Best wineries along Tuscany’s southern coast

Degustazione e visita alla cantina Petra a Suvereto

Learn about the area’s rich winemaking heritage along the Wine Route that connects Bolgheri to Castagneto Carducci up to Suvereto, where some of the world’s best wineries can be found. 

Bolgheri

Donna Olimpia 1898

An estate with deep roots, tied with the noble families that used to live here. The vineyard extends for 60 hectares, of which 45 were planted after a study by Prof. Scienza of the University of Milan. Planned and built to make the most out of renewable energies and energy saving, using lights programmed according to the outdoor natural light and technologies set to minimize harmful emissions, Donna Olimpia is environmentally-friendly. 

Amongst their most famous wines: Orizzonte, Supertuscan IGT, and Millepassi, Bolgheri Superiore DOC. Some lesser-known wines, such as Donna Olimpia 1898 DOC and Vermentino IGT Toscana Obizzo are also worthy of note.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
14 km

Tastings and visitings?
You can taste and buy their wines at the shop, or you can visit the winery and the cellar, and end your tour with a tasting. By reservation only.

Phone +39 3398722805 / +39 0302279601 then digit 9

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Guado Al Tasso

The Guado al Tasso estate is definitely one of the winemaking paradises of the Bolgheri DOC area. Led by the Antinori Family, which has been making wine for over six centuries, the estate is located on a plain not far from the sea and just behind it, the hills known as “Bolgheri amphitheater” for their peculiar conformation. Marchesi Antinori produce some of the most prestigious wines in the world: Guado al Tasso, Bruciato, Cont’Ugo, and Vermentino.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
15 km

Tastings and visitings?
The shop and the tasting rooms are always open or stop by Osteria del Tasso for a traditional meal overlooking the vineyards.

info@guadoaltasso.com
Phone +39 0565 1828060

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Le Macchiole

The story of Tenuta Le Macchiole begins in the 80s, with the purchase of the first 4 hectares of land in Bolgheri. Through study and innovation, it is today able to produce excellent wines known all over the world. The winery, constantly evolving and conscious of each choice in the cultivation of the varieties, has also devoted itself to organic and biodynamic farming.

Amongst their most important wines: Paleo, Scrio, and Messorio.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
15 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only. The tour features a visit to the vineyards, the wine cellar, the barrel cellar, and a tasting.

info@lemacchiole.it
Phone +39 0565 766092

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Ornellaia

Owned by the Frescobaldi family, this winery produces one of the most important and famous wines in the world is Masseto della Tenuta Ornellaia, which achieves the perfect balance of tradition and innovation. The harvest is a particularly delicate moment, it’s fundamental to achieve excellent wines, and it takes place after having considered the climate and the ripening of the grapes. Then wine is aged in the cellar, where all the wines get tasted every day to guarantee the best final result.  Among their most important wines, we find Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove, Le Volte, Poggio alle Gazze, and Il Masseto.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
16 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only, from Monday to Friday.

info@ornellaia.it
Phone +39 0565 71811

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San Guido A Bolgheri

One of the most ancient estates in the area, rooted in history and culture. Sassicaia, their most renowned wine, takes its name right from the soil where it is born, rich in stones and rocks. The winery has its own DOC, DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia, because of the peculiar characteristics of the soil. Their most famous wines, born from the intuition and the creativity of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, are Sassicaia, Guidalberto, and Le Difese.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
20 km

Tastings and visitings?
Yes, at the wine shop or you can enjoy a meal at Osteria San Guido. It is not possible to visit the wine cellar.

info@enotecasanguido.com
Phone +39 0565 749693

Castagneto Carducci

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Caccia al Piano 1868

Despite its historical significance, the winery is pretty recent with vineyards that are less than 25 years old. This didn’t stop its wines to be included among the best Bolgheri bottles, thanks to enologist Franco Ziliani’s know-how and hard work. The winery is located right in the middle of the estate: here the grapes are processed on the ground floor where the fermentation period begins, the wine is then aged underground in barriques and oval barrels. The lookout tower dominating the winery, although recently built, is inspired by those that once stood on the Etruscan Coast and offers a breathtaking view of the vineyards and the whole area. 

Among their most famous wines: Caccia al Piano, Bolgheri DOC superiore, Ruit Hora, Bolgheri DOC Red, and Grottaia Vermentino IGT Toscana.   

Distances from Santa Cecilia
14 km

Tastings and visitings?
Visits are by appointment only, and you can choose among different tours.

info@cacciaalpiano.it
Phone +39 0565 763394

Campo Alle Comete

A winery with a great desire to share their love for wine with the world. The building structure reminds of an observatory and here guests are greeted with a smile, and can feel right at home. A visit here is a chance to learn about more about winemaking in southern Tuscany. Amongst their most illustrious wines Campo alle Comete Bolgheri DOC Superiore, Rosastella Bolgheri rosé DOC, Stupore Bolgheri red DOC.  

