The clients of Villa il Poggiale will be privileged guests in the historical wineries and restaurants of Marchesi Antinori in Chianti and Florence. In the ancient village of Badia a Passignano Antinori family ownes also the restaurant “Osteria di Passignano”, where you find creative reinterpretations of Tuscan cuisine by Chef Mattia who got recently a Michelin star.
The new Antinori winery is at Bargino, which is just 5 km from Villa Il Poggiale. This magnificent structure with high vaulted brick evokes a cathedral and gives a sense of continuity between generations. The building houses not only the winery but also a museum and the restaurant Rinuccio. Staying in Relais Villa il Poggiale and savor the best of Antinori production will be a very pleasant experience.
Villa Il Poggiale and Corsini family
Villa Le Corti, built in the early seventeenth century to the Princes Corsini who are still the owners, is a few minutes drive from Villa Il Poggiale. The beauty of the place, the beautiful winery and the activities that are organized by the Princes are the reasons why we created a close collaboration with Villa Le Corti. During their stay at the Relais, guests can visit the ancient wineries and the mill, the can do a tasting of extra virgin olive oil and wine, taste farm products or eat at the new restaurant next to the winery.
Very popular are the cooking classes, held personally by Clotilde Corsini in the large kitchen of the seventeenth-century villa.
The Sonnino castle
The Sonnino Castle, with its tower of the thirteenth century, a symbol of the territory of Montespertoli, looks over the valley of the Chianti Fiorentino.
Barons Alessandro e Caterina de Renzis Sonninolive here for many years and produce oil and wine of great character and quality, combining ancient tradition and love for their land with a deep knowledge and a spirit of research.
Sonnino castle in Montespertoli is just 10 minutes from Villa Il Poggiale, along the scenic and ancient via Volterrana.
Baroness Caterina De Renzis and her staff will be happy to greet you and show you that ancient dwelling, and its wineries. At the “direct sale” you can taste the wine, extra virgin olive oil and appriciate the farmhouse cousine.
In Cerbaia, 3 minutes by car from the Relais, is situated “La Tenda Rossa”, haute cuisine, one Michelin star in an unexpected place. “La tenda Rossa” offers a refined original cousine with a very friendly staff and welcoming. On Saturday tasting at € 50.00 for adults, free for children up to 9 years.
Corzano and Paterno
The farm Corzano and Paterno combines two properties that were of the Niccolini and Machiavelli families.
The farm is famous for its pecorino cheese: ricotta, marzolino ”Buccia di Rospo” vaguely French, Blu that reminds a little aged Stilton. Olive oil and wine tastings as well.
Villa di Cigliano
Opposite the Relais Villa Il Poggiale is the Villa del Cigliano, dating back to fifth century where the owner Eleanora Antinori lived until 2000. The Villa and the garden keep unchanged the characteristics of the ancient Tuscany. Tours and tasting of farm products and cellar tours are directly by family members.