The Casato Prime Donne and Fattoria del Colle wineries reopen
The Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in the Doc Orcia region become a green wine destination
Wine and tourism out in the open. A formula born by necessity because of social distancing due to Covid-19. Come to live a new wine experience. Discover the vegetative cycle of the vine, the soil, the grape varieties and most of all the panorama. For instance the landscape here becomes a protagonist of outdoor toasts and wine tastings.
CASATO PRIME DONNE WINE TOUR IN THE BRUNELLO VINEYARD
Casato Prime Donne a Montalcino is open also on Saturday afternoons from now on. It proposes a tour with an itinerant tasting of Rosso, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva. It is possible to see some of the organic Sangiovese vineyards and also where the wine ages in barrel and vinifies (at least from outside).
There will be explanations regarding the vintages of Brunello in front of the Calendar with the stars. It will be possible to interact with some of the modern art installations. There is the selfie frame, or Punti di Vista and the Modernacolo created for Carla Fendi. The tour lasts about an hour and is very engaging.
Just one request: it is necessary to book beforehand.
FATTORIA DEL COLLE MANY PROPOSALS FOR STAYS AND DAILY ACTIVITIES
It is important to register before leaving home also for stays at Fattoria del Colle . Here the activities proposed to guests are many and diverse because the farm is like a small hamlet for the 16th century surrounded by vineyards and olive groves with a splendid panorama of the Crete Senesi and the Valdorcia.
Stays in apartments, rooms and villas, typical traditional meals matched with wines, cookery lessons, hiking and vineyard trails, guided tours and wine tastings…all well organized in every detail to offer guests experiences and small discoveries.
For this reason Fattoria del Colle should be considered a wine destination where it is possible to spend a holiday or a day out in the open air with some fine wines.
FATTORIA DEL COLLE: HIKING, PARKS, GARDENS AND VEGETABLE GARDENS
Those who love peace and quiet and nature can make the most of the panoramic resting spots along the 3 signposted hiking trails on the map. Also there is a vineyard trail where to discover the grape varieties and the specific characteristics of each, and also a visit to the parks: the Giochi Antichi park to discover the Barberi game, the Fantabosco with its themed trees and the Italian style gardens with potted lemons.
One can also see the Quercia Italia oak tree that is 160 years old, the tortoise garden (oldest animal species in Tuscany) and the vegetable garden with local varieties such as Aglione, Tarragon, and Saffron together with exotic plants like pepper.
A day at Fattoria del Colle is not complete without a meal based on local dishes such as Pinci, Pappardelle, Tagliata di bue Chianino or Panforte, paired with the wonderful wines of the two wineries: Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, Orcia Doc, Chianti Superiore and Supertuscan.
There is also a version of menu dedicated to a special experience, 8 local cheeses or 8 local cold cuts each presented with their own specificities together with a farmhouse soup and a dessert.
FATTORIA DEL COLLE PROPOSALS FOR WINE LOVERS
For those who wish to live more intensely this experience there is the possibility of an itinerant tasting of three wines in the vineyards or in the historical parts of the estate guided by a very experienced guide. Each tour lasts about an hour. However, true wine lovers have on the other hand the possibility to produce their own Supertuscan while playing winemaker for a day.
In conclusion for Fattoria del Colle too the only recommendation is to book before leaving home, that way a special day out-of-doors with great wines is assured.