Uncover the delicious secrets behind some of Chianti’s gourmet delicacies at Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, a beautiful 200-hectare family-run farm. Situated in the hills surrounding San Casciano Val di Pesa, roughly halfway between Florence and Siena, prepare to be fully immersed in the production of only the finest Chianti wine, olive oil and cheese.
This special wine and cheese tasting experience will not only offer intimate access to prestigious Chianti produce but also offers a glimpse into the daily workings of an organic family-run estate. With plenty of opportunities for your children to explore the great outdoors, it is also a perfect family-friendly day out from our villas in Tuscany.
The wine and cheese tasting experience at Corzano e Paterno will begin with a tour of the farm, delving into its history which dates back as far as the Etruscans. Surrounded by verdant and stony hills, running alongside the ancient Via Cassia, you will discover the estate’s vineyards, the wine cellar and the wine-making process. You will be introduced to the world of cheese, as you uncover the secrets behind the family cheese-making process that they have been perfecting for the last 20 years.
Following the tour, you will sit down in the farm shop courtyard for an intimate tasting of four of the estate’s wines, cheeses and olive oil, as well as local Tuscan bread and honey.
A local farm-to-table encounter like this is the best way to experience Tuscan cuisine. Growing from medieval foundations, on Etruscan ground, the farm has been in the family since 1969. Prior to that, it hadn’t changed hands for more than 700 years. The farm now takes its name from Corzano and Paterno, the two hills that make up the estate, just a short hop from the Chianti Classico region.
Fattoria Corzano e Paterno produces a range of typical Chianti wines, ranging from 100% Sangiovese to reds blended with Canaiolo and smooth foreign varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In a year, the family tends to produce one white Trebbiano wine, a rosé, four reds and a sweet wine.
They have been producing cheese here since 1992 exclusively from the milk of their Sardinian sheep. Over the years they have produced more than 15 types of Tuscan cheese, from traditional Pecorino to a luxurious Blu.
For an additional €30 per person, you can also sit down for a four-course dinner in the estate’s farm-to-table restaurant, housed in a beautifully converted hayloft. More details can be found here.
Private tours begin at either 10.00am, 12.00pm or 4:00pm. The experience will start with a tour of the farm, vineyards, wine cellar and dairy followed by a seated tasting of the estate’s wine, cheese, olive oil and local honey. Morning tours include an explanation of the cheesemaking process in front of the dairy, while afternoon tours include a tour of the dairy and cheese storage cells.
Please note that while this is an all-year-round experience, cheese production finishes for the year around the end of August so there is less to see and taste on mid-September tours.Included in the price: An immersive private tour of the Corzano e Paterno estate followed by a seated tasting of four wines, four kinds of cheese, bread, the estate’s olive oil and local honey.
|Persons||€ Euro||(*) £ Pounds||(*) $ Dollars|
|3 person||€ 105.00||£ 98.70||$ 130.20|
|4 person||€ 140.00||£ 131.60||$ 173.60|
|5 person||€ 175.00||£ 164.50||$ 217.00|
|6 person||€ 210.00||£ 197.40||$ 260.40|
|7 person||€ 245.00||£ 230.30||$ 303.80|
|8 person||€ 280.00||£ 263.20||$ 347.20|
|9 person||€ 315.00||£ 296.10||$ 390.60|
|10 person||€ 350.00||£ 329.00||$ 434.00|
|11 person||€ 385.00||£ 361.90||$ 477.40|
|12 person||€ 420.00||£ 394.80||$ 520.80|
|13 person||€ 455.00||£ 427.70||$ 564.20|
|14 person||€ 490.00||£ 460.60||$ 607.60|
|15 person||€ 525.00||£ 493.50||$ 651.00|
|16 person||€ 560.00||£ 526.40||$ 694.40|
|17 person||€ 595.00||£ 559.30||$ 737.80|
|18 person||€ 630.00||£ 592.20||$ 781.20|
|19 person||€ 665.00||£ 625.10||$ 824.60|
|20 person||€ 700.00||£ 658.00||$ 868.00|