Indulge yourself in local gastronomical delights and sip on some of the finest wines in Tuscany as you explore the wine region of Chianti
Chianti Classico is one of the noblest wines in the world and boasts the name of the land from which it was born, in compliance with strict rules that protect and guarantee quality. It is produced in 70 thousand hectares of territory between the cities of Siena and Florence, in an area that encompasses 8 municipalities: Greve in Chianti, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and San Casciano in Val di Pesa in the province of Florence; Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole, Radda, Castelnuovo Berardenga and part of the Municipality of Poggibonsi in the province of Siena.
The production of Chianti Classico is regulated and given the recognition of a Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin - D.O.C.G
But a region that produces such fine wines must definitely have exquisite local cuisine. The rolling hills of Tuscany have always seen the use of fresh, local ingredients in their cuisine. From hearty stews and soups of game and beef, a variety of beans used in various preparations to freshly made pastas drizzled in locally produced olive oil and fine patisserie and desserts, Chianti has a cuisine as simple as its wines are complex. This makes it a perfect match with the deep, ruby red wines of the region that bring out the big, bold flavours in these simple meals. However simple the gastronomy of Chianti is, it is one of the best in the country.
We at Wine Paths can help you discover these local delicacies and specialties on your next wine tour to Tuscany. From fine-dining and luxurious restaurants to casual restaurants and wine bars, we can help you arrange for a delightful meal experience in Chianti as per your needs and specifications. We can organise a gourmet experience in the finest vineyards of Chianti at your command. You can contact our member restaurants or our local travel expert in the region to get yourself an exclusive culinary experience in the world-famous wine region of Chianti!
Get all our exclusive travel inspiration and tour packages straight to your inbox!