4 Amazing Tuscany Villa and Wine Experiences
With an extensive collection of properties now available, Tuscany Now & More has compiled a list of their top four villas offering this new all-inclusive wine experience.
Santa Dieci’s Restored Tower With Private Wine Estate
Santa Dieci is a beautiful one-thousand-year-old tower and guest house set on a hillside of olive trees and vineyards facing Siena. The old Tower has been converted into a very special private home, with a sophisticated and stylish modern finish, and its own wine estate.
The villa offers an unlimited supply of organic DOC Chianti red wine all made from the property’s very own wine estate that covers 22-acres of the surrounding land. Along with organic wines, the estate also produces brandy and extra-virgin olive oil. The owners’ cuisine, wine offering and lifestyle follow nature’s flow, with great respect for the diversity of the seasons and a focus on re-use and up-cycling. Respecting this bountiful territory means passing it on intact to future generations because the essence of the Chianti hills is not purely something historical. Santa Dieci offers sustainable services to allow guests to understand what it means to make “natural” wine, transcending the fad of “organic” labels so popular in today’s world, and to make guests taste and cook dishes respecting the seasonality of the ingredients (all organic) and the “re-use” which is typical of Tuscan countryside culture.
All of the villa’s old furniture has been upcycled giving the villa’s interiors a new look. The tower accommodation is spread across three floors which is adjacent to a stone, loft-style guesthouse – suitable for those with limited ability.
This 5 bedroom property sleeps up to 10 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Santa Dieci from £3,028 per week.
15th Century Restored Farmhouse
Poggio Taresh is a beautiful 15th century restored Farmhouse only 3km from the medieval hilltop town of Panzano in Chianti.
Guests staying at Poggio Taresh will be offered unlimited complimentary wine, making sure the villa’s wine cellar is always stocked with IGT Chianti white and finest rosé wine. Guests will be in reach of local wineries throughout the Chianti region such as Castello di Ama, Tenuta Tignanello and Castell’in Villa, where many of Italy’s most iconic wines are made.
This majestic Tuscan home is nestled down a country road that sits within breathtaking grounds and gardens offering privacy, seclusion and nature. The private swimming pool is surrounded by a lawn fitted with modern sun loungers, perfect for guests to soak up the Mediterranean sun. Behind the stone walls of Poggio Taresh lie a mix of traditional and contemporary Tuscan architecture and furnishings. The main entrance on the ground floor flows from a stone terrace into the well-equipped country kitchen, complete with an open fireplace and weathered oak dining table. Antique terracotta floors and vaulted wood-beam ceilings attest to the property’s heritage, while luminous, air-conditioned bedrooms and modern bathrooms make for a refined, contemporary home.
This 6-bedroom property sleeps up to 12 people, and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Poggio Taresh from £4,428 per week.
Charming Farmhouse perched on the Hills of Chianti
Colli Fiorentini is a charming property perched on the gentle hills of the Chianti region within walking distance of a nearby Tuscan town. This hilltop villa has a private pool and hot tub, allowing travellers to escape the bustle of modern life and reconnect with nature. Surrounded by hectares of vineyards, Colli Fiorentini offers traditional interiors and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
There are multiple family-run wineries in the local area of the villa, including Castello di Poppiano and Castello di Sonnino, which take pride in producing authentic and diverse wines. Both wineries lie within a 10 minutes drive from the villa. At the same time, Italy’s most celebrated wine dynasties Tenuta Tignanello, Antinori nel Chianti Classico and Castello di Ama, are just half-hour by car. With a wine cellar routinely stocked with local Tuscan red, white & rosé wine, guests have no choice but to let themselves experience the rhythms of this Italian lifestyle.
Behind the 17th-century stone walls of this villa lays modernised interiors spread over two floors. The main living area is an airy and spacious design with an open concept living room. The living areas feature a sink-in sofa and open fireplace, welcoming guests into this cosy and intimate country home. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views onto the garden and pool, illuminating this convivial space with natural light.
This 2-bedroom property sleeps up to 4-people, and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Colli Fiorentini from £2,072 per week.
Stunning Property Surrounded by Beautiful Vineyards
Diaspero is a boutique farmhouse located 4km from San Gimignano, a medieval town renowned for its wine tastings. The house is situated in a secluded spot and enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Outside space is ample, with a large, shaded terrace, furnished with a dining table and a lounging area, offering views of San Gimignano in the distance.
Next to the villa sits a vibrant vineyard that produces the villa’s award-winning wine. The property boasts an endless supply of complementary DOCG Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The most important room of the property is the kitchen as the owner is a renowned cook with one of the oldest restaurants in the centre of San Gimignano and has made the kitchen the very centre of the villa.
The 500-year-old property has been tastefully restored and converted into a modern home with air-conditioned bedrooms, luxury en-suite bathrooms, a 20-metre swimming pool and a full-size tennis court. Alfresco living is catered by multiple shaded, outdoor living areas, which enjoy sweeping views of nearby San Gimignano and rolling Vernaccia di San Gimignano vineyards.
This 5-bedroom property sleeps up to 10 people, and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Diaspero from £7,161 per week.