Day 4, Continued Fattoria Dianella and Montecatini

You saw Ern and I just as we were observing the pretty hillside view of the vineyard in the previous post.  This was our Dine at Home experience.  Which means a local invites you to dine in the home...in this case her Mediciean villa.  Veronica welcomed us and told us a bit about her family, and the vineyard.
We had a tour where a member of her staff explained the process of making wine.
The types of grapes they use: Sangiovese, Colorino, Vermentino, Malvasia, and Sabernet Sauvignon.
Then we settled in to do some wine tasting and have a delicious meal, that seemed like it would never end.  One course after another paired with appropriate wines.  Fantastic meal, and lots of fun.
 Lots of folks having a good time.
In a beautiful setting, with good food and wine.
This group was paying attention!  This was an included item in our tour, not an optional pay extra item.
Can't take credit for this lovely photo, it's from their website.  We walked around outside for a few minutes, while some were in the wine cellar (yippee my hubby Ernie was) buying wine.
Wonderful photo of Veronica and her husband Francesco.  Also from their website.  Please take time and visit their page.  It's a B & B.  You can stay there, you can go taste wine, you take cooking classes there, and you can buy wine!!
This is me...excited as our case of wine from Dianella winery arrived yesterday!  We opened one last night at dinner.  Naturally we were having a pasta dinner!

7 comments:

  1. How fun indeed. I love going to wineries. Such adventures and there is wine too.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. What's not to love about going to a winery! Right you are, and thanks for the visit.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful setting.

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    1. Liz, it truly was. It's exactly what we thought Tuscany would look like.

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  3. That's awesome. What a fun time. We had a similar dinner at Fattoria Lischeto with the best lasagna I had ever eaten. I got the recipe because when I got home, I e-mailed them and asked for it. The cook was on vacation, but when she returned she sent it to me. They had wine, cheese and olive oil for sale; raised grapes, goats, pigs and olives also had a couple of donkeys I befriended.

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    1. How awesome you were able to get the recipe, that's pretty amazing to me. Sounds like a wonderful time. I'll have to look up Fattoria Lischeto and see how close it is to our travels.

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  4. Nice to be back here after a looonnng time. I see you're on vacation. Hope you're having a lot of fun. Thanks for dropping by my blog Sandy. I wish I can update mine too but it's been quite hectic. Have a wonderful time in Italy.

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