Sure, you love wine. You enjoy wine tasting. You’ve even travelled to far-flung destination to visit your favourite vineyards. But have you ever thought about creating your own and becoming fully immersed in the process with a hands-on approach to the minutiae of wine producing?
On this short break at Conti di San Bonifacio – an intimate country house hotel restored by an Anglo-Italian count and countess, situated between Florence and Rome – local flavours and traditions become very personal indeed. Here you’ll learn about the history of Tuscan traditions while blending your own wine and designing your very own labels.
Over two days you’ll walk among the organic vines and learn different aspects of winemaking, with in depth tastings of the vintages produced on the estate. After being presented with samples from different barrels you’ll work with the winemaker to produce a blend you love, and design a label for it. A year later you’ll receive up to 300 bottles of your very own, very personalised wine. All in all, it’s a great holiday, and gift, for a round-number birthday, family reunion or a very special wedding anniversary.
After a hard day at wine school, evenings at Conti di San Bonifacio are balmy, dine al fresco at the property’s intimate Maremmana Restaurant, which encapsulates the best of Tuscan produce, using innovative twists with local ingredients.
Start or end the day with yoga on a hillside nearby or just relax by the pool. With a glass of wine? Why not?