Charming, medieval Siena and Montalcino, two of the more magical places on earth. Step into the private world of the Tuscan vintners who make these locales internationally famous in the world of wine. Spend private time with the creative minds behind some of most respected vintages found anywhere. Eat, laugh, explore, relax, indulge…revel in the best Tuscany has to offer.
Combining 14th-century charm with 21st-century comforts, Borgo Scopeto in Chianti is an elegant Tuscan estate with beautiful views of the famous city of Siena. Two pleasure-seeking couples will enjoy private tours, tastings, leisurely lunches and dinners at both Borgo Scopeto and nearby Caparzo.
As you will taste in the wines and see in the vines, the exposure of the vineyards and nature of the microclimates of this area give fullness, ageability and character to the Borgo Scopeto and Caparzo wines, which are expressions of some of the best of Sangiovese.
Amid first-class wining and dining for five nights’ accommodations at Borgo Scopeto, you will relax with a complimentary massage and have plenty of time to enjoy other spa treatments in lavish surroundings. You can bask under the Tuscan sun and lounge in the swimming pool around the estate, go shopping and strolling around the village. The Relais also has a gym and two fast-surface tennis courts, as well as bikes and Vespas when you’re ready to explore the gorgeous countryside.
Just a short trip away, you will thoroughly enjoy your Caparzo experience and magical Montalcino nights. After all, few things are better than a private winery tour, tasting and lunch with friends.
An exuberant cap to your exploration of Siena is a special, private dinner with a musical performance by musicians and opera singers from the Accodemia Musicale Chigiana. Internationally recognized as one of Italy’s most prestigious musical institutions, the Accodemia has trained many of the world’s great musical talents. The program for your special evening will feature the work of legendary Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
Then it’s off to your choice of Podere La Casa or Altesino, both in Montalcino for two nights. Enjoy personal attention and pampering Tuscan style in these refined winery settings. Explore the rolling landscape seeping with history and drink in the generations of passionate wine making all around you. Stay in architecturally significant lodgings reflective of the families who created them.
And then go home with the most delicious reminder of your experience, a treasure trove of wine—each couple will receive one Magnum of each of the following wines: the 2011 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino; 2015 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico; 2015 Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino and 2015 Borgo Scopeto Borgonero IGT Toscana. Each couple will also take home six bottles of the Caparzo La Casa Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Collection… two from each vintage: 2000, 2004 and 2008. Savor fond memories of your trip with every sip.
Be tenacious in your bidding if you want to be triumphant…thrilling Tuscany awaits!
Airfare to Italy and ground transportation are not included. Visits to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates.
Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini of Borgo Scopeto and Caparzo