Voyage to Tuscany – Dievole
Second stop on the Tuscany trip was to a winery . . .
It . Was . Beautiful .
As soon as we arrived, they offered us wine. Which we turned down. But they looked at us with such confusion, that we changed our minds. Took a glass of wine, and wandered around to check out the property while we waited for the wine tasting tour.
After wandering around the property for a little while, looking at the ancient church, and the beautiful views, we started the wine tour in the basement, and old wine cellar of Dievole.
We learned about the Chianti wine region, and san giovese grapes, and the Dievole family that started this winery. The tour continued through the new wine cellar, and we even had a tasting by the old church.
The rest of the evening had us eating dinner in Dievole’s restaurant and then retiring to our room for the free bottle of wine, a bottle of sweet wine, and some Italian dessert cookies.
Our room was actually a huge two-bedroom suite that we shared with the Andersons. In the morning we threw open the windows and had amazing views of the Tuscan hillsides, complete with a low-lying fog filling the valleys. It was amazing. Breakfast was outside on a beautiful terrace, surrounded by pomegranate and citrus trees. Alas, we couldn’t stay forever, and had to continue on our way after breakfast.
sneak preview: We haven’t picked a place yet – actually, we’ve done nothing but daydream. But we’re thinking we might like to have our wedding up in Tuscany at a place like this.