A great many visitors to Tuscany, especially to the Chianti Classico area of Tuscany, take the opportunity to taste, drink and buy our wines, and to learn about wine-making, grape varieties and so on. An enjoyable and efficient way to do this is to stay at a winery. Working farms - in Chianti usually meaning a vineyard and/or olive oil producer - that offer accommodation to visiting tourists are known as agriturismi (singular: agriturismo). They offer comfortable and extremely economical vacation acommodations in the form of villas, farm houses, rural apartments and rooms, including B&B rooms. Almost without exception, you will be able to arrange a tour of the wine-making facilities and to taste the various wines produced on the property. Of course, you can also buy the wines!
Another good way to stock up on wines that you like is to visit the sales points of the properites that interest you and to try their wines. A number of them also ship overseas, both purchases you make on the spot and subsequent orders sent from abroad.
Here we list some recommended wine sales points and a selection of wineries that offer accommodation.