Volpaia Wine Tasting
We are very excited to welcome Federica Mascheroni Stianti, whose family owns and operates Castello di Volpaia, one of the oldest and finest wineries in Chianti!
We’ve loved this winery for a long time (one of James’ favorite wine memories involves an incredible bottle of Volpaia Chianti at a café in Florence), and if you love Tuscan wine, you don’t want to miss this tasting!
Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. The cellars, bottling plant, barrels and olive press are nestled within the original stone walls that have been carefully restored by owners Carlo Mascheroni and Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicoló and Federica.
Meet Federica Mascheroni Stianti
Born in Florence in 1976, Carlo and Giovannella’s daughter, Federica, took her earliest degrees in Milan. In 1995, she went to Florence, where she earned another degree in technical restoration in 1998. In 2000, Federica went to work at the university in Arezzo in the Restauro e Conservazione dei Beni Artistici, where she completed her lessons in painting restoration in 2007 with full degrees and top honors. Presently she residences in Florence, where she works as a painting and fresco restorer. She also assists Castello di Volpaia with public relations and events.
In May 2007, the Stianti Mascheronis purchased property in Tuscany’s Maremma region, which includes a high-density vineyard with sandy soil planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. Federica is involved in managing this new winery project.
$25 per person*
(*tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 of their domain wines)
We will taste 5 wines, with cheese and charcuterie:
Volpaia Chianti Classico
Volpaia Chianti Classico Rsv
**IMPORTANT PARKING NOTIFICATION FOR TASTINGS**
Parking in our front lot is limited to customers picking up. If you are coming to an event, please park in the free, 5 level parking deck located directly behind the shop. Merci Beaucoup!!