Castello di Volpaia
- Type: Wineries/Breweries
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Castello di Volpaia is much more than a winery -- it's an entire village, and a 12th-century one at that. The former churches, homes and underground passages have been converted into wine cellars, bottling plants, tasting bars, olive presses and even an underground wineduct. Visitors can even do some hiking in the surrounding countryside; the Enoteca (or shop) sells hiking itineraries, some of which can take up to three hours to finish.
Guests rave about this estate nearby the breathtaking Radda di Chianti. One TripAdvisor user says that the "highlight of our stay, besides walking among the vineyards, and the countryside, was the 'cookery class' with Giovanella, owner of Volpaia's winery."
You can also stay overnight in the castello's apartments or villas. You'll discover several delectable dining options around town and, of course, sumptuous wine tastings. For more information on this winery, visit its website.