Pack your bags for Boston Wine School in TUSCANY!
Two trips – 5-11 April 2022 & 1-7 November 2022 | 20 people max | Covid smart, stress free, deep & uplifting wine travel
People ask me all the time if I ever think about doing wine travel, and many travel companies have approached us, but nothing has been anywhere close to Boston Wine School style.
Until now. Now I’ve found the place, the people, and the wines to create Boston Wine School | Tuscany and you’re invited!
We’ll be staying in one place the entire time – beautiful Tenuta Santo Pietro in Pienza – and we’re going to have Tuscany almost all to ourselves since our itineraries are timed for the week before and the week after the tourist season.
We’ll have wine tasting classes every day along with a complement of food, history, and winemaking experiences you’ll never forget. If you’re ready to eat, drink, and breathe Tuscany, Boston Wine School is ready to take you there.
Covid smart traveling & learning
Here are the core responsibilities we’re going to meet that will make traveling safe, smart, and possible within Covid:
- 100% vaccination, all students and staff
- Universal precautions, all times and locations
- Private classes, tastings, and events limited to students and staff
- Central location and provider for all lodging and transportation
- Off-peak scheduling + “off-the-beaten-path” venues
Tenuta Santo Pietro
Tenuta Santo Pietro is a family-owned luxury villa between the world famous wine towns of Pienza and Montepulciano. Host Giuseppe Savignano & family will guide your stay with amazing Tuscan hospitality. You’ll go home with a new and rich understanding of Tuscan culture, wine, and cuisine.
This 72-acre working farm is home to its own award-winning farm-to-table restaurant. The property features acres of vineyards and olive groves, its own on-site winery, plus a 12 bedroom stone farmhouse inn that dates back to the 13th century and a private 2 bedroom cottage.
Andiamo! (tentative itinerary & curriculum)
DAY 1 Arrive at Tenuta Santo Pietro. Settle in, unpack, explore the grounds. Gather for un aperitivo at sunset followed by a welcome dinner with our hosts and your fellow students.
DAY 2 Start the day with breakfast, followed by “Intro To Tuscan Wine: Sun & Soil” tasting class plus lunch. In the afternoon, explore wine and food pairing fundamentals in the “Wine & Food: Making The Perfect Match.” We’ll learn the secret of Tuscan pizza with a local award-winning chef and eat dinner at his restaurant.
DAY 3 The first day on the road begins with “Completely Chianti” in Chianti Classico with class at Casale dello Sparviero followed by at tasting and lunch at the Il Moro vineyard. In the afternoon, visit Podere San Polo organic farm and learn the process of making Pecorino di Pienza. Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful little town of Pienza, then we’ll have dinner back at TSP.
DAY 4 The day begins with a tour and “Prugnolo On The Town” tasting class at Cantina Crociani in Montepulciano. After lunch, press and taste olive oil with wine in the “A Brief History Of Wine & Food” class followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 5 Discover the town of Montalcino with the tasting class “Bravo Brunello” and lunch at the Innocenti winery. Hunt truffles in the afternoon and enjoy a truffle dinner back at TSP.
DAY 6 Back for the day at Tenuta Santo Pietro, begin with the “Super Super Tuscans” tasting class followed by lunch and the optional Tuscany certificate exam. That night, enjoy a farewell dinner and awards program in the winery.
DAY 7 After breakfast, depart for flights from Florence and Rome.
Rooms & Prices
Prices are all-inclusive of everything except airfare.
Your tuition includes all local transportation, six nights lodging at Tenuta Santo Pietro, breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, plus wine & food classes, tax & tip.
Tenuta Santo Pietro is a 12 bedroom inn dating back to the 13th century, plus a two-bedroom standalone cottage. Every bedroom has its own marble bathroom and is equipped with air conditioning and satellite television. None of the 12 bedrooms is exactly alike, and there are three levels based on size and location. Two of the rooms are handicap accessible. Many rooms feature king beds that can be made into two twin beds as necessary.
“Cru” Level One
These three cozy luxury rooms each have unique features. One is wheelchair accessible.
$3,950 one person | $6,690 two people ($3,345 pp)
“Classico” Level Two
Four slightly larger luxury rooms are very comfortable, and one is wheelchair accessible.
$4,250 one person | $6,990 two people ($3,495 pp)
“Riserva” Level Three
These three are the quietest, most comfortable luxury rooms with the best scenic views.
$4,550 one person | $7,290 two people ($3,645 pp)
Two-bedroom cottage with living room, kitchen and private terrace. One king bedroom and one room with twins that can be made into a king. Sleeps 4 people.
$15,800 ($3,950 pp)
What you need to know before you register
You’re about to get started on the wine and food and learning experience of your life! This registration process should take about three minutes, and you’ll be on your way to Tuscany with Boston Wine School.
First, we’re going to gather some information about you and any wine lovers you’re travelling with.
Next, we’ll establish some of the travel conditions, rules & requirements in place for international travel today.
Finally, you’ll reserve your tuition and select the level room you prefer for your stay and hold it with a credit card. You will not be charged the $750 per person deposit required until you and I speak and confirm your registration.
Let’s get going… see you in Tuscany!