Thursday, May 31, 2012

Agriturismo La Pievuccia

BG: Today the entire group went on an excursion to La Pievuccia, an Agriturismo which is a brief walk away from the amazing Santa Chiara Center in Castiglion Fiorentino where we currently live.  We received an amazing tour from the owner, who's grandfather owned the vineyard when he was a lithe boy.  He showed us the vineyards and different places where they grew the grapes for the wine, and other vegetables used in cooking.  Some of the vegetables that he showed us included asparagus and tomatoes.  A requirement of an agriturismo is that is serves food to guests that was made from the raw materials that have been produced at the farm itself.  We were fortunate enough to be able to eat lunch at the agriturismo which was a 5 course meal that included sampling of different wines which were made at the vineyard.  One of the cool things that we were lucky enough to see was the cellar where the making of the wine took place.  We were able to see where the wine is fermented, where they put in the grapes, and where they store the wine. Below is a picture of one of the rooms, on the sides you can see where the wine is stored, and in the middle you can see the machine that they pour the grapes into. 

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