Distances from Santa Cecilia
12 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only. You can tour the vineyard, the cellar and the panoramic villa.

info@campoallecomete.it
Phone +39 0575 766056

Grattamacco

Established in the late 70s, this winery is located at 150 m above sea level and offers a wonderful view of the coast. It takes its name from an ancient Etruscan habit, “grattare “, to scratch, il “macco”, wrought iron. Now managed by the Colle Massari Wine Taste group, a company renowned for its production of great wines throughout Italy and beyond, Podere Grattamacco received the first Bolgheri organic certification in 1997. Some of their most famous wines are Grattamacco and L’Alberello, both Bolgheri Superiore DOC.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
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Path lenght
15 km

Tastings and visitings?
Advance booking is highly recommended. The tour showcases the different phases of winemaking and aging, and ends with a tasting.

info@collemassari.it
Phone +39 0565 765069

Guado Al Melo

The wine cellar is entirely below-ground and follow a sustainable and environmentally friendly winemaking process. Led by Annalisa and Michele Scienza, it produces a particularly balanced and pleasant wine. The Wine Library at Guado al Melo is remarkable, a collection with thousands of books about the history and the culture of wine. Amongst their most famous wines Rute Bolgheri DOC red, Atis Bolgheri DOC Superiore, Antillo Bolgheri DOC red and Criseo Bolgheri DOC white.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
15 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only. Guided visit of the vineyards and the cellar, with a final tasting.

info@guadoalmelo.it
Phone +39 0565 763238

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Michele Satta

The winery and its philosophy, which combines the passion for the product and never-ending study of the subject, came to be after Michele Satta visited Bolgheri in the 80s. Although he was a latecomer, thanks to his vision and determination, the winery was able to conquer its own space, introducing varieties that were initially not very common, such as Syrah, Teroldego, Viognier. This was the first winery in the area to make wine exclusively from Vermentino and Sangiovese, which are now two strong varietals here. Among their most important wines there are I Castagni and Piastraia, both Bolgheri Superiore doc.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
10 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only, from Tuesday to Saturday. The visit includes a tour of the vineyards and the cellar, designed by Mario Botta.

info@michelesatta.com
Phone +39 0565 773041

Donoratico

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Tenuta Argentiera

The lay of the land of the Tenuta Argentiera is unique, being the Bolgheri DOC winery nearest to the coast and also the highest above sea level, at 200mt. For this reason, the vineyards are divided into four areas, each one with different characteristics and producing different wines: “Argentiera”, “Villa Donoratico”, “Ventaglio” and “Poggio Ginepri”. The winery is located on the highest point with a breathtaking view, while the grapes are left to ripen underground in oak barriques and tonneaux. Amongst their most renowned wines, we also have a  100% Cabernet Franc with superior structure, Doc Bolgheri Red, and IGT Toscana Vermentino. 

Distances from Santa Cecilia
6.3 km

Tastings and visitings?
It is possible to buy and taste their wines from Monday to Saturday at the shop. Visits are by appointment only, and you can choose to visit the cellar or both cellar and winery with a final tasting.

enoteca@argentiera.eu
Phone +39 0565 774581

Suvereto

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Macchion Dei Lupi

What led Carlo Parenti to make his dream come true in Suvereto was the desire to change his life and follow his passion for wine. Here, between hills and sea, the wines of Macchion Dei Lupi stand out for their strong taste, with hints of saltwater, but also the mineral taste of the soil they come from. The vineyard follow the organic approach, “to respect the soil and the future drinkers”, says Carlo. The fermentation of the grapes takes place spontaneously in order to not tamper with the process, without monitoring the temperature and with a low concentration of sulfites. Their most renowned wines are Esperienze and Profeta.

Distances from Santa Cecilia
18 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only.

info@macchiodeilupi.it
Phone +39 347 3240899

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Petra

Its building designed by Mario Botta, along with its wines, make Petra one of the most famous Italian wineries. Here, roses and flowers add a touch of colors to the vineyard and enrich the soil with unique flavors and scents. The winemaking process is entirely sustainable and earned them organic certification. Human intervention is kept to a minimum and the equipment was built to make the most of  the gravitational force as well as solar power. Amongst their most renowned wines we mention Hebo and Quercegobbe; try also the single-grape bottles of the Belvento line, inspired by the sea. 

Distances from Santa Cecilia
27 km

Tastings and visitings?
By appointment only, from Monday to Saturday. The visit includes a tour of the vineyards and the cellar, with an explanation of the winemaking process, as well as a final tasting.

visit@petrawine.it
Phone +39 0565 8453087

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Tua Rita

Tua Rita is the result of the union of Rita and Virgilio and the couple’s love for their land. The winery is located on the metalliferous hills near Suvereto, facing the sea, and that’s what gives their wines that iron-like aromatic note and a salty taste. Their most famous wines are Giusto di Notri, Redigaffi, Lodano, and Perlano del Bosco

Distances from Santa Cecilia
21 km

Tastings and visitings?
Yes, at the wine shop. It is not possible to visit the cellar.

info@tuarita.it
Phone +39 0565 829237

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