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Conti di San Bonifacio, Tuscany

Conti di San Bonifacio

CONTI DI SAN BONIFACIO WINE RESORT is a must for travelers to Italy who want to immerse themselves not only in the famed Tuscan lifestyle but also in the region’s esteemed viticulture. Sitting amid three hundred rolling-hilled acres of olive groves, vineyards, and woods in the Maremma, the property was established in 2007 by Count Manfredo di San Bonifacio and his wife, Countess Sara di San Bonifacio, as an exclusive seven-room resort and vineyard. The countess herself oversaw every detail of the interior décor, with an eye toward duplicating the feel of an authentic Tuscan country manor. The results are as warm and inviting as they are elegant, defined by chestnut beams, terracotta floors, white cow-skin floor rugs, leather furnishings, and fine linens. The exteriors are no less inviting, with their lush grounds, dining terraces, swimming pool, and bar and lounge. Over the past forty years, the Maremma has exploded into one of Italy’s most important wine regions, most notably as home to the world renowned Super-Tuscan wines.

This has inspired regional winemakers to experiment with grape varieties untraditional to the area, many of them achieving resounding success. Such has been the case here, as oenologist Luca D’Attoma pays tribute to the region’s unique terroir by ensuring only the best, most carefully handpicked grapes make it to vat and barrel. The result has critics and wine lovers applauding the resort’s three award-winning reds. These can of course be sampled at the indoor Wine Library Bar or at the outdoor Vineyard Bar, but to most fully appreciate these fine wines, as well as the organic olive oil produced onsite, one should enjoy them with a beautifully prepared Tuscan-style meal at the resort’ s Maremmana Restaurant. Operating on the zero km principle, the restaurant sources all ingredients locally and supports the practices of sustainable farming and agriculture. As weather permits, you may enjoy lunch by the pool and dinner at sunset, overlooking the vines and olive groves.

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