Table to Farm
Enjoy an enriching, unforgettable family experience to discover what makes every Tuscan meal so magnifico.
Wonder how the best Italian products are grown? With the Table to Farm experience you will be able to live the Tuscan country life, spending a day as guest estate farmhands in the Fattoria San Michele, a barn estate in the Chianti region, located in a medieval building.
You will shadow the estate’s farmer during daily tasks, from picking up freshly laid eggs, assisting with seed planting and vegetable picking, and even feeding the famous Cinta Senese pig, a unique pork stock dating from 1338 and raised only in the middle of Tuscany.
The lunch break is the occasion to taste the locally grown products and the rest of the day is spent in the 55 hectare (135 acre) vineyards, responsible for producing 270,000 bottles of Chianti each year, with a tour of the wine cellar hosting 60 maturing barriques and discovering the transformation process of the grapes into world-acclaimed Chianti wine. In the fall season, when the olive trees are ready for harvest, you’ll also have an opportunity to participate in the collection and extraction of the olive oil at the farm’s mill.
Activities vary, based on seasonality and the farm’s needs; the olive and grapes harvest take place in the fall, the wheat harvest during the summer.