Pack your bags for Boston Wine School in TUSCANY
April 11-17, 2023 | 20 people maximum | 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 Montepulciano, Montalcino, and Pienza almost all to ourselves since our twice-a-year itineraries are timed for the week before and the week after the tourist season.
We’ll have wine tasting experiences every day along with a complement of food, family, and history you’ll never forget. If you’re ready to eat, drink, and breathe Tuscany, Boston Wine School is ready to take you there.
What people said about our November 2022 trip to Tuscany
It was a great trip! It was evident how much thoughtful planning went into creating the itinerary.
Best of the best… everyone is so kind and welcoming and Bertina definitely makes the experience.
Truffle hunting was one of the greatest experiences of my life!
The bed was so comfortable I stripped the sheets to find the manufacturer.
The landscape was beautiful, like something a painter would have composed. I was absolutely spoiled the entire time.
It was wonderful to walk the land.
I don’t think I’ve ever tasted so much great wine before. I’m glad we went home with some.
The meals were delicious and the serving sizes were perfect. (Chef) Valentino knows how to please.
Tenuta Santo Pietro
Tenuta Santo Pietro is a family-owned luxury villa between the world famous wine towns of Pienza, Montalcino, 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.
Tuesday — Arrivals | All you have to do is get yourself by train to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme sometime in the afternoon, and we’ll take it from there. It’s about a half-hour drive from the train to Tenuta Santo Pietro.
Wednesday — Walking the vineyard | It’s good to have neighbors who make great wine, plus we can walk there across the vineyard if the weather cooperates.
Thursday — Chianti
Friday — Coffee break & truffles
Saturday — Brunello di Montalcino
Sunday — Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Monday — Departures | Transfers to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme begin in the morning. Check-out time is 11:00.
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 simply on size and general location. All of the rooms are very nice, and of the same finish quality. Some are bigger and some smaller, some face the valley, some face the courtyard, but these are the only real differences. Two of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. Many rooms feature king beds that can be made into two twin beds as necessary.
“Cru” Level One: Trebbiano | Moscato | Mammolo | Pugnitello | Sangiovese
These five cozy luxury rooms each have unique features. One is wheelchair accessible.
“Classico” Level Two: Colorino | Ciliegiolo | Vernaccia
Three slightly larger luxury rooms are very spacious, and one is wheelchair accessible.
“Riserva” Level Three: Malvasia | Canaiolo | Vermentino
These three are the largest, most comfortable luxury rooms with the best scenic views.
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.