Chianti Classico Wine Festival

A Fall Wine Festival In Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

This is the principal Chianti Classico wine festival. It’s held in the main square (triangle is a better description) of Greve in Chianti – Piazza Matteotti – about an hour south of Florence in the centre of the Chianti Classico wine zone. The large piazza is lined with stands belonging to various Chianti Classico wine producers, including many of the most important ones. By buying a glass and the ticket that comes with it, you’re entitled to taste all the wines you like at the booths around the square. The Chianti Classico Festival is normally held on second weekend of September and the preceding Friday (2012 September from 6th to 9th). It starts at about 10 am but warms up during the evening. There is additional entertainment from time to time throughout the day but wines are the central focus. Don’t miss the occasione to taste Chianti Classico together with the producers, book you stay in Chianti region on www.chiantiferie.net

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Chianti Classico Wine Festival

Typical Tuscany farmhouse

agriturismo in toscana

Evocative panoramas and intense emotions are what await those who are planning a spring holiday in Tuscany this year. The Chianti countryside is the ideal destination to take in the incredible scents, colours of the season and holiday in heart of Tuscany. Harmonious landscapes covered in geometric vineyards, where some do the world’s best wine is grown and produced. But there’s more: medieval hamlets, castles, churches and abbeys, hermitages and valleys bursting with green and colour. Tenuta Bichi Borghesi, in the green heart of Montagnola senese, typical Tuscany farmhouse, surrounded by woods, vineyards and oliveyards, proposes a 10% discount for stays from 22nd April to 12th May. Visit http://www.chiantiferie.net/inglese/last-minute.php  to enjoy this or other spring offers.

Typical Tuscany farmhouse

Holiday in Chianti Classico

Chianti, as the gentle hills and valleys between Florence and Siena are called, produces some of the country’s best wines. The most well-known is Chianti Classico. It’a a land of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. Among them stand romanesque churches, known as Pievi, and the many castles of Florentine and Sienese warlords: one of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the cradle of one of the most celebrated wines, ideal for an holiday in Tuscany. But Chianti is not only beautiful wine and unforgettable scenaries, but also warm hospitality. Filippo and Giampaolo Stefanelli, fulfilling an old promise made to their grandfather, manage their Agriturismo with a clear and ambitious project in their mind: creating a farmhouse in Chianti that is able to to make the guests re-discover forgotten flavours and sounds, unimaginable landscapes and the colours of the Tuscan countryside that recognizes only who loves this territory as much as they do. The farm, located in the heart of Chianti, is mainly characterized by a small wine production of excellent quality. The Chianti Classico Spadaio e Piecorto 2008 has, in fact, received the coveted, but often only dreamed, 3 red galsses by Gambero Rosso in the “Italian Wines” guide. They don’t produce only wine but also a godd extravergin olive oil “Terre del Chianti Classico” DOP.


Respect and love and the patient waiting of the seasons is the recipe that Filippo and Giampaolo follow to produce their wine and olive oil. A feeling that shines through the welcoming to those who decide to spend their holiday at Agriturismo Piecorto,
a small village that has been built on he rests of an antique fortress of the Florentine Republic of the 12th century. It is situated on a flat crest that is crossed by an old Roman road.

To discover Agriturismo Piecorto and its beauties and to book you holiday in the heart of Chianti Classico you can visit http://www.chiantiferie.net/inglese/dettaglio-strutture.php?test=23

