Saturday, May 09, 2015

A Visit to San Donato Winery!


The day we went to San Gimignano we were in for a special treat ---

After we had shopped out and enjoyed the history and beauty of San Gimignano, we loaded back up on to our bus and headed a short distance over to Fattoria San Donato, an organic winery and farm to see how things are done under the Tuscan sun!

By this time we were ready to sit down and enjoy the beauty of the area, and we were not disappointed in the rustic charm –both of the buildings and of the owners of Fattoria San Donato themselves.

While some dream of owning a Tuscan Villa –the owners of San Donato actually purchased a whole medieval TOWN!  There are several buildings on the property including an ancient church – surrounded by acres of farm land.  Everything grown is done so organically, be it spelt, olives for the fruit and for olive oil, and grapes for the wines produced at the winery or fattoria.


May is such a beautiful month to be in Tuscany!


Check out this spread for our “picnic” lunch!


Local meats, cheeses and salads –wonderful!




Exploring the “town”  with the church just in front of us.


Before lunch and wine….


After lunch and wine!

And yes, I’m still dealing with slow internet ---so click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Fattoria San Donato, May 2015

Today is our last full day and we are spending it in Florence.  There will be a farewell dinner tonight back at our hotel, and we will be on our way home to our various destinations tomorrow.

What a trip this has been.  I’ve got so many many photos left to share, we’ll be continuing the travelogue for quite a while!

Love from Tuscany!

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  1. Such an interesting place to visit. The food looked fabulous. Just my cup of tea! The time has passed so quickly. Enjoy your last day. Photographs have been wonderful. Thanks.

  2. Safe Travels HOME! I'm glad you shared as many pics as you did, almost like being there. The cooking class looked especially fun!

  3. Thank you for sharing your trip! I may never get to visit there but I have learned a bit more for the brain banks.

    Hoping you have a little more leg space going home!
    Anna in IL

  4. Love, love, love the photo with all the old irons!!
    Lynn C.

  5. My husband gave me a case of Vernaccia wine from San Gimignano for Christmas--I raised a glass to you last night!

  6. Thank you...for sharing. I just had lunch and that spread made me drool! Hopefully you have a NEXT time in Italy. What a gorgeous country.

  7. Anonymous10:47 AM EDT

    Loved the before and after lion segment of this post! You are just too funny Miss Bonnie!

  8. Beautiful place. Love the Lions!
    Thanks for sharing


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