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Wonderful visit, just the two of us

We called in 'on spec' as it was after 1pm and other wineries were closed. Fortunately this one... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Annette H
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Outstanding

Bolgheri is so magical and as an energy of nature. The tour was amazing and to top it off we had... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
gingirl90
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Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I've visited many wineries in my travels, and had a lot of great experiences. But, I found a very special wine experience at Tenuta di Vaira, in Bolgheri, Italy, about 45 minutes south of Livorno (great for cruise passengers who don't want to visit Florence or Pisa). This small, family-run winery produces about 30,000 bottles a year. It's a small, nondescript place that has a pleasant wine tasting menu, and good wines to try (both red and white). You will get a short tour of the vines and production house (very modern equipment). They also make a great olive oil. Their real gem, however, is the absolutely-sensational Bolgherese Superiore. It's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a beautiful silky texture and beautiful flavor. Lucky for us, their 2011 vintage is now being offered in the shop, and that is one of their best years in decades (for this winery). The wine spends 16 months in French oak barrels, and then 6 months more in the bottle before being offered for sale. Try it, you will love it. At 24 EUR per bottle, it rivals some of the highly-expensive wines from Napa Valley and France. The staff is helpful and friendly, and speak both English and German.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We went to this place because we wantred to take my sister and her friend to a wine-tasting.

First we got a small tour of the actual vineyard, and our guide/host was very passionate and informative about the facility.

After this we sat down on a delightful patio in front of the main house with a beautiful view of the garden, and were served a fantastic lunch. Fist our host brought a delicious white wine, and immediately some cheeses and jams to taste, and after a selection of the red wine of the house and local ham and salami, and bread with tomatoes or cheese- all well prepared and nicely presented.

Out host, Giovanna, left us red wine on the table, but as the day was very hot, she informed us that she was going to leave the white wine in the fridge to keep cold, but kept passing every 10 minutes to see if anyone of us wanted a re-fill etc.

We were so full we had to leave some of the bread and cheeses on the table, as we could not finish it, and we concluded our visit with some shopping in their wine shop.

My sisters friend, never having been to a place like this before, was amazed, and we were all very impressed with our experience.

€20 per person for the abundance of food and wine is perfectly priced, and I would definetily recommend this place.

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