The best wineries and wine tasting experiences in Gambassi Terme
By popular demand, here are our TOP 5 of the best wine cellars and tastings in Gambassi Terme. From historical cellars to small biodynamic producers, you’re spoiled for choice.
In 1943, Nello Cioni decided to purchase 46 hectares of land, clear out the bramble, rebuild the house, and recover the fields, vineyards and olive groves. Today, this inheritance is managed by Elisabetta, his granddaughter, a young woman who grew up and continues to live in this rural culture. The farm produces extra-virgin olive oil, white wine, Chianti DOCG and Vinsanto del Chianti, while its agritourism allows you to live and breathe the most authentic agrarian culture, with no frills and in complete relaxation. Elisabetta welcomes guests and visitors by appointment for wine and olive oil tastings. Everything is accompanied by the most traditional flavours of Tuscan cooking. For a tasty snack in the farmyard, we truly recommend Pompone e Pola!
Agriturismo Pompone e Pola
Phone +39 329 7419113
Address Loc. Pompone, 50050 Gambassi Terme, FI
Pietralta is a family-run farm, founded just over thirty years ago by a couple of Italian-German pioneers. Dedicated to organic farming and experimentation from the beginning, Pietralta opens its doors to visitors for a tour of its wine cellars and a tasting of its six jewels. In the summer, a pause in the shade of its patio, up here with the breeze to cool you off, in front of the farmhouse built in the 1200s, is a priceless experience, especially for the spectacular view of the endless vineyards and woods found in these hills. The wine shop is always open, but it’s better to make a reservation if you want to enjoy a complete tasting.
Azienda Agricola Pietralta
Phone +39 0571 1614755
Address Via Camporbiano, 45 – 50050 Gambassi Terme (FI)
Emanuela Tamburini is the latest of five generations of winemakers, but it’s thanks to her that, in 2005, the family farm took the great leap of putting a label on its wine. Today, the wine cellar produces four I.G.T. Toscana, two Chianti, one Brunello, Vin Santo and Grappa, and recently launched a new blend of Sangiovese and Touriga National, a vine variety typical of the Douro area in Portugal. Emanuela or her collaborators will be your guide as you discover the farm: after visiting the historical vineyards, the cellars for vinification and ageing, it will be time to sit down in the garden, or in front of the fireplace if it’s cold, and enjoy tasting her wines along with a light snack.
Phone +39 0571 680235
Address Via Catignano 106 – Loc. “Il Castelluccio” – 50050 Gambassi Terme (FI)
In 1990, John Stuart Dyson and his wife Kathe became the owners of Villa Pillo and its 400-hectare farm. An American politician and businessman, who was once the vice-mayor of New York, Dyson is also a passionate producer of wine and a patron: in addition to restoring the Palladian villa and surrounding park, he recuperated the vineyards and planted other varieties alongside the classic Sangiovese. Today, thanks to innovations including green pruning and harvesting entirely by hand, Villa Pillo’s wines enjoy numerous recognitions. You can taste them directly on the farm, but not before visiting its spectacular historical cellars.
Villa Pillo Wineris
Phone +39 0571 680212
Address Via Volterrana 24, Gambassi Terme
This farm produces 7 labels, including Chianti DOCG, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and a Riserva di Chianti DOCG aged for 24 months in small casks. It has 25 hectares of land, including olive groves and vineyards that are well drained and exposed to the sun. These are Corbucci’s numbers, but this cellar’s strength lies in the passion of Francesco and those who work with him to take care of this farm. Some define Francesco’s tastings as wine man shows, for the energy he uses as he guides his guests through wine tastings, and for his great ability to involve them when talking about wine, vinification and ageing processes. The farm is open every day except Sunday for direct sale; we recommend making a reservation for the full tasting.
Corbucci Azienda Agricola
Phone +39 339 6125300
Address Via S. Andrea a Gavignalla 25/A 50050 Gambassi Terme (FI)