Autumn in Castelfalfi means time to indulge in lightness, enjoyment and relaxation: golden vines and silver-gray olive groves tell stories of past summer days, the morning mist hovers over the breathtaking landscape and the forests appear in the most splendid colors. But above all, it means one thing: harvest time!
The months September to December are the ones in which entire Tuscany goes on truffle hunt. Revered by the ancient Romans for its aphrodisiac qualities, the region's tartufo bianco is considered a culinary gem worldwide. In Castelfalfi, this gourmet treasure is traced with ancient skills and prepared according to the traditional Tuscan style. Finest aromas, gastronomic sophistication and Italian hospitality - in the truffle production the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany is maintained and carried on. The Mediterranean climate creates the ideal breeding ground for the precious tuber, which is also known as white gold, as well as the perfect setting for connoisseurs, whose sight can easily get lost in the infinite landscape while enjoying the delicacy. Anyone who does not want to go truffle hunting with a local "Tartufaio", the truffle hunter, can experience the gourmet plant in all its variety in the restaurants of the Castelfalfi Resort – a gorgeous view included.
And what could be a more perfect dining companion than one of the Castelfalfi estate’s wines, cultivated here for centuries? Castelfalfi is home to over 20 hectares of vineyards, and the production is respectful of the environment and the protection of the natural landscape. In the elegant wine cellar of the Tenuta di Castelfalfi, the variety of grape can be experienced under the guidance of a local winemaker. Linger, taste and enjoy – a timeless art! In autumn, the tasting of vino novello, the product of the first vintage of the year, which is particularly rich in flavors, is strongly recommended. In addition to wine and truffles, other local organic products garnish the table in autumnal Castelfalfi: emmer, honey and of course olive oil – never a mere side dish here but always a protagonist. Culinary delights in the midst of a backdrop that is as captivating as it is unique: In Castelfalfi, neither the glass nor the heart are ever half empty.