Chianti Classico is a beautiful region in Tuscany. Hilltop castles, building ruins dating back centuries, winding roads, rolling hills, and Sangiovese & Trebbiano vineyards as far as the eye can see in any direction. It’s the magnificence of which dreams are made.
Rachael & I made it a point to spend a considerable amount of time just driving and exploring. One afternoon, we found ourselves partially lost on a dirt road. We knew the general direction in which we were headed, but weren’t quite sure what we’d find along the way. Much to my delight, we saw a group of workers pruning the vineyards (unfortunately, we were about a week early for the harvest – that would have been amazing to witness!). I pulled over, grabbed my camera, and asked them if I could take some photos. I started off my conversation, the way I typically did while in Italy: Mi dispiace ma non parlo molto italiano – I’m sorry but I do not speak much Italian. Me practicing my Italian and them practicing their English brought laughter and smiles. My four new friends of San Giusto a Rentannano pictured below are Jef, Umberto, Isabella, and Tao.