Easter at a winery: drink, and bathe, in Brunello
An opportunity to rediscover the traditional Easter dishes of the Tuscan countryside and to learn how to make the Ossi di morto di Montalcino biscuits, how to recognize the Sangiovese and Foglia Tonda, aromas, and to photograph the Crete Senesi panorama, regenerating with grape-seed oil and bathing in wine, relaxing in the countryside. And to have a special Easter Monday with a picnic in the vineyards.
And in the surrounding areas …. .Fattoria del Colle is in the middle of the Tuscan countryside which is most photographed and admired, there are also the important cities of art: Pienza created by Pope Pio II, San Quirico d’Orcia with Bagno Vignoni, sole medieval spa still preserved, Montalcino, Buonconvento, Montepulciano, Cortona, Asciano with the splendid Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey …
2 nights stay in a double room with breakfast included 110 € per person
For families: 2 nights stay in apartment 110 € per person for adults, 50€ for each child under 12. Breakfast included
The price includes all of the activities mentioned in the program except for meals
REGENERATING WEEKEND 2 nights stay in double room with breakfast, Saturday evening 4 course dinner (wines not included) guided tour with wine tasting, wine bath and massage with grape-seed oil done by an expert 230,00 EURO per person
Friday April 3 rd
8 pm dinner in the Osteria restaurant at Fattoria del Colle: menu à la carte or Good Friday menu with dishes such zuppa di lenticchie, pinci con le briciole and baccalà alla fratina plus typical sienese cakes ( Euro 28,00 per person without beverages)
Saturday April 4th
8,30-10 am buffet breakfast in the restaurant
10,30 am brief cookery lesson regarding Ossi di morto, delicious biscuits from Montalcino
Organize with the staff you wellness experience
Discover the Val d’Orcia and its hamlets: we suggest San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino
4,30 pm Montalcino Casato Prime Donne (with own car) itinerant wine tasting
7,30 pm Fattoria del Colle Aperitif with stuffed eggs: made with Marzuolo truffles, cecina with baccalà, cheese and sausage
8pm dinner at Fattoria del Colle. Menu à la carte or tasting menu with 4 dishes from the Trequanda tradition: Sformatino di verdure con crema di pecorino di fossa e granella di nocciola, maltagliati alle erbe fini con ragù bianco di chianina al profumo di tartufo, Tagliata di bue Chianino all’olio di frantoio con misticanza e patate cotte sotto la cenere, Tortino di mele e pere con salsa al vin santo ( Euro 32,00 per person beverages not included)
Sunday April 5th Easter
8,30 Buffet breakfast
11 am Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey for mass celebrated with Gregorian chanting (12 km away)
Or in alternative
11 am Fattoria del Colle guided tour of the estate including the historic halls.
12 midday NOT TO BE MISSED Fattoria del Colle, Sangiovese and Foglia Tonda, Perfect marriage: barrel tasting of pure Sangiovese, pure Foglia Tonda, future Cenerentola 2012, Cenerentola 2010, (booking required, minimum 6 maximum 15 participants)
1pm Fattoria del Colle, Osteria. Traditional Easter lunch with blessed boiled eggs and capocollo, Zuppa trequandina with panina , Pinci saltati con pesto di lardo del Chianti and asparagus, Chianina medallion on a bed of rocket with mushrooms, Tasting of Lamb leg stuffed with pecorino with artichoke flan, Vanilla semifreddo with chocolate sauce , Traditional Sienese cakes ( Euro 35,00 per person beverages excluded)
5 pm Fattoria del Colle guided tour of the estate including the historic parts
6.pm NOT TO BE MISSED Fattoria del Colle, Sangiovese 100% and its blends. Leone Rosso Doc Orcia 2011, Cenerentola Doc Orcia 2010, Drago e Le Otto Colombe Igt Toscana 2010, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009
6,30 pm Fattoria del Colle brief cookery lesson with the patisseur Patrizia
8,00 pm Fattoria del Colle, dinner with menu à la carte or tasting menu with 4 courses Crema di ceci del solco dritto con crostini dorati ,Tagliatelle al ragù di cinta senese, Arista di maiale in porchetta con verdure saltate, Ciambellina di pasqua con chantilly alle fragole (Euro 30,00beverages excluded)
April6th Easter Monday
8,30-10 am Osteria della Fattoria del Colle. Buffet breakfast.
12,30 pm upon booking picnic in the Chianti and Orcia vineyards between the Foglia Tonda and Sangiovese vines , accompanied by signposts explaining the varietals, so that you become well informed wine lovers. At the end a quiz with prizes at the reception. The staff will supply you with a map and a basket with your lunch (Euro 12,00 per person wine excluded) Take a blanket and trainers with you
For those who do not wish to renounce on comfort even on Easter Monday in the Osteria di Donatella a light lunch with Antipasto Toscano, tasting of pinci with two different, dessert (euro 18,00 per person beverages excluded)
Buonconvento (about 20 km from Fattoria del Colle transfer with own car) antique market.