The success of those who have never given up in the face of difficulties and indeed, in a period that for many has meant a black crisis, have brought out their determination. This is, in a nutshell, why the Santo Stefano farm, a farmhouse located in the heart of Chianti, this summer is sold out.
In the small village of Santo Stefano, 380 meters above sea level, between the woods of Collegalle and Greve in Chianti, the Bendinelli family since the Sixties it has been cultivating vines and olives. The cool climate, the quiet of the vineyards and the family welcome give visitors a unique experience.
"These places must be truly lived, guests feel part of a context and want to take part in it in all senses - he says Elena Bendinelli who manages the farm together with his brothers - The cut of our farm is very familiar, the visitor here always finds a person who welcomes him and transmits warmth to him ".
In addition to the unique beauty of the Tuscan countryside and the exclusive location, away from the city, it seems that the visitors (mainly Italians) staying villa manor or in one peasant house, they also appreciated the security adopted, including the enhancement of large open spaces, impeccable cleanliness and the maintenance of distances between guests.
“For us, ensuring customer safety is of great importance; we have established rules of distancing in ours as well pool surrounded by greenery, where each guest has his own private space, with sunbeds and umbrella. In addition, we also intervened for what concerns the Easter which, on request, we serve in the apartment ".
At the Santo Stefano farmhouse it is also possible to participate in Winetour, with pleasant tastings of the wines produced on the farm, guided visits to the cellars, the vineyard but also tasting courses and introduction to wine. The Farm also organizes walks in the woods, a bicycle and e-bike rental service and private tours to the nearby cities of art.
“We are very satisfied with our work, the place certainly helps and for us the well-being of the customer always comes first. This year we also wanted to make ourselves known to a wider audience and we relied on professionals in the sector who have helped us to increase communication through the web. Promote our business it was fundamental and the results can be seen today. This autumn we expect several bookings, even from abroad ”, explains Elena.
Here Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot embrace Sangiovese, prince of Chianti, and also thanks to the clayey soil mixed with limestone, the farm wines stand out in freshness and mineral character, typical of Chianti Classico.
“We have 19 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Collegalle and many mixed olive trees from Leccino, Frantoio and Moraiolo. We produce wines of excellence, such as the Chianti Classico and the Reserve, in addition to an excellent extra virgin olive oil“, Explains Elena.
A deserved success that of Santo Stefano farm, a winning exit in a difficult year for everyone, certainly thanks to the dream location, the great hospitality that distinguishes it and certainly also due to adequate promotion.
Do not miss the next exclusive events organized by the Farm and scheduled for 11, 18 and 25 September of which more details will be announced soon (website and social channels).