My husband and I visited Monterinaldi on our honeymoon, after booking the Winemaker for a Day package with Fabrizio. I am now struggling to find the right words to express how wonderful this experience was. When I first booked the package, I was a little nervous of the price - it seems like a lot of money to just plunk down. I couldn't have been more wrong! Every cent that we paid for the Winemaker for a Day class and the wine tour and lunch was so well worth it. You MUST do this for the best experience ever!
We started our Winemaker for a Day class with a tour given by Fabrizio. He certainly taught us so much about the differences between the grapes - their sunlight exposure, thickness of skin, etc. We were thrilled to learn so much from someone so passionate about their career. He took us through the cellar, which was an amazing experience to see all of the barrels that they use! Then, we went into a small room where the estate's Winemaker was waiting for us! We sampled pure wine of all of the grapes they produce at Monterinaldi, and then based on the characteristics created a blend that we personally loved. This package requires that you purchase 12 bottles of your personal blend (Which you create a label for, and then they ship home to you!), and my husband and I loved it so much, we bought 12 bottles each of 2 different blends.
After the class, we went into the GORGEOUS villa on site, and had lunch. This was some of the best home made food we've ever had, and my goodness, was there a lot of it! The private room we were in was just stunning, and we loved every minute of the day.
Fabrizio, thank you and everyone at Monterinaldi, sincerely. What a wonderful day! We can't wait to get our wine, and have memories of Monterinaldi every time we drink it!
For those of you thinking of trying this - you absolutely have to do the winemaker for a day class - it was the most wonderful day ever!
Ali & Brandon Kunkel
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