With its unsurpassed, almost spellbinding visual appeal, coupled with some of the finest vineyards in the world, Tuscany has long been a favorite spot for wine lovers everywhere. Home to icons of the vine such as Chianti, Vino Nobile de Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, the Tuscan hillsides have a history as classic as its wine.
Wine production in Tuscany dates as far back as the 7th century B.C., when the region was settled by the Etruscans from Asia Minor. These communities were followed by the Greeks, and later the Romans who delivered a level of production foresight so sophisticated that remnants of it continue to impact Italy’s wine industry to this day. The Empire was also the dominant force behind unprecedented trade and distribution of wine which launched a trajectory of nearly non-stop growth.