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Discovering Torre Alberghieri: Wine Tasting in the Chianti Region of Tuscany

Hand painted wine bottles at Torre Alberghieri

One of my favorite days this summer was spent exploring the Chianti winemaking region in Tuscany. The concierge at the Belmond Villa San Michele arranged a wine tasting tour with a car and driver. The weather was fantastic, and it was a marvelous way to explore the Tuscan countryside outside of Florence.

The  line up of hand painted bottles at Torre Alberghieri

Located about 12 kilometers outside of Florence, Torre Alberghieri features a fabulous 19th century villa and also offers agriturismo accommodations on site. The villa is owned by charming resident artist and winemaker Rodolfo Guarnieri. He has really nailed the “live in a villa in Tuscany” dream.

Torre Alberghieri makes excellent Chianti Classico

Torre Alberghieri is known for it’s excellent small production Chianti Classico. It’s delicious, but the production is so small it’s not available on a large commercial scale.

The Line up of Torre Alberghieri wines

Wine Tasting at Torre Alberghieri

During the wine tasting, Rodolfo admitted he preferred his beach house to his Tuscan villa. I can only imagine what that would look like.

After the wine tasting, we ordered six bottles of wine to have shipped home

Artist slash winemaker Rodolfo Guarnieri

If you’re looking for things to do in Florence or a great day trip, arrange a trip to Chianti Country. The wine pairs well with the fantastic scenery, and Rodolfo Guarnieri is a charming host and talented painter and winemaker.

Rodolfo’s open air painting studio (complete with hammock)

The Family villa and outdoor spaces are filled with Rodolfo’s amazing paintings

The tower of the family villa at Torre Alberghieri


Azienda Agricola Torre Alberghieri

Via di Pancole, 141,

50022 Greve in Chianti, Firenze

Tel. +39 338 499 0052

Fax. +39 556972