Everyone has their thing. For some it’s beautiful women. For others it’s horses. Expensive fine wines are a not-so secret lust for many. Perhaps you go weak at the knees over cheesecake?

One of the oldest wine estates in Tuscany that combines four of life’s pleasures, is Castello del Terricchio. Owned by the wonderfully charming ‘Pucci’, the beautiful property produces one of the most highly regarded ‘Super Tuscans’, Lupicaia

Castello del Terricchio has a range of excellent wines. Especially recommended are the Chardonnay Rondinaia and new line, a rosé Sassi Rosa made from Syrah. The estate’s wines are available in London and UK from Lea and Sandeman

Castello del Terricchio has rooms for guests to stay in a lovely relaxed family atmosphere and some of the best Italian home cooking ever tasted. The cheesecake and burrata are both utterly sublime. 

See a video interview at Castello del Terriccio and their Facebook page.

20 kms from Castello del Terricchio, the small village of Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast is home to Sassicaia, made from Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc by Tenuta San Guido. To buy Sassicaia in the UK and equally famous Ornellaia, see Armit Wines

In Bolgheri, Enoteca Tognoni serves all the famous Super Tuscan wines by the glass along with delicious, simple meats, cheeses and pasta

Tuscany makes an easy, flexible holiday or short break, with accessible wine tourism and beautiful hotels. See other recommendations here.

For organised wine tours in Tuscany, see Fufluns.

London City Airport flies direct to Florence, daily.

(photo – Boris Slutsky / Flickr Creative Commons)

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