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Tuscan Tasting with Count Sebastiano Capponi of Villa Calcinaia

  • Bin 526 Tasting Room 20 Fairchild Street Daniel Island, SC, 29492 United States (map)


You are invited to take a tour of Tuscany through the eyes and wines of Count Sebastiano Capponi. The Count’s family is the second oldest Chianti Classico producer and has been making wine since the 1400s.

Sebastiano will regale you with history and stories that you won’t hear anywhere else!

The Wines:
  • Chianti Classico 2015
  • Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
  • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Contessa Luisa 2015
  • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Bastignano 2015
  • Casarsa Toscana IGT 2013

Must be 21+ to attend. This class size is limited to 30 attendees. 
Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Villa Calcinaia (pronounced “Kal-chin-aya”) is situated in the center of Chianti Classico near the town of Greve-in-Chianti. This historic estate has been home to the Counts Capponi since 1524, and is maintained by Sebastiano Capponi and his brother Niccolò. Calcinaia is the heart of the Capponi family and each generation gives new life to the fields, woods, vineyards and cellars. These wines express the family’s love for their land; with every vintage they share the hopes, worries, pride and care that come with making honest wines. Organic farming has been the standard at Villa Calcinaia since Sebastiano took over the estate’s management in 1992.  The wines are certified as being produced with organic grapes since the 2014 vintage and are labeled as such.  The 75 acres of vineyard are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, Canaiolo, Grechetto, Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia to name a few.  Villa Calcinaia has been recognized for producing exemplary wines from rare indigenous varietals such as Mammolo and San Forte. Through every vintage, all the wines are crafted with food in mind. They are balanced, elegant, perfumed, and savory yet refreshing with restrained vigor and intensity that ensures longevity. The Villa Calcinaia philosophy has always been: “Love for the land, respect for tradition, and the rightful pride in bearing the name of Capponi.”