21 Best Wineries In The Province Of Florence
Looking For The Best Wineries Near Florence? Want To Go Wine Tasting Near The City? This Is Your Complete Guide To The Best Local Florentine Wineries
If you find yourself in Florence wanting to do some wine tasting but don’t feel like spending half the day in a car driving to Lucca or Sienna – I have the perfect solution for you.
As an American who moved to Italy, and has spent a lot of time in the beautiful city of Florence, I’ve found myself in the same situation.
My Italian friend, language coach, and local wine expert Vera Sarzano, who lives in Tuscany, let me in on a little secret.
Busloads of tourists are hauled to Montepulciano and Pisa every day to visit the big glittering commercial wineries that are specifically designed for tourists.
But they completely ignore some of the best local wineries that are just a stone’s throw from downtown Florence.
This collection of boutique and family-owned vineyards are some of the best Province of Florence Wineries.
Closest Wineries To Florence
Tuscany has 10 individual provinces. The most famous of these is Florence (Firenze).
There are 44 municipal communities (commune) in the Province of Florence, Italy.
Of these 44 municipalities, we will focus on 10 that have some of the most wonderful hidden-gem wineries.
These wineries are much closer to the city of Florence than many of the other more well-known Tuscan and Chianti Classico wine areas.
Because these wineries are so much closer to the city of Florence, it makes them a perfect day trip from the city.
This is a hand-picked list of 21 of the best wineries in the province of Florence.
The Most Complete List Of Florentine Wineries
As of the writing of this article, this is the most comprehensive list of wineries near Florence.
My desire is to provide you with all the information you need to jump in your car and explore these wonderful local wineries without needing to hire a tour guide.
The first township or “commune” we will explore is Scandicci.
Located on the southwest corner of Florence, this, mostly rural, area has some of the best wines in the Florence area. These are two of my favorite winery visits in the Scandicci commune.
When Roberto Moretti bought this 30+ acre farm in 1999, he had not planned to become a winemaker.
But over the years, his love and passion for the land led him to produce the natural wine that he is known for today.
When his wife Lucia came into his life, the dream of making environmentally friendly wine on a “biodynamic farm” came to life, and now the two produce some of the most exceptional wine in the area.
The image they use on their wine labels is from an ancient iron stamp that was unearthed during the renovation of the wine cellars.
The inscription in Latin on the “ex libris” stamp is “Sine Felle” which means “without bitterness” a motto that is well-suited for the softness and non-aggressiveness that their wine is known for.
I highly recommend visiting Roberto and Lucia Moretti’s winery just outside of Florence – tell them Nathan sent you.
In the rolling hills of Scandicci is another producer of great wine, Uggiano Winery. This relatively new winery, founded in the 1970s, is owned by three local investors and operated by an energetic team of young wine producers committed to achieving the highest quality in their wine production.
The world-class wines from Uggiano make it well worth the short drive from the heart of Florence.
The village of Empoli is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Florence.
Although just a short drive from the city, this hamlet, surrounded by hilly terrain with beautiful vineyards and ancient olive trees, has a long history of both wine and olive oil production.
The local cuisine and fine wines from Empoli make this a perfect place to go wine tasting and indulge in a Tuscan lunch or dinner.
Azienda Agricola Montaioncino
One of my favorite local wineries in Empoli is Azienda Agricola Montaioncino. Not only does this winery produce great wine, but it also makes some of the most incredible extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany.
There are countless luxury hotels and resorts in the area but very few wineries allow you to camp on their grounds.
With both tent camping sites and RV parking available, this location offers a very special way to experience the heart of Tuscany without all the fuss and high costs of 5-star hotels.
Fattoria di Piazzano
In 1948, Otello Bettarini a successful manufacturer from the city of Prato fell in love with this location on the hills south of Empoli.
75 years later, Fattoria di Piazzano is still a family-run winery.
Riccardo, nephew of founder Otello, after running the winery for decades turned it over to his children Rolando and Ilaria.
Along with Michela, Rolando’s wife, the family still operates this elegant wine estate with integrity and high standards honoring the rich history of the land.
The fabulous wines produced at Fattoria di Piazzano are farmed using only energy produced from renewable resources.
Add this “good energy” and family-friendly winery to the top of your list, you’ll be happy you did.
Just a hop skip and a jump from Florence’s “Centro Storico”, where Michelangelo’s “David” is displayed, lies the quiet community of Casignano.
This is one of the most conveniently located areas to visit wineries in the Province of Florence.
La Fattoria Bellavista di Casignano
Just a short distance from Florence atop hills dotted with cypress and olive trees is a family-owned winery that you must visit.
Since 1960, the Bellorini family has owned this olive and wine estate.
Today three granddaughters of the original owner now own and operate the estate.
Besides the many high-quality wines the family produces, they are perhaps best known for their golden Vin Santo wine.
This complex wine requires the grapes to age off the vine for several weeks before being transformed into a wine that is considered a fine dessert wine.
This is one of the best wine tours you will treat yourself to in Chianti, which is one of the most famous wine regions in the world.
I highly recommend visiting the vineyards and olive groves of La Fattoria Bellavista di Casignano.
