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Learn About Italian Wine at a Castle in Tuscany
Dates:
May 11-15, 2017 (details and costs)
September 14-18, 2017 (details and costs)
Courses limited to 12 participants

Full Course Description 2017


Stay in an authentic Renaissance castle, Castello di Potentino, dating back to 1042 on the Monte Amiata, the now extinct volcano that the ancient Etruscans believed was home to the gods.

Experience history, culture and the rhythms of Italian life while learning about Italian wine. Meals with the family, who own the castle and make their own wine and olive oil, on the outdoor loggia…

That adjoins the castle courtyard…

or in the family dining room…


With fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables from the castle garden…

The course introduces wines from all parts of Italy (see more details below) and includes tastings both during classes and at meals. Nothing is as much fun or as immediate as learning about Italian wine in an Italian context, beginning with staying on an organic wine estate that has been recognized for excellence in making true terroir wine.

The course includes a cooking class and dinner with a Michelin starred chef, Roberto Rossi, of Il Silene.

Organic olive oil tasting,

Local, artisan pecorino cheese tasting…

A visit to a nearby biodynamic Brunello di Montalcino vineyard…

And morning yoga by the pool.

There will be free time for walks by the river, reading in the sitting room…

Or for the September session, foot pressing grapes in a 2500 year old Etruscan wine basin on the property.

Each room or apartment is unique and is distinctively furnished. Read more…

Read more here about the daily schedule. Full Course Description 2017

For more information or to register, write Eleanor   or alexander.greene@potentino.com.

If you are interested in traveling in the World Heritage UNESCO protected Val D’Orcia nearby or other parts of Tuscany or Italy before or after the course, Eleanor can help you with your plans. Contact her here.

The course includes transfer to and from the Pisa airport (2 hours) and all meals including wine. Prices vary from 2000 to 2700 euro/person depending on choice of accommodation in the castle.

 

 

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