“Bolgheri wine region”, the land of Supertuscan Wines, is one of Italy’s most prestigious vineyard areas. An enchated corner of the Tuscan countryside along the fascinating Etruscan Coast in Tuscany, south of Livorno. The perfect location for visiting picturesque villages like Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, venturing into artisan shops, exploring vineyards and cellars and, of course, sampling great wines.
The area is blessed by a unique microclimate, ideal for Bordeaux grape varieties. Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Masseto are just three of the extraordinary worldwide renowned wineries located here. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta plants the first Cabernet vineyard in Castiglioncello di Bolgheri at the end of World war II and the first bottle of Sassicaia came out in the sixties. The DOC for red wine came in 1994 and establishes that Bolgheri Superiore and Bolgheri Sassicaia are the first example of Italian cru.
By joining our excursions you will have the chance to discover this beautiful territory, experience the magnificent Wine Road “Via Bolgherese”, meet local winemakers, explore the behind the scenes and find out how the wine is made, taste a selection of really good wines and local high quality extra virging olive oil.
And if great wine isn’t enough to get you here, consider that the approach to the quaint medieval village of Bolgheri, the “Viale dei Cipressi” (Boulevardof Cypresses), is one of the most famous and photographed roads in Italy. A scenic boulevard of about 5 km bordered by more than 2000 majestic ancient cypresses which end in front of the castle of Bolgheri and made famous by Carducci’s poem “Davanti San Guido” (in front of San Guido).
Castagneto Carducci, one of the most popular towns of the Etruscan Coast, is a lovely thousand-year-old hilltop hamlet with breathtaking views of Bolgheri DOC vineyards and the coast. The town’s name refers to the “castagne” (chestnut) trees, while the “Carducci” part was added in 1907 in honour of one of the major Italian poets of the nineteenth century, Giosuè Carducci, who lived here from 1879 to 1894.
Are you ready for your Bolgheri wine experience?