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"I’m a passionate winemaker, always aspired to tale the story of my birthplace, Il Falconiere, to bring the Guests closer to Tuscan lifestyle I love most. More then 30 years ago I took the grand challenge to continue the century and half family work to produce high quality wines using both local and international grapes variety. Being the third generation of winemakers, I passed my love and passion for the territory to my son Benedetto who, along with one of the most famous Tuscan enologist, Stefano Chioccioli, is now in charge for the wine making process, maintenance, innovations and modernization of the vineyards and cellar. Join Benedetto and me for a walk through the story of Il Falconiere
and our vineyards; visit our cellar and our “ bollicineria” a jewel that keeps jealously my unique Metodo Classico. Signature tastings for serious wine collectors."
"The stylish and fun Baracchi Family, Riccardo and his wife Silvia, with their son Benedetto, own the sybaritic Relais and restaurant Il Falconiere. I was flattered when Silvia named her school Cooking Under The Tuscan Sun."
"Frances’ kind words has been and are now, after many years, one of the most important award I ever had for my passion in cooking. Passion for my land, its incredible richness in product, the deep culinary Tuscan tradition, an easy approach and a cozy typical local kitchen decreed the success of my Cooking Under the Tuscan sun courses. You will learn to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine in focused, spirited classes in our residential style kitchen, using local ingredients personally selected by me and my brother/ Chef Richard Titi , following strict criterias of health and ethic use of the land. Following your cooking class you will enjoy a seated, served lunch or dinner in our charming dining room, enjoying the food you have prepared. My cooking school offers you one day cooking class, cooking vacations and fun!"
"Keep a deep breath, join one of our outdoors yoga class and then drink wine: enjoy this unique experience among natural setting and panoramic landscape; with an altitude of 350 mt over the sea level, Il Falconiere offer a perfect micro climax as for this outdoor activities as for the quality of the grapes. Moving through yoga poses and doing breathwork in a vineyard setting can open up the body’s senses, so a true natural key to awake the senses and restore your body’s natural balance. Yoga and wine .. our perfect pairing"
“The nuances, silver-green olive trees, and vineyards that cover the rolling hills around Cortona are the perfect setting for an elegant wedding at Il Falconiere. A unique location where elegance and warmth, nature and culinary art are combined to give the newlyweds an unforgettable day. The winery and the grounds allow you the opportunity to plan a celebration suited to your needs.”