Today, we started out with a great breakfast provided by Castel Brunello. It was mainly meats, cheeses, bread, fruit etc. But it was nice to have something easily accessible. I guess that’s the downside to staying in apartments rather than hotels. James really enjoyed a banana yogurt, but by the end of breakfast both he and I were covered in yogurt so we had to change clothes before going out. Just in case anyone was wondering, we currently have no dirty laundry! I’ve really been trying to stay on top of it.
So, the plan was to go to an 11:00 wine tour and tasting and then lunch at 1:00 at Il Lecchio, and we actually did it! Usually, we start out with a loose plan and let James’s mood guide the day. He actually let us do everything that we wanted!
We went to Uccellliera vineyard and had such a nice time. The owner/winemaker’s wife gave us a tour and tasting. Everything was great. When we first pulled up, their 6 month old German Shepard puppy greeted us, and James loved her. When we were in the cellar doing the tasting, their 4 year old daughter played with James and kept him entertained. The wife, Paola, spoke good English and the daughter is taking English lessons. Paola’s husband, Andrea, is the winemaker. They were all very sweet and make great wine!
Lunch at Il Lecchio was great. I loved the fact that there were alot of other kids in the restaurant. One table looked like a big family with about 5 young children. There was a baby that looked like she was about 2 weeks old. It was fun to watch them, and it was also good to know that James wasn’t the loudest one in the restaurant. He has been eating great. He’s had veal, pasta, fried zucchini, frittata, and eggplant!
After James took a nap, we headed out to see the main town of Montalcino. It is a very cute, quiet town with lots of wine tasting bars! We didn’t go in any but they all seemed really nice. It was very windy and quite a bit colder than it had been on the trip so we didn’t stay out long. We got back to the apartment around 7:30 and had a quiet night.