First producer in the World with France, Italy is one of the countries most appreciated by wine lovers tourists. The richness 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 winemakers, and taste some exclusive cuvées from our partners, while strolling in these magnificent wine regions.
From the great classified growths to the authentic wines of small producers, Italy is a popular destination for wine and wine tourism enthusiasts. Winalist offers you a selection of the best experiences in the wine, chateaux and cellars of the country. To discover with friends, alone or with family, enjoy a remarkable heritage during the week as well as the weekend. The wine routes are waiting for you!
Italy is dotted with small vineyards. 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 has around 40 appellations, including some great wines like Asti Spumante or Barolo. The black nebbiolo grape produces a tannic and fruity wine that can be kept for a very long time.
All to the east of the North region, Merlot and Cabernet grape varieties give fruity and lively wines. In Tuscany, Chianti Classico is one of the classified wines such as Vino Nobile Di Montalcino which is also a famous red wine from Tuscany. In southern Italy, the Apulia region is the largest producer with almost 20% of all Italian bottles. Sicily has many small productions and very good white grape varieties.
How to book an oenological experience or weekend in Italy?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Italy can be reached in a few minutes! Discover the partner vineyards and chateaux in the country that offer you the best experiences. Select your next destination using your criteria then book your experience on the date and at the time of your choice, without any booking fees. Our harvesting partners also open their doors to you for a wine tourism stay on Saturday and Sunday.
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 activities around wine 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 the cellar of a producer during an oenological workshop. In addition to feasting, you will know everything about the food and wine pairings of the region.
Some castles are suitable for their open doors (sometimes free) and for concerts organized on site for a festive moment over a glass of wine.
To discover a region, you can also opt for the walks and circuits of our partners. For a business seminar, consider going to the "Excursions and Circuits" category.