Our guided winery tours introduce visitors to the inner life of a leading Chianti estate. The tour takes in the vinification plant, the ageing cellars, the village of Ama with its ancient chapels, the 18th-century Pianigiani and Ricucci villas and their historic gardens. It not only illuminates the winemaking process but spotlights the 14 site-specific works that constitute the Castello di Ama per l’Arte Contemporanea contemporary art collection. Among the many internationally renowned artists who have responded to the genius loci of Ama are Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren and Louise Bourgeois.
Visits must be booked. They last around an hour and a half, and are followed by a tasting of a selection of Castello di Ama wines at the Enoteca in Villa Ricucci.
On request, themed tastings can be arranged – for example focusing on the estate’s Library Selection or its Grand Crus; vertical tastings of several years of the same wine can also be organised.
Castello di Ama Enoteca is closed from December 21st through Febraury 3rd.