What an amazing week. The place was beautiful. My wife, myself, my mother and father had the pleasure of staying here for our Tuscan adventure. The estate was perfect. Rolling hills of Cabernet and sangiovese grapes, a pool, tennis court, and even a bocce ball court. Our house on the property greeted us with a 2003 estate cabernet sauvignon ripe with blackberry flavors and a very mature swagger (bring a few bottles home). One day we jogged to the top of Montebenchi. We saw a family of wild boar in the distance below traversing a vineyard. Then walked through the rustic castle resort at the top (http://www.castelletto.it). Each day we would either take day trips to various vineyards or Tuscan sites and could always return to our villa to end our night. BTW - I strongly suggest a visit to Dario the butcher of Panzano - both his shop and his restaurant - I love this man and you will too. The kitchen was great for cooking a Tuscan dinner. Our host, Giovanna, who we met upon arrival in the tasting room, was very gracious and helpful. Overall, a wonderful vacation and an impressive and relaxing estate.
- Also Known As:
- Villa La Selva Italy/Casale Marittimo