Today we visit 2 of Small Vineyards estates. From Montecucco, to Val d’Orcia to Montalcino. Taste along the way and learn of the land and the ways of the Tuscans in this beautiful countryside.
Our first stop, the sweet and picture perfect city of Pienza. Pienza is the passion of many a filmaker, such as the "English Patient", and "Romeo and Juliet". Sheep dot the valley floor and Pecorino spills from the shops. We take the time to stroll the tiny streets of this beautiful little hilltown, taste the cheeses, and a variety of Balsamic Vinegars in flavors too numerous to mention!
Then, Perazzeta, where Alessandro Bocci makes both olive oil and wine. A passionate man, he named two of his wines Rita and Sara, after daughter and wife and, of course, father "Irio" is the last great wine from Perazzeta. Every year they throw away twice as many grapes as they press, for the pursuit of the most perfect wine, and it is delicious.
After a tasting, we walk next door to taste a plate of Flavio's pasta while gazing at the beautiful valleys. The countryside here is glorious, and we enjoy more of it on our way back to Siena via Maestro Sanguineti and his vineyards, La Magia. Where he is rightly famous for his Brunello di Montalcino. Many of you know Antonio, Opera Lover, Race Car Driver and Winemaker, and are anxious to experience his estate where he grows his grapes, because his wines, and the man himself are both fabulous. After this incredible day, our tour ends back in Siena at your Hotel.