10 Best Wine hotels in Tuscany

Tuscany is not only the most famous wine region in Italy but, arguably, one of the foremost wine regions in Europe. This is in no small part due to its romantic landscape of rolling hills and valleys, its abundance of sunshine and its striking, orange coloured soil, all which contribute to the flavour of local wines. But the region’s natural assets aren’t the only ingredients, the hilltop towns, the cypress-lined roads, and the way the grapes have been planted between them influence the flavour too, as does the region’s winemaking traditions. And it probably makes sense that some of the best hotels in Tuscany’s wine regions are also the best vineyard hotels in Tuscany.

Tuscany

Its signature red grape, Sangiovese, is responsible for the distinctive flavours of Montepulciano and Montalcino wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape variety of the so-called ‘Super-Tuscan’ red wines. Chianti aside - see our separate guide to the 12 best wine hotels in Chianti, we’ve found our 10 best wine hotels in Tuscany around Montepulciano, Montalcino, Orcia, Livorno and Cortona.

Great Tuscan Wine hotels for food lovers

Food and wine always go hand in hand, and there are a great many hotels in Tuscany that are good at doing both. Here are a few of our favourites.

The Castello di Potentino is a classic Tuscan castle with very friendly owners who create a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere - surrounded by working vineyards and an organic farm. The River Cafe’s Avinash Kumar flies in to teach the cooking classes and the rustic backdrops perfect for discovering the region’s wine. The 11 rooms start from €180 per night.

Castello di Potentino

Tuscany is a great place to learn more about Italian cooking, and if that’s part of your travel plans then Tenuta san Pietro might be ideal for you. This ten room hotel has fabulous food and cookery classes, as well as sweeping views of the property’s olive farm and surrounding vineyard.

Tenuta san Pietro

The hotel Il Falconiere occupies a stunning, 17th century manor house, and has 22 spacious rooms and suites. But the hotel really comes into its own in its Michelin starred restaurant where you can also take cooking classes or wine tastings. The pool and spa are completely charming too.

Il Falconiere

Great value wine Hotels in Tuscany

While some of the top wine hotels in Tuscany offer every luxury you can imagine, plenty of the best wine hotels in the Tuscan region are fantastically good value. You can find great places to stay in small, charming restaurants with rooms, estate agriturismo and in many of the smaller vineyards.

Close to Chiusi, Il Patriarca is surrounded by vineyards, and offers dreaming views over them from the floor to ceiling windows of its 22 comfortable, romantic bedrooms. But it’s the Michelin starred restaurant and impressive wine cellar, and relaxed bistro which helped it make the cut on our Guru’s list. It’s also extremely good value.

Il Patriarca

The Antica Fattoria la Parrina is a fantastic working olive farm and vineyard, with a selection of 15 rooms, suites and apartments sleeping up to eight. Traditionally Tuscan in style, and offering fantastic local cuisine - much of it straight from the estate, there’s also a lot to do here, from playing tennis or table tennis, swimming in the pool, or borrowing a bike to explore the local area.

Antica Fattoria la Parrina

Most Romantic Wine Hotels in Tuscany

During the Renaissance the Locanda dell’Amorosa was a whole hamlet, but today it’s a small luxury hotel with 27 beautiful rooms, most overlooking the local vineyards, a fantastic restaurant serving locally sourced cuisine, and a charming wine bar with a vast wine list, and pool-with-a-view. The location is great for exploring the region.

Locanda dell Amorosa

The Castello Banfi il Borgo is a castle and wine estate, built in the 13th century, and now offering nine elegant, boutique-style rooms with arched ceilings, four-poster beds and stunning view. Plus an enoteca or wine shop, a spa and a gourmet restaurant. As well as being luxurious the enoteca probably goes towards making this one of the best hotels in Tuscany’s wine regions.

Castello Banfi il Borgo

Poggio Piglia, near Chiusi, looks like a typical Tuscan farmhouse from the outside - and it does produce its own wine and olive oil - but step inside to unexpected sophistication: smooth wooden floors, huge windows, funky lights and modern art installations.

Poggio Piglia

Luxury Vineyard Hotels in Tuscany

The Castello di Vicarello is one of the best luxury hotels in the Tuscan countryside, a seven room castle hotel with panoramic views over its own working vineyards. The decor is Italianate opulence: traditional and romantic, and there’s a top of the range spa and pool and a restaurant serving local sourced regional cuisine.

Castello di Vicarello

Conti di San Bonifacio is a stunning, five room Tuscan farmhouse renovation set in the hills above its own wine estate. Expect four-poster beds, furniture throws, marble bathrooms, fireplaces and terraces, and an infinity pool with incredible views. And of course fantastic food and wine.

Conti di San Bonifacio

It’s a cliché but there really is something for everything in our range of Tuscan wine hotels, whether you want good food, great views, romance, relaxation or just a simple base from which to explore the area. This list only dips its toes in what we have. You can continue dipping on our list of recommendations for the 10 best Tuscan hotels for food and wine. Or, to see our full Tuscan recommendations, check out all our recommended hotels in Tuscany. Or you might like to refine your search to just the best hotels in rural Tuscany, or the best hotels in Tuscan towns.

