Which wine estates to visit in Corsica for a wine tasting trip?
Take your time to visit Corsica. It is a wild land, and the trips are sometimes long! First of all, the South of Corsica makes you discover Bonifacio , Porto-Vecchio, Ajaccio or even Propriano. You can enjoy a glass of Sartène or Figari there. In Corsica, the Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée often bear the name of the region where they grow. On the west coast, Calvi and Île-Rousse are two places to know. It is simply magnificent, and very exotic. In the North of Corsica, discover Bastia. And nearby, the cellar of Domaine Orenga de Gaffory offers a commented tasting as well as a guided tour to understand everything about the making of Muscat AOP, Cap Corse or even Rappo.
Thanks to Winalist, you will find a list of wine estates in Corsica open to the public in the Haute Corse region or in South Corsica. Our interactive map will help you locate the estates and plan your activities, or find a complete wine tasting itinerary!
Did you know ? In Corsica, wine culture began in the 6th century BC. The Greeks initially, then the Romans, and then the monks during the Middle Ages, developed viticulture in Corsica.
Corsican wine grape varieties to know
Nielluciu is a red grape native to Italy which gives a complex, powerful and bright red wine. The wines of this grape are fat and round (like Grenache), and this grape also produces delicious rosés. Syrah is used in blends as a great improving grape variety, thanks to its notes of licorice and violet. Muscat is renowned throughout the Mediterranean. It is the best grape variety for making the very fine wines of the region, renowned for their delicate aromas of white grapes and citrus fruits. Sciaccarellu is one of the main grape varieties of all rosé and red AOCs in Corsica. These wines are balanced, elegant in color, sometimes lively on the palate. These wines are highly rated and receive many positive reviews. Finally, Vermentinu is the main grape variety for all Corsican white wine AOCs. To be consumed young, these wines with floral and sometimes mineral notes are renowned for making great Mediterranean white wines.
How to book a wine weekend in Corsica?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Corsica is just one click away! Discover the partner maquis and coastal vineyards in the region, for an experience that suits you. 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 welcome you on Saturdays and Sundays to discover wine on weekends. Winalist is the leading wine tourism platform in Corsica and France.