Taking a little side trip from our usual fare. La and I plan to celebrate our 25th anniversary (in 7 years) with a long trip in Italy (and maybe Paris??). But check out these incredible pics. It’s amazing that anywhere could simply be that beautiful!
July 23, 2012
After leaving San Gimignano, we made a stop at Castello di Verrazzano for a tour, wine tasting, and a light dinner.
The drive up to the castle was a narrow dirt path meandering on the edge of steep cliffs falling down to rolling field of grapes lines with olive trees.
Our group strolled through the winery, the guide describing how they make their famous Chianti wine (which is exclusively from Tuscany) from a blend of grapes and taking us into the bowels of the castle where the wine is aged in barrels of varying size and material based on the type of wine. Before heading to our meal, we were granted more spectacular views on a terrace and shown where the balsamic vinegar ages.
The meal consisted of lots of wine! My favorite part of course. Beginning with a white, then the Chianti Classico before getting a…
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