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Ravazzi Cantina – My family’s Favorite San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

Last updated on November 27th, 2023

If you are planning a trip to Southern Tuscany you might consider planning an afternoon wine tasting in San Casciano dei Bagni. 

After living in the area for years and visiting all of the local San Casciano dei Bagni wineries, one cantina stands out – Ravazzi Cantina stands out. My family continues to come back to, time after time.

In this article, I will guide you through my family’s experience with Ravazzi, providing you with my top advice and tips for wine tasting in Southern Tuscany. 

Whether you are planning a specific trip to San Casciano dei Bagni or happen to be in the area, be sure to carve out a bit of time at Ravazzi – you won’t be sorry! 

Why Visit Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

Ravazzi Cantina is a family run winery that has been in business since 1956, founded by Enio Ravazzi. We could immediately feel the passion and love Ravazzi has for making wine.

Planning A Visit To Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

Stone wall with metal 'Ravazzi' logo.

If you only have one day in San Casciano dei Bagni, you may not have the time to go wine tasting but because Ravazzi is open until 7:00pm, you can easily swing by on your way out for a quick stop.

If, however, you are planning a longer visit to San Casciano dei Bagni or other neighboring towns such as Cetona, Città della Pieve, Radicofani, Chiusi or Sarteano, there is plenty of time for wine tasting and is a great way to break up your time touring around or soaking in the thermal baths

Booking Tip: If you are visiting the area in the height of tourism, from June through the end of August, be sure to contact Ravazzi several days before your visit. 

My top reasons for visiting Ravazzi:

  • Family run for three generations
  • Wide selection of white, red, rose, prosecco and sweet wines
  • Free electric car charge with tasting at the winery
  • Kid friendly 
  • Free wine tasting without reservation
  • Wine tasting in private villas in Southern Tuscany with reservation
  • Wine tasting onsite with local cheese and cured meats with reservation
  • Bottled and boxed wine for sale
  • Experience with overseas markets and clients
  • English speaking
Family snacks inside Ravazzi Winery while husband talks to staff member.
My family getting a tour from Martina, one of Alberto’s children.

Ravazzi has a wide selection of wines to choose from, making it a good choice for any type of client. From whites and rosés to chianti classics and more refined blends, Ravazzi has something for you. 

Good To Know: If you are driving an electric car, Ravazzi offers a free charge while you taste their wine at the cantina. 

Where is Ravazzi Winery San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery?

side view of large oak wine barrels sitting on wooden shelves in a dark room

Ravazzi winery is located in Palazzone, a small town part of San Casciano dei Bagni in the province of Siena. From the center of San Casciano dei Bagni, it’s about a 20 minute drive. 

To visit the cantina, you must have a car and arrive at Palazzone. Coming from the direction of San Casciano dei Bagni, turn left onto Via delle Cantina from Strada Provinciale 82. The Cantina is on your right with parking on the opposite side of the road.  

Wine Tastings At Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

One of the reasons we initially were drawn to Ravazzi were all their tasting options. 

Free Wine Tasting At Cantina Ravazzi

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Best For: Travelers with less time and looking to pick up some wine to bring home as souvenirs or gifts

Ravazzi offers free wine tasting if you want to stop by without pre-booking. If, however, you would like a more structured tasting with local specialties , pre-book a tasting online (see below).  

Formal Wine Tasting With Local Products

Table set with appetizers and wines. There are also tulips on the table and wine barrels on the back wall.

Best For: Visitors who would like a more in-depth explanation and tasting at Ravazzi with local food products to accompany the various wines. 

For a more formal tasting at their wine shop, pre-book a tasting on their website prior to your visit. 

I suggest this for visitors who would like a longer and more complete experience. These formal tastings are more structured with the family’s various wines and local products such as pecorino cheese, cured meats and other snacks to accompany each wine.

Wine Tasting In Private Villas 

View of Italian town from across an olive grove and forest. In the foreground is a table set with wine glasses and plates.

Best For: Families or larger parties looking for a luxury and intimate experience. 

Most recently, Ravazzi has implemented a new wine tasting formula at private villas in the Tuscan countryside. You can request their exclusive experience with a private yard overlooking some of the most beautiful Southern Tuscan countryside. 

Most recently, Ravazzi has held private tastings at Pieve Mirabella (Umbria) and L’ocanda Rancioli in San Casciano dei Bagni. 

Wines At Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

Bottles of red wine on a shelf.

Ravazzi has two main lines of wine. The first, the Classic line, was developed upon its initiation while the second, more refined line, has been developed throughout the years by Alberto Ravazzi, Enio’s son. 

Classic Wines

The classic collection at Ravazzi winery is the base for the company, offering a wide selection of wines typical of the Tuscan region, all awarded with DOCG or IGT quality certificates. 

  • Chianti DOCG
  • Chianti Riserva DOCG
  • Unguercio: Toscana Rosso IGT
  • Vignerosse: Sangiovese Toscana IGT
  • Il Nocio: Vermentino Toscana IGT
  • Poggetto: Toscana Rosso IGT
  • Poggetto d’Oro: Toscana Bianco IGT

Private Collection Wines

Large metal rack with wine bottles standing and stacked on different shelves.

Premium line of wine blends developed first by Alberto and now with the help of his children, Martina, Matteo, and Francesco. 

  • Prezioso: Rosso Toscano IGT
  • Isoro: Rosso Toscano IGT
  • Vanitoso: Rosso Toscano IGT
  • Boriosa: Chianti Riserva DOCG
  • BioLogica: Organic Rosso Toscano IGT 
  • Smorfiosa: Bianco Toscano IGT (White)
  • Smorfiosa in Rosa: Toscana Rosato IGT (Rosé)

Other Wines

  • Occhio di Pernice: Vin Santo del Chianti Reserva DOC
  • Grappa di Chianti
  • Grappa di Chianti Riserva
  • Il Santo
  • Brut Ravazzi

My family’s favorites are the Smarfiosa: Bianco Toscano IGT (White) and the Preziosa: Rosso Toscano IGT. 

Good To Know: If you are visiting Tuscany for an extended period of time and would like to purchase larger quantities of wine for either cooking or drinking, consider Ravazzi’s boxed wine. 

Other Products By Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery

At the cantina you can also buy their own olive oil made by the Ravazzi family. This makes a great souvenir or food gift to bring home from your travels in Southern Tuscany. 

Ravazzi San Casciano Dei Bagni Winery With Kids

Man looks at phone in front of Ravazzi cantina while child sits in cardboard box with the cantina's logo.
My daughter playing in one of the Ravazzi boxes as we make our way out with cases of Ravazzi wine

Because Ravazzi San Casciano dei Bagni winery is run by Alberto, his wife Roberta and their three children, it’s no surprise their dedication to families who visit them. 

Although the actual storefront is on the road, they provide ample indoor space, which is safe for children. 

If you are looking for an experience with an open yard or garden for children to freely play and run around, consider one of their tasting at a private villa in the surrounding Tuscan countryside. 

My family initially did the tasting at the wine shop cantina in Palazzone which worked great but if you are looking for a complete winery experience, book their exclusive villa tastings. 

Woman smiles and holds up two bottles of wine.
My happiest self holding Ravazzi wine

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