1000 Thanks. 1000 Guests in Cappannelle!

We are happy to celebrate our 1000 guests with Claudia and her family! A wonderful result reached thanks to all who have chosen our Authentic Tuscan Experience.

Guest Number 1000 in Cappannelle
Guest Number 1000 in Cappannelle
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Winery Visit 1

Fattoria La Vialla Winery near Cappannelle _ Castiglion Fibocchi

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Our next vinification destination was Fattoria La Vialla. Much of what we encountered was similar to Pomaio, but it was still interesting and educational, and we tried many wines, including one from earlier in the process (before it was ready) which showed how important the first portion of the aging process is. They offered an impressive array of food, even without serving pasta as a main dish, and I did enjoy trying the different foods (cheeses especially) with the different wines. One of the wines, to me, tasted very noticeably of salmon/fish. Some people agreed with this, but I wonder if it was so strong for me because I had the first pour from the bottle. Some compound(s) could have risen to the top, giving it a different flavor profile. Unfortunately, I did not try any other samples of this wine so I can’t tell if it was just me…

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FROSÉ-The Coolest Summer Drink

Nube Rosa is cool. Fattoria la Vialla near Castiglion Fibocchi

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Today was the first warm day and it was time for this year`s hottest summer drink. FROSÉ has been celebrated by trendy bars in Los Angles and New York. The slushy drink made of frozen rosé, strawberries and crushed ice is the best way to cool down. I used a rosé from my favorite organic Italian winery “Fattoria La Vialla”, which produce their wine on a beautiful family estate. The fruity aroma of the refreshing drink made me dream of warm beach days in Bella Italia.

Ingredients

  • Rosé wine
  • 500 g (2 cups) Strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • 3-4 tbsp. sugar
  • Fresh Mint
  • Optional: Grenadine or Aperitivo Rosato

Instructions

  1. Pour a bottle of rosé wine into a baking tin or any other wide container and leave it in the freezer for about some hours. In the meantime, cut the strawberries in small pieces, mix them with 3-4 tbsp. of sugar and let…

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The Last Hill Town Exploration

Look this wonderful post about Fattoria La Vialla

Our Tuscan Year

As my journey and Italy dwindles  down to the last month, I have been very lucky to have an abundance of family visits to savor my remaining moments in Italy. For my Aunt Barbara’s trip,  I planned a four-day road trip through small hill towns in Chianti and the Val d’Arno. Our itinerary was derived from Eyewitness Travel’s “Back Roads of Northern and Central Italy.” My aunt rented a stick-shift Lancia which drove wonderfully on the windy roads across the countryside. Impressively, she had not driven stick shift in several decades but still managed to conquer the roads with finesse!

The Val d’Arno region (east of the Arno River) was our starting point, and the first stop on the itinerary was the Ponte Buriano, which apparently appears in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Unfortunately, the riverbed was almost dried up, which detracted from the supposedly picturesque view…

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Fattoria La Vialla

Fattoria Vialla is a bio farm in Castiglion Fibocchi well known in Germany and UK

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the peacock, whom she was very much in love with.

This is the rendition of Romeo and Juliet at the Fattoria La Vialla, an organic farm, winery, and family-style restaurant atop the lush Chianti hills. The free-range chickens and vibrant-colored peacock are the first sights we come across as we reach the petite, cottage-like farmhouse, and, yes, one of the chickens really is fond of the peacock.

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Unlike Buccia Nera, this winery is much more inviting and alive; as our guide leads us down to the wine cellar, I can’t help but notice that the employees all carry bright smiles and warm greetings, the animals running about take an amicable curiosity to new guests, and the overall venue is bright and colorful. What’s even more astonishing is that all the processes at the farm – the winemaking, the farming, the olive oil production –  are organic, and minimization of carbon emissions is a top…

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Fattoria La Vialla: Il Birborosso

Another important resource of Fattoria La Vialla is the red wine

Cooking with Fabro

logo-fattoria-la-viallaA few years ago I was looking for good quality wine and came across a website. I subscribed and a few days later the catalog arrived. It came in a small box with a little present in it. The catalog was made out of recycled paper and the present was a branch of one of their olive trees. It was a nice surprise but didn’t really had a place to plant it. The “fattoria” has a really nice concept. They’re a CO2 neutral company, create bio products and work with recycled materials.

Once I started looking in their catalog, I noticed that they have a lot of wines (red, white and sparkling). But also some pasta, olive oil, sauces and cookies. All made by them with materials they produce themselves. I couldn’t decide so I ordered a pack with 7 of their red wines (they’ve more than 7 red wines but…

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