21 New Gourmet Destinations to visit in June

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Here’s a fresh list of Gourmet Destinations around Europe where you can enjoy some incredible food and wine experiences.

Wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, farm to table restaurants, and country stays. Something to take you away from your desk and bring you close to nature, to enjoy the sounds, colours, smells, and tastes that will help you relax and recharge.

 

Podere Capaccia

Localita’ Capaccia, 53017 Radda in Chianti SI, Italy

 

Majestically perched high on the hill above the Pesa River valley surrounded by steep impenetrable forests, Podere Capaccia keeps watch on Radda’s northern region. The original tower of Capaccia was built in the 13th century and served a pivotal role in the war between the Ghibellines of Siena and the Guelphs of Florence.

Historically, Podere Capaccia belonged to the noble Ginori Conti land holdings until 1974 when the estate transformed into a renowned wine producer. Since purchasing the property in 2010, Herman De Bode has assembled a production team to bring to life his vision of creating one of the best wines in Italy. After replanting the vineyards, Herman built a state-of-the-art underground winery and began the restoration of the Medieval hamlet of Capaccia.

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Agricola Marrone

Frazione Annunziata, 13, 12064 La Morra CN, Italy

 

Agricola Marrone is a wine making company located in La Morra, in the heart of the Barolo production area, run by the sisters Marrone, Denise, Serena and Valentina, following a four generation tradition of wine making and vine growing.

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Cantina Bertagna

Via Madonna della Porta, 14, 46040 Cavriana MN, Italy

 

The Bertagna family has been dedicated to this Virgilian countryside and wine for at least four generations and the ancestors of Gianfranco, the current owner, have always had some land and a farm with dairy cattle. The company specialization towards viticulture began in 1991 and in 1995 with the cellar now functioning the first label came out: 3.000 bottles that Gianfranco, his wife Nadia and his whole family still carry in the hearts.

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Chateau Clarisse

Croix de justice 33570 Puisseguin, France

 

Driven by the passion for wine and the taste for challenge, Olivia and Didier Le Calvez have been signing their own wine since 2010 in one of the most illustrious regions of the Bordeaux constellation, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Saint-Emilionnais.

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Marzocco di Poppiano

Via Fezzana, 36/38, 50025 Montespertoli FI, Italy

 

The wine estate is located in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini area, on the Poppiano hill (300 m altitude), a splendid medieval settlement dominated by the castle. We are located on the opposite side, or on the ridge of the hill overlooking San Casciano Val di Pesa; where we have soils rich in stone or, more Tuscanly, pill and galestro.

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La Cedraia

Strada del Castellone, 3, 15067 Novi ligure AL, Italy

 

La Cedraia is a wine estate located in the hills between Novi Ligure and Gavi, within the wine-growing area of Gavi DOCG, the white wine par excellence of Piedmont.

The winery at La Cedraia evolved from the enthusiasm and perseverance of winemaker Marco Cremonini, who revitalized the estate’s historic wine cultivation lost in the 1960’s, and now produces the only fully eco-sustainable Gavi in the region.

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Azienda Agricola Monchiero F.lli

Via Alba Monforte, 49, 12060 Castiglione Falletto CN, Italy

 

In Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo region, the Monchiero family embarked on their wine journey in the 50s through the work of the brothers Remo and Maggiorino, who lived in La Morra at that time. First they only sold grapes, then they decided to make wine themselves. And so the journey continued, until in the 70s the wine was drawn into bottles and placed on the market.

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Matteo Soria

Via San Martino n. 24, 12053 Castiglione Tinella (CN), Italy

 

Matteo Soria Winery is located in Castiglione Tinella, in the Langhe area. Matteo, the 4th generation of the family to manage the company, takes care of the vinification processes while the surrounding 40 hectares of vineyards are followed by his father Sergio.

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Château Haut-Chaigneau

Chem. des Trois Bois, 33500 Néac, France

 

Bought in ruins in the 70s and rebuilt in the 90s under the inspiration of Tuscan architecture, Château Haut-Chaigneau of Vignobles Chatonnet is a family wine property. Located at the crossroads of the Lalande-de-Pomerol, Saint-Emilion and Montagne Saint-Emilion appellations, the property offers a wide range of wines made by Pascal Chatonnet, the wine alchemist.

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Azienda Agricola Ronca

Via Val di Sona, 7, 37066 Sommacampagna VR, Italy

 

Between Verona and Lake Garda, more precisely in Sommacampagna, Ronca farm has its roots, which has about 20 hectares of vineyards owned, the soils fall within the territories of the DOC Custoza, Bardolino and Pinot Grigio delle Venezie.

The whole company, including the winery, have been certified organic since 2018.

