In September, I traveled to the Tuscan countryside as a 2014 DaVinci Storyteller. (omg what?!) Along with Jenn, Karen, and Kristin, I spent a week just outside of Vinci at the Casale di Valle (a 16th century hunting lodge turned DaVinci grower cooperative property ) embarking on the most incredible food and wine adventure-- all to learn the story behind DaVinci Wine.
These are just a few moments from the first 24 hours. Even at first glance, a prima vista, the beauty and simplicity of the haven transported me to a world of true Italian culture and tradition. The entire week was a whirlwind of meeting local artisans, learning the ins-and-outs of Chianti, and tasting delectable food and drink that left me more smitten with this amazing country than I thought possible.
PS - Here's a little video about my favorite room in the entire Casale!