If you are looking to escape the hustle bustle of the city life for your next weekend getaway then Santa Giustina is the place for you. Allow yourself to take this road trip, and embark on a two-day experience that will both be rejuvenating and feed your curiosity. Just over an hours drive from the city of Milan, Santa Giustina is a state of the art winery set in an ancient village.
What is the history of Santa Giustina?
Established over 40 years ago, the Santa Giustina farms used to be an ancient religious settlement surrounded by bountiful natural beauty. The founders, Antonio and Gloria, decided to restore the settlement to its full potential and today, their children Gaia and Nicolo, continue to sustain its glory. The farms have now become a magical place where history, wine and nature come together to welcome anyone who wishes to learn the story of this remarkable place.
What does Santa Giustina offer?
The entire farm covers about 120 hectares of land, of which 30 hectares are dedicated to luscious vineyards. Grapes such as Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Bonarda, Ortugo and Malvasia are produced in abundance at these vineyards.
Of these grapes, begins the crafting of the unmistakable DOC wines of Piacenza and some of the exceptional international blends. Vinification at Santa Giustina farms employs a skilful mix of historical farming knowledge and modern technology, keeping in mind the sustainability of the final product.
What’s in store for the weekend?
On this one of a kind weekend experience with Santa Giustina, you will enjoy 2 days worth of activities amidst the vast natural beauty that the farms offer. Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome. After you have been checked in, your day 1 activities will follow. The program for the first day includes horseback riding on the Santa Giustina hills for a minimum of 1 hour, with a possibility of extension. You will get plenty of time on your first day to explore the farms and the hotel. You will then be treated to a traditional Piacenza dinner at the Bistrot del Sant’Uberto.
After spending the night at Agrirelais Sant’Uberto in a luxurious double room, and enjoying the breakfast spread in the morning you will commence your tour of the vineyards and the modern cellar. The guided tour will take you through the wine production process at the farms, with a thorough viewing of the facilities and the cellar. At the end of the 3-hour tour, you will be led into a tasting room for a specially curated wine tasting session. The session will include the tasting of three wines paired with locally sourced cold cuts and cheeses.
What should you keep in mind?
The vineyard and cellar tour will be 3 hours long and covered on foot. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes on this day. This is an overnight experience, so carry your necessary luggage. The booking does not include any arrangements for transportation and you will have to arrive at the location on your own.
Each booking is valid for two people.