CHIUSDINO, Italy— As the Will Write for Food –Italian Edition study abroad group spent our last days at Spannocchia, an agritourism farm in Tuscany, we enjoyed the peaceful stillness of the country, the delicious family style meals complete with company of people from all over the world and traditional wine on the terrace at 7 p.m. every weekday. Spannocchia has two vineyards on the property that produce the red, rosato and white wine they serve each night. After one full week on the farm, we had learned about grape growing, pruning, fermenting and storage. We had learned about raising Cinta Senese hogs, prosciutto and pasta making, about vegetable garden plans and Italian regional cooking.
What better way to end our month-long journey than to do as the Italians do and relax under the beautiful Tuscan sun, enjoy the company of good friends and enjoy a fine glass of wine made from quality, home-grown grapes?