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Mauro Sebaste

Via Garibaldi, 222 bis, 12051 Gallo CN, Italy

 

The company was born from the strong passion of Mauro Sebaste, son of Sylla, a famous woman and a true Langa wine expert. After Sylla’s premature death, Mauro leaves the family business and, propelled by his strong passion for wine, he pursues a single objective: producing quality wines.

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Alpha Estate

2nd klm Amyndeon-Agios Panteleimon, 53200, Amyndeon, Greece

 

The estate was founded in 1997 and is the result of the collaboration of two visionaries, the second generation winegrower Makis Mavridis and the winemaker-oenologist Angelos Iatridis, who aim to highlight and promote the Greek vineyard and Greek wine at a global level.

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Vila Morgades

Cal Vila, carretera 2128 km 2.5, Castellví de la Marca, 08732, Barcelona, Spain

 

The origins of the winery can be traced back to the 18th century when Pere Morgades acquired Cal Vila and Can Morgades. Today, the winery is located in Castellví de la Marca, which is situated in the heart of the Catalonian region of Penedès.

Following a long tradition of winemakers, today’s cava can be attributed to the visionary efforts of the grandmother who spearheaded and perfected a production process that adheres to the méthode champenoise. Her mark is felt till this day as the family continues to use the very equipment that made the first batches of cava.

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Buli Vineyard and Winery

Podere Collalto 63, Trequanda, 53020 Province of Siena, 53020 Trequanda SI, Italy

 

The location of the estate is Podere Collalto (“Farm on a high hill”), appropriately named as we are the highest point in the area, at 515 meters above sea level. The property is situated halfway between Siena and Cortona. The property has been in existence since the 1600’s. Owner Robert Buly purchased the estate in 2006 with the satisfaction that it is located just a few kilometers from Serre di Rapolano, the hometown of his mother.

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Cascina Saria

Via Riofreddo, 9, 12052 Neive CN, Italy

 

The current superficial cultivated vineyards are around 13 acres, situated in the villages of Neive (CN), Coazzolo, Castagnole Lanze (AT). The production is oriented toward lower production per acre, therefore the quantity is limited but guaranteed in terms of quality.

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Cleto Chiarli

Via Belvedere, 8, 41014 Castelvetro di Modena MO, Italy

 

In 1860, Cleto Chiarli founded the first wine-producing company in the Emilia-Romagna region, selling Lambrusco wine. For over five generations, the Chiarli family has pursued wine making excellence, paving the way for quality Lambrusco wines recognized around the world.

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Ferraris Agricola

SP14, Località Rivi, 7, 14030 Castagnole Monferrato AT, Italy

 

The winery was first born in 1921 and 3 generations have followed. The property counts about 40 hectares of land, whose heart is located in Piedmont, province of Asti and more precisely in the municipality of Castagnole Monferrato and which has expanded in the years thanks to important acquisitions. Here, it is exactly where nature has created an ideal terroir for vineyards and a unique variety of landscape: wild and uncontaminated areas, meadows, woods alternate with vineyards, painting a picture of rural areas of ancient beauty.

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Cantina Gibadda

SS 126 km. 83, 3, 09031 Arbus SU, Italy

 

Gibadda is a dynamic wine producer based in Arbus (province of Sud Sardegna) founded in 2014.

The identity of Gibadda (whose name is taken from a local toponym) is expressed in the passionate encounter between Sardinian winemaking tradition, artisan production techniques, modern technologies, and high-quality food and wine.

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Roncolo1888

Via Filippo Turati, 42, 42020 Roncolo RE, Italy

 

The winery Venturini Baldini is the perfect location for your visit in Emilia-Romagna, either to organize your event, a stay in our wine relais or simply to visit for a tour of the winery with tasting of our organic wines and balsamic vinegars.

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Apollonio 1870

Via S. Pietro in Lama, 7, 73047 Monteroni di Lecce LE, Italy

 

In the warm and generous Salento region, Apollonio’s sun-kissed vineyards give their sweet, must-scented fruits according to the rhythm of nature, marked by lunar cycles. In fact, it takes time for them to become unique, recognizable, unmistakable.

Apollonio wines are left to rest in barrels or bottles all the time necessary to develop their proper light, colour, taste, undertones, aromas and fragrances.

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Azienda Agricola Patrizi Montoro

Piazza Baronale, 1, 05035 Narni TR, Italy

 

Montoro is a wonderful village in the Municipality of Narni which in ancient times (1000 years ago) was the fief of the Patrizi Montoro family. Today the company produces high quality grapes consisting mainly of Sangiovese, Merlot, Chardonnay, Grechetto.

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Enjoy!

The Good Gourmet

 

 

 

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