Posted by: Kerry & Jim | 13 August 2013

The Tuscan Montecarlo and Winery

Today we decided to visit a local Tuscan winery so we chose Fattoria Del Teso near the village of Montecarlo which is about 35 kms south of Ponte a Serraglio. As the temperature reached 34 deg we were keen to stay indoors where possible.

Montecarlo is a medieval village with a fortress and village walls that date back to the 11th century.


The other two most recognised buildings in the village are the small Teatro dell’Accademia dei Rassicurati (Academy Theatre) which seats 200 and regularly holds operas, concerts, plays and various other performances, and the Church of Sant Andrea Apostolo which has artifacts dating back as far as 400 AD.

From here we headed to Fattoria Del Teso for a wine tasting.

The Teso estate is reportedly one of the oldest farms in Montecarlo, with it’s history dating back to the 1500’s. Today it is a 54 hectare property that grows grapes on 27 hectares, has olives on 2 hectares and the rest is natural land and buildings.


Unfortunately the cellar tour and lunch was not happening today so we just had to be satisfied with the light lunch instead.

The Montecarlo DOC Bianco, Rosso and Vin Santo were lovely wines as was their signature white, Vermentino, and red Anfidiamante.

It was also home to these rowdy roosters!

The journey home took as past these fields of sunflowers.

So typically Tuscan.


  1. What a lovely way to spend the day.

    • We may take Felicity there when she is over, depending on how our time goes.

  2. ANOTHER PLACE TO PUT ON MY BUCKET LIST WOW, what a gorgous location and ofcourse the wine and food look nice day- dream on Jean. Nothing wrong in having dreams,sometimes they come true,hey!! Take care,you two,See you again one day soon I hope, Jean & Mike XXXXOOOO

    • Everyone needs a bucket list.

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