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September is the most intense and fascinating month of the year in Valdichiana Senese

Experience the month of the grape harvest among vineyards and wellness

September, the most important month of the year for the winemakers of the Valdichiana Senese, has finally arrived. In this period the hopes of a year of work and forecasts culminate, there is a magical atmosphere in the villages and in the vineyards, a synesthesia of colors, smells and flavors: this is the beauty of the grape harvest in Tuscany.

The harvest is a crucial moment in the life of every winemaker, it is a period of preparation and hard work, but also of company and laughter, it is a total immersion in nature among the sweet and lush hills of the Valdichiana Senese. The villages in the area are all completely focused on the work in the vineyards, the winemakers spend their days among the rows of Sangiovese (in the local variety called prugnolo gentile) and in the cellars. Naturally, the Valdichiana Senese offers a lot to experienced wine lovers and newcomers. These are the activities and proposals we prepared for you.

Harvest and breakfast in the vineyard

To deeply discover the meaning and the work of the harvest, we offer you a unique experience, which will lead you to stay in close contact with the local winemakers, namely breakfast in the vineyard. Having a good breakfast with the typical flavors of Tuscany after the harvest is ideal to appreciate even more the wine and the lushing hills of the Valdichiana Senese. The bucolic context of the vineyards and Tuscan landscapes will make you fully savor the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, in the company of the winemakers who “live” wine every day. Here are the details of the breakfast of the harvest.

Wine, wine and also wine

These lands are rich in wine plenty of cellars, immersed in the beautiful territories of the Valdichiana Senese and Val d’Orcia. Here the lands give birth to highly appreciated wines, such as the aforementioned Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Cortona DOC and Orcia DOC. Six days in the lands of Tuscany, immersed in the natural and historical landscape beauties of the Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, through a planned itinerary that will take you to four different local wineries. You will savor Tuscany in a glass, you will get to know the different philosophies of the winemakers, you will understand vineyard lifestyle and you will experience everything in conviviality and serenity. This travel idea is specially designed for those who love wine: it is the wine lovers week in Southern Tuscany.

Flavors and thermal waters

Relaxation, calm, peace, ancient buildings, body-care and wellness in San Casciano dei Bagni is all possible and the recent discovery of the Temple of Apollo just prove it. Why not immerse yourself in warm thermal waters tasting a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano glass? Why don’t you take a horse ride between the Valdichiana Senese and the Val d’Orcia, and then go hunting for truffles in the woods? We offer you the opportunity to stay in San Casciano dei Bagni, a village of incredible beauty, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, where you can enjoy the landscape and the beauty of its streets and then forget everything and everyone, lulled by the thermal waters where the Romans used to ask for health and grace to the Gods. Find out more about this fantastic taste and thermal water experience.