Day Trip to the Tenuta Monteti Winery in Southern Tuscany

One of the reasons that I am thankful I moved to Italy is the pace of life.

Though even here it’s hard for me to avoid getting caught up in the daily grind.

When a friend asked me to hit pause and join her for lunch in Tuscany, of course I said yes.
Tenuta Monteti vineyards

No matter how busy life gets, there is always time for a glass of rosato.

Tenuta Monteti rose wine

Nearly as soon as we crossed the border between Lazio and Tuscany, we arrived.

Only about 2 hours from Rome, Capalbio is a sleepy corner of Tuscany that most international visitors miss.

Capalbio Tuscany

Quiet rolling hills, olive groves, Mediterranean breezes and vineyards.

Tuscany vineyards a day trip from Rome

The vines of Tenuti Monteti are not ancient.

Planted in 1999, the vineyards began producing fantastic red wines early.

Tenuta Monteti spring in the vineyards

The winemakers are committed to nurturing their 28 acres in Tuscany. Organic fertilizers and responsible farming are used throughout.

Tenuta Monteti vineyards

Less than 20 years on, the wine is award winning and the setting is peaceful.

It makes me wander what one needs to do in order to be able to hit pause for real, move to Tuscany, and live out your days dreaming of grapes and coastal escapes.

Tenuta Monteti-7

Caburnio is a modern classic. Full bodied and dangerously drinkable.

But with summer finally settling in, I was drawn back to the rose.

Tenuta Monteti rosato

Next time, I would like to explore the town of Capalbio.

Tuscany wine

But this was a day to sip, and laugh, and drink in the beauty of life in Italy.


5 thoughts on “Day Trip to the Tenuta Monteti Winery in Southern Tuscany

  1. Lucy says:

    Well this looks a little too gorgeous. I’m possibly heading to Tuscany in a few weeks with my family (I don’t think I’ve ever seen us arrange a holiday so last minute!) so if we do end up there, I think a little trip to Tenuta Monteti is in order xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Food | Travel | Italy

  2. Kristine says:

    Hi Natalie – LAHVING the blog! I’m in Testaccio for a month and was pointed towards your site to research best-ofs: you absolutely do not disappoint. Was wondering about the arrangements for your visit to Tuscany in this post. I visited the vineyard site but did not see a tour schedule, etc. Did you just arrive unannounced, or make an appointment in advance?

    • Natalie says:

      Fantastic choice in neighborhoods 😉

      You can contact them directly to set up a tour and tasting! Let me know if you try it or another winery during your time here!

  3. Emma Gaffney says:

    Hi! I am going to be studying abroad in Rome, and I was curious as to the best and cheapest way to get to Southern Tuscany.

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