Cooking Class in a Castle near Florence in Chianti

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Food lovers experience: how to cook & pair wines like real Tuscans

Wine lovers wine tour & wine tasting of old vintages

Hands on pasta making cooking class in Tuscany

Cooking & Wine Pairing Class as real Tuscans in a Castle near Florence in Chianti + Old vintages tasting impossible eslsewhere

World’s leading beverage group, Constellation Brands, is proud to offer a unique experience: learn how to cook and pair wines like real Tuscans, in a Tuscan Castle (the remaining tower dates back to the 11th century) and understand the secrets of wine-food pairing.

Discover Tuscan culinary tradition: Ruffino opens the kitchens of the ancient Castle-Monastry to discover the ancient recipes.

PRO vertical private tasting of 4 old vintages of Riserva Ducale Oro (Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG).

Cooking courses are based on the creation of Tuscan dishes that have become timeless icons, dishes for nobles and dishes for peasants.

Our guests will be personally involved in the creation of a complete traditional Tuscan meal to touch the history of familiar food, of “beauty and good”.

After the experiences as aspiring chefs, guests will sit to savor traditional Tuscan dishes accompanied by a different wine for each course.

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Poggio Casciano, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) + Castello Montemasso (Greve in Chianti)
by RUFFINO, Constellation Brands Estates

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – Chianti Classico & Supertuscans

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

Ruffino winery was born in 1877 on the outskirts of Florence with the dream of creating the “ideal wine”.

In the 1960s Ruffino is a symbol of the “Dolce Vita” in Italy and abroad, and enlivens the tables of Charles De Gaulle, HRH the King Gustav of Sweden and HRH the Queen Elizabeth.

When Chianti becomes a DOCG it is a bottle of Chianti Ruffino that carries the first band number AAA00000001.

Welcome coffee & soft drinks

Meeting with your private Ambassador

Private tailor made tour: vineyard, vinification, ageing cellars, storytelling about Ruffino history

Vertical private wine tasting of 4 vintages of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione RISERVA DUCALE ORO (current + 3 old vintages) IMPOSSIBLE ELSEWHERE.

3 to 4 hours lesson on the creation of a full traditional Tuscan meal

Tuscan LUNCH (tailor made tasting menu & wine pairing) with 5 different labels of Ruffino Top wines.

Castello di Montemasso estate is located within the Chianti Classico area.

Castello di Montemasso offers an enchanting view of Florence and has a history that dates back over the centuries.

The main building is an imposing and ancient stone castle which was originally an oratory.

The remaining tower of the old monastery dates back to the 11th century.

The Montemasso estate also houses a pre-existing stone cell where the old vintages – which the beloved guests of WFTI will have the privilege of tasting – of the best Ruffino wines are aged.

The first vintage of Riserva Ducale was made in 1927 to pay tribute to the Duke of Aosta who loved this wine.

Twenty years later, Ruffino celebrated the extraordinary 1947 vintage by making the first Riserva Ducale Oro.

Riserva Ducale Oro is released only in exceptional vintage years and represents one of the best and most historical example of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg.

Riserva Ducale Oro is capable of ageing for decades and still today vintages from the 70’s surprise the audience in vertical tastings.

In the Montemasso Castle the tasting menu changes every month and includes an appetizer, a first course, a main course and a dessert, usually the ones you prepared in class!

Each dish is paired with a different Ruffino wine, to offer our guests a truly unique sensory experience that is IMPOSSIBLE ELSEWHERE.

Montemasso estate is located in the Chianti Classico wine region, south of Florence.

Montemasso Castle affords magnificent views of Florence and a history that dates back centuries.

The main building is an impressive stone castle, which was originally an oratory built by the San Miniato friars and named for San Salvatore da Montemasso.

The Montemasso estate is also home to a pre-existing stone chamber where old vintages of the best Ruffino wines are cellared.

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

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“Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 2200
Pax 3: € 1470
Pax 4: € 1100
Pax 5: € 1100
Pax 6: € 1100
Pax 7: € 1100
Pax 8: € 1100
MINOR (7-17 yo): Pax € 200
INFANT (0-6 yo): FREE”

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

SUPERSTARS

  • Classic Tuscan fresh pasta, seasonal vegetables, meat & desserts CLASS
  • PRO vertical old vintages tasting
  • Full Tuscan LUNCH with tailor-made wine pairing

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Meeting with private Ambassador
  • Welcome drink and/or coffee
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Guided tour of the vineyards
  • Guided tour of the cellars
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Vertical private wine tasting of 4 old vintages of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione RISERVA DUCALE ORO
  • 3 to 4 hours cooking class lesson on the creation of a full traditional Tuscan meal
  • Tuscan LUNCH (the courses YOU prepared in a tailor made tasting menu & wine pairing)
  • Free time
  • Goodbye

 

 

SUPERSTARS

  • Classic Tuscan fresh pasta, seasonal vegetables, meat & desserts CLASS
  • PRO vertical old vintages tasting
  • Full Tuscan LUNCH with tailor-made wine pairing

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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