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The little village of Bolgheri is located in Tuscany, more specifically in the province of Livorno. Surrounded by green hills and less than 10 kilometers from the coast, Bolgheri is the perfect destination for wine lovers who are looking for memorable wine tastings and wineries to visit in central Italy and at the same time want to avoid large tourist crowds.

During your time in Bolgheri, you will have the chance to discover the story behind one of Italy’s most renowned wines, Sassicaia. Vines in the territory of Bolgheri were cultivated since the Etruscans’ age. Especially during medieval times, the first experimental vines appeared in the area. Here Tenuta San Guido started producing its famous Sassicaia wine, basing its techniques on the French winemaking culture and adopting both the methods and the vines used in France. Sassicaia wine was recognized in 1978, and soon later started obtaining international fame and recognition when compared to the Grand Crus of Bordeaux, very esteemed at that time. While in Bolgheri, your wine tastings will certainly include different Bolgheri DOC wines, the area’s appellation. Bolgheri DOC include bianco (white), rosso (red), rosato (rosé), rosso superiore, Sauvignon and Vermentino.

Which food to taste in Bolgheri?

Between a wine tasting and a winery visit, you will have the chance to taste some of the hearty traditional dishes of Tuscany. While in Bolgheri, we recommend trying Ribollita, Fiorentina steak, pappardelle with boar ragù, bruschette con i fegatini, tonno briao.

Which wines to taste in Bolgheri?

While visiting the wineries in Bolgheri’s area, you will come across both international and national grape varieties. Looking at the black grape varieties, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese are the most widespread. The white grape varieties that can be found in Bolgheri’s area are instead Sauvignon, Trebbiano Toscano and Vermentino.

Which is the best season to visit Bolgheri?

In order to enjoy many wine tastings, scenic winery visits, and discover the unique winemaking traditions of the area, we recommend visiting Bolgheri from spring to autumn. Temperatures in summer can be quite high, so if you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing, try avoiding the hottest months of July and August.

What things to do in Bolgheri?

In Bolgheri, you will learn more about the famous “Super Tuscan” during your wine tastings and visits to historical wineries. While here, we also recommend visiting some of the area’s highlights, such as Bolgheri's Castle, Viale dei Cipressi, Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, Riserva Naturale di Caselli.