Wine Tours

Cortona Wine Tour

Wine Tour Cortona | A visit to the wineries producing Cortona DOC wines under the guide of expert sommeliers

Cortona Wine Tour

Cortona is perched on a spectacular hilltop at 600 m AMSL overlooking the Valdichiana, affording stunning views of Lake Trasimeno and Mount Amiata. Here the vine-growing and wine-making tradition can be traced back to the Etruscan period.

Pliny the Younger is said to have loved a white Cortona wine known as "Etesiaca" and Pope Paul III liked to have wines produced in the Cortona area delivered to his banquets.

Great poet Giosuè Carducci took inspiration for his work letting his gaze wander across the lush vineyard and olive grove strewn hills and valleys. Soils and a microclimate particularly suited for vine-growing have encouraged farmers to invest on this territory in the past and over the years the Cortona DOC has become an important player on the domestic and international stage.

Wine Estates

Avignonesi

Cortona's oldest and best known winery, the Avignonesi estate is located in Valiano, a short distance from Cortona and Montepulciano. Based in a stately 19yh century building housing the wine-cellars, the superb "vinsantaia" (the vinsanto cellar), a shop, and the guest quarters, "Fattoria le Capezzine" is the Avignonesi headquarters in the Cortona DOC area. The estate spreads over 19 hectares, 7 of which devoted to vine-growing.

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Baracchi

Set in one of the most enchanting areas of Cortona, you may visit the Baracchi wineries run by the Baracchi family, owners of the delightful Relais & Châteaux and Spa “Il Falconiere”, luxury hotel and fancy restaurant regularly featured in all the best guides.

Here Riccardo, ably supported by son Benedetto and enologist Stefano Chioccioli, decided to keep up the long-standing family tradition in wine-making since the early 1900s by creating a fascinating boutique winery featuring unique and special products.

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Amerighi

Located on the Farneta hill, in Poggiobello, the Cantina Stefano Amerighi is the new biodynamic, environment-friendly player on the Cortona wine-making scene. Extensive geological and climatic investigations carried out on the estate confirmed its suitability for the Syrah varietal. In this traditional winery grapes are still crushed by foot and vines are still grown traditionally with no added chemicals. So come and taste a great Syrah!

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Baldetti

The Baldetti estate is located in Pietraia, at the very heart of the Cortona countryside. Vine-growing and wine-making have always played a significant role at the Baldetti estate starting from the 1960s when the current owner, Mario Baldetti, decided to modernize the existing vineyards. The Baldetti winery has been one of the first within the province of Arezzo to buy wine bottling machines during the 1970s. In 2010 the winery opted for a further modernization to produce high quality wines by using cutting-edge techniques, showing great passion and love for the territory. Thanks to an optimal microclimate due to the proximity of Lake Trasimeno and to sandstone soils, the wines produced by the Baldetti winery have great texture and unmistakable taste.

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Leuta

Farm Leuta represents a dream, great passion and love for the land and for the return to the roots. In 1999 the owners, Loris and Enzo, decided to quit their jobs in the world of finance to rediscover their roots and devote themselves to vine-growing. The Leuta winery is based in Centoia, close to Cortona, and has 6 vineyards spread over about 13 hectares of farmland. Leuta decided to become an organic winery to guarantee better biodiversity of soils and integrity in the wine-making process to produce high quality wines.

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Villa Loggio

Villa Loggio is a newly established winery that entered successfully the wine-making industry of Cortona thanks to the great passion and strength of the women running the company. The winery consists of 50 hectares of vineyards and a beautiful villa, which is an luxury resort amid the Tuscan hills: this historic mansion (1676) was once owned by the noble Venuti family from Cortona.

The vineyards, established in 2002 with a high density of vines, include both indigenous and international withe and red grape varieties such as syrah, vermentino, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

The winery is located in a perfect position for growing vines: the land is nicely exposed to the sun from the early morning till the evening, summers are generally mild and cool and a slight breeze gently caresses the vineyards.

The winery is open to visitors for wine tasting experiences and tours. It is possible to have lunch or dinner in the beautiful Tuscan-style halls of the villa to discover the excellent wines produced at Villa Loggio (wine tasting, wine tours, lunch/dinner are only available upon reservation).

Since 2014 the villa, with its lovely swimming pool and a view onto Cortona on one side and Montepulciano on the other side, offers exclusive bed and breakfast accommodation in its 9 rooms. The interior design is modern but harmoniously blended with the century-old villa: its elegant and minimal design is quite unusual for a Tuscan property.

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Cortona Tour 1

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Number of participants 2 3 4/5 6/8
Price per person Tour + Lunch € 250 € 240 € 230 € 220

Cortona Tour 2

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Number of participants 2 3 4/5 6/8
Price per person Tour + Lunch € 250 € 240 € 230 € 220

Cortona Tour 3

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Number of participants 2 3 4/5 6/8
Price per person Tour + Lunch € 160 € 150 € 140 € 130

Cortona Tour 4

Tour Timetable

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Number of participants 2 3 4/5 6/8
Price per person Tour + Lunch € 160 € 150 € 140 € 130

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