We were already booked into a hotel in San Gimignano and from Tripadvisor I saw that this place did lunches and wine tasting, so emailed them and set up a time for our first day in Tuscany. We walked down the Via Vecchia from San Gim (takes about 15 - 20 minutes) and arrived at this beautiful place at around 2pmn.
A group of people were just leaving after obviously having a wonderful lunch, and we were welcomed by Fausto who set up our lunch table underneath an olive tree, overlooking their vinyard and stunning countryside. The lunch was perfect, pasta, cheeses, salamis, bread, along with tasting the various wines, Vin Santo & grappa! It was a very warm afternoon and I couldn't think of anything nicer than sitting there with my husband.
Afterwards, Fausto showed us around and explained their wine making methods etc. We didn't realise you could stay there, so he also showed us around the building, lovely outside pool and stunning terrace where they serve breakfasts with the hill top medieval town of San Gimignano as a back drop.
This is a beautiful place to stay or even while away a few hours over a long lazy lunch. We were so impressed with the wine we bought 12 bottles and will think of our short time there when we open each bottle. Definately want to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo is a working farm with accomodation. A farm stay! You'll be welcome by the owners in a rustic and typical Tuscan style rennovated house. We're at only 1 km away from San Gimignano, Tuscany. Wine tour and taste of our own products. Cooking lessons for guests. Come to visit us, we are waiting you!! Fausto & Susanna ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Guardastelle Hotel San Gimignano
- Agriturismo Guardastelle San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy