The famous vineyard Castello di Selvole produces an extensive range of good wines and especially their Chianti Classico is delicious. This is a really a vineyard in the true sense of the word. Here they don't just grow the grapes but the wine is produced from start to finish on the actual farm.
Apart from the opportunity to taste and buy good wine (and olive oil, grappa and vinsanto) by the farm gate another reason for going approx. 12 km east of Siena are the 21 apartments in solid rustic Tuscan style. They are situated in five buildings around the 16 x 8 m swimming pool, approx. 200 m from the main building.
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The apartments are simply furnished in rustic style without too much pandering to demands for modern comforts like air conditioning, dishwasher, heating, satellite TV or other modern amenities. This is a place where simple country living takes priority! However, with a swimming pool, washing machine, mountain bikes, barbecue and tennis court (bring your own rackets) it is not entirely primitive.
And last but not least, here you are staying in the middle of the classic, central Chianti with its stunning countryside. 5 minutes walk from Castello di Selvole you will find the nearest restaurant, where they serve a classic Tuscany lunch and dinner at fair prices (closed on wednesdays).