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Old 05-24-2018, 01:23 PM
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Just checking to see if anyone can suggest a really good winery in the Chianti region near Siena ... Would like to maybe find a place with rooms and restaurant for a night ...

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Old 05-24-2018, 01:57 PM
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We had a very nice afternoon at Tenuta Torciano near San Gimignano - I recall driving past Siena on the way up there, but can't recall how far it was. It's a family operation and everyone was very nice.

Their wines were on the pricey side, but they have a US warehouse so we had some delivered at home for free.
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A client of mine has lived in Florence over 30 years. She and her husband are very well connected. Her best friend owns an awesome estate winery that I have visited. It is truly spectacular.

Check out the history page under the Estate tab.

https://www.fattoriapetroio.com/
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Two Words: Rick Steves. The gospel when it comes to traveling in Europe. I was in Tuscany last summer with my parents and sister after she finished her study abroad program. We were close to Pienza (Fonte Bertusi, I think) and visited Montepulciano and a winery in Montalcino. Be ready to send back bottles of wine b/c it's so much cheaper and better than stuff you can get here in the states. Enjoy it and eat some pecorino cheese, bread and olive oil, and proscuitto for me!
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..many places go to Castella Bamfi. pick up Rick Steves' travel books in Tuscany. I've been to Florence and wud luv Siena and San Gigoria
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It was years ago but we stayed in Florence and took a tour of various ones. Nice that we didn’t have to drive those curvey roads buzzed but mostly enjoyed learning about the process and history instead of just taste testing.
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My people are originally from sicily. They came thru Ellis island to chicago. My grandfather made Italian red in the basement . I would have glass with dinner when there @_10 yrs old . They knew it was healthy didn't even know if was for getting high on. Best wine i ever hahadd body barrels. During prohibition , you could have 6 gallons ha!
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
My people are originally from sicily. They came thru Ellis island to chicago. My grandfather made Italian red in the basement . I would have glass with dinner when there @_10 yrs old . They knew it was healthy didn't even know if was for getting high on. Best wine i ever hahadd body barrels. During prohibition , you could have 6 gallons ha!
I bet your grandfather was fascinating.

Italian house wine is some of the best stuff on Earth...one of our favorite travel experiences was a few years ago eating cicchetis in Venice across from where they built the gondolas, and drinking glasses of their house red for 1 euro. Just amazing.

Italy is by far my favorite place that I've traveled to...and I think I liked Naples the best.

OP, I'll second the Rick Steve suggestion. You really can't go wrong going to a small place in Tuscany.
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German wine is better. Swiss MOUNTAIN ROADS are THE best. You driving or drinking wine?
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My wife and I went to the region last year and loved it. If you are looking for a great place to stay, I highly recommend Castello Di Velona in Montalcino. It was a true five star hotel. It was worth every penny to me. Beautiful.

Castello Di Velona, Montalcino - Welcome Official Website

My favorite restaurant in Montalcino is also a winery (with great wine), Poggio Antico. Our meal there was a great surprise. It was not a cheap meal, but I liked it better than the hotel restaurant (which was still very good). If you want fine dining, this is a great option.

https://www.poggioantico.com/

If you get a chance, I would also recommend Montepulciano. Great town and completely walkable with a lot of wine options.

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Another point of interest in the area - restaurant called La Cantinetta di Rignana. We had lunch here. Great food, great wine, unbelievable scenery. Again, not exactly near Siena, but probably as close to Siena as to Florence.
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We stayed in a fabulous winery called Castello Vicchiomaggio for a few days.

Located in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti region near Greve it was great base for day trips to other local towns.

The rooms were somewhat rustic (castle), views were stunning, wine was fantastic. Infinity pool was a nice touch too!

Castello Vicchiomaggio - Official Site - Book at Vicchiomaggio

It would be hard to have a bad time in that part of the country.
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https://terlatomontalcino.com/

I have not been to this winery. The wine is very good.
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
My people are originally from sicily. They came thru Ellis island to chicago. My grandfather made Italian red in the basement . I would have glass with dinner when there @_10 yrs old . They knew it was healthy didn't even know if was for getting high on. Best wine i ever hahadd body barrels. During prohibition , you could have 6 gallons ha!
Ya had me at my People.
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Originally Posted by ronp364 View Post
Another point of interest in the area - restaurant called La Cantinetta di Rignana. We had lunch here. Great food, great wine, unbelievable scenery. Again, not exactly near Siena, but probably as close to Siena as to Florence.
One of my very favorite places... coupled with a visit to Osteria di Passignano for more food, wine and a tour.
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My client's daughter also owns 2 B&B's in Florence. Here is a link to one that is in the old section of the city.

http://www.soprarnosuites.com/en/
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Originally Posted by fishinjacket View Post
Two Words: Rick Steves. The gospel when it comes to traveling in Europe. I was in Tuscany last summer with my parents and sister after she finished her study abroad program. We were close to Pienza (Fonte Bertusi, I think) and visited Montepulciano and a winery in Montalcino. Be ready to send back bottles of wine b/c it's so much cheaper and better than stuff you can get here in the states. Enjoy it and eat some pecorino cheese, bread and olive oil, and proscuitto for me!
This is the best advice here. Pienza and pecorino!!!!
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If you’ll be remotely near Florence, go here.

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina - Specialized in small production, high end, traditionally produced wines from Italy. Wine Tastings, Wine Shop and The Wine Club.

book the dinner and wine tasting. ~75 euro each. The food is fresh as can be and the wines are paired wonderfully. Book dinner with Zeno, one of the owners. To say these folks are passionate about food and wine is a gross understatement.
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