Fresh from the Wine Vine

A Taste of Italy's Villa Calcinaia

Posted On Friday, May 02, 2014

Join us Wednesday, May 7th, 5 PM - 7 PM.  Come meet, greet and taste  with Winemaker Sabastiano Capponi and taste the awesome wines of Italy's Villa Calcinaia. All wines will be paired with cheese. Only $16 per person/ $30 per couple, Seating is limited. Call 843-842-1200 to reserve your spot!

From the 13th century forward the Capponi family has a long, continuous and colorful history in Tuscany. From their 30 hectares of vineyards, the Counts Capponi produce wines that have been internationally recognized and enjoyed since the beginning of the 20th century. However, as proven by documents in the family archive, the products of Villa Calcinaia were already well known as far back as the 16th century.

Wednesday, May 7th, 5 PM - 7 PM.
$16 per person/ $30 per couple
Seating is limited - Call 843-842-1200 to RSVP!

From the ancestor who stopped the French king from invading to the brother who invited Hannibal Lechter into the palace in Florence there are many stories to tell. But the main story has to do with the quality of wine produced on their estate in Greve, their love of the land and their tradition along the ancient Via Chiantigiana. The charming and down to earth Count Sebastiano will tell you all about it! To the south of Florence winding its way to Siena, the famous road, via Chiantigiana, crosses the hills and valleys that produce one of the greatest wines in Italy, Chianti Classico. For wine lovers who know this road, it is no mystery that just before the town of Greve-in-Chianti there is a long, cypress-lined drive that leads up to the villa of Calcinaia. Home of the Counts Capponi since its purchase on May 23rd 1524, Calcinaia is the heart of the family with members of each generation giving new life to the fields, woods, vineyards and cellars just as each spring brings new abundance to the soil.

The wine is a perfect example of the family´s love for its land. With each vintage, the Capponis share the hopes, worries, pride and care that are part of winemaking. Chianti Classico from Villa Calcinaia is the truest expression of a family’s pride and sense of history.