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Six Countryside Vineyards

Let your mind run to endless expanses of flourishing vine-growing lands and discover our special selection of six exclusive wine retreats in the Italian countryside. From the Monferrato hills of Piedmont, passing through Tuscany to taste the best Chianti wine, up to Malvasia vineyards of Sicily.

In ​Val d'Orcia Natural park, perfectly situated in the middle of a renowned wike-making area, lies the ​Castiglion del Bosco country estate. Part of the exclusive Rosewood hotellerie company, a staple of luxury hospitaly in the world, the property extends for 5,000 acres and includes typical buildings like a medieval church, a small village at the heart of the resort, and even the ruins of a caslte: its guests can truly feel part of another world during their stay.

Castiglion del Bosco is recognized for its top-tier winery hospitality, named as one of the top ten wineries to visit in Tuscany by international wine magazine Decanter. Exclusive wine tours and tailored tastings are a unique way of exploring Tuscany at its most beauty. It is a real pleasure to visit the stunning Capanna vineyard taking a sip of the finest Tuscan wines: ranging from a barrel tasting to Tuscan cheese pairing and even the one-of-a-kind experience of tasting old and rare vintages.

Located in the renowned Piedmont region, in the North of Italy, ​Castello di Gabiano is for sure one of the best locations to enjoy romantic escapes surrounded by the Medieval atmosphere of an original Italian castle. The castle boasts more than a century of history and during your stay you can enjoy unforgettable moments of relax surrounded by medieval frescoes in front of a fireplace and with an enchanting view overlooking the antique rooftops of the Gabiano medieval village.

The castle has five hectares of park where to enjoy long walks surrounded by unspoiled Monferrato hills, the River Po and in the distance the magnificent Alps. During their walks guests can also live the unique experience of visiting an original medieval labyrinth that lies at the center of the castle's park just outside the millennial stone walls. One of the most interesting experiences the guest can have is to take a walk in the splendid vineyards cultivated "a ritocchino" followed by some wine tasting of the Castello di Gabiano’s prestigious Monferrato fine wine.

​Villa Cordevigo is a charming country mansion in the Cordevigo hamlet of Veneto, from which it takes its name. It is positioned on a small hill overlooking the cypress trees, and a wide stretch of vine and olive groves belonging to the Villabella winery. The location is peaceful, and ideal due to its proximity from the Garda Lake and the romantic town of Verona. The roots of the sumptuous Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais go back to the 16th century, which has served as a private residence for noble families through the ages. 

This unique wine relais is closely related to the winery estate, the place where cultivated grapes become Villabella wines. Amarone, Valpolicella and Bardolino are just some of the wines that can be tasted at Villa Cordevigo: the guest is welcomed in a typical cellar and in a tasting-room where to enjoy a guided exploration of wine with highly qualified sommelier.

The historic and beautiful Wine Relais of ​Feudi Del Pisciotto lies in the heart of southeast Sicily, near the confines of the Sughereta di Niscemi Nature Reserve and surrounded by a rural and authentic countryside landscape. The Feudo is formed by evocative and original architectures from the eighteenth century, nestled on the top of a cliff that faces the Mediterranean Sea. This spectacular complex is today a landmark for its production of wine, thanks to the beautiful and flourishing vineyards down the hill.

The relais winery combines respect for tradition and nature with the most modern technology, and produces around 400,000 bottles with 16 different labels. At Feudi del Pisciotto, the union between ancient and modern is also celebrated by bringing back the old wine making process that only uses the force of gravity for moving the must. 

Located in the magic Salina, the greenest and most authentic of the UNESCO-protected Sicilian Aeolian islands, the exclusive boutique hotel ​Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia was originally a quaint lighthouse, set upon the Capofaro hill, overlooking the islands of Panarea and Stromboli. Capofaro is total immersion in winemaking and a place to discover the world of wine. Capofaro is a dream-worthy place to recharge both body and mind, thanks to yoga and pilates classes, wellness treatments, or simply by watching the changing colours and listening to the sounds of the sea.

When the property was purchased there was a six hectare Malvasia vineyard that had been in production for about thirty years; the best part was combined with the opportunity to grow additional Malvasia plants on the island; creating a vineyard that produces wines with enhanced aromatic qualities. Malvasia delle Lipari is the noble fruit of the Aeolian islands, the grape belongs to the category of aromatic wines, and is one of the many Malvasia varieties cultivated in Italy.

​​Castello di Ama is a dream-like destination located in the middle of the flourishing Chianti hills, in Tuscany, where vineyards and olive groves stretch as far as the eye can see. The eighteen-century aristocratic Villa takes its name from the lovely and stone borgo of Ama, that five centuries ago was a florid farming and winemaking center. The winery was founded in the 1970s by a group of families that wanted restore Ama's past glories, preserving the production of Chianti Classico, one of the world's most prestigious wines.

Kept with love and dedication, today Castello di Ama has one of the most refined Contemporary Art Collections in Europe, becoming the perfect choice for art-lovers and connoisseurs from all over the world. Thanks to its exclusive location in the middle of beautiful vineyards and gardens, the winery can offers also relaxing tours throughout the hamlet and natural paths, where guests can enjoy sophisticated wine tastings.

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