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Discover our latest offer: EASTER ON A TUSCAN WINE RESORT!

 

 

Special offer: book today for only Eur 499,00!!

 

 

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A charming winery resort in the greenest heart of Tuscany... a very special three-nights stay, between sacred and profane.

  • the magical experience of holy mass with true Gregorian chants
  • an exclusive vertical tasting of 8 different Brunello di Montalcino wines
  • an engaging cookery lesson on typical “ossi di morto” (bones of the dead) biscuits by a skilled patisseur.
  • half-day private guided excursion including wine&food tasting
  • wellness experience in wine resort spa

    and so much more...

 

chapelThe winery resort is a historic estate, first mentioned in 12th century. Over the course of the centuries, the villa was enlarged and enriched to welcome Pietro Leopoldo d'Asburgo (1747-1792) - first Granduke of Tuscany and later Emperor of Austria, who made it his secret hideaway. The resort lies right in the midst of the most pictoresque and photographed Tuscan landscapes, surrounded by some of the greatest art towns of Tuscany: Pienza, the work of art-city built by Pope Pius II, San Quirico d’Orcia with Bagno Vignoni, a real, still intact medieval thermal spa, Montalcino, Buonconvento, Montepulciano, Cortona and Asciano, with its sumptuous Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey… The winery produces Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Chianti DOCG, Orcia DOC, IGT white, IGT red, IGT rosé, extra-virgin olive oil, grappa, vin santo and passito dessert wines.

 

There is so much to do, see and taste during this stay, as we have some very special in store for the guests:

  • An extraordinary vertical tasting with as much as 8 different Brunello wines: from 1995 super vintage, rated 5 stars, up until the last born: the 2008, and then the tasting of the 2012 that is still ageing in the barrels, this too a 5 star harvest. Something wonderful that every wine lover would like to do.
  • A fun and captivating lesson on how to prepare "ossi di morto" ("bones of the dead") biscuits. Don't worry, there's nothing macabre about them, they are just delicious biscuits made with egg whites and almonds - traditionally from Montalcino town - and our patisseur Patrizia will teach you how to make them.
  • A regenerating two hour Wellness Experience. The intimate wellness centre has been created in the XVI century villa and features a breathtaking view of Crete Senesi countryside. It is characterized by the refined and modern design of the structure with the addition of hand made tiles inspired by 19th century designs for Turkish baths and odalisques painted by Ingres. The wellness centre has Turkish baths, sauna, relaxation room, sensorial shower and Jacuzzi. Two cabins for massages will grant you the pleasure of regenerative treatments with Tuscan essences, Ayurvedic and shiatsu. (upon booking)

 

The program is complete with themed dinners, guided tours and wine&food tastings…. All for a true regenerating experience. Rooms are furnished with traditional antique furniture, transmitting the real warmth and intimacy of authentic things, while at the same time all bathrooms and central heating are modern.

                       

 

PROGRAMfattcollegiardino

 

Good Friday, April 18th

 

Arrival and accommodation

7 pm in the historic cellar: Happy Wine with IGT white wine, and crostini with white truffle from Crete Senesi

8 pm Osteria of the winery resort: typical dinner for Good Friday with lean dishes from the Tuscan tradition such as Zuppa di lenticchie, pinci con le briciole and baccalà alla fratina, cakes from the Sienese tradition, all accompanied by Chianti 2011.

 

Saturday April 19th


8,30-10 am Breakfast with a beautiful buffet with home baked cakes, cold cuts and typical cheeses, extra virgin olive oil dip and omelettes.

10,30 am (transfer with own car) Montalcino - itinerant wine tasting during the visit to the production and ageing cellars. Discover the Brunello secrets and the story behind Montalcino while tasting great wines.

1 pm upon booking - light lunch in Montalcino with Pecorino cheese of different ageing, Tuscan cold cuts and home made jam tart paired with Rosso di Montalcino.

5 pm Vertical tasting of 8 great Brunello wines: 2009, 2008, 2007 Riserva, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1996, and future Brunello 2012 barrel tasting (reservation compulsory).

7,30 pm Historic cellar aperitif with ciancifricola senese, matched with Doc Orcia wine.

8 pm Osteria of the winery resort. Dinner with 4 traditional dishes, such as Passato di ceci con pane croccante, Pappardelle al sugo toscano, Peposo dei fornaciai con le patate cotte sotto la cenere, Latte in piedi con salsa di fragole, matched with Orcia DOC wine.

 

Sunday April 20th – Easter

 

osteria8,30-10 am Breakfast with a beautiful buffet with home baked cakes, cold cuts and typical cheeses, extra virgin olive oil dip and omelettes.

10 am Winery resort cookery school – a lesson with Patrizia, the patisseur, who will teach you how to prepare Ossi di morto and Cantucci biscuits.

11 am (transfer with own car) Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey Holy Mass celebrated together with Gregorian chanting (12 km from winery resort)

1 pm Osteria of the winery resort. Optional Traditional Tuscan Easter lunch featuring: Uovo benedetto e capocollo, Zuppa pasqualina, Ravioli ripieni di capriolo e patate, Costolette di agnello allo scottadito sfumato al vino bianco con verdure al forno, and a tasting of Tagliata all’uso della Valdichiana e insalata, Schiacciata di Pasqua dolce di Montalcino.

3 pm Half-day private guided tour with car. Discover the pictoresque surroundings and learn secrets and traditions of the ancient towns of art. The tour includes a special wine&food tasting with delicious typical products.

7 pm Aperitif in the historic cellar with IGT Toscana matched with Schiacciata di Pasqua salata della Val di Chiana.

8 pm Osteria of the winery resort. Tasting menu dinner with 4 courses: Zuppa di Trequanda, Tagliatelle allo zafferano “Oro della val d’Orcia”, Arista di maiale con pesto di salvia e patate al forno, Tortino di mele e pere con salsa alla vaniglia, matched with Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

 

Easter Monday, April 21st

 

fattcollecellar8,30-10 am Breakfast with a beautiful buffet with home baked cakes, cold cuts and typical cheeses, extra virgin olive oil dip and omelettes.

11 am guided tour of the winery resort with its historic halls, kitchen with its monumental fireplace, chapel and cellar.

ALTERNATIVE Optional visit (with own car) to Buonconvento (about 20 km from winery resort to be reached with own car) antique market under the towns’ medieval walls.

 

 

A 2-hour Wellness Experience in the wine resort spa is also included in the package, and can be enjoyed at any moment of your stay, upon advance booking.


 

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The tour includes: Three nights in double room in winery resort - Breakfasts with home-made bakery products - Dinners including wines - All mentioned activities, visits and tastings, excluding those under "Not included in rate", see below - Half-day excursion with private car and guide (speaking your language*) including tasting.

Not included in rate: Lunches - Optional visits - Saturday's transfer to Montalcino - Sunday's transfer to Monte Oliveto Maggiore - Monday's tansfer to Buonconvento.

 

Individual rate: only Eur 499,00

 

A car is suggested to fully enjoy the tour. We are at your disposal for car rental quotations.

 

*: some languages are subject to availability.

 

Fill in the form in our contact page for info and bookings.

 

 

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