Fattoria il Palagio
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- Fattoria il PalagioMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2First to ReviewJan 17, 2014
Fattoria Il Palagio is a winery in the middle of Tuscany. Think vast scenery of Tuscan landscape with vineyards, yeah that's it. Our Contiki group came here as part of our tour and we were treated to a tour of the cellar, a brief discussion about the winery, and wine tasting complete with cheese pairing. They also offered olive oil tasting which was not to be missed. We tried the chianti and the chianti reserva (aged longer).
Both wines were very nice and affordable. I opted to buy a bottle of chianti to bring back in my suitcase whereas others bought them to ship back home. One girl bought a few bottles to smuggle in her suitcase. You're allowed to bring back 2 bottles at the most so I don't suggest trying it but she managed 10. We also tried the vinsanto with almond biscotti. That's a dessert wine the monks used to use as 'medicine'. Nowadays, they serve it with biscotti to dip into while sipping it as a dessert wine.
They also sell special bubble wrap in the shape of wine bottles to protect your new investments for 2,10 euro. Not too bad if you think the TSA will be rough with your luggage and most of the time that's true. The staff was very kind and they take US dollars as well as euros.