Food & Wine Vacation

Discover the genuine Tuscany with a Chianti wine tasting

Ripostena Country House is the ideal starting point for a voyage in discovery of the splendid vineyards of the Chianti Classico district, stopping by the local wineries to sample one of Tuscany’s best wines. Ripostena Country House is strategically located for driving to Tuscany’s best-known wine-producing districts. Visit the famous Brunello wineries, stopping for lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants in Montalcino, or continue a little further east to sample mellow, fruity Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Spend a beautiful day out exploring the wine routes, admiring their unique landscapes and stopping by a winery for a good glass of Chianti and a luncheon among the vines.

A number of wineries offer dedicated wine-lovers the opportunity to tour their vineyards and cellars to learn more about how their wines are made. And though the area is known for its great reds, there are plenty of wine wines to sample, too! The best-known white is Vernaccia di San Gimignano, from the vineyards around the town of the same name, best enjoyed with fresh cheeses and other local dishes. The Chianti Classico area produces not only the famous wine but an outstanding extra virgin olive oil, which has been made here since the 14th century and is now recognised by the European Community under a “DOP” or protected denomination of origin label. The olive oil made in the province of Siena, top quality and intensely flavoured, is perfect for enjoying simply drizzled over bread or any kind of food. A number of olive oil producers welcome visitors for a tasting session, or to learn more about the fascinating world of oil and ancient olive pressing techniques. You may enjoy a convenient customised wine or olive oil tasting right in your own apartment, or on one of the terraces at Ripostena Country House; or arrange a customised tour with our trusty guide, whose van will take you on a voyage of discovery of the area’s best producers. And there’s plenty of choice of local specialties to go with the wines! Beginning with artisanal cured meats and cheeses, the area offers a whole world of local specialties, prepared with great dedication and passion. Sample the best cured meats and purchase them directly from the producers, or in little family-run delicatessens who carefully select the best local products.

We can recommend our favourite cheese-makers, who offer samples and tours demonstrating how they make and age their cheeses. Or you can spend a different sort of day out hunting for truffles, guided by an expert truffle hunter. If you’d like to spend a day in the kitchen discovering the secrets of traditional Tuscan cooking, we’d be happy to arrange for a customised cooking class, to be held right in your apartment or at a nearby farm holiday establishment. We’re also happy to recommend the area’s best restaurants and local gastronomic festivals.

Termini e Condizioni

Chiusura invernale:
dal 03/11/22 al 29/03/23.
Check-in dalle 15 alle 20.
Check-out entro le 10.
Cos’è compreso nel prezzo: Acqua, elettricità, gas, biancheria da bagno, da camera e da cucina, cambio biancheria settimanale per ospiti che soggiornano per più di una settimana, pulizie finali (a condizione che l’appartamento sia lasciato in buone condizioni e i rifiuti siano smaltiti negli appositi bidoni all’esterno). A richiesta, in base alla disponibilità: culle e seggioloni. Connessione internet Wi-Fi negli appartamenti e nelle aree comuni. Ampio parcheggio a disposizione degli ospiti. Cosa non è compreso nel Prezzo: L’eventuale uso del riscaldamento verrà calcolato tramite la lettura dei contatori e il costo è pari a 2€ per ora. Costo aggiuntivo per animali domestici: 30 € a settimana. L’imposta comunale di soggiorno è pari a 1 € al giorno per ogni ospite di età superiore ai 12 anni e per un massimo di 5 giorni.
Pagamento e cancellazione
Per la conferma della prenotazione chiediamo un acconto pari al 30% del totale tramite bonifico bancario o carta di credito. Il saldo può essere pagato in anticipo tramite bonifico bancario o in loco con carta di credito o in contanti. In caso di cancellazione effettuata fino a 7 giorni prima dell’arrivo, l’acconto sarà restituito. Per cancellazioni effettuate con meno di 7 giorni prima dell’arrivo, l’acconto sarà trattenuto. Per cancellazioni effettuate nei 2 giorni prima dell’arrivo ed in caso di no-show, sarà addebitato l’intero importo della prenotazione.
Ulteriori informazioni
Lavanderia a disposizione degli ospiti. Gli ospiti devono lasciare l’appartamento in buone condizioni, soprattutto la cucina, e gettare i rifiuti negli appositi bidoni all’esterno. In caso contrario, ci riserviamo di applicare una tariffa supplementare pari a € 30. Ripostena Country House è una struttura molto attenta all’ambiente e per questo motivo chiediamo ai nostri ospiti di essere particolarmente attenti ai consumi di acqua, elettricità e gas, e alla differenziazione dei rifiuti.

Terms and Conditions

Winter closing dates:
from 03/11/22 to 29/03/23.
Check-in from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Check-out before 10 am.
What’s included:
Water, electricity, gas, kitchen equipment, towels, bedroom and kitchen linens, final cleaning (on condition that the apartment is left free of trash and reasonably clean), weekly linen change for guests staying longer than one week. Wi-Fi internet connection and ample parking available. On request, upon availability: baby cot and high chair. What’s not included: Heating, if used, will be calculated with meter readings and the cost is 2€ per hour. Extra fee for pet: 30€ per stay. Tourist tax of 1€ per night per person (12 years and older) for a maximum of 5 consecutive nights.
Payment and Cancellation:
To confirm your reservation we require a deposit of 30% of the total amount by bank transfer or credit card. The balance can be paid ahead of time via wire transfer, or on-site with credit card or Euro cash. For cancellations made 7 or more days before arrival, the deposit will be fully refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days before arrival, the deposit is no longer refundable. For cancellations less than 2 days before arrival and for no-shows, the total amount of the booking will be charged. Additional information: A laundry room is available for all guests. Guests must leave the apartment in good condition, with special care being taken to leave the kitchen in order and to remove the trash before leaving. We reserve the right to charge an additional cleaning fee of 30€ if special cleaning is required.
Ripostena is environmentally-friendly, which is why we ask our guests to be mindful in using water, electricity and gas.