At our cooking school in Tuscany food and wine are inseparable companions. We often bring our cooking course participants to wine estates in Tuscany.

An estate tour usually begins with a visit of the vineyard where the winemaker explains the lifecycle of the vines, and the process of vendemmia - the harvest. Then we go to the cellar to discover the specific aging techniques and barrel selections. Finally, the best part: wine tasting. For wine connoisseurs we proceed to vertical tastings of the riservas while for the
novices we offer a tasting lesson followed by a comparative analysis of diverse wines. Majority of the producers we will visit focus on Chianti Classico, but many of them offer also Supertuscans and 100% Sangiovese.

Our favorite vineyards to visit include: Felsina
San Felice

Peter de Pentheny O'Kelly
Chianti Kitchen, The Tuscan School of Cooking of Chef Seamus de Pentheny O'Kelly - Tuscany, Italy -