Wine Tasting in Chianti Country
You can’t go to Italy without sampling some wine, right?
Here we toured a beautiful old castle – home to the wealthy Pazzi family during Renaissance Florence times. The Pazzi family were rivals to the well-known Medici family and hatched a plot with the Pope to assassinate them. The Medicis were tipped off…and things did not go so well for the Pazzi family!
Today, Castello del Trebbio is a successful vineyard, winery, and farm.
We toured the cellars and had a beautiful lunch and wine tasting, sampling three wines:
- Lastricato Chianti Rufina
- Chianti Superiore
- Vin Santo, a dessert wine
Castello del Trebbio also makes its own olive oil too. I easily shipped back 4 bottles of wine and 2 bottles of olive oil..all arrived safe and sound!
After 90 Fahrenheit days in the hustle and bustle of Florence, it was nice to escape for a bit to a calmer and cooler place, learn about winemaking, and Tuscan history.
If you’re going to be based in Florence for a few days, consider a wine tasting day trip. Castello del Trebbio is hard to beat for a relaxing, scenic, and informative experience.
Here are some pics from Castello del Trebbio:
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