Campriano is located 17 km south of Siena on the border between the Sienese Crete and the Val di Merse forests in a territory rich with evidence of the Etruscan civilization. In the forests of Campriano the Stile tributary originates, which then flows into the Arbia River.
To reach Campriano from Siena it’s possible to take the panoramic secondary road that begins on state road n° 2 Cassia at the fork at Malamerenda. From this well maintained secondary road that winds for 10km through the Crete's hills while crossing the valley of the Sorra River, there are many views of the Sienese countryside still in tact.
From Campriano we see the panorama of Monte Amiata with the Val d’Orcia and all of the Sienese Crete until the border with Chianti. Murlo is located about 4km from Campriano from which one can admire what remains of the Etruscan settlement of Poggio Civitate and the famous Antiquariam.
From here one can easily reach the most famous centers of the southern part of the province like Buonconvento, Montalcino, S. Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza and Monte Oliveto.
Italian Red Wine
While picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate serve to unify the grape-growing culture of this country. The apparent never-ending world of indigenous grape varieties gives Italy an unexampled charm and allure for its red wines. From the steep inclines of the Alps to the sprawling, warm, coastal plains of the south, red grape varieties thrive throughout.
The kings of Italy, wines like Barolo and Barbaresco (made of Nebbiolo), and Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino (made of Sangiovese), as well as Amarone (mostly Corvina), play center stage for the most lauded, collected and cellar-worthy reds. Less popular but entirely deserving of as much praise are the wines made from Aglianico, Sagrantino and Nerello Mascalese.
For those accustomed to drinking New World reds, the south is the place to start. Grapes like Negroamaro or Primitvo from Puglia and Nero d’Avola from Sicily make soft, ammicable, full-bodied, fruit-dominant wines. Curious palates should be on the lookout for Cannonau (Grenache), Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.