Grape Harvest 2015 at Ancora del Chianti

From the very morning our heroes, Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare start to pick up the grape in the vineyard at Ancora del Chianti B&B. Everybody has a pair of scissor, a bucket and…. good will to succeed in the mission of today: to pick up the grape, process the grapes and put the must in the barrel. But luckly they are not alone….

Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare vendiammano all'Ancora del Chianti

Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare harvest the grape at Ancora del Chianti

Già dal primo mattino i nostri eroi, Filippo, Spartaco e Cesare cominciano a cogliere l’uva in vigna all’Ancora del Chianti B&B. Ognuno di loro ha un paio di forbici, un secchio e…. tanta buona volontà per riuscire nella missione di oggi: cogliere l’uva, pigiare i grappoli e mettere il mosto nel tino. Ma fortunatamente non sono soli….

...as later family and friends come to help. Here Leonardo, the uncle, helping Cesare to jump higher and fill the big bucket. The whole day is a good occasion for working, playing together and ….good jokes and laughs!

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Uncle Leonardo and Jumping Cesare

…infatti più tardi arrivano amici e parenti per aiutare. Qui lo zio Leonardo che aiuta Cesare a saltare più in alto per riempire la bigoncia. L’intera giornata è un’occasione per lavorare insieme o giocare e…fare scherzi e divertirsi!

At lunchtime everybody come to the terrace and take a seat together with our world famous “Salsicce e Fagioli” – beans and sausages together with wonderful Chianti Wine from 2012. This is the moment for sharing and enjoying the company, the wine, the food, the sun and …a bit of a rest!!

Lunchtime on the Harvest Day 2015

Lunchtime on the Harvest Day 2015

All’ora di pranzo tutti convergono sul terrazzo e prendono posto a sedere insieme alle nostre famose “Salsicce con Fagioli” e con il poderoso Vino Chianti 2012. Questo è il momento per goderci la compagnia, il cibo, il vino, il sole e…riposarsi un pò!!

At the end of the meal Filippo, the winemaker, has a surprise for everybody, offering the official T-shirt to all the team and thanking personnally every single grape picker for their specific help and support with presentation and praise .

 

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Filippo, the winemaker, thanks personally the grape pickers

Alla fine del pranzo, Filippo, il vignaiolo, fa una sorpresa a tutti offrendo la maglietta ufficiale a tutto il gruppo e ringraziando personalmnte ogni singolo vignaiolo per l’aiuto e il supporto specifico con presentazione e elogio di merito.

Here the whole group with the Tshirt and everybody is so proud and honored to be part of the Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Picker Team and look forward to partecipate to the Grape Harvest 2015. Waiting for you as well….!!

Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Pickers - Harvest 2015

Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Pickers Team – Harvest 2015

Qui tutto il gruppo con la maglietta e tutti sono così orgogliosi e onorati di far parte del Gruppo Storico Vendemmiatori Ancora del Chianti che non vedono l’ora di partecipare alla Vendemmia 2015. Aspettiamo anche voi…!!

More Pictures about Our Life in Chianti

Altre foto sulla Nostra Vita in Chianti

 

Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2014

Wine Expo 2014 in Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Wine Expo 2014 in Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Today 11th September 2014 the Mayors of the 8 Municipalieties of Chianti Classico ( Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Barberino Val d’Elsa, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Castelnuovo Berardenga)  officially opened the Wine Expo 2014 in the beautiful square of Greve in Chianti.

Amongst the beautiful things to do in Tuscany, what I always recommend to my guests staying at Ancora del Chianti B&B is paying a visit to the wine farm and meet the wine makers personally. So coming to Greve in Chianti for the Wine Expo in Greve in Chianti is a must that you cannot miss! Take a look in the map of Tuscany and you will discover that Greve in Chianti is right in the middle of Tuscany between Florence and Siena.

Even if you are spending your Tuscany holidays in a hotel in Florence, or in a bed and breakfast in Siena, spending lazy days in agriturismo in the South of Tuscany or touring on your Italy vacations, after day tour in Siena, San Gimignano Pisa and Lucca, trips to Cortona, Cinque Terre, Florence tours with museums, monument and shopping, take some time for yourself and enjoy the most amazing wine tasting with the most young, passionate (…and beautiful !) wine producers of Chianti.