10 Best Wine Hotels in Tuscany

  • Castello Banfi il Borgo Tuscany 14 rooms from €420

    Foodies  -  Fantastic traditional Tuscan dishes and an Enoteca stocking wine from the 7000 acre wine estate.
    Good wine list  -  The castle has its own vineyard which produces award-winning wines.
    Romantic  -  Utterly romantic in location, decoration, and ambience.
    Views  -  Panoramic views of the hotel's vineyards around.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    An award-winning Tuscan boutique hotel with serious joie de vivre. A stunning 13th-century castle and wine estate with traditional romantic interiors, gourmet Tuscan cuisine, an enoteca, and heated pool. Luxurious rooms and suites have arched ceilings, four poster beds, and stunning views. See More

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  • Monteverdi Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Tuscany 7 rooms from €590

    Romantic Break
    Cooking classes  -  Learn how to make Tuscan treats
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Typically Tuscan; rural romance and gastronomic indulgence in a fantastically luxurious room, suite or villa. Huge stand alone bath tubs, log fires, neutral hues, vine covered terraces, and a sparkling infinity pool. Great for couples, families, groups of friends. See More

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  • Locanda dell’Amorosa Sinalunga (Siena), Tuscany 27 rooms from €280

    Great walks  -  You'll never bore of exploring the vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out nearby Montepulciano. the highest Tuscan town, a medieval settlement witha rich history.
    Local markets  -  Food lovers should not miss out on the Museo del Tartufo. (Truffle Museum)
    Swimming Pool  -  Large pool with Tuscan views
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Former Renaissance hamlet, turned luxury boutique hotel. A Romantic spot with beautiful bedrooms, locally-sourced gourmet cuisine, and charming wine bar. Relax by the pool or explore the surrounding in the Tuscan Hills and historical towns. See More

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  • La Bandita Townhouse Pienza, Tuscany 12 rooms from €325

    Foodies  -  Home to a laid-back Tuscan restaurant with locally sourced produce and great wines, this hotel works well for foodies
    Hideaway  -  Offering quiet rooms in a picturesque Tuscan village, book this hotel for an idyllic hideaway holiday
    Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed suites and romantic soaking tubs, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getaway
    Great walks  -  See the sights of UNESCO heritage village Pienza on a long walk; ask your host for local tips
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    Sophisticated townhouse oozing contemporary chic with a fantastic restaurant. Minimalist bedrooms and suites have exposed brickwork, white washed walls, wooden four poster beds and stand alone bath tubs. Fresh modern Italian food with daily a changing menu. Contemporary townhouse vibe. See More

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  • Siena House Tuscany 7 rooms from €199

    Groups  -  4 rooms, modern and funky interiors, and shared open plan kitchen space, gardens and pool make this ideal for a group holiday
    Hideaway  -  Pool, kitchen, and projection room, chic bedrooms to while away the afternoons, and endless regional sites nearby
    Sights nearby  -  Lucignano, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Monteriggiono, Montepulciano
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A refreshingly contemporary hotel in Tuscany. Just seven rooms and suites feature artwork, views, large bathrooms and chic furnishings. Shared kitchen space, cinematic projection room, pool and gardens. Very laid back atmosphere. A great choice for relaxing holiday for a group of friends or family. See More

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  • Poggio Piglia Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 9 rooms from €150

    Romantic Break
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    An attractive stone Tuscan farmhouse renovation that produces its own olive oil and wine. Contemporary designer bedrooms combine parquet floors, white washed walls and modern art installations. Fantastic views, excellent food, very sophisticated. See More

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  • Antica Fattoria la Parrina Albinia Grosseto 15 rooms from €130

    Foodies  -  A working vineyard and olive farm with a fabulous Tuscan kitchen using products straight from the estate.
    Garden  -  A stunning nursery garden built up with plants since 1983.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Back to Nature

    A fantastic working farmhouse with vineyards and olive groves. A selection of rooms, suites, and apartments (sleep 4 to 8), all in traditional Tuscan style with a cottagey feel. Tennis courts, bikes, swimming pool, table tennis. Fabulous traditional cuisine and tasting sessions. A country escape! See More

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  • Castello di Potentino Seggiano, Tuscany 11 rooms from €180

    Foodies  -  Foodies heaven- River Café chef Avinash Kumar flies in to teach cooking classes and Emily O'Hare takes care of the wine.
    Total relaxation  -  The perfect retreat to refresh and recharge, yoga in the mornings, cooking in the afternoon and wine in the evenings.
    Great walks  -  Wander around working organic farm, filled with vineyards and olive groves.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena.

    Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Haunting beauty, rustic charm and excellent value. A must is their five day wine, yoga and pasta retreat. See More

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  • La locanda del Loggiato Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany 6 rooms from €120

    Romantic Break  -  Visit local villages: Montalcino, Abbadia San Salvatore, visit the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and nearby Bagni san Filippo
    Foodies  -  Brunello wine region. In the Autumn, Montalcino food festival in medieval fortress, with vats of polenta and cooking on spits
    Views  -  Over the water-filled square of Bagno Vignoni
    Sights nearby  -  Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano

    A romantic hotel within a medieval village. Unique rooms feature wooden beams, views over the square and terracotta floors. A thermal spa in the village, walking tours, and wine tasting in the surrounds. An enchanting weekend for couples in typical Tuscan style. See More

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  • Il Rigo San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany 13 rooms from €100

    Local exploring  -  Thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni (4km); walkable sights of Vileta Chapel and Pienza; San Quirico with 16th century gardens
    Foodies  -  Home grown organic produce from the farm, annual olive oil festival, nearby is home of Brunello di Montalcino wine
    Cooking classes  -  Within hotel kitchen, 1 or 4 day courses
    Sights nearby  -  Val d'Orcia's small hilltop villages
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A lovely country house in the Tuscan hills. Rooms are minimalist with rustic touches of embroidery and antiques. Complete with working farm, cyprus trees and vine covered terraces. Outstanding Tuscan cuisine, bicycles available, secluded setting. A great choice for couples or families. See More

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  • Il Chiostro di Pienza Pienza, Tuscany 37 rooms from €85

    Romantic Break  -  Candlelight meals on the rooftop, lazy days by the pool and magnificant suites, some featuring original ceiling frescoes.
    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of this ancient and orginal example of Rennaissance townplanning, explore and soak up the history.
    Sights nearby  -  In the historic central square of Pienza, only 100m from the famed Pienza Cathedral
    Great walks  -  The Tuscan hillsides and vineyards make for some spectacular walking.

    Former monastery in the heart of Pienza offers elegance and style, with delightful bedrooms in natural tones with tiled floors and arched ceilings. The cloister terrace restaurant serves delicious food and there are beautiful gardens and a pool that overlook the undulating valley. A romantic spot. See More

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  • Castello di Vicarello Tuscany 7 rooms from €638

    Views  -  Stunning valley views of the vineyards beyond.
    Romantic  -  Rural romance and glorious countryside.
    Spa breaks
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    A highly luxurious boutique hotel perched on a hilltop with panoramic views over its own vineyards. Romantic rooms and suites have traditional decoration and Italianate opulence. A top of the range spa, fabulous regional cuisine fresh from the garden, and a pool. Glorious, rural, romantic. See More

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  • Il Falconiere Cortona, Tuscany 22 rooms from €436

    Sights nearby  -  Take a picnic to Lake Trasimeno and spend a summers day in the water.
    Cooking classes  -  On site cookery school, led by Chef and owner Silvia Baracchi.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Relais & Chateaux

    Romantic setting for food lovers. Dine at a Micehlin-starred restaurant in a stunning 17th Century Tuscan manor. Beautiful, spacious rooms are a perfect blend of homely meets luxury. Relax by the pool or at the spa. Dining is top class plus you can take part in cooking classes and wine tasting. See More

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  • Tenuta San Pietro Lucca 10 rooms from €170

    Foodies
    Sights nearby  -  Not far from Lucca. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from the town
    Cooking classes  -  One day classes or cooking holidays available
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    A small gourmet hotel with rustic rooms, sweeping valley views, an olive farm and surrounding vineyard. Bedrooms with stone walls, wooden beams, and private terraces. Fabulous food, cookery lessons, and art classes. An excellent choice for an active gourmet holiday. See More

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  • Locanda di San Francesco Montepulciano Siena, Tuscany 4 rooms from €200

    Foodies
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of historic Montepulciano
    Views  -  Wonderful views across the Val d'Orcia
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A small hotel and restaurant in a charming hilltown. Four rustic chic bedrooms with fabulous views, excellent gourmet restaurant, and lots to do in the surrounding area from wine tasting to local music festivals. See More

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  • Conti di San Bonifacio Gavorrano Grosseto, Tuscany 5 rooms from €209

    Luxury
    Romantic Break
    Honeymoons
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the mediaeval hilltop villages of the Maremma region
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Stunning Tuscan farmhouse renovation set in hills overlooking its wine estate. Superbly luxurious rooms and suites with four poster beds, fur throws, marble bathrooms, fireplaces and terraces. Fantastic food, infinity pool, wine tasting and endless views. Utterly romantic. See More

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  • Il Patriarca Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 22 rooms from €119

    Views  -  Stunning views over the vineyards.
    Foodies  -  Michelin star Tuscan cuisine.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    An outstanding hotel surrounded by vineyards. Romantic bedrooms have soft fabrics, four poster beds, and floor to ceiling windows. Michelin starred restaurant, a large wine cellar and bistro, pool and beautiful views over the vines. Dreamy, very relaxing, and romantic. See More

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Written by Helen Pickles

posted Friday, 2nd August 2019