First producer in the world with France, Italy is one of the most popular countries for wine-loving tourists. The wealth of Italian viticulture extends from Veneto to Sicily, where no less than 54 million hectoliters are produced each year.
Discover the secrets well kept by Italian winegrowers, and taste certain exclusive vintages from our partners, while strolling through these magnificent wine regions.
From great classified growths to authentic wines from small producers, Italy is a popular destination for wine and wine tourism enthusiasts. Winalist offers you a selection of the best experiences in the country's wineries, châteaux and cellars. To discover with friends, alone or with family, take advantage of a remarkable heritage during the week and at weekends. The wine routes are waiting for you!
Italy is dotted with small wineries. By way of comparison, the average size of a farm is 7 hectares in France, while in Italy it measures 1 hectare on average.
The most famous wine regions are Puglia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Sicily. In the North-West of Italy, Piedmont wine region has around 40 appellations including some great wines such as Asti Spumante or Barolo. The black nebbiolo grape produces a tannic and fruity wine that can be kept for a very long time.
To the east of the North region, Merlot and Cabernet grape varieties give fruity and lively wines. In Tuscany wine region, Chianti Classico is one of the wines classified as Vino Nobile Di Montalcino which also a famous red wine. In southern Italy, the Puglia region is the largest producer with almost 20% of all Italian bottles. Sicily has a lot of small productions and very good white grape varieties.
How to book an experience or a wine weekend in Italy?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Italy is accessible in a few minutes! Discover the partner vineyards and castles in the country which offer you the best experiences. Select your next destination using your criteria, then book your experience on the date and time of your choice, with no booking fees. Our harvesting partners also open their doors to you for a wine tourism stay on Saturdays and Sundays.
Do you want to please a wine lover by offering him an oenological experience in Italy? Discover our Winalist gift card. Usable for all the activities offered, the card is also fully customizable!
The best wine activities in Italy
To fully enjoy your visit to a wine region, fill up on a variety of experiences. There is something for every taste ! Taste some wines directly in a winery's cellar during an oenological workshop. In addition to feasting, you will learn all about the region's food and wine pairings.
Some castles are suitable for you with their open doors (sometimes free) and concerts organized on site for a festive moment around a glass of wine.
To discover a region, you can also opt for walks and tours from our partners. For a business seminar, consider going to the "Excursions and Tours" category. Anyway, make sure you read those 10 things to know before planning a trip to Italy.