We went to Montalcino for four nights for some wining and dining and stayed at Castello Banfi Il Borgo, a castle that sat amidst miles and miles of vineyards. The castle had a beautiful pool overlooking one of the many vineyards owned by Banfi as a backdrop for the daily sunsets I admired religiously. The wine of course was fantastic. We had a variety of red wine, and white wine and roses but most importantly, we got to try Brunello di Montalcino from different vintage, one of the most well known wines in Tuscany. The castle was also less than an hour away from the ancient city of Pienza, home of the famous Pecorino di Pienza, which is a soft and smooth sheep’s milk cheese.

 

One of the highlights was the cooking class I signed up for, where I learnt how to cook ragu and make fresh tagliatelle from scratch. All in all the food was of the utmost standard. Even the breakfast buffet I had everyday served up only the freshest ingredients. Castello Banfi if Borgo is a highly recommended place to stay for 3-4 nights to try all the wine and food Tuscany has to offer is a secluded but charming area.

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