Your invited to sip award winning wines by Baracchi Winery available online through Curious Cork Imports or visit the Baracchi Winery Wine Resort in the territory of Cortona, celebrating the Tuscan tradition.
This past summer I had the pleasure of being a guest of Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi and enjoying their hospitality in their historic luxury resort.
The typical Tuscan villa which dates back to the 17th century was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli. Now completely restored and transformed into countryside Relais; Il Falconiere it is part of the prestigious chain Relais & Chateaux, which exuberates the art of hospitality. The old olive groves and the new vineyards surround the property.
Riccardo with his son Benedetto strongly desired to continue the family tradition of grape growing and wine -making, which began in 1860, adding now a modern and high quality character.
Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano: these are the grapes which liven up Baracchi wines. A tribute to the land of Cortona and to the pleasure of the good wine. An invitation to taste the evolution of an ancient family tradition.
While visiting the Baracchi Wine Resort you can discover the vineyards, the philosophy of production and wine making techniques. All accompanied by the opportunity to dine at the Michelin Star Restaurant “Stella” and stay at the Relais & Chateaux Il Falconiere. Enjoy the Thesan Etruscan Spa via cheer with wine therapy.
I recommend treating yourself to classes at the World Famous “Under the Tuscan Sun Cooking School” with Chef Silvia Regi Baracchi.
Silvia Regi Baracchi organizes the courses/ cooking lessons which are true culinary experiences to discover the true flavors of the Tuscan tradition.
Another jewel I discovered at this lovely establishment was the Chapel of St. Jerome, a private chapel, built in 1650, is located on the property. Its facade is in Baroque style. Inside the frescoes of flavor country are influenced by the famous school of Cortona. The chapel is still consecrated, and you can organize blessings Catholic or Protestant, renewal of vows, anniversaries.
An alternative to the special ability to use the garden for a blessing exclusive country-chic style!
The Baracchi Wine Resort at the Ilfalconiere, Tuscany Italy is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway any time of the year!
“THE Falconer Restaurant * 1 Michelin star”
“Italy’s Top Hotel – 3rd in Europe – 6th in the World,” Travel & Leisure 2007-2008
“400 The World Best Hotels”, Forbes Traveller
An Android RAZR HD smartphone was used this summer to shoot all images by Katie Shea Design in this post. #VZWBuzz