Borgo Casa al Vento is the result of careful restoration by the Gioffreda family who in the early ‘90s restored this architectural jewel to its former glory. Hidden behind the village of Gaiole in Chianti, not only famous for its wine and quality of life but for the famous bike race, Eroica, which takes place every year.
The hamlet is reached by a beautiful white road starting at the village of Barbischio, bringing you to the heart of authentic Tuscan countryside. The quaint houses of the hamlet are built from traditional stone, respecting the architectural tradition of the territory and features include exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces and terracotta floors. We have romantic double rooms, family rooms, apartments, villas with private pools. And we also have a restaurant with typical Tuscan cuisine (open for lunch and dinner), a wellness center, a wine cellar where you can taste our wines and our extra virgin olive oil. After decades of pesticide usage in agriculture, constituting a serious risk to human health and making our planet more and more arid, some farmers have turned to organic.
In 2008, with courage and vision, we embarked on an organic road with all of our vineyards and olive groves. Our labels “Aria”, “Foho”, “Gaiolè”, “Ros’Aria” strongly represent our territory. Our message is clear – respect the land and in turn produce high quality wine and olive oil. In 2012, we created FATA, an IGT wine, the name an acronym of the four elements: Fuoco (Fire), Aria (Air), Terra (Earth), Acqua (Water). A special limited edition of this vintage will be available in 2016 in 300 bottles.
We like to introduce and make you to taste our wines, with a program of wine tour and tastings (reservation required):
- BASIC 3 wines tasting– € 20 (min. 2 guests)
- CLASSIC 4 wines tasting-€ 25.00 (min 2 guests)
- Wine & Olive Oil Tasting– € 30.00 (min 2 guests)
Visit of the winery and cellar with tasting of 4 wines of Casa al Vento + extra virgin olive oil : IGT Toscana bianco ALLIARIA, IGT Toscana rosso GAIOLE’, Chianti Classico DOCG ARIA, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG FOHO, olio extra vergine di oliva
- FATA Tasting – 5 wines & Olive Oil– € 40.00 (min 2 guests)
Visit of the winery and cellar with tasting of 5 wines of Casa al Vento + olio extra vergine di oliva: IGT Toscana bianco ALLIARIA, IGT Toscana rosso GAIOLE’, Chianti Classico DOCG ARIA, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG FOHO , supertuscan FATA, extra virgin olive oil
- The Vertical Tasting– € 45 (min 2 guests)
All tastings include bread and slices of Pecorino cheese. Duration of the tasting: 45-60 minutes
And you can buy our products on-line and receive them directly at home on our e-commerce site http://www.casaalventowinery.com/
Loc. Casa al Vento, Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)
TEL +39 0577.749485