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Posted Jun 21, 2018
Castiglion del Bosco

To start our European Summer, we were seduced by central Italy. Starting in Montalcino at Castiglion del Bosco, in Tuscany, we got introduced to the good life through days on the vineyard. Lovingly restored by the Ferragamo family, it is now a well-heeled (pun intended) retreat in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As the fifth largest producer of Brunello di Montalcino, the importance of the wine and it’s heritage has left a visible mark on all the locals.

We spent a few days learning about the land (and it’s many tasty productions), brushing up on our pasta making skills, and sipping wine made mere feet away in the afternoon. Follow along below, and let us know if we should set aside any bottles from this trip for your own Italian wine adventure!

Night 1.


Wine list wisdom via Voltaire

2006 SALCO Salcheto Nobile Di Montepulciano

Our inaugural margherita pizza: a necessity

Local knowledge on best wineries in town, to branch out from from Salcheto & Castello di AMA

Night 2. Garden Party

Resident dog Rose living la dolce vita at Castiglion del Bosco shows us the way around the garden before dinner.

The garden grows everything from strawberries to fennel, to basil to onion

Herbs take center stage on the dinner table

White Bean Crostini, from the region that made them famous

Zucchini from the garden

Day 3. Cooking Class


Getting our hands dirty

A gentle roll on the chitarra

Every good central Italian sauce starts with celery, carrot and onion.

Our masterpiece

The best part? We built a case of the wines we tasted along the way! Email us to get your case, and watch this space for some more detailed information on the wine flowing through this idyllic week…



Cin Cin From Your Pocket Somms! – ARGAUX



  1. Jennifer Bartz
    June 23, 2018

    We will be in Tuscany in July!
    Would love to order a case of your favorites!! We are local so can pick up easily thank you

    • argaux
      June 25, 2018

      Hi Jennifer! We just emailed you regarding Tuscany vino 🙂


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