Sabina and Julia of Sagrona Wine Farm - Greve In Chianti -  Tuscany

Sabina and Julia of Sagrona Wine Farm - Greve In Chianti - Tuscany

Grape Harvest with Nello, Sabina, Julia and family at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Grape Harvest with Nello, Sabina, Julia and family at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Have your first wine tasting at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti and meet charming Sabina and Julia – not sisters but mother and daughter. The vineyards are located just above the beautiful square of Greve in Chianti and there Nello, the grandfather is the boss! Producers of Chianti Classico Wine, Extra Vergin Olive Oil and Iris Roots. Ready for emotions now? Pay a visit to the new on line shop and visit the website: you will thank Malcom for the impressive pictures of Chianti!
Federico of Caparsa Organic Farm - Radda in Chianti - Tuscany

Federico of Caparsa Organic Farm - Radda in Chianti - Tuscany

Paolo Cianferoni -  Iconic Caparsa's Owner and Wine Maker

Paolo Cianferoni - Iconic Caparsa's Owner and Wine Maker

Then stop at Caparsa Farm with Federico, son of Paolo Cianferoni, iconic organic wine maker of Radda in Chianti, one of the first organic wineries in Italy. Caparsa Farm confirms the special Slow Food Association award in the Slow Wine Guide 2015. We invite you to take day trips from Florence, Siena or all Tuscany now to meet Paolo who offers regular wine tours in the cellar dating back to the 17th century and you will experience the taste of centuries of passion for wine! And do not miss Doccio a Matteo Riserva 2004 still available on line!

Emanuele and Federico of Frantoio Pruneti Tuscany Olive Oil

Emanuele and Federico of Frantoio Pruneti Tuscany Olive Oil

Gionni and Paolo Pruneti of Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo in Chianti

Gionni and Paolo Pruneti of Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo in Chianti

Last but not least Emanuele and Federico, smart young gentlemen presenting Chianti wine of Azienda Agricola Pruneti but not only….because …Chianti is not only good wine but also top quality exta vergin olive oil and expertise. Gionni and Paolo, brothers and owners of Pruneti Farm are world recognised experts on olive oil and we invite you to have an educational tasting at their olive press in San Polo in Chianti. During your Tuscany wine tours, learn about the extravirgin olive oil with a sensorial analysis at Pruneti’s Press and ship your green gold of Tuscany home! Here you will be introduced you to the secret of the best olive oil combining with a light lunch and …good wine of course!
"Attraroba" Band at Wine Expo Chianti Classico of Greve in Chianti

"Attraroba" Band at Wine Expo Chianti Classico of Greve in Chianti

And now everybody enjoy the music of “Attraroba” Brass Street Band: have fun!

The Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2014 is open untill Sunday 14th September.

If you will not make this time, make sure you will be here for
Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2015!!

See all the pictures on our Flickr Page

Ancora B&B wins TA Certificate of Excellence 2014

 

Thanks to our guests’ review, we are proud to announce that
Ancora del Chianti B&B and the staff win Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

Can’t wait to show the plate in the new reception…coming soon!

Ancora del Chianti’s Photo Contest 2014


Scenic view from Ancora del Chianti B&B

Scenic view from Ancora del Chianti B&B by Stephen (US)

Every year it is harder and harder to choose the winner of the Ancora del Chianti B&B Photo Contest. The partecipants send more and more impressive pictures and we organise them in 2 separate sections: Ancora del Chianti Views and Visit Around Tuscany and publish them our Flickrs Page. It is worth a visit as they all deserve your praise.

Ogni anno è sempre più difficile scegliere la foto vincitrice del Photo Contest dell’Ancora del Chianti B&B. I partecipanti inviano foto sempre più emozionanti e abbiamo così deciso di proporle in 2 sezioni distinte: Ancora del Chianti Views and Visit Around Tuscany e pubblicate tutte sulla nostra pagina Flickr. Queste raccolte meritano davvero una visita e una lode!

Ancora del Chianti Views section reproduces  the garden, the views, details of the rooms and the mood of the B&B. It fun for me and Filippo recognise our house through the loving eyes of our guests and we thank for the delicate beauty of every photo. It means so much for us.

