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Dario's 10th Century Monastery

Dario's 10th Century Monastery

Stay in Dario's 10th century monastery in the heart of Tuscany!

Monastero di Coriano

Your chance to stay in a monastery with more than 1,000 years of history that has been authentically restored to evoke the romance of another era.

Nestled in the hills at the confluence of three valleys 23 miles east of Siena in Tuscany is Monastero di Coriano, built more than 1,000 years ago. It remained a fortified monastery in the Augustian Order of the Catholic Church until 1650, when the order was abolished by the Pope, as it rivaled his power. It then became a farm. Dario Sattui, owner of V. Sattui winery and Castello di Amorosa, bought it in 1991.

Monastero di Coriano has recently been beautifully and authentically remodeled, and one apartment is available for rent on a limited basis by the week only to V. Sattui and Castello di Amorosa club members.

The two-bedroom, one large bath apartment can comfortably host four people. It has a large fireplace, large, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. It is furnished with antiques, but has modern-day free wi-fi service.

Guests will enjoy the Monastery’s swimming pool, pond, outdoor oven for making bread and pizza, as well as an outdoor kitchen and pergola for al fresco dining.

The Monastery’s courtyard features a deep well, surrounded on four sides by a church and two-story buildings in which the farm animals and monks lived. It overlooks a castle 2 miles away, another monastery, a walled medieval town, vineyards, olive orchards, fields and forest. The monastery is surrounded by 5 acres of olives and immense forests. It is very private and secluded, yet close to many major sites.

Monastero di Coriano is very centrally located and near just about everything. Distances by car to:

  • Chianti Classico – 20 Minutes
  • Siena – 25 Minutes
  • Cortona – 30 Minutes
  • Piensa – 40 Minutes
  • Montalcino – 50 Minutes
  • Florence – 60 Minutes
  • San Gimignano – 75 Minutes
  • Assisi – 75 Minutes
  • Rome – 115 Minutes

Special pricing for V. Sattui Winery Guests: $250 per night including all taxes for a 1-5 night stay, and stays over 6 days at a rate of $225 per night including all taxes. This rental cannot be reserved by calling either V. Sattui or Castello di Amorosa. Early reservations are highly recommended to secure desired dates. A $350 deposit is required at booking, which applies towards rental of the property.

Payment due in full at least 60 days prior to occupancy.

$500 damage/breakage deposit required before taking occupancy. Fully refundable
if no damage or breakage occurs.

* Price includes all taxes and service charges. Cleaning service also available at additional cost.

Contact Irina at 510-432-3520 or Irina@CastelloDiAmorosa.com

2019 President's Wine Cruise

2019 President's Wine Cruise

January 16, 2019 to January 30, 2019
Cost: $7274 per person, including roundtrip airfare
Set sail with V. Sattui Winery for 14 days on Oceania’s Regatta for perhaps our greatest cruise to-date, from Sydney Australia to Auckland, New Zealand.

Hot on the heals of a successful and sold out European wine cruise, we are delighted to announce our next adventure. Join V. Sattui President, Tom Davies for an exploration of the Land Down Under in 2019!

A spectacular adventure awaits to Australia & New Zealand aboard Oceania’s Cruises’ intimate 680-guest Regatta, setting sail on January 16, 2019. Together we’ll embark in Sydney, Australia on a fourteen-day journey of great wine, food and travel. You will find yourselves mesmerized by the big, bold, brawny spirit of Australia and awestruck by the mystical land of New Zealand.   Experience the wines of these two countries and spend leisurely days at sea, including cruising the dramatic fjords of Milford Sound, a special gourmet wine dinner hosted by Tom and Brooks, private group seminars, in depth wine tastings and receptions along the way.

The cruise begins with an optional pre-cruise, three-day tour of the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region filled with winery visits, luncheons and dinners.  In Melbourne, we’ll visit Australia’s “cool” Yarra Valley featuring the nation’s premier chardonnays and pinot noirs.  Before crossing the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, we’ll stop in Burnie, Tasmania to enjoy “the best Island weather in the world” according to Condé Naste Traveler.

After cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound, we’ll make 7 ports of call in New Zealand. The land that most Americans know for Lord of the Rings, is home to great wines and stunning scenery.  Optional programs include a Kiwi lunch with winemakers of Martinborough and a day visiting the wine giants of Hawke’s Bay.  The cruise disembarks in Auckland with its incredible natural wonders and vibrant nightlife.

This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will sell out fast.  Please act quickly if you are interested.   We look forward to this amazing cruise and sharing an abundance of V. Sattui wines, fun and memorable adventures.

Bon Voyage!

To book your stateroom or suite contact our exclusive travel partner, Food & Wine Trails, at (800) 367-5348.


2018 Fall V. Sattui Tuscany Tour

2018 Fall V. Sattui Tuscany Tour

October 12, 2018 to October 20, 2018
Cost: $5,150 per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare
Explore the real Italy, the magical, mystical countryside of Piedmont and Tuscany.

GO ABROAD with us for an intimate eight night adventure through the panoramic hill towns and impressive countryside of Piedmont and Umbria.  Awaken your senses and experience the true magic of Italy with your expert host and guide, Franca Lingren, a native Italian, cookbook author and foreign language teacher.

Immerse yourself in Italian culture as Franca shares her knowledge of food, wine, and the history of her native country. Relish the authentic cuisine and wines of the regions including Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Chianti, Vino Nobile, Brunello, and the Super Tuscan.  Hunt for the famous white truffle in Piedmont, shop the quaint marketplaces of Alba, and experience a hands-on cooking class at the Castle of Costigliole d’Asti!

The dazzling beauty of Piedmont and Tuscany is calling you to become part of its living history.

Capture the essence of “la dolce vita!

“Open your heart and you will see . . . Italy.” – Robert Browning

Total cost per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare:  $5,150.
Space is limited to 16 travelers.  Available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Reserve early!

Email ali@vsattui.com for Reservation Form.

Tour includes: all meals, bilingual guides, bus transportation, eight nights premium lodging in Italian castles and historic inns, accommodations based on double occupancy, sightseeing, tours, museums, wine tastings, and hands-on cooking demonstrations and truffle hunt. View itinerary.

“Franca – You seem to know everybody and everybody loves you. Including us!” – Love, Steve & Debbie

“Franca – Grazie! for this most wonderful experience of a lifetime. You are the most gracious, loving, full of life & love hostess.” – Theresa & John

“Magical trip! We love you, Franca & Ron.” – Love, Jeff & Gail


Castello delle Serre

Castello delle Serre

Cost: Varies
A luxury Castle-Hotel that is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the Tuscan countryside.

V. Sattui Winery is a partner in Casterllo delle Serre. Centrally located midway between Chianti Classico and the Crete Senesi, the Castle sits above the charming medieval town of the Serra di Rapolano. It is just a short drive to many of the treasures found in Tuscany and Umbria. Choose from 14 rooms, including 2 suites, along with a pool, loggia bar and morning breakfast.


Sport Hotel Alpina & Il Cantinone Restaurant

Sport Hotel Alpina & Il Cantinone Restaurant

Cost: Varies
Stay and dine with our friends in the Italian Alps in the world-class ski resort town of Madesimo.

Chef Stefano Masanti and his wife, Raffaella, own this boutique hotel and Michelin-Star restaurant.  In their off-season (April -October) you will find them at V. Sattui Winery.  But the rest of the year they here, creating delicious food and running their boutique 8-room hotel.  The hotel rooms can accommodate parties of 2, 4, and 6 people.  The rooms are larger then most European standard hotel rooms. The Sport Hotel Alpina has complimentary wi-fi, and breakfast is included with your stay.

Il Cantinone Restaurant is open for dinner and offers a nightly tasting menu of 80 euros per person.  Wine pairings are additional for 60 euros.  Stefano’s menu is filled with creative, original presentations of simple, delicious ingredients.  Gambero Rosso, a well-respected food and wine publication, has named Il Cantinone the best Italian restaurant that promotes local food and farmers, and the restaurant was named one of the best 60 restaurants in Italy and top 10 in Lombardia by the L’Espresso Guide to Italian restaurants.