Castelfiorentino is a fairly large commune southwest of Florence in the heart of the Chianti wine region.
I have just a single winery to share with you from this lovely area.
Castello Di Oliveto
If you’re looking for a fabulous place to visit about halfway between Florence and Pisa, the Medival Castello di Oliveto is a great experience.
Besides the lovely historic buildings, fun cooking classes, engaging vineyard tours, interesting winery tours, and delicious wine tastings. this incredible location situated on more than 2,000 acres in the Chianti region is available to rent for private weddings and events.
Stop by their charming wine shop after your wine-tasting tour and buy some of the best wine available in the Chianti wine region.
The perfect day trip destination from Florence.
Liliana and Daniel Schaetti decided to devote themselves to Tuscan winemaking after years in the restaurant and industrial industries.
In 2006 they purchased their historic farm in Castelfiorentino and began planting their first vineyards.
Besides Sangiovese grapes, they also grow Pugnitello, Foglia Tonda, and Merlot varieties.
Their elegant tasting room is the perfect place to taste their uniquely different wines which are some of the best in the entire region.
The Schaetti family has established a solid brand and reputation for excellence.
When exploring local Florence wineries, be sure to visit Davinum – one of the best wineries in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany.
While you’re there, be sure to tell Matteo “Ciao” – he’s a prince!
This large community shares part of its border with downtown Florence making it one of the most conveniently located areas in the Florence area for wine tasting.
Fattoria di Celle
If you’re looking for an artsy experience blended with a wine tasting tour and olive oil tasting for you and your significant other or small group this is the place for you.
Treat yourself to a Chianti wine tour and an inspiring walk through the sculpture gardens and art installations at Fattoria di Celle.
Tenuta di Collina
If you’re looking for a big beautiful winery experience in a gorgeous setting in the heart of the Tuscan wine country this is the place for you.
Although this winery is not a family-owned business, it is a true destination for wine enthusiasts.
One of the best experiences at Tenuta di Collina is their Thursday night “Aperitifs in the Vineyard”.
Certaldo is about 30 minutes outside of Florence.
A very rural region, this is a beautiful corner of the Chianti wine district well worth visiting.
If you’re looking for a fabulous place to taste organic wine and eat traditional dishes from Tuscany while looking over vineyards planted with the historic Sangiovese vine varietal – this is the spot for you.
Skip the Tuscan wine tours and take yourself to this wonderful location that produces traditional Tuscan red wines and white wine varietals that will make you never want to drink anything but organic wine ever again.
The olive oil from A Solatio is some of the best you will taste in Tuscany – don’t leave without stocking up.
I personally can’t wait to go back for dinner.
The homemade food, prepared lovingly by owners Donella and Raffaello, is out of this world.
The online reviews found on Google and Trip Advisor will tell you everything you need to know.
This is the best-kept secret just a short drive from Florence and the best way to spend a day in the Tuscan countryside.
Tell them Nathan from All Roads Lead To Italy sent you.
Villa il Pozzo
Since the 1970s, Villa il Pozzo has been exporting Chiani and other red wines from Tuscany to the United States. Founded by Nello Gori, the Gori Family has been making wine in the heart of Tuscany for more than 50 years.
The 18th-century structures, exceptional wine, and stunning views are just a few reasons to add a guided tour and wine tasting at this location to your list of wineries to visit near Florence.
I highly recommend the Villa Il Pozzo Chianti DOCG, Monticello Chianti DOCG, and N7 Merlot Cru while visiting Villa il Pozzo.
Famous artist, inventor, and original “Renaissance Man” Leonardo di Vinci is from this humble commune – specifically in the tiny hamlet of Anchiano.
It’s ironic that Leonardo, who was born without a surname to unwed parents, was only known by the community where he was born – “di Vinci”.
However, now this same community’s only claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of that humble child who became one of the world’s most iconic characters.
La Doccia di Vinci
Marco and Sara Viviani are the brother and sister team that owns and operates the winery and olive groves that their grandfather established decades before they were even born.
When their grandfather became too old to work in the vineyards and their mother was too overwhelmed to tend the farm alone, Marco and his sister Sara knew they couldn’t let their heritage be sold or fall into the management of non-family commercial farmers.
Today La Doccia di Vinci is stronger than ever.
This dynamic sibling team has successfully brought their family’s winery and olive oil production into the 21st century.
Their award-winning wines are worth tasting and buying, by the case, you won’t be able to get enough of their superb vintages.
My personal favorite wines made by Marco and Sara are as follows: Albagia their “Orange Wine”, Caesar the Sangiovese wine dedicated to their grandfather “Cesare”, their wonderful DOCG Chianti, and their exceptional Vin Santo “Holy wine” – like me, you will become a lifelong fan!
Be sure to tell them “Ciao” from me when you visit!
Monna Caterina Wine Resort
Ok, so let’s say you need a few days in wine country to visit some of the fabulous wineries on this list.
The Monna Caterina winery and resort is the place for you.
This is a place for you to enjoy great local wine, relax by the pool, and enjoy a wonderful breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The staff is lovely and the surroundings are exquisite, without being pretentious.
