The most beautiful Tuscan wineries overlooking the sea

There are eight and they share a breathtaking view: Tuscan wineries that look out over the sea. For tasting a glass of excellent wine with the inebriating tang of salt water in your nostrils.

The Argentiera Estate is the DOC Bolgheri producer nearest to the sea. Its vineyards, overlook the sea and are completely surrounded by green Mediterranean scrub. This property is bordered by secular maritime pine trees and olives. The terrain comprises a variety of soils planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. The newly built cellar, designed to innovate the vinification processes without ruining the beauty of the surrounding area, is in perfect harmony with the lie of this high plain. Offering a 180° panorama that embraces part of the Gulf from Castiglioncello to Baratti, the site chosen is home to a brick building reminiscent of 18th century garrisons, with thick slightly sloping walls for correct heat regulation. Facing materials also fully respect Tuscan traditions, with terracotta, travertine and tiles providing the perfect match for an architectural style that features large arches and vaulted ceilings. The large wine production areas are located underground to make optimum use of the thermal conditions in the cellar.

Tenuta Monteti is in the south of Maremma in the municipality of Capalbio, about 15km from the sea.

Another must-visit in the municipality of Massa Marittima is Fattoria Poggetti in Cura Nuova with its fabulous sea view.

We are at Poggio la Mozza, province of Grosseto. Kingdom of Val delle Rose. The immense area of 105 hectares under vine turns toward the sea. Here Sangiovese expresses warmth and body not denying his identity which makes it an ideal companion of Italian cuisine.

Near Riparbella in the Pisa area, a little place called Serra dell’Olio is home to Caiarossa. This is the Val di Cecina, surrounded by the peace and quiet of nature and an unmade winding road hides the property from the view of passersby. Since 2004 it has belonged to Eric Albada Jelgersma, a Dutch gentleman with a passion for wine, who also owns estates in Margoux and Burgundy in France.

Biodynamic and eco-friendly choices for the young Duemani company in Otrecavoli, after Riparbella heading towards Castellina Marittima. Castello del Terriccio, in the place of the same name, municipality of Castellina Marittima.

We take a detour and set sail for Elba, landing in Portoferraio. This is home to La Chiusa, an elegant eighteenth-century residence where the surrounding vineyards reach right down to the sea. A spectacle of nature and fruit of man’s labours where you can even spend an unusual holiday in this bizarre period folly.

With the Apuan hills as the backdrop, the view from Fosdinovo includes of the River Magra, the coast, the sea and the wonderful gulf of La Spezia. Podere Lavandaro is located here in Via Castiglione, in the inter-regional DOC zone of Colli di Luni.

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