The Wine Road of Elba
The origins of the wine business at Elba refer to distant centuries of which no memory has survived, what have remained are the passion, the knowledge and the culture of wine that people preserve jealously.
Today the majority of the wine companies of the territory is part of a protection association that wants to promote the uniqueness of the island's wine through the Itinerary of Elba – Wine Road. The route is linked to the well known Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast located in the area of Livorno, in the mainland.
The excellencies of Elba are the raisin wines, perfect to accompany desserts and chocolate: muscat, aleatico and ansonica. These are the wines that best represent the charming feelings of the island's micro-climate, but red and white wines are not less interesting: vermentino, procanico, sangiovese, syrah.
The vineyards are located all over the island and they are often located in really suggestive positions overlooking the sea and the beaches beneath. It's worth it even take a look at the vineyards from the coast, maybe during a boat trip. Almost every time is possible to visit the wine companies on the whole territory of the island.