In amongst the 18th century buildings and vineyards at Castello di Ama, you’ll discover striking modern sculpture. Disruptive and disarming, the art and wine of this Chianti Classico estate is at the cutting edge. Sophie Thorpe spoke to CEO Lorenza Sebasti and winemaker Marco Pallanti to find out more.
It’s always been true love
As a 15-year-old, Lorenza Sebasti fell in love with Castello di Ama. Today, she runs the place. Her family bought the little village in the middle of Italy’s Chianti region and turned it into a hideaway with comfortable suites, a restaurant, contemporary art installations and, of course, wine production. In doing so, Lorenza and her family found a solution fort traveling clientele, constantly searching for unique and special experiences every seasons. Lorenza talked to COMPANION about what makes this little wine producing village sp special, and how they came to present contemporary art there.
“We consider it a privilege to work and live here.”
Tra il Chianti e la Maremma esistono una serie di posti unici dove è possibile imparare l’arte di degustare la vita. Di Delia Demma
DOLCI COLLINE, borghi medievali, cantine e vigneti a perdita d’occhio. Nell’immaginario comune la Toscana è il luogo ideale per riscoprire il valore della slow-life.
Al Castello di Ama le bottiglie di Chianti classico si degustano alla fine di un tour che include 16 grandi opere di grandi artisti, da Kapoor a Pistoletto, da buren a Sugimoto.
We stopped using insecticides in our vineyards many years ago as we now use natural defenses.