The dates of the 2014 wine festivals in Chianti, close to Villa le Barone, are approaching! September 11th to September 14th in Greve in Chianti and September 18th to September 21st in Panzano.
The first wine festival to take place from September 11th to September 14th in Greve in Chianti is the “Chianti Classico Expo”, where nearly 100 Chianti producers will give visitors the opportunity to taste their wines : buy a glass, labeled with the Chianti Classico rooster, and you can taste all the wines you want! But many other festive events are also taking place at the occasion of the festival: olive oil, salami and cheese tastings, many street concerts by the Attraroba Street band, Gli Amici di Chianti, I Blasconati, and many others. There will be also conferences: ”Responsible drinking”, “From wine lover to sommelier, an easy step”. The exhibition of Lorenzo Galligani, a contemporary sculptor, will be inaugurated at the San Francesco Museum…The”Chianti Classico Expo” is certainly an event that should not be missed! A lot of fun! Only 10 minutes driving from Villa le Barone to Greve and, if you wish to hike, we also propose a scenic walk in the countryside of about 1hour one way to reach that small town.
The second wine festival taking place is “Vino al Vino” in Panzano in Chianti from September 18th to September 21th. It is smaller and only the vintners of Panzano meet in the village square to show their wines, often judged as the best of the region. Here too visitors have the chance to sample the different styles of wines, chat with the winemakers and listen to some great jazz! The Vino al Vino Festival is not to be missed either. It is organized by the “ Unione Viticoltori di Panzano”, a free and independent group of 20 wineries founded by Giovanni Manetti, (Fontodi), working to promote a “Sustainable Panzano”. The main things that unify those producers are – the love for the land, Panzano, where they live, work and raise their children. -the passion for their work as vintners and winemakers, each of them making wine with their own grapes and running their winery directly taking care of all principal aspects. -the commitment for furthering the quest for quality, a quest that sometimes can become obsession. The Union is aiming at contributing to a “Sustainable Panzano” with a viticulture, that, if sustainable and organic, will allow to live and work in a cleaner environment, and that will enable a healthier production of wines, without chemical residues and of higher quality.. Hotel Villa le Barone, located in Panzano, also contributes to a “Sustainable Panzano” and has been designated as an “Eco-leader “ by Trip Advisor. One can easily walk from Villa le Barone to the Vino al Vino Festival: it takes only 20 minutes!
Take a week end break and stay at Villa le Barone to enjoy the Vino al Vino festival.
The weather is now beautiful in Chianti: autumn is around the corner, and guests can enjoy this marvelous season in Villa le Barone’s gardens until 8th November!
We are still in summer and the weather is beautiful in Chianti, but we can already feel autumn: still warm and long days, golden sunlight, and crisp air. Autumn is a fantastic season in Chianti … and to let our guests enjoy this marvelous period, we are opened until 8th November!
In the flower garden , cosmos, nasturnium , volubilis But above all the dahlias , white, yellow, red … and it is in this flower garden that Amira goes to pick up the flowers that will make the magnificent bouquets in the reception , in the restaurant , in the lounges , and in the rooms…
In the orchard, the fruits are ripening : the plums , with which Villa le Barone ‘s wonderful Tuscan cooks have made delicious jam that our guests are starting to enjoy, the figs , that we are using to make the pastas “tagliattelle” (also home made by our cooks) , the apples , ant the nuts… that the squirrels have already eaten.
The first red leaves are appearing to illuminate Villa le Barone ‘s façade.
All around, the vineyards are taking autumn colors, and the grape picking season is also starting!
Autumn is magnificent in Chianti, and from hotel Villa le Barone , you can enjoy the possibility of hiking and cycling until the 8th of November.
Guests can practice many sports in Chianti, spending vacations at Villa le Barone: tennis, swimming, hiking, cycling…
And there is a fitness room, as well as a fitness trail! And there is also a nearby golf course!
Tennis: Villa le Barone’s tennis court has spectacular views on the surrounding protected Chianti’s area.
Swimming pool: the landscape that can be seen from the pool is also magnificent. Guests enjoy the Tuscan Sun, soak in the beauty of the rose garden, daydream enjoying birds song’s and the bells of the Romanesque San Leolino church.
Fitness trail and fitness room on Villa le Barone’s property are there for guests to keep fit while enjoying the breathtaking panoramas.
Hiking: the itineraries that have been prepared for guests through the vineyards, olive groves and forests allow a wonderful discovery of Chianti ‘s landscapes.
Cycling: Chianti ‘s well preserved villages are rich in cultural, artistic and culinary traditions around Villa le Barone and can be discovered thanks to the cycling and biking itineraries specially prepared for Villa le Barone’s guests. On 5 October, cycling lovers can take part -as a participant or a spectator- in “The Eroica”, the cycling race on Chianti’s dust roads!
Golf: an18 holes golf is available 15 km away from Villa la Barone in Impruneta. Il Golf dell’Ugolino is a beautifully kept golf and we have special rates on green fees.
Enjoy sports and keep fit spending vacations or a short break at the charming hotel Villa le Barone in Chianti: the tennis court, the swimming pool, the fitness trail and the fitness room are waiting for you… and if you book 40 days in advance you can enjoy a 10% discount! (See our special offer).