We toured the Baracchi Winery with Silvia Baracchi, it is located on a beautiful slope just east of Cortona with a wonderful view of the Valdichiana Valley and Under the Tuscan Sun. The 17th century villa was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli and has now been completely restored into a countryside Relais; Il Falconiere it is part of the prestigious chain Relais & Châteaux, and one of the most romantic and beautiful properties in Cortona.
The old olive groves and the new vineyards surround the property. Silvia’s husband Riccardo with their son Benedetto continue the family tradition of grape growing and wine making, which began in 1860. We enjoyed their Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano wines.
The names of their wines reflect a passion for falconry and thus the name of the property Il Falconierie, Smeriglio and Astore are names of falcons, very attentive and full of passion, Ardito instead defines the character of the falcon, fearless and brave.
In addition to wines the family also produces delicious olive oils.