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

New Extra Vergin Olive Oil at Ancora del Chianti

Tuscan organic extra vergin olive oil Ancora del Chianti B&B

Organic extra vergin olive oil at Ancora del Chianti B&B

After 3 weeks of olive picking at Ancora del Chianti, our olive oil is quiet and resting in the cellar.
The quality has been excellent and the quantity abundant due to the favourable weather expecially in june when all the flowers could convert into olives and the generous organic fertilizing. Thank you to the bees, the butterflies, the wind and Filippo for the precious job!

Dopo 3 settimane di raccolta all’Ancora del Chianti, il nostro olio nuovo è tranquillo e beato in cantina.
La qualità è stata eccellente e la quantità copiosa dovuto al tempo particolarmente favorevole di Giugno che ha permesso ai fiori di convertirsi in frutti e alla generosa concimatura biologica. Grazie alle api, alle farfalle al vento e a Filippo!

Tuscany olive picking at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Olive picking at Ancora del Chianti B&B

We spent about 3 weeks with family and friends picking the olive together, chatting and working hard from the morning untill sunset. Here Filippo with Sergio and Giuliana, my parents.

Abbiamo trascorso 3 settimane a raccogliere le olive insieme alla famiglia e agli amici, chiaccherando e lavorando sodo dal mattino al tramonto. Qui Filippo con Sergio e Giuliana, i miei genitori.

Tuscany Olive Picking at Ancora del Chianti B&B

New help for 2013

Here the new entry for year 2003: a super special gift from my father Sergio: a new chart for moving the boxes. It is home made and you can see his old Vespa Piaggio wheel….recycling is a family must!

Nuovo arrivo per il 2013: un super carretto, regalo di mio padre Sergio per spostare le casse. Naturalmente produzione propria e ritrovate qui le vecchie gomme della sua Vespa Piaggio: riciclare è un vizio di famiglia!

olive picking at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Boxes full of Olives

First full boxes. They weight approx 25-30 kilos and the have holes on the sides for fresh air.
Healthy Olives = Healthy Olive Oil!

Le prime casse piene. Pesano circa 25-30 kili e hanno i fori per arieggiare le olive.
Olive Sane = Olio Sano

olive loading at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Loading olive boxes at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Cesare, Filippo e Roberto.
Three generations are loading the car: son, father and grandfather.
Three generation of passion: That’s the reason for our olive oil special taste!

Cesare, Filippo e Roberto.
Tre generazioni a caricare le casse in macchina: figlio, padre e nonno.
Tre generazioni di passione: ecco il sapore speciale del nostro olio!

Olive at the Olive Press Ancora del Chianti B&B

Olive at the Olive Press

Big box at the Pruneti’s Mill ready to be processed.
Le grandi casse al Frantoio Pruneti, pronte per essere lavorate.

tuscany olive oil Ancora del Chianti B&B

Washing the olives

Washing the Olives
Lavaggio delle Olive

tuscany olive oil Ancora del Chianti B&B

Olive Pressing at Pruneti Mill

Paolo Pruneti, owner of Pruneti’s Mill is supervising the pressing.
Paolo Pruneti , proprietario del Frantoio Pruneti controlla le varie fasi della lavorazione.

tuscany organic olive oil Ancora del Chianti B&B

Olive Oil is Ready!

Here our organic extra vergin olive oil and Filippo, the artist!
More Pictures on our Flickrs Page.

Ecco l’olio e Filippo, l’artefice!
Altre Foto sulla nostra Pagina Flickrs.

Jean Luc and Karine after Ancora B&B visit

A lovely surprise we found back home after a few days of holiday: a lovely card from our Castello di Volpaia favourite café “Bar Ucci”. It was intriguing and …..finally we discovered that our friends Jean Luc and Karine from France who stayed at Ancora del Chianti B&B 3 years ago, came for a visit and before leaving they left this card.

More pictures on our Flickr Page.

Alain and Marie at Ancora del Chianti

When Alain and Marie stayed at Ancora del Chianti B&B last Autumn, Mathilde, their daugher was very proud of her new camera and wanted to take a picture of us all together just after breakfast. This is her job and a review of their stay at the bed and breakfast they send us.

just after breakfast at Ancora del Chianti

” …En ce qui nous concerne, nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans  votre demeure et avons beaucoup apprécié votre accueil et votre belle  région, la  Toscane.
Malheureusement c’est toujours trop court pour pouvoir tout  visiter… Alors  nous reviendrons, peut-être, une prochaine fois?!…
Au plaisir de vous revoir, à bientôt.

Marie, Alain, Louis, Mathilde & Thibaud”

More pictures on our Flickr Page.

Ingvar and Elna’s Greetings

from Ingvar to Ancora del Chianti

In September we had the pleasure of welcoming Ingvar and Elna to Ancora del Chianti B&B. We had a lot of to share: love for nature and furthermore…music. Infact Ingvar as my husband Filippo, plays in the band of his village: in this case the Philarmonic Band  in Skummeslövsstrandin Halland County in the south of Sweden. This is the proof!

More pictures of our Friends here.