The Old World of Wine

Italy is practically one big “wine country”, with vineyards in nearly every region. We work in most parts of the country and travel regularly to Piedmonte, Tuscany and Campania. We love sharing our favourite finds these regions so if you’re looking for a winery to visit, a hotel to stay at or a great restaurant please read our blogs.


Amazing dining in Barolo

By Bleddyn Jones | May 9, 2014

A winemaker friend found out I was headed to Barolo and insisted I eat at a little place called Ristorante Osteria del Vignaiolo. I’m glad he was so adamant because it remains to this day one of the most memorable meals I have had. The quaint restaurant is situated just below La Morra, the highest village of…

Exploring the hills of Campania

By Bleddyn Jones | March 4, 2014

Mastroberardino is one of the most storied and historic wineries in Italy. They craft authentic wines in the hills of Campania using only local grapes. The wines themselves are worth the trip alone, but when you combine the wine, cuisine and natural beauty of this region, it is a trip every Italian wine lover should…

A visit to La Parrina

By Bleddyn Jones | March 4, 2014

A visit to La Parrina is much more that a visit to a winery. Not only do they make some fabulous wine in this corner of Tuscany, but they also grow their own vegetables, make cheese, olive oil, yogurt, sausages… they even have their own grocery store, and restaurant! People travel from as far away…