Holiday in Chianti Classico

Holiday in Tuscany

Hardly, in another part of Italy, history is present as in Val d’Elsa: not only for the architecture that resists intact in at least three conspicuous places: San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Colle. In Val d’Elsa history is a living book, where flipping its pages is to chat with people, to smell its perfumes, to enchante with its landscapes, that you will be able to admire just opening the windows of each apartment at La Pieve di San Martino, the 13th century parish Church restored by Mauro and Alessandra Pineschi, that allows its customers to spend an unforgettable stay in Tuscany. La Pieve di San martino, among the Tuscan hills, is the ideal place for a holiday in Tuscany, as, thank to its central position, you’ll be able to visit, without changing accommodation every day, the essential spots for a perfect holiday in Tuscany, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra, il Chianti. And the evening, after a long day visiting villages and castles, vineyards and museums, you will be able to relax on the terrace or at the pool drinking a glass of wine or just looking at the breathtaking sunset. it’s really possible for those who stay at La Pieve di San Martino to breathe deeply the “air of the past” but with all the modern comforts. The incomparable Tuscan landscape, the lush green of the spring, the sun and the golden light of the summer are the setting of this place. Alessandro, Mauro and their son Marco try to spend much time as possible with their guests, organizing, when it is possible, nice dinners all together with Mauro’s Barbecue, good wine, and the genuine farm’s extravergin olive oil.

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Holiday in Tuscany

Farmhouse in Chianti

Chianti is the Land of harmony. It’s easy to say that the identity of Chianti lies in its wine, but it’s a simplification. Yet it is absolutely true that we are in a terroir that is among the most important, fascinating and famous in the world.
However, to reduce Chianti to Chianti alone (the play on words is intentional) would be doing an injustice to its complexity because, if anything, the common denominator of this land lies in the highest accepted meaning of the rural. An aristocratic rural, because of the excellence of its produce that has determined this exclusiveness.

At bottom, wine is the result of Chianti and not vice versa.
Side by side with wine this rural wisdom has also preserved and then re-launched olive-oil, has brought back the Cinta Sienese breed and a certain amount of sheep-rearing with the production of excellent Pecorino cheeses. Part of Chianti’s identity lies in its cuisine. Every dish is the result of a culture that harks back to the land and the bond established between man and environment, perhaps maintained more than elsewhere precisely because it has been experienced here more than elsewhere.

The philosophy of this land was fully shared by Sandro and Carla that, in respect of the agricultural traditions of Chianti, conduct their Farmhouse in Chianti, near Greve in Chianti. The fantastic farmhouse in the green hill of Chianti is a small but very active farm. A luxuriant and well-kept olive groves, the pride of Sandro, produces the typical Chianti extra virgin olive oil: a deep green, fruity olive oil with its bitter or sweet taste, depending on the year, pungent and sometimes spicy (this oil is now sold, thanks to Sandro’s sister Mariapia, in Milan). Sandro has recently planted one hectare of forestry dedicated to the precious black truffle, with the planting of about 200 hazel trees seedlings inoculated with black truffle spores, the truffle yard can be visited with a nice walk along a picturesque path in the woods. For lovers of walking, then, the 20-hectare farm is crossed by many nice paths.
When the shadows of the setting sun grow longer and colour the valleys of the Chianti in bluish tones, life at La Sala seems to come to a standstill and it’s time to enjoy a few minutes of relaxation at the pool looking at the breathtaking panorama or just lie in the shadow of one of two huge figs (the fruit of which give rise to tasty jams closed with a hint of cognac or whiskey) and if you’re lucky and the vegetable garden produced in quantity, tasting fries (green tomatoes, squash blossoms, zucchini and more) that Sandro and Carla like to offer their guests.

Spending your holidays as guests of Sandro and Carla, you learn to appreciate the gentle passing of time in a setting where beauty and simplicity are one.

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Farmhouse in Chianti

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a white wine that is produced around the Medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy. The name of the grape refers either to a derivation of the word “vernaculus,” Latin for local, meaning it’s the local grape, or the town of Vernazza in Liguria, where it might have come from. It’s been around for centuries, with earliest written references from the 13th century. Vernaccia was the favorite wine of Pope Martin IV. In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, he placed Pope Martin in Purgatorio, forever made to eat eels pickled in Vernaccia for his sins of gluttony.

19th and 20th February the new Vernaccia 2011 and the Riserva 2010 and 2009 will be presented and it will be possible to taste them.

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Vernaccia di San Gimignano