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Museum of Wine and Grapes in Roccastrada

A sensory voyage through the fragrances of Maremma's grapes

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Roccastrada
Corso Roma, 33, 58036 Roccastrada GR, Italia

Roccastrada's Wine and Grapes Museum is located in the via dell'Orologio, in the heart of the village's historic centre. Specifically, it makes use of rooms dug out of the rock, which historically were used as wine cellars, in order to conserve the flavour and atmosphere of the past.

The museum was created with the aim of documenting the culture and traditions of one of the industries and products that best represents the identity of the Maremma area - namely, wine - and offers explanatory text, guided tours and tasting sessions.

Monteregio wine
Monteregio wine

The display is divided into three sections. Panels in the entrance illustrate the local peasant life, while in the second room you find local wines including 'Monteregio di Massa Marittima,' recognised as a denominazione di origine controllata, or DOC, product. The third part is a tunnel carved into the rock in which the old tools of the trade are displayed, particularly the instruments used for the tending the vines and for wine making.

Info: comune.roccastrada.gr.it

Roccastrada
Medieval villages in Grosseto plain
The picturesque Roccastrada was founded atop a unique mass of trachyte, offering a wide view of the Grosseto plain. A former fief under the Aldobrandeschi family until the early 1300s, the village passed into the hands of the Sienese and later the Medici. The territory around the town – partly covered by forests of oak and chestnut trees – is primarily home to vineyards and olive groves. ...
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