Monday, April 9, 2018

CCR Wine tasting in Tuscany - May 26, 2018

Our wine tastings for this season will end with a return visit to the Tuscan estate of Sassotondo. We were so warmly welcomed there by owners Carla Benini and Edoardo Ventimiglia in 2011 that we’ve decided to go back and see how their vintages have evolved! We’ll start with a tour of their ancient cellar, located in the countryside of Sovana (Grosseto), followed by tasting an excellent selection of their wines, under the expert supervision of CCR sommelier Daniele Maestri. This will be followed by a delicious light lunch of local specialties.

Please note that numbers for this outing are limited.

Lunch Menu
Antipasti of local salami and cheeses
Tortelli burro e salvia
(butter & sage)
(local Jewish dessert) and coffee

In the afternoon you may want to tour the nearby hilltop town of Pitigliano or go to the thermal baths at Saturnia. Or you could stay in the area for the whole weekend!

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Where: Sassotondo Estate, owned by Carla Benini & Edoardo Ventimiglia, in Sovana (province of Grosseto), Tuscany
Transportation & Timing: By car (please carpool). Confirmed/paid participants will be sent exact directions. Be ready to start our visit at Sassotondo by 11:00 am (therefore plan to leave Rome by 8:45 am).
Cost: €40 for members (€45 for non-members). Advance payment is required.
RSVP to Linda and Paul at Please indicate whether you need help finding a ride or rather have room in your car to offer a lift to others. You are financially responsible for your booking.

Some images from our May 2011 visit to Sassotondo