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Tuscan vineyards

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Tuscan vineyards

I know there are a plethora of vineyards in the area, but I am curious to know small family owned vineyards to go visit. I was thinking of staying in Montalicino as a base. Any thoughts?


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1. Re: Tuscan vineyards

hi mareff

you can find info on various brunello producers here:


montalcino is a very charming hilltop town, well-positioned for reaching other towns (pienza, san quirico, siena, etc). you can taste wine in the town fortress, enotecas or at the vineyards. I've only visited 'fattoria dei barbi', as an appointment wasn't necessary and they have a wonderful restaurant in addition to the tasting area cantina (they are still family owned, not sure of their production size, but I don't think they export that much to the U.S. - I've rarely seen their wines in our shops). one producer I wished I did make an appointment for is 'uccelliera' (or maybe you can just stop in? not sure about that.) I like his wine & he seems interesting.


here is the barbi website as well (enjoyed 2 great meals there)


the landscape around montalcino is stunning.

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2. Re: Tuscan vineyards


http://www.lacrociona.com/ is a small family owned vineyard.

The above is a wonderful vineyard about 3 km outside Montalcino. You will

need a car but there are many little towns very close (within a half hour)

Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, Sant Antimo, Monte Oliveto

Maggiore, Buonconvento, Murlo. The driving is easy and the food and wine in each town is special.

If you want more information e-mail me. travelsitay at yahoo dot com

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3. Re: Tuscan vineyards

These sound great but do any of you have recommendations in the Chiati region. We're staying in Londa and would like to be able to take a train or bus if possible.