Badia a Coltibuono in Chianti
Badia a Coltibuono is a beautiful family run estate with a rich history dating back to the year 1000. This vineyard has over 75 hectares of certified organic grapes and produces 4 different red wines: Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Reserva, Cultus Boni, and Sangioveto (award winning). The family also produces Vin Santo, Grappa, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar.
To Tour: Guided tours are offered from April to October everyday at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm. The tour costs: 5 euros. The 5 pm tour costs 8 euros as they serve 2 glasses of their wine after the tour. They also offer several different interesting tasting proposals which can be read about on their website. These special tastings require a reservation and are available throughout the entire year.
The Coltibuono wine shop is located near the property where you can purchase their products as well as Tuscan ceramics made my local artists.
Allison Says: “A tour here is like going back in time; there is so much history and the abbey itself in kept in incredible condition considering it is over 1000 years old! I would recommend the 5 pm tour with the aperitif (appetizers) with wine is a very authentic experience.”
Badia A Coltibuono
Località Badia a Coltibuono
53013 Gaiole In Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy
+39 0577 74481
GPS: 43.49490600, 11.44954830
Distance: From Florence: 1 1/2 hours, From Siena: 45 minutes.
Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm (summer) 9 am to 6 pm (winter)
Reservation: not required for summer tours
Other activities: cooking courses, B&B, restaurant