The Summer Kitchen
When we realised that our guests would really enjoy the possibility to self-assemble a fabulous cheese board to enjoy with the very same Brunello they just tasted at the vineyard, we put in a fully equipped food preparation space. I don’t want to call it a kitchen, because you probably don’t intend to cook. Whether you only want to open a bottle of wine or you’ve one of our world class local steaks to barbecue, having a good kitchen available will make you feel more at home.
The Summer Kitchen is set in an outbuilding, next to our organic vegetable garden. Originally a pig sty and then later Amanda’s painting studio – it’s a pretty spot with good light and views. It feels private when you’re using it – and it’s easy to ignore when you’re not.
Certainly after a day’s self- drive sip-and-spit wine tasting it’s almost impossible not to bring back a great bottle to enjoy at the house. If you’ve a little one in tow or a special diet to adhere to it’s going to come in handy. In the Summer Kitchen Teas and Espresso Coffee, bottled water, local red wine and a fridge full of cold Italian beer all available on the house.
A nice outdoors focal point – on warm Summer evenings, it’s not unusual to find guests cooking, talking and drinking wine together or sharing use of the barbecue.