For a chic boutique resort experience with suites filled with comfortable beds, sumptuous furnishing, and working fireplaces in the rooms, Villa Daniella is the place.
The elevated experience at Villa Dianella extends to the dining room, wine shop, private event space, vineyards, and wine cellars.
The wine produced at Villa Dianella is just as fine as the setting where it’s made.
This is the place for you when you want to treat yourself to something extra special.
This tiny community just on the edge of Florence’s city limits holds some wine secrets I’m eager to share with you.
The winemakers here are extra special.
Of all the wineries on this list, there’s none quite like this one – not to mention the man behind the wine.
Bibi Graetz is a winemaker unlike any other. Just watch this video to see what I mean.
He’s eccentric, intelligent, and humorous. And, as a bonus, his wines are fabulous.
What more could you want?
Get in your car, and go visit this one-of-a-kind winemaker. It will be a highly memorable experience and his wine will blow you away.
Poggio La Noce
This charming organic wine estate is tucked into a beautiful corner of the commune of Fiesole just outside of Florence.
After working in America for years, husband and wife team Enzo Schiano and Claire Beliard returned to Italy to establish this remarkable winery.
Visit this slice of heaven for its delicious, organically-grown, wine as well as a slice of Enzo’s homemade pizza.
Poggio la Noce, which translates roughly as “little walnut hill”, is comprised of two vineyards in the Fiesole Hills and another in the heart of Chianti Classico wine country in Montefiridolfi.
A dynamic team of 8 young men and women manage the winery and produce beautiful wines on a “human scale” pouring their love and passion for winemaking into each bottle.
This is one of the best vineyards on our list.
Visit them once and you will find yourself coming back for years to come.
Be sure to tell Enzo and Claire hello when you visit.
Fattoria Montereggi di Cavalloni Giorgio
A rich history in winemaking is just one of the many reasons to visit this enchanting ancient winery.
The wine cellars are rich in the patina of centuries past. You can almost taste the history of the land in each dazzling glass of wine at Fattoria Montereggi di Cavalloni Giorgio.
The wine, the olive oil, and the natural beauty growing from the fertile clay soils will hypnotize you and make you want to stay forever.
Add this very special place to your travel plans while touring the Florentine countryside or exploring the heart of Chianti Classico.
Tell them Nathan sent you!
Greve in Chianti
One of the farthest communities from the city of Florence on our list, Greve in Chianti is in the heart of the Chianti wine terroir.
This is a truly beautiful area and well worth a visit.
If you’re seeking a place farther outside of Florence with far fewer tourists than Sienna and Lucca where you can spend a few nights while enjoying delicious food and wine, this is the place for you.
This agriturismo is a hidden gem that you will want to come back to year after year for the peaceful beauty of the countryside as well as the wine and food.
Give them a phone call or book your stay on their website – you’re in for a true Tuscan wine country experience.
Azienda Agricola Montefioralle Winery
This small family-owned winery is a certified organic farm that produces only 15,000 very special bottles of wine per year.
With no chemical herbicides or synthetic products used in the care of the vines, Azienda Agricola Montefioralle Winery makes remarkable wine.
You can drink with the peace of mind that you are consuming one of Italy’s most natural products in its purest form.
This little treasure of a winery is a must if you’re in the commune of “Greve in Chianti” south of Florence.
Besides their remarkable wines, they make some of the most wonderful olive oil.
Indulge in the organic natural goodness of Tuscany at Azienda Agricola Montefioralle Winery.
Azienda Agricola Leonardo Manetti
The wines made by Leonardo Manetti are produced from grapes grown in soils that are a unique combination of clay, calcareous, and sandstone.
The soils, which are perfectly suited for growing truly exceptional grapes, are just one of the many elements that come together to create the perfection found in Leonardo Manetti’s wine.
Visit for wine tasting or one of their fabulous events.
This winery is pure magic!
Heading deeper into the heart of the Italian peninsula toward the Appenine Mountains, Commune di Dicomano is the most rugged and highest-elevation community on our list.
Fattoria Il Lago
This stunning mountain winery, surrounded by conifer forests, is a unique location well worth the climb.
The higher elevation has a major impact on the grapes and the taste and quality of the wine.
The cooler temperatures create a unique robust sense of restraint found in the bottles produced at Fattoria Il Lago.
Besides the gorgeous hilltop views of the vineyards and forests, there are caverns to explore at this one-of-a-kind location.
At 400 meters above sea level, this location is the perfect high note to conclude our tour of the Province of Florence wineries together.
Happy Wine Tasting
I hope you feel better prepared to take on the lovely countryside outside the city center of Florence.
The wineries on this list were painstakingly selected especially for you and those you are traveling with.
If you find yourself traveling with a small group visiting Tuscany for the first time, this collection of wineries will make you the hero of your party.
Because these wineries were hand-picked by local Italians and myself, who have personally visited each of these locations – the legwork and research have been done for you.
All that’s left for you to do is to start mapping out which wineries you will visit first.
PS: Please feel free to drop me an email and let me know how your trip goes. Cheers! – Nathan Heinrich
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