Castello di Fonterutoli: A Summer of Nature, Great Wine and Authentic Local Cuisine

 SIENA, Tuscany – This summer, Castello di Fonterutoli - owned by the Mazzei family since 1435 and producing world-famous wines – will open its doors to visitors and wine lovers to offer them an experience of hospitality in one of Tuscany's most charming villages.

 The location, Castellina in Chianti (Siena), proposes a wine resort hotel, suites, rooms and Apartments - all inspired by the colours of Chianti - to take a break from everyday life or spend a real holiday immersed in nature, among great wines and cuisine.

 You can also personalise your experience, choosing between different tours through the vineyards and tasting the most iconic wines of the estate without giving up the flavours of the Tuscan table.

 There are many activities to engage in, starting with guided tours of the spectacular Cantina, which houses a large cellar with some 3,000 oak barrels. The cellar itself, designed by Agnese Mazzei, is part of the Toscana Wine Architecture project, a circuit of 14 designer cellars, signed by the great masters of contemporary architecture.

 You can also opt for off-road tours, cooking lessons or visits to the surrounding villages - Gaiole, Castellina, Radda and Greve - and their workshops. The Strade Bianche (White Roads) that branch out in the area are the ideal setting for walking, riding or cycling in the midst of unspoilt nature. Here, cycling enthusiasts gather every autumn for the Eroica, one of the most fascinating sporting events in the world.

 At the Osteria di Fonterutoli, amidst the olive groves and vineyards, it is possible to savour a gourmet experience,  combined with a  tasting of the estate's wines, proposed by the Chef, Marco Capparelli Mugnai, who uses only fresh, local and seasonal products, with a focus on local game.

A close bond has united the Mazzei family to the world of wine. Attention to values and continuous research are found in all the family-owned estates, two of which are located in Tuscany (Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti Classico and Belguardo in Maremma) while the other, Zisola, is in Noto, south-eastern Sicily.

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