Suvereto is a small and wonderful medieval village with about 3,000 inhabitants, dating back to the end of the X century (April 973). The natural etymology of this land derives from the cork forests (Quercus Suber), plants that were once very frequently found in this part of Tuscany. The village is set on the slopes of the hills that dominate the sea and the coast. Suvereto is also renowned for its Art, History, Food & Wine, and Music & Folklore celebrations.
Did you know that Suvereto – Already awarded the Orange Flag of the Touring Club - is also part of The Wine City (Città del Vino), The Oil City (Città dell’olio), The Slow Food Cities (Città Slow Food) and the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy? (I Borghi più Belli d’Italia) Many farms, mills and wineries are scattered all over its territory, some even of international fame, where you can taste typical products and dishes that derive from our genuine gastronomic tradition. Suvereto is one of the most beautiful historic villages on the Tuscan coast, halfway between the hills and the sea: full of history and art. This small, rural community is a precious architectural pearl in which the ancient city walls, the imposing Fortress, the paved alleys, the historic town hall, San Giusto church and the cloister of San Francesco intersect in a harmonious way. The many restaurants offer local cuisine in the stone buildings: wild boar sausage and 'soppressata', wild boar with olives, pappardelle pasta with wild boar, game. In addition to wine production, in Suvereto, you can find also find different types of cheese, ancient grains, medicinal herbs, honey and obviously oil, where expert olive growers and millers know how to combine tradition and modern technology in order to ensure genuine products of high quality.
Wine has always been considered more of a food than a beverage, especially since Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister and Princess of Lucca and Piombino, sensed its enormous potential, having a modern "Bordeaux-style" vineyard planted. The first brand referring to wine was founded in 1983, the "Ghibello", which the producers use in the bottling, but which was then soon replaced with "Ghimbergo" due to a namesake in Northern Italy. Then in 1989 the birth of the "DOC Val di Cornia" and, finally, in 2011, the year in which it will be possible to allocate the grapes harvested for the production of wines that can use the acronym "DOCG Suvereto" on the label. The history of the Suveretan viticulture starts very far back, intertwines with that of the Etruscans and Romans, and then goes from the Low to the High Middle Ages, up to the present day. To symbolise the winning encounter between tradition and innovation, which is the very brand of this production, thanks to the intelligent and refined work of top-level oenologists, we find the grafting of Cabernet, Merlot, Sirah and other Sangiovese vines , for which Suvereto has a strong historical vocation. The prestigious international awards obtained from local wines demonstrate the extraordinary development of the Suveretan companies. A dense and lively fabric of small and medium-sized companies, which combine the natural quality of the product with the use of the most modern techniques, as well as the environmental quality of the territory to the direct commitment and passion of the farming families, is the sign of this "land of wine". The presence of wine shops and tasting places in the old streets of the village and the numerous events dedicated to food and wine festively complete an ancient and very modern vocation.
It is nice to get lost on the white and dusty roads of Suvereto, which run through the vast expanses of vineyards and olive groves and then to stop at the cellars to discover the secrets of the wine. Entering the cellars to visit and taste the wines, you are welcomed by the enthusiasm of the producers, who, in their stories, can convey all the passion that being a wine artisan brings. Along with the wine, there are many itineraries for those who want to combine culture and the scenic beauty with the discovery of flavours and sport. In the territory of Suvereto there are olive mills and dairies ready to help visitors discover all the local culinary delights. For lovers of trekking and cycling there are many paths that wind through the vineyards and cellars.