Liguria
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1.5 hours
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Ita-Eng
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Vermentino wine and Sangiovese from Liguria

Come and discover with the winemaker the famous Ligurian Vermentino wine and Sangiovese in Castelnuovo Magra. Stroll through the vineyards located in the Colli di Luni DOC wine region. Visit the family-run winery and taste three wines.


What you’ll do

  • Enjoy a walk through the vineyards in Castelnuovo Magra
  • Visit the winery and learn more about Vermentino wine and Sangiovese from Liguria
  • Taste with the winemaker 3 wines – 2 types of Ligurian white Vermentino wine, a red wine from Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet grapes

Price per person: € 20


What to expect

You are welcome to visit our winery in Castelnuovo Magra. We will take you to explore the vineyards and the wine cellar to deepen your knowledge of Vermentino wine and Sangiovese from Liguria.

You will get to know the history of our family and of this territory, characterised by a long wine-making tradition. The vineyards, of about 10 hectares, are located in the DOC Colli di Luni wine region. They all share a favourable exposure and proximity to the Ligurian Sea. Our grapes are ancient and valuable, and maintain a strong link with the tradition of the area: Sangiovese and Vermentino wine.

You will learn about the main wine-making processes we use in the farm. We will explain how we limit as much as possible the manipulation of the vines of our territory. All of this in order to produce high quality wines and enhance our Vermentino and Sangiovese grapes.

Afterwards, we will move to the wine tasting room inside the winery with a view over Castelnuovo Magra and the sea in the distance. We will taste the three wines of our production: two types of white Ligurian Vermentino wine, a red wine from Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet grapes.

Where Castelnuovo Magra, La Spezia – 60 min from the Cinque Terre National Park
When Everyday – duration 1.5 hours
Start time 5 p.m.
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the Vermentino wine taste experience.
What’s included
Visit to the vineyards
Wine cellar tour
Wine tasting – 3 wines
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 20

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The Food Expert:

The winery was founded in the late 1970s by the happy intuition of my grandfather. From the small Sicilian village of Salemi, he moved to Liguria and bought a piece of land in Castelnuovo Magra, above the ancient city of Luni, founded by the Romans in 177 BC near the mouth of the river Magra, where Liguria and Tuscany meet. A place with a millenarian tradition and an extraordinary wine vocation, of which as early as 77 AD Pliny the Elder wrote in the Naturalis Historia “the wine of Luni has the palm among those of Etruria”.

You will discover that Vermentino wine is a very widespread grape variety in our region: it is mainly produced in the province of La Spezia, but it has also become very popular in the west. In this part of Liguria, Vermentino Riviera Ligure di Ponente shares the wine production area with Pigato.


Cancellation policy: all bookings for this experience to taste Vermentino wine and Sangiovese from Liguria can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

Valeria

The winery was founded in the late 1970s by the happy intuition of my grandfather. From the small Sicilian village of Salemi, he moved to Liguria and bought a piece of land in Castelnuovo Magra, above the ancient city of Luni, founded by the Romans in 177 BC near the mouth of the river Magra, where Liguria and Tuscany meet. A place with a millenarian tradition and an extraordinary wine vocation, of which as early as 77 AD Pliny the Elder wrote in the Naturalis Historia “the wine of Luni has the palm among those of Etruria”.

Our story begins at that moment, when my grandfather, aware of the winemaking potential of the area, decides to plant the first Vermentino grapes and to build what is still today our wine cellar. Over the years, thanks to the careful guidance of my father, oenologist of the winery, we started to buy more plots of land between Liguria and Tuscany and in 2018 we inaugurated our tasting room.

The vineyards, about 10 hectares, are located in the DOC Colli di Luni area and extend between Fosdinovo (MS), Sarzana (SP) and Castelnuovo Magra (SP). Our grapes – Sangiovese and Vermentino – are ancient, precious and maintain strong bonds with the local tradition. The vineyards are located at different altitudes, ranging from 100 to 250 metres above sea level, and they all share a favourable exposure and proximity to the Ligurian Sea.

Each wine tells a story, our Vermentino describes ours very well: tradition, passion and a careful look into the future merge together and every year allow us to talk about ourselves through a glass.

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