This family run Bed & Breakfast is located on their own vineyard and the wine offerings are exceptional. While the buildings are all new construction, they are very well done in keeping with a rustic Italian style in mind including stone work, exposed wooden beams, alcoves, trellis, etc. and all appear to have been in place for far more than their age. There is a very romantic rustic appeal to all with flowers blooming everywhere, vines covering walls, and rows of grapes surrounding all. The rooms are quiet and provide all you need. They have rustic open beam ceilings and are furnished with Italian antique furniture; yet have all the modern conveniences of an Italian tiled full bathroom, individual air conditioning/heat, free wi-fi, and satellite flat screen TV. Second story rooms also offer a small balcony to sit and the main grounds have ample table/chair groupings available to sit, relax, and enjoy some quiet time with some wine.
Unfortunately, our busy schedule only allowed us to sample three of their wine offerings, but their Cabernet Franc, Prosecco, and Pinot Grigio were all exceptional. I prefer dry reds and the Cabernet Franc was near perfect, but the Pinot Grigio had exceptional melon notes on the nose and tongue that are sure to capture any wine lovers attention. I just wish I could have brought home six cases of their wine selections rather than just six bottles.
A home style breakfast is included with your stay and each morning offers an array of local fruits and fresh baked items. Yogurt, granola, fresh fruits, juices, fig/berry/custard tarts, fresh hams, cheeses, olives, pastries, breads, and of course, expresso or caffe latte are all included.
This is a family run business and owners Dino De Marchi and his mother, along with their staff, were very gracious and accommodating to all requests. Cleaning staff are also very timely and quick in making up rooms each day. An added plus is Dino’s ability to converse fluently in English. While a bit isolated for walking to other area sights, a taxi is available to the nearby train and bus station, I would highly recommend this family run B & B for the perfect quiet place to relax and use as your base to explore from. We definitely will return and I look forward to trying the rest of their great wine selections. If I could change one thing, it would be simply to be able to stay for a few months, practice my Italian, and perhaps trade off my room fees and some wine for working for Dino in the vineyards. Ahhhh… to dream.
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