Volpaia

Volpaia, Radda in Chianti (Siena), Tuscany, Italy

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Introduction

Built in 1172, Volpaia is a historic village with wine running through the heart of it – literally, as a network of pipes transport wine across various buildings that comprise the winery, like veins pumping the hamlet’s life source around it. The majority (2/3) of the village is owned by Giovanella Stiani, whose father originally bought the site as a hunting ground. But now, the village has been transformed into an enchanting paradise, where wine lovers can stay in accommodation overlooking rolling vineyards, and take part in winery tours, where they’ll discover Vin Santo drying hooks, wooden oak barrels and metal fermenting tanks (which enjoy their home in a 15th Century chapel!) carefully concealed behind 12 Century walls and covered in naturally occurring caper flowers. One building of particular historic interest is the church which, now used for functions, was in fact built in 1443 by Bartolemeo Canigiani in order to bargain his way into the Knights of Malta. 

The modern winery equipment has been installed with such sympathy for its antiquated surroundings that if you wondered around without plunging into the castle walls, you might not even realise that vino (and olive oil!) is being produced all around you - though you’d definitely notice Spiga, the cheeky, charming and friendly village dog, wandering around and popping out of the winding alleyways she knows back to front! Volpaia is the perfect place for a delicious relaxing meal after a winery tour (which includes a wine tasting), and there are numerous food options to choose from, including their bakery for lighter bites, their Osteria (where we enjoyed an exquisite wild boar ragù with mushrooms and truffles) or you can even take an authentic Italian cooking class with Giovanella, and prepare bruschetta and zucchini trifolate of your very own! Everything can obviously be paired with one of Volpaia’s beautiful wine varieties ranging from their Chianti Classico DOCG (for which the region of Tuscany is renowned) to their sweet Vin Santo, which you can also buy upon your return home, as Volpaia distributes all over the world, through companies such as Adnams in Suffolk, UK. 

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Experiences Offered by Travel4Wine at Volpaia

COOKING CLASS

Volpaia
Wine Tasting + Cellar's Visit + Cooking Class + Olive Oil Tasting + Cheese Tasting + Lunch + Dinner

LUNCH OR DINNER AT FAMILY VILLA

Volpaia
Wine Tasting + Cellar's Visit + Lunch + Dinner

PRIVATE TRADITIONAL WINE TASTING

Volpaia
Wine Tasting + Cellar's Visit

WINE TASTING “LA TRADIZIONE”

Volpaia
Wine Tasting + Cellar's Visit + Olive Oil Tasting

Services Offered

Wine Tasting
Cellar's Visit
Lunch
Dinner
Cooking Class
Olive Oil Tasting
Access for Disables
Parking available for car
Parking available for bus
Wine Shop
Restaurant
Restaurant Capacity (0 Persons)

Wines

Sangiovese
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chianti Classico
Vermentino
Spumante
Grappa

Address

Volpaia, Radda in Chianti (Siena), Tuscany, Italy