Not sure why I haven't reviewed the beautiful Tenuta Torciano before now. I visited there nearly four years ago and had an experience of a lifetime! We had a daylong visit through the Tuscany region visiting Pisa and many hilltop cities such as Siena and San Gimingnano. Upon our arrival we were greeted my the most picturesque landscape I've ever seen in my life! Pierluigi greeted us in the courtyard immediately welcoming us to his beautiful Tenuta Torciano! Everything I know about wine, Luigi taught me that day! From the different types of grapes, how they're grown, how the weather effects the grapes, to how the wine is made to the different flavors (cherry, chocolate, etc.) you smell in the wine. (Still always smelled like wine to me, LOL) There was a beautiful tasting spread including lasagna, proscuitto and cheeses to pair with our wines......delicioso!!! As most people who visit Italy I must say that part of it is now in my blood. Especially that particular area. That day in San Gimingnano I knew I'd made an instant friend in Luigi and I still communicate with him from time to time on Facebook. He's warm, inviting and just downright funny!! I've sent friends to Tenuta Torciano and all of them have had extraordinary experiences as well and thanked me for sending them in his direction! I cannot imagine that there is a more entertaining wine tasting experience in all of Tuscany. If you're with PierLuigi Giachi at Tenuta Torciano, you're in the right place!! Their Chianti is by far my favorite still and I still have one more bottle left for a very special occasion. Thank goodness I can order more!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All apartments and rooms have access to a large garden with sunbathing area and private parking. Adjacent at FARMHOUSE there is the WINE-CELLAR, the old wine storage, the WINE TASTING ROOM and the ENOTECA TENUTA TORCIANO where you can enjoy good wines. (follow the link Activities to the left).Join us, with Pierluigi, host of this set of Dinner with WineMaker, where you can taste pur propietor's wine, paired with a dinner of fantastic Tuscan Recipes.At the ned of the evening, in a few steps, you'll be in your comfortable bedroom in Tenuta Torciano Winery Resort. 1 Night in Double King Room 8 Great Tuscan products to taste in the vineyardAppetizer Tuscan Salame and Fantastic Tuscan CheesesList of Wine you'll taste during the tasting Brunello di Montalcino Nobile di Montepulciano Bartolomeo "Cabernet" Old Vitnage Baldassarre "Merlot" Old Vintage Cavaliere "Syrah" Old Vintage Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Tuscany Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Balsamic Vinegar Old Gold Reserve ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tenuta Torciano San Gimignano
- Tenuta Torciano Tuscan Wine Holidays San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany