Wine tasting in Tuscany

   

  

     

Short description

Enjoy the experience to one of more unique and fascinating winery in Maremma and tasting the real and the variety of the famous “Morellino di Scansano”

Highlights (optional)

  • discover the winery
  • journey of the grapes
  • learn how they make wine
  • tasting of 5 wines paired with local products

TOUR Description

The journey to discover these places will start from Civitavecchia at 08.45 AM. After 1 hour and a quarter we will arrive at the winery Cantina Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano. It is located in Maremma. This area (the name coming from Maretima, that is to say close to the sea) is a large area on the coast of Tuscany and Northern Latium. It goes from the province of Livorno and Pisa (Alta Maremma), has its central and main part in the province of Grosseto (called Maremma Grossetana or simply Maremma, where Scansano is also located), and then continues south, to inlcude Maremma Laziale, north of Civitavecchia.

The winery is surrounded by the Typical Tuscan landscape of Maremma. Thanks to our varied production you’ll discover the typical features of Morellino di Scansano as well as of the other wines produced in this important wine region. Cantina Cooperativa Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano is today formed by 160 members whose vineyards spread over the hills surrounding the village of Scansano, in the province of Grosseto, covering a total of about 600 hectares. The vaste range is concentrated mostly on the main protagonist of the area, namely Morellino di Scansano, which is available in many different facets, demonstrating the versatility of this wine by which Maremma Toscana is defined: from the Sicomoro selection, passing through Roggiano Riserva and Vignabenefizio, just to name a few, but in fact offering a much wider range of products, suitable for every palate and occasion. Always attentive to the quality of its product, guaranteed by numerous certificats, the Cantina dei Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano has based its philosophy on the direct partecipation of its members, sharing always the common objective of having excellent wines arrive on the table of our clients. Our winery was founded in 1972 when a small group of producers from Scansano decided to join their efforts in the production of wine. The group grew fast and in the Eighties an important decision was made: while other cooperatives decided to focus on quantity, we chose the harder road, that of quality. This required substantial investments made from our members and lots of efforts in the vineyard. Not everyone chose to remain but those who did were highly committed. Around 10.15 AM we will arrive to the winery and we can start the visit. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, a wine enthusiast, a student or a tourist travelling with family or friends, we’ll be happy to guide in the winery and its surroundings. Following the visit we can start the tasting of the winery:  tasting of 5 wines paired with local products/light lunch. During the tasting you’ll learn about the history of Morellino and its production. You’ll follow the journey of the grapes, from their arrival at the winery to the bottle. You’ll visit the vinification and the ageing cellar, where some of our Riservas age slowly.  After the tasting you can relax at the beautiful garden outside and take some free time. At about 15 PM we will start to come back to the port of Civitavecchia .

Duration: 7.5 hours

Tour starts: 08.45 AM or on request

Pick-up: Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. Terminal Cruise free shuttle bus

Included

Pick up/drop off from Civitavecchia harbour
round trip shared transfer
driver english spoken
visit to the winery

tasting wine and light lunch

Not included:

Gratuity for driver if you are pleased with the service.

Additional services on request: additional stops in Tarquinia,

Useful information:

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun and an umbrella to procet you from the rain. Remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed  without notice due to weather and traffic. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you