Discovering the Charm of Chianti in the Springtime | Jessica Benavides Canepa | Journalist | Food. Luxe. Travel

Discovering the Charm of Chianti in the Tuscan Springtime

Villa Conti in Chianti Wine Region

Villa Conti in Chianti Wine Region

VIATOR: Only 30-minutes from Florence by car, charming Tuscany — with its overlapping hills, quaint farmhouses and endless vineyards — is an absolute must for wine lovers. And, if you have the opportunity to visit the celebrated Chianti region with a very knowledgeable sommelier and an intimate group of like-minded individuals, well, all the better.

Our first stop was the 16th century Villa Le Corti. The noble Corsini family, who has owned the surrounding lands since 1427, has maintained the villa, 17th century cellars and the stables to closely resemble their original splendor. Mateo spent a leisurely hour explaining step by step the wine making process as we toured the grounds, production lines, wine cellar and the olive oil mill. Our guide’s knowledge of wine, enthusiasm and patience (in answering our many questions) made it a fascinating experience. After receiving detailed explanations of the wines on offer, we were seated in a rustic-looking (think: dark wooden beams) dining area with three labeled wine glasses (per seat) accompanied by regional bread, cheese and olive oil…(Full Article)


Touring two family owned wineries in the Chianti wine region

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Published at Viator on May 20th 2014

Photo Source(s): Jessica Benavides Canepa



Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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