Until a few years ago, the Casentino and Valtiberina wineries could not compete with Valdarno and Val di Chiana. Yet today the two valleys of Arezzo, where the Arno and Tiber rivers begin their long journey to the sea, are making a name for themselves with excellent results in the wine tourism sector, recovering the traditional cultivation of vines that have very ancient origins in both parts. Some wineries have long been appreciated beyond our local area because of their quality. The most important Casentino area is to the south, in the direction of Arezzo, which corresponds to the Chianti Colli Aretini DOC area, but top wines are also found in the middle and upper Casentino, with their Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot vines. In Valtiberina, Merlot and Sangiovese reds are grown, while Chardonnay and Malvasia are among the whites. On the Arezzo side of the upper Tiber valley, all the way up to the border with Umbria, the Toscana IGT denomination prevails.