It was around 2:00 a.m. in Manila and I couldn’t sleep. So, instead of prolonging my agony tossing and turning, I turned to my phone and started scrolling through my IG feed. I stumbled upon this surrealistic photo of a long table under fairy lights amidst a vineyard—things I only usually get see on Food Network Channel or the movies. After some more scrolling, following hashtag trails, I finally landed on the main feed of Querceto di Castellina, a family-run organic winery and agriturismo in the Chianti Classico.
Querceto di Castellina is located in Querceto, between the Sienese towns of Castellina and Radda in Chianti. They host a series of vineyard dinners during summer featuring their organic wines and traditional regional dishes prepared by Ristorante Albergaccio Di Castellina. Luck was on our side to have scored two seats because they do sell out fast. Chianti is one of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany. Ours was a scenic drive through lush vineyards and olives groves. Sticking my head out of the car absorbing colors of the countryside, awe-inspiring views of little Chianti small town, and the intense and infinite green, it all made sense why Frances Maye fell head over hills with Italy and wrote the book “Bella Tuscany”. What’s not to fall in love with?
We arrived at Querceto di Castellina with high expectations and I am happy we were not disappointed. It was a charming vineyard dinner experience. We had aperitif on the terrace with a view of gentle slopes covered with vineyards followed by a series of scrumptious Italian dishes at dinner. I was eager to taste their L’AURA Chianti Classico but also ended up falling in love with their Rosé, Furtivo. Its striking freshness and crispiness makes it the ideal summer wine.￼￼￼￼￼
Our experience was astounding. From the most scenic views to phenomenal hosts to exceptional wine and food, it was a “True Taste of Tuscan countryside” experience. I highly recommend them.
Ouerceto di Castellina
Localita Querceto 9,
53011, Castellina in Chianti Italy
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