Q DIARY

News & happenings
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Re-Opening June 5th

Our Commitment to Our Guests

The time has finally come for us to safely open our doors and welcome everyone back to Querceto di Castellina! The health and well-being of our guests, partners and community is our top priority and with this in mind, we’ve made changes to ensure everyone’s safety and provide peace of mind when visiting our oasis in the Tuscan countryside.

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Recipe from Laura

Tiramisu

This past Saturday Laura shared her recipe for this classic Italian dessert with ladyfingers during another one of our Facebook Live Sipping Sessions. As always, she puts her own twist but with an eye towards tradition. The beauty of her Tiramisu is the lovely balance it strikes between being incredibly decadent but also light and airy.

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Recipe From Laura

Lasagna with Zucchini & Pesto

Laura’s lasagna simply melts in your mouth with every bite and as you can imagine, it is for sure a favorite among our guests at Querceto. Her recipe calls for delicate, thin sheets of egg noodles beautifully layered between a creamy, flavorful bechamel sauce mixed with pesto and zucchini.

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Recipe from Laura

Ragu alla Fiorentina

Laura kindly opened up her kitchen once more to join Jacopo and Mary for another Facebook Live Sipping Session. This time she shared her Florentine-inspired ragu recipe.
 

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Recipe from Laura

Pomarola (fresh tomato sauce)

A simple, fresh tomato sauce, or “Pomarola” is a must-have in anyone’s cooking repertoire. Laura happily opened up her kitchen for one of our recent Facebook Live Sipping Sessions and shared her recipe for a bright and incredibly tasty tomato sauce.

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New Wine Release

Our Furtivo Rosato 2019

We know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the new release of our Furtivo rosato and the wait is over. It’s time for sunny, rosé-filled days with our 2019 vintage. 

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IN THE KITCHEN

Laura's Penne Pasta With Pancetta, Porcini & Black Olives

These days we’re finding relief and joy being in the kitchen and it’s those dishes that we’ve cooked up and enjoyed more times that we can remember that are giving us the most comfort. Laura’s penne pasta with pancetta, porcini mushrooms and black olives is a rustic dish that surely falls into the category of comfort food for us.
 

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In the Media

Querceto Featured on Winetraveler

We had a visit from Kristy Wenz of Winetraveler, a fast-growing wine-travel focused media company. 

She put together an amazing 5-day itinerary in the Chianti region, featuring Querceto as the place to stay and provide a number of other fantastic recommendations. 
 

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HOLIDAY RECIPE FROM LAURA

GNUDI in BRODO

We’re sending our best holidays wishes and cheers your way! And we’re sharing a Tuscan holiday recipe from Laura.
 
On Christmas day, you’ll for sure find Laura busy in the kitchen preparing Gnudi in Brodo.
 

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Private Events

Weddings at Querceto

Our Tuscan wine estate is an ideal location for a unique and memorable wedding celebration in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Exchange vows with the rolling hills of Tuscany as your backdrop, celebrate with glasses of vino overlooking our estate vineyards and enjoy an al fresco wedding dinner in our Livia white wine vineyard. 

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New Wine Review & Rating

94pts for our Sei 2015

We received some excellent news to end the year for us at Querceto from our friends at Wine Spectator. The Sei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 was given 94 points and was featured in their member’s only Insider Newsletter as one of the most exciting news wines tasted by their editors. 

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New Wine Release

Introducing Venti

This new additional to our portfolio was crafted in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Querceto di Castellina. It is a bold, yet elegant wine showcasing the best of our Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. With only 800 bottles, Venti is a special, limited release wine and will only be available exclusively from the winery.

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News

The Evolution of Querceto

It was the fall time 20 years ago that we handpicked and selected the grapes to go into the very first vintage of the L’aura Chianti Classico from Querceto di Castellina.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Querceto winery, we’ve evolved the “look” of our organic estate and redesigned the logo and wine labels.

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Milestone

20th Anniversary

This fall is the 20th anniversary of the very first harvest at Querceto di Castellina. We’re extremely proud of the past 20 years and are thrilled to say we have some great momentum as we enter the 3rd decade of winemaking at our organic estate.

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Reviews & Ratings

L'aura 2015 91 points
& Sei 2013 93 points

We do not value our wines based on reviews and ratings but rather on our level of pride in sharing them with the world. However, it's always wonderful when the Querceto wines are recognized by the wine world. 

We’re sending thanks to Wine Enthusiast for the 91 points for our L’aura Chianti Classico 2015 and 93 points for the Sei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013. See the full tasting notes for both wines from Kerin O’Keefe. 

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