Grape & Olive Harvest In Maremma Tuscany

Mid-September into early November is a fantastic time to explore southern Tuscany. The autumn colors are mesmerizing, the weather is cool, and fewer tourists are around.

Almost every village has a food festival to celebrate the harvest of grapes or olives, or to indulge in the seasonal flavors of chestnuts. There are also opportunities to go truffle and mushroom hunting. Tuscan cuisine is delicious year-round, but there is something simply special about seasonal fall dishes for many visitors.

Autumn In Argentario: Wine Festival, And Visits In Wineries And Olive Oil Mills

If you are a foodie looking for seasonal wine and food experiences in Maremma, there are quite a few options around the Argentario Promontory.

argentario olive harvest golf course

In October, hotels like Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort will be harvesting the products of its beautiful olive groves along its golf course. The resort’s verdant estate is maintained exclusively with organic and sustainable methods and has been awarded the BioAgriCert environmental certification.

The design hotel near Porto Ercole collaborates with fantastic wineries and olive oil mills in southern Tuscany. You cannot miss a visit to the design Le Mortelle Winery, owned by the historic “wine family” – Antinori. You can visit this or another local winery, complete with wine tasting, as part of a hotel package, for example, the “Golf & Wine” experience, or as an independent excursion during your luxury stay in Tuscany.

Another great option is a visit to Frantoio Franci, a beautiful olive oil mill in the idyllic landscape of Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It produces some top-quality extra virgin olive oils. The visit includes olive oil tasting and a small aperitif with honey, cheese and a glass of red wine. You can reach it with a pleasant one-hour drive from coastal Monte Argentario, across the Tuscan countryside and to the medieval hamlet of Montenero d’Orcia.

Between late October and early November, guests at Argentario Resort can enjoy the unique Gustatus Wine & Food Festival in the nearby town of Orbetello. Tastings, cultural events, street artists, and live music is what you will find along the streets of the pretty lagoon town.

See you soon in Maremma Tuscany!

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