Sipping a glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano before one of Tuscany's most captivating landscapes is an extraordinary experience.
On the ground floor of La Rocca it is possible to enjoy a first-hand experience, that of wine tasting: sixteen different labels of Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva are available at the tasting table. Visitors can also taste San Gimignano DOC wines in the three types Red, Rosé and Vinsanto, Chianti DOCG and Toscana IGT wines, so as to offer them the entire range of wines produced in the area. Since the wines produced by all the local winegrowers amount to more than two hundred, the labels available for tasting are constantly changing.
Tastings are planned with the assistance of expert sommeliers, who can provide those who are getting acquainted with the local wines for the first time with the basic knowledge. For those wishing to obtain more detailed information, there is the possibility to arrange seminars, also by appointment, where visitors are provided with full information on the wines of the territory and are presented with an assortment of pairings with local products.
The centre also hosts events organised by the Consortium to present the wines in the presence of the producers.
To learn more about production, visitors will find a touch screen with a list of estates producing Vernaccia di San Gimignano, their wines, how to find them and contact them, as well as information on all the typical products of the territory, San Gimignano DOP saffron, Tuscan IGP extra virgin olive oil, Tuscan DOP prosciutto ham and Tuscan IGP finocchiona [fennel salami].