Tuscan "Wine and Culinary Center"

Capezzana cooking class

014 Capezzana cook

Cooking class with Renaissance recipes

Food culture reference point in Tuscany

Wine Spectator Top 100 wine tasting

CAPEZZANA’s COOKING ACADEMY – Carmignano, Villa di Capezzana – The MEDICI’s era recipes with the Countess.

The Contini Bonacossi family will be happy to open the doors of their Villa, to share with you its ancient tradition.

Founded by Countess Lisa Contini Bonacossi in the late 1980s, Capezzana’s ‘Wine and Culinary Center’ was created with the aim of bringing its guests closer to the Tuscan culture and tradition and immediately enjoyed great success, becoming a reference point in Tuscany.

“Renaissance” Cooking Class: learn ancient recipes, pair with WS TOP 100 wines as guest of a noble family who donated masterpieces of art to UFFIZI Museum in Florence.

The lessons will give you the opportunity for a unique experience, breathe the air of one of the oldest Tuscan cellars where the culinary tradition is inseparably linked to the production of wine and oil.

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Tenuta di Capezzana: Carmignano (PO)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
COOKING CLASS – Classic Tuscan

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 6

Chef Patrizio superstar!!!

During your lessons chef Patrizio, who has been with us for over 30 years (always supported by a valid English translator), guides the courses.

Patrizio will illustrate the fundamental concepts of Tuscan cuisine based on the use of extra virgin olive oil and seasonal vegetables.

Chef Patrizio will assist you in preparing dishes deriving from our oldest culinary tradition, revealing recipes dating back to the Medici’s Renaissance era.

The cooking school can be thematic (for example, fresh pasta or extra virgin olive oil) and involves the preparation of all lunch courses (2 appetizers, 2 first courses, 1 main course with side dish and dessert).

During the cooking school and lunch we’ll taste the wines produced in Capezzana (Chardonnay, Vin Ruspo, Villa di Capezzana, Trefiano and Vinsanto).

The cooking school takes place in the historic family kitchen in the Medici Villa.

During lunch, guests will have the opportunity to meet a member of the Contini Bonacossi family who will be at the table with them.

This PRIVATE experience includes:

  • Cooking school takes place in the historic family kitchen in the Medici Villa.
  • Private guided tour of the entire winery: cellars, oil mill and “vinsantaia”.
  • A member of the Contini Bonacossi family who will be at the table with you.
  • Tuscan lunch with custom wine pairing

Wine Spectator TOP100 2002 n.23, 94 pts.
Capezzana – Toscana Ghiaie della Furba 2000*.

Fantastic.
Very ripe and rich,
with raisin and cured beef character.
Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, long finish.
A massive but impressive red. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Best after 2005. 3,250 cases made. —JS

In Carmignano vine was already cultivated in the pre-Roman era, about 3,000 years ago, as shown by the wine vessels and tasting bowls found in the Etruscan tombs.

In the state archives of Florence, a parchment dated 804 was found: it is a rental contract that documents how olive trees and vines were grown in Capezzana as early as 1,200 years ago.

In the early Renaissance, a woman, Monna Nera Bonaccorsi, built the first “casa da Signori” and nine farmhouses with the relative wine-growing plants: it was 1475.

Extra virgin olive oil, WS’ TOP100 wines, 3,000 years old vines, 500 years old recipes: be part of wine & food HISTORY!

Note:
this experience lasts about 4 or 6 (four or six) hours and STARTS at 10.00 a.m.
Number of People: Max 8 (eight).
Please note: PRIVATE tour, so you’ll never be mixed with other people.

On request:
Those who stop here for more than a day will be able to visit the Contini Bonacossi Collection, one of the largest art collections donated to the state and today can be visited only by appointment at the UFFIZI Museum in Florence.

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 390

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 750
Pax 3: € 450
Pax 4: € 450
Pax 5: € 390
Pax 6: € 390
Pax 7: € 390
Pax 8: € 390
MINOR (6-17 yo): Pax € 390
INFANT (0-5 yo): FREE

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • Countess Lisa Contini Bonacossi as founder of Capezzana’s “Wine and Culinary Center”
  • Chef Patrizio as your personal tutor in realising ancient recipes
  • The location, one of the oldest Tuscan cellars
  • Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 wine “Carmignano Villa di Capezzana”

TOP PRODUCTS

Wine Spectator’s TOP100:
– “Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG”
– “Toscana Ghiaie della Furba” supertuscan

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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Meeting with guide and with the Chef
  • Welcome
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Guided tour of the Winery
  • Guided tour of the Villa
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Guided tour of the oil mill
  • Guided tour of the “vinsantaia”
  • Transfer to Class location
  • Full Tuscan Lunch in Cooking Class mode with wine pairing, with a member of the owner’s family
  • Free time
  • Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • Countess Lisa Contini Bonacossi as founder of Capezzana’s “Wine and Culinary Center”
  • Chef Patrizio as your personal tutor in realising ancient recipes
  • The location, one of the oldest Tuscan cellars
  • Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 wine “Carmignano Villa di Capezzana”

TOP PRODUCTS

Wine Spectator’s TOP100:
– “Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG”
– “Toscana Ghiaie della Furba” supertuscan

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