, ability to age well and also their ability to strongly express the “terroir” from which they hail.
In the Arezzo area, olive trees are widespread, and extra virgin olive oil is produced in large quantities. The area is renowned for its centuries-old tradition of plant cultivation and the production of top quality olive oil. Its fruity flavour, reminiscent of the freshness of freshly-picked olives, its intense green colour, and the perfect balance between pungency and bitterness and its low acidity all give the Tuscan oil produced in the Arezzo hills a unique flavour.