Nella sezione Ancora del Chianti Views troverete il giardino, la vista dal casale, dettagli delle camere e l’atmosfera del B&B. E’ divertente per me e Filippo riconoscere al nostra casa attraverso lo sguardo amorevole dei nostri ospiti e li ringraziamo per la delicata bellezza di ogni foto. Significa molto per noi.

Landscape near Siena, Le Crete Senesi, by Claus (D)

Landscape near Siena, Le Crete Senesi, by Claus (D)

The Around Tuscany Section is the sightseeing report of our guests during their stay at Ancora del Chianti, starting in the morning after breakfast from the B&B and coming back in the afternoon. It is interesting to see the different sides of Tuscany: the enchanted valley of Greve in Chianti with the picturesque villages of Montefioralle and Lamole; the variety of landscapes from the Chianti Fiorentino to Chianti Senese and Val D’Orcia with ” the Cretes”and the main art cities as Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and San Gimignano.

La sezione Visit Around Tuscany è il racconto delle visite che i nostri ospiti hanno fatto in Toscana durante il loro soggiorno all’Ancora del Chianti partendo ogni mattina dopo colazione dal nostro B&B e tornando nel pomeriggio. E’ bello vedere come ognuno ha saputo cogliere un lato diverso e sorprendente del territorio e del paesaggio Toscano: la valle incantata di greve in Chianti con il pittoresco borgo di Montefioralle e Lamole; la varietà di paesaggi offerti dal Chianti Fiorentino e dal Chianti Senese e la Val d’Orcia con le sue Crete e le città d’arte principali come Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Lucca e San Gimignano.

Visit to Castello di Montefioralle by Leo (NL)

Visit to Castello di Montefioralle by Leo (NL)

Here is regulation for 2014:
Submitted photos must recreate the “Perfect Moment” of your holiday in Tuscany during your stay at Ancora del Chianti. We offer 2 complementary nights at our B&B to the winner, valid within season 2015. Entry is free and all levels of expertise are welcome. We only require a formal releasing that by entering the competition you agree to allow us to use the photos on our blog, FB page and website and in promotional or commercial material of any kind with full name and full address. Photos must be sent in JPG format to info@ancoradelchianti.it and must arrive within Nov 8 2014.

GOOD LUCK!

Ecco il regolamento 2014:
Le foto inviate devono rappresentare il vostro “Momento Perfetto” durante le vostre vacanze in Toscana all’Ancora del Chianti. Al vincitore offriamo 2 notti gratuite presso il bed and breakfast entro il 2015. La partecipazione è gratuita e aperta a tutti previa liberatoria formale nella quale si autorizza alla eventuale pubblicazione sui nostri siti e all’eventuale utilizzo delle foto per fini promozionali e/o commerciali con il nome completo, indirizzo e telefono. Foto e liberatoria da inviare in formato JPG a info@ancoradelchianti.it entro il 8 Novembre 2014.

BUONA FORTUNA!

See here all the Entries to previous editions

Qui tutte le Foto delle passate edizioni

Ancora del Chianti’s Photo Contest 2013 Winner

The Winner of Photo Contest 2013 is…

…Mr. Claus from Essen, Germany, with:

“MORNING SILENT BLISS”
fugitive eternal beauty
winner 2013 of Photo Contest at Ancora del Chianti - eco-friendly B&B in Tuscany

Our congratulations to Claus,
who wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora del  Chianti in 2014.
We thank Claus for this shining gift!
The picture has an apparent the simple subject: the olive trees, symbol of peace and hard work through generations, weave together with powerful sun rays suggest the idea of a dynamic cosmic harmony.
This delicate yet strong image recalls the peace and the magic of every morning at Ancora del Chianti. The silence of the rising sun over the vineyard, the olive grove and the garden invites to deeply breathe and dive in the energy for the new day to come. We hope you can feel it soon, during your next visit to Ancora del Chianti.
Our Special Thanks to the other partecipants for their impressive contributions. It has been hard to choose!…. I promise to show all the pictures during the next months. Have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.
Have Fun!