2017-10-16Castle and Wine tour with Vittorio
What a great experience. Vittorio was well spoken and extremely knowledgeable. A sommelier first, Vittorio took us to three spots on the tour. first a 1500'd castle in the chianti region. After seeing the castle and the cellars, you sat in a private room with a huge fireplace, big wooden shutters and antique furniture. The table was set and the wines ready for tasting. he served them one at a time while walking you through the art f tasting and the wonderful samples from the vinyard. then off to a hilltop castle recently reclaimed. and a wonderful lunch in the countryside. then on to visit marquesa Donatella Gondi at her villa that has been in the family since the renaissance. and together with vittorio, we tasted wines on their second floor hunting room . she was just marvelous, telling us the history iof their family in Florence. absolutely not to be missed. This isn't your every day tour.
Castle and Chianti wine tour