OUR SUMMER VINEYARD DINNERS 2023
Join us to wine and dine among the vines June 17th, July 15th, August 5th and September 9th and enjoy spectacular musical artists, wine-filled glasses and delicious dishes, our seemingly endless, flowerful table in the vineyard, fairy lights and as always, a touch or two of magic.
Our Summer Vineyard Dinner Series 2022
Our Summer Vineyard Dinner Series is back and there will be fairy lights, romantic and whimsical floral design, incredible musical artists, elevated Tuscan fare, creative brilliance, a few surprises and just a bit magic at these events this summer. 2022 dates > June 11th, July 16th, August 6th + September 10th.
Holiday Recipe from Laura
Arista: Roasted Pork Loin
How we love this slow-cooked Tuscan classic, especially around this time of the year! Arista, roasted pork loin, is a dish you’ll find on many a table for a Sunday lunch here in Toscana and for good reason. Laura shared her recipe for this Tuscan classic in our recent Facebook Live.
Fall Wine Releases: L'aura 2019 & Venti 2017
The fall season is fully upon us and it’s truly one of our favorite times of the year here in Tuscany.
The 2021 grape harvest is now behind us and we’re incredibly optimistic about the wines. The olive harvest is up next and we can’t wait to taste our olio nuovo.
We also have exciting new vintages for everyone, including the L’aura 2019 and Venti 2017.
Vineyard Dinner Series 2021
Last summer these nights of alfresco dining among the vines brought so much joy to us and all of guests. This year we’ll thrilled to welcome you back to wine & dine in our Livia vineyard under the glow of fairy lights with sublime dishes prepared by Albergaccio di Castellina on June 19th, July 17th, August 7th and September 4th.
Save the Date
Pizza, Alpaca + Vino - May 29th
We're excited to collaborate with chef Andrea Anichini and his partner Carol from Chianti Moveable Pizza to host a late spring celebration at our eden in the Tuscan countryside Saturday May 29th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Pizza, vino, a little music and alpacas. What more could you ask for?
New Wine Release
The adventure begins at first sight with the Furtivo rosato 2020 - Light and bright, with the color of peach skin. A wine that revives childhood memories of endless summers and encourages visions of a giant peach sailing through skies.
New Wine Ratings
90+ Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Recently we received positive reviews and scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for the Venti 2016 (93pts), Sei 2017 (91pts) and L'aura 2018 (90pts) with lovely tasting notes from Monica Larner.
A Tuscan Classic
Peposo is a slow-cooked, peppery beef stew with a most interesting of origin story dating back to Filippo Brunelleschi’s era in the 1400s. This stew is a Florentine classic and calls for just 5 simple ingredients and it is one of our absolute favorites.
A Valentine's Day Recipe
Salame di Cioccolato
In our recent Facebook Live Laura shared her recipe for this simple, sweet and decadent dessert in celebration of Valentine’s Day. It’s got cocoa, cookies, butter, sugar, a little liqueur and it’s pure perfection.
New Wine Release
The 2019 vintage of our unique Viognier and Roussanne white wine blend is ready to be sipped and savored. This wine will take you on a journey and its beauty reminds of us of Botticelli’s masterpiece, “The Birth of Venus.”
A Rustic, Italian Classic to Kick Off 2021
Pollo alla Cacciatora
Pollo alla Cacciatora. A most misunderstood dish with so many variations! Laura shared her authentic, simple and sublime recipe for this rustic Italian classic with peasant origins in our Live Cooking Demo last weekend with a side of caramelized peppers.
A Holiday Recipe from Laura
Gnudi with a Butter & Sage Sauce
Depending on where you are in Italy, a Christmas table can look quite different. Every region, province and of course every family has their own holiday traditions and dishes. On Christmas morning, you’ll typically find Laura working away in the kitchen preparing Gnudi, the naked ravioli of Tuscany!! She shared her recipe for gnudi with a butter and sage sauce in a recent Facebook Live.
A Winter Recipe from Laura
We were back Live in the kitchen with Laura recently to cook up a classic and comforting Tuscan bread soup, Ribollita. This is one of our absolute favorite winter dishes to warm us up during the chilly months to come.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday Tasting Pack + Private Virtual Tastings
This will be a holiday season like no other with less travel and smaller gatherings and most likely we’ll all be seeking ways to celebrate and stay connected with our friends, family and perhaps colleagues from far.
With this in mind, we’re excited to introduce our Holiday Tasting Pack with a Zoom Tasting and our Private Virtual Wine & Artisanal Cheese Tasting.
Fall Recipe from Laura
Sausages with Grapes
Fall time here in Tuscany has to be one of our favorite seasons between the energy surrounding the grape harvest, the rich and vibrant colors covering the countryside and seasonal dishes like Salsiccia con Uva (sausages with grapes).
New Wine Release
Sei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
Get ready to take a trip down the rabbit hole with the new release of our Sei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. This wine continues to take our breath away with each new vintage and the 2017 is no exception.
Our Summer Vineyard Dinner Series 2020
We honestly were not planning to host our Vineyard Dinners again this summer of 2020 but we received so many calls and emails inquiring about them that we simply could not resist. Join us to wine and dine among the vines on July 18th, August 15th and September 5th.
Recipes from Laura
A few weeks ago Laura prepared a lovely selection of appetizers during one of our Facebook Live Cooking Demos. On the menu were a crostone with salsiccia and stracchino cheese (a toasted piece of Tuscan bread topped with pork sausage and stracchino cheese), a classic bruschetta and a crostino (a more bite-sized version of a "crostone") with fresh fava beans and Pecorino cheese.
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.