Tuscany and Umbria in Spring

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April 23, 2020 (Thu)

Tuscany
Umbria
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Cost: $3450 per person for a double occupancy room (all inclusive other than airfare and free time on your own) $3900 per person for single rooms (all inclusive other than airfare and free time on your own)

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A behind the scenes VIP pass to a week of wining, dining and scenery like you only read about in books and see on the big screen! A journey with some of the most legendary wineries in the world. Interwoven with the brightest new stars all in their wineries, vineyards and backyards. We'll meet the owners, taste with the winemakers and hang out in the cellars of the greats. Names like Terrasole, Selvapiana, Badia a Coltibuono, Paolo Bea, Tabarrini and Fonterutoli all legends, and the base for which others measure their wines. 

But man can not live on wine alone, so of course we'll feast like Kings and Queens. We'll enjoy dining at local restaurants, join winemakers at their favorite local haunts and eat in vineyards and cellars. We'll take part in cooking classes and make our own meals along side Chefs from the regions in their kitchens. Truffle hunting, olive oil production, castles, cobbled streets and new friends along the way. To see both regions we'll split our week into 3 day intervals with the first half in Tuscany where we'll hold base camp at the 17th century Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti! This resort sits in a medieval walled village surrounded by vineyards, and has its own winery. From here we'll explore the countryside leading to some of the most highly regarded wine and food in the world.

Our next 3 days will be spent in one of the most underrated regions known to man, Umbria. Rustic, balanced wines with pedigree and soul.  We'll enjoy the local cuisine, scenery and small villages steeped with centuries of history.  And of course it's only fitting that we have a private hotel. Set on an olive orchard, we'll commandeer the Rastrello Hotel in Panicale all to ourselves. A sleepy village set at the foot of the mountains in Umbria.

All in all we'll visit no less than 8 world class wineries, hang out in some of the oldest cellars in the world, eat the greatest local produce and chill in centuries old palaces and medieval villages like it's our job! And of course, much more to come........Saluti!

 

Day 1 - Pick up at airport with Domenico our driver, transport to Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti, tasting, tour and dinner at the Castello.

Day 2 - Breakfast, head to Selvapiana to tour the cellars, vineyards, and a private tasting followed by lunch in the winery. Afternoon tour and tasting with Badia a Coltibuono and visit 1000 year old abbey that is now the winery. Dinner at the Coltibuono restaurant.

Day 3 - Breakfast, head to Montalcino to Terrasole for a vertical tasting with the winemaker followed by an al fresco lunch at the owners residence. Afternoon at Il Palazzone winery with a tasting, tour and history of the vineyard. Dinner on own and free time in Montalcino.

Day 4 - Breakfast, Fattoria dei Barbi for a tour of the oldest cellars in Tuscany, lunch in the vineyard. Transport to Rastrello Hotel in Panicale to check in for the next 3 nights. Group dinner at hotel.

Day 5 - Breakfast, head to Paolo Bea to hang for a tasting and truffle hunting. Afternoon with Giampaolo Tabarrini tour and vertical of wines in the cellar. Group dinner in Montefalco.

Day 6 - Breakfast, head to Antonelli for a pasta cooking class, lunch. Free time in Panicale and dinner own on.

Day 7 - Breakfast, transport back to the airport.

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