Overlooking the Arbia river valley towers a medieval village producing small quantities of distinctive Sangiovese & Merlot wines. Michael welcomes guests who contact him ahead, providing a rare taste of these distinctive wines.

Savignola Paolina Cantina

Savignola Paolina

Ludovica (known as “Ludo” among friends) and her husband Antonio produce a tiny amount of artisanal wine from 20 acres of high-elevation vineyards just a short drive away from Panzano in Chianti. The Fabbri family started making wines around 1850, with the matriarch Paolina passionately developing the business until her passing at the age of 90 years. Ludo now […]

Molino di Grace

A relative newcomer to the Chianti Classico scene, American Frank Grace started off with a bang by winning the “Winery of the Year” award in 2004 — their first year of production. Michael is in the process of updating his review with his latest information on Molino di Grace and their wines from Panzano in […]



Famous for their Supertuscan “50 & 50” blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, Capannelle has thrived and expanded to become a model green producer playing on the world stage. Valentina Coleschi welcomes guests to their tasting room, and can coordinate cantina tours, dinners and cooking classes.

Le Cinciole Winery

Le Cinciole

Husband and wife team Luca and Valeria are perhaps the most simpatico winemakers I’ve ever met in Tuscany.  They generously open their home to lovers of Chianti Classico regional wines, sharing their passion and conviction for making natural wines that express the very-local terroir of Panzano.  If you visit, be prepared to be swept off your feet with the […]


Osteria Le Panzanelle

After a day of Wine Tasting, or if you’re just exploring the Chianti countryside, make Osteria Le Panzanelle your resting spot for a grand lunch or dinner and a fine bottle of local vino. This little place is off the touristic track, located about 5 km south of Panzano and on the road connecting Luccarelli […]

Officina Ramuzzi

An avid bike racer and triathlon competitor, Marco runs a good shop in a convenient location with rentals, sales and repairs of mountain “MTB” bikes and road bikes at fair prices. Rentals are available for 1-30 days of use. You can do 1-way rentals between Chianti towns (and as far south as Siena), and someone from Marco’s […]


Relais Fattoria Valle

A charming old residence of a Florentine family with 13 rooms, just outside Panzano with a stunning view of the town, countryside and Sangiovese vineyards. The property has elegant common rooms for relaxing with a glass of wine and a plate of regional cheeses, and a complete restaurant with excellent local dishes with dining in […]