Recommendation for a stay at a Vineyard

May 27th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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Recommendation for a stay at a Vineyard

Have been reading a lot of posts...and am now in information overload...but am still without the perfect places to stay in Tuscany.

We would like to spend 2 nights (in August) near Greve. We would love to stay on a vineyard that has tours and tastings but are not looking to spend a fortune.
We also are looking to spend 3 nights in Southern Tuscany (around Montalcino or Pienza) also on a vineyard.

Any suggestions from 1st hand experiences?
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May 27th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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peyton,

In Greve, we stayed at the Villa Vignamaggio, a working vineyard. We were there for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. They offer a very nice tour and tasting of their wines...it is a really pretty place.
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May 27th, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Any suggestions for Southern Tuscany?

Did you think that Villa Vignamaggio was an authentic vineyard agriturismo or was it more like a resort?
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May 28th, 2007, 02:58 AM
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Hi peyton,

Well, it is authentic in that it is a working vineyard. The setting is beautiful and, more upscale than rustic. Our room was in a lovely part of the estate and very nice. We were there during harvest and saw the workers walking all over the property as they went about their day.
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May 28th, 2007, 04:11 AM
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We considered this place (based on an acquaintence's recommendation) but couldn't fit it into our itinerary.

www.livernano.it
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May 28th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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We stayed at a place called I Parigi which was about 15 mins from Florence. It has a vinyard and olive groves and they bottle their own wine and olive oil. It is a family run B&B and the rooms have A/C which is a must if your going in the summer time. It is in an old 13th-14th century fort and has amazing views. This is one of the best B&Bs I've stayed in anywhere in the world.
http://en.venere.com/bed_and_breakfa...7219&ref=27047

You can also find places at venere.com
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May 28th, 2007, 07:58 AM
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Thank you so much for the suggestions...I am looking at them now
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May 28th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Have a look at:

www.coltibuono.com

They are a top notch winery, one of my favorites. Have not stayed there..yet.

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May 28th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Checked those out...any other suggestions? Ideally, would like to stay at a smaller winery that has great wine and a more rustic experience
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May 28th, 2007, 07:27 PM
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we stayed at la crociona just outside Montalcino; its on a working vineyard, winery, olive oil, etc. very nice place, excellent hosts, centrally located and has a good restaurant onsite but not affiliated.
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May 29th, 2007, 07:04 PM
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La Crociana is not available...any other suggestions?
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May 29th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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Have you checked the agriturismo website?
http://www.agriturismo.it/enindex.asp
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May 30th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Peyton = plead with Barbara at La Crociona...tell her Carol sent you!! It may work...again, it may not but what the heck!?!
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