FATTORIA DEL COLLE
RETREAT TO THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
Fattoria Del Colle is a tranquil oasis in the Chianti region of Tuscany. It is the family estate of Donatella Cinelli Colombini, the award-winning entrepreneur of Il Casato Prime Donne, the only all-female-owned winery in Italy. Donatella’s ancestors first owned land in the Montalcino area in the 16th century and Cinelli Colombini inherited the estate from her mother in 1990. The vintners are all women, and the wine is made on and around the estate of Fattoria Del Colle.
You are not only invited to walk among the vineyards but also to take a wine tour and enjoy these wines with each meal. The heart of the estate is a 16th-century villa and chapel, an award-winning restaurant, Osteria di Donatella, a wellness center (which you are invited to use), and a cooking school. The veranda holds a large dining room with spectacular views of the vineyards and the medieval village of Trequanda.
Fattoria Del Colle is a tranquil oasis in the Chianti region of Tuscany where you can enjoy vinotherapy, swimming pools, bike riding, hiking, tennis, and an excursion to the hilltop town Pienza! Retreat guest rooms are private bedrooms with shared bathrooms in unique, cozy apartment suites. Each farmhouse apartment has one or two bedrooms, a sitting room with a kitchenette, at least one bathroom with shower, and central heating. The furniture includes antiques and old paintings as well as comfortable modern pieces in the sitting rooms. All the apartments have Wi-Fi, and ceiling fans in the bedrooms and onsite laundry is available. Spending time in these lovely farmhouse apartments in Tuscany enriches both body and mind.
We’ll pair you with a like-hearted suite mate or bring your own friend!
FOOD & WINE
Fattoria Del Colle is the family estate of Donatella Cinelli Colombini, who is a celebrity in Tuscany and the award winning entrepreneur of the only all-female owned winery in Italy, where they produce the memorable Brunello wine. Donatella’s ancestors first owned land in the Montalcino area in the 16th century, and recent generations have passed property down the female line. When Cinelli Colombini inherited the estate from her mother in the late 1990s, she went in search of a female staff at Siena’s oenology school. The vintners are all women, as is the winemaker, a unique situation in Italy, a flagship for women in the wine business.
The winery, Il Casato Prime Donne makes their wine on and around the estate of Fattoria Del Colle, and you will not only get to walk among the vineyards, but take a wine tour, and drink these wines with dinner. The distinctive element of the wine is its elegance: red harmonies able to last in time.
As you sit at the white linen lined tables and sip your organic local wine, you’ll appreciate the healthy, regional, food from the in-house chef of an award winning restaurant. You’ll feel cherished by the warm hospitality of the wait staff as they serve seasonal Tuscan food and healthful Italian meals for lunch and dinner.
Every dish is prepared with care and with excellent ingredients: fresh vegetables from the estate gardens, Chianina meats, and white truffles from the Crete Senesi.
On retreat, you’ll have breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared by the on-site chefs and they can absolutely accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free or any dietary restrictions.