Planning your dream Tuscany trip? If you’re a wine lover, then chances are you’re going to want to spend at least a day out in the countryside exploring some of Italy’s most famous wine regions. Whether you’re curious about Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulicano or Super Tuscans, we highly recommend staying at a vineyard in Tuscany at least for one night.
This is an Italian wine lover’s dream and means you’ll be right in the thick of the winemaking action. Of course, staying on a vineyard isn’t for everyone so we’ve also included lovely hotel options in Tuscany’s main winemaking areas. This way you’re a stone’s throw away from wine tasting too! Keep reading for our tips on the best Tuscany vineyard hotels to choose in 2024.
Why stay at a Tuscany winery hotel?
If you’re a wine lover, there can be no greater experience than spending at least one night at a Tuscany winery hotel. Nestled right amongst the vines, you’re in the thick of the action! There are so many reasons to try a Tuscany vineyard stay, but we recommend it for:
- Easy access to wine tasting
- Opportunity to meet the makers
- No need for a designated driver
- Save money on hiring a driver
8 Best Vineyard Hotels in Tuscany
This is our favorite place to stay at a winery in Tuscany for both the wine and the location itself. Oh and the hosts including American Mary is exquiste! We first went to Querceto di Castellina for their incredible ‘cena in vigne’ or dinner in the vineyards back in 2021 (look out for these, only 1 a month in the summertime and they sell out fast).
The winery is totally organic and Laura is one of our favorite Chianti Classico’s ever. The setting is divine and they also organise cooking classes with the Tuscan mother of the owner Laura! Highly recommend!
One of the most famous and well-known wineries in the Chianti, is undoubtedly Antinori. Whilst you can’t stay at the winery itself, the family owns this gorgeous estate and it’s nestled in the vineyards used in their wine. The rooms are inside three restored medieval houses and staff can organise wine tastings at the hotel too.
3. Fabbrica di San Martino – Lucca
Liv first tried the biodynamic wines from Fabbrica di San Martino when she was living in Bologna back in 2019 and it was love at first sip. Located just outside the wonderful walled Tuscan village Lucca, this is a wonderful location to stay on a working winery. Rooms even have kitchenettes in case you want to self-cater.
4. Castello Banfi – Montalcino
Heading south to the Val d’Orcia wine making area of Tuscany, Montalcino or Montepulciano are the main wine towns to be based in. Most famous and loved, especially by Americans is the New York founded Banfi winery. Now you can stay at the gorgeous castle owned by the Banfi family that overlooks their own vineyards and enjoy wine tastings in the cellar or at the on-site restaurant. Tuscan vineyard hotels don’t get much better than this!
5. Castello di Volpaia – Volpaia
Volpaia is medieval hamlet and a tiny fraction of the larger Radda in Chianti. We think it offers perhaps the most spectacular views at sunset in all of Tuscany! The hamlet make very high quality wines that are all totally organic including Chianti Classico, DOCG wines and IGT wines. For a quieter stay with incredible views, we highly recommend the castello.
You’ll be surrounded by olive groves and vineyards in the heart of the Chianti region here and there’s even a swimming pool!
6. Corzano e Paterno – San Casciano
For a real farmstay, this comes highly recommend from Slow Wine Italy. Not only will you get to enjoy the hotel’s wines, but you will also have the opportunity to try their cheese and olive oil. This accommodation is all self-catering, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for a more affordable stay in a Tuscan stonehouse.
7. Podere Campriano Winery – Greve in Chianti
Live out your Tuscan wine dreams at this small winery hotel in Tuscany. Greve in Chianti’s main piazza is just a 5 minute walk away! Staying at this family-run organic winery, you are surrounded by Chianti vineyards. There is a saltwater outdoor pool, and spacious rooms equipped with kitchens too. Tuscan cooking classes can be arranged on-site using the winery’s organic produce too!
8. Quercia al Poggio – Barberino di Val d’Elsa
Another ‘slow’ winery, Quercia al Poggio make organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. Ideal for two couples or a family, you can rent out their two bedroom apartment and revel in the fact you’re staying in an 18th century Tuscan farmhouse! There are two swimming pools and plenty of ground to explore too.
The best hotels in Tuscany wine country
If you’re not as fussed with staying on an actual winery itself, but just want a great hotel close to all the nearby wineries, then keep reading!
If you’re looking for a luxe stay, try this hotel set in a gorgeous 14th century building. There’s an on-site pool, lush gardens and views over the picturesque Chianti hills. Don’t feel like driving during the evening? Take advantage of the hotel’s on-site restaurant!
Most travelers who visit Tuscany, dream of wandering gorgeous San Gimignano. Often described as a medieval NYC, it’s quintessential Tuscany to a tee. This lovely hotel is just outside of the town (a good thing as San Gimignano gets very busy and touristy during the day). Rooms are luxe with four poster beds and the hotel is nestled in between vineyards and olive groves. Be sure to try San Gimignano’s vernaccia wine!
In Val d’Orcia
If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in the lower part of Tuscany, this is it! Just 7.5 miles from Montalcino, it offers stunning views of the Tuscan hills and a great loctation for wine tasting in Montepulciano/Montalcino. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness center, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. The property also offers wine tasting tours in its own cellar and winery.