by Flavia Massimi
Recapture taste and tradition in the middle of the Chianti Classico hills
A long family tradition coupled with the excellent food and wine the area offers has given birth to an unforgettable dining experience. Taste all the best there is in the traditional Tuscan cuisine paired with the best wines of the area at “Foresteria Villa Cerna”, deep in the heart of the Chianti Classico with vineyards all around.
Surrounded by the typical Tuscan countryside, with hectares of vineyards and olive trees on the rolling hills and rows of cypress trees on the horizon, “taste” is the key word at the “Foresteria Villa Cerna” restaurant. Here the best ingredients, genuine and tasty, blend to give life to excellent dishes of Tuscan cuisine: meat specialities, fresh pasta, mushrooms, truffles, local cheeses and season vegetables paired with high level wines are the backdrop of a ‘compulsory’ stop for those in search of a place able to offer the very best of typical Tuscan products in a welcoming and elegant ambience. A few steps away from the ancient stone villa hosting the restaurant, the wine bar and the shop are the cellars where the Cecchi family’s Chianti Classico wine is made and left to mature: a visit is a must to discover the secrets of the world of wine from the origins to its distribution. Take in the fresh and fragrant air of the cellars scented with the typical smell of the must, follow the expert work of the staff as they diligently move the heavy barrels and check the winemaking procedure, all this is a sensory experience which knows no equal. Visiting the cellars means having the opportunity to go on an itinerary of the senses starting with the emotions of the Wine Experience and continuing with the guided tours of the vineyards enhanced with pleasant tastings of local wines culminating at the modern and refined restaurant.
Chianti is a land of ancient traditions offering the possibility of living strong and emotional experiences. This is why “Foresteria Villa Cerna” is not only a refined restaurant and a prestigious cellar. It is a place within the magic of the Tuscan hills where to live unforgettable experiences in the name of taste such as the cookery lessons and the truffle hunt.
Restaurant: open every day (closed on Wednesdays) from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and from 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Wine Bar: open every day (closed on Wednesdays) from 10.00am to 6.00pm
Wine Experience: open every day (closed on Wednesdays) from 10.00am to 6.00pm
Foresteria di Villa Cerna
Località Casina dei Ponti 57 – 53011 Castellina in Chianti (Siena)
Tel. 39 0577 1510998 – Cell 338 1615428