The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship Poggio Casciano wine estate, just 20 minutes from central Florence, is the perfect place to experience the magic of Christmas with its Tuscan restaurant, wine and grocery shop, and even rooms for a restful Yuletide.
Wine lovers are in for treat at Poggio Casciano through December 12 with special pre-Christmas discounts on Ruffino wines, specialty foods from the on-site Bottega del Vino grocery store and the tempting gift boxes that solve many a gift dilemma: you can pick the items to make sure everyone’s happy!
The promotional fortnight comes to a climax on the weekend of December 11 and 12 with Natale in Cantina, when customers can book a moment at the winery to order gifts ahead of the holiday season. The estate will be open for tours and tastings from 10am to 6pm on a reservation basis only to ensure customer safety in these pandemic times.
And if you’re looking for a place to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, you can’t go wrong with the themed and a la carta menus at the winery’s Le Tre Rane restaurant, helmed by Tuscan chef Stefano Frassineti. Remove the stress of cooking and dine out on December 25 with a selection of delicious Tuscan antipasti, followed by traditional cappelletto in capon broth, pumpkin cannelloni and a succulent Christmas roast for 55 euro per person (wine not included). See in the New Year with a four-course banquet, featuring delicious delights like pigeon risotto with a Riserva Ducale Oro wine sauce and Florentine pandoro ice-cream dessert (110 euro per person, including wine pairings, DJ set, cocktails and open bar after midnight).
The joy of Christmas continues at Poggio Casciano with an overnight stay at the country house hotel with just seven classic rooms. Warm and welcoming, every room has its own distinctive personality while staying true to a traditional feel. Relax in safety while surrounded by the beauty of Tuscany these holidays.
Happy Holidays from Ruffino – we look forward to wishing you a very Merry Christmas in person at Poggio Casciano!
Ruffino – Poggio Casciano Wine Estate
Via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, 50011 Bagno a Ripoli
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