After leisurely getting started on that first morning, we drove into Montalcino to look around and get groceries. Such a cute little town but, wow - how many wine shops does one town need? I know this is Brunello Country and all, so I guess the demand is there.
It rained on and off, so there were not too many people on the street. We found a darling little restaurant in the middle of town and had a lovely long lunch.
Got provisions at the Coop and headed back to our apartment because we were to have a tour of the new winery on the property and winetasting.
Roberto, one of the owners, took us thru the not-quite-finished winery building of Croce Di Mezzo.
It was huge, going down several levels. I think he said their current wine production was 1,000 cases, but this facility looked like it could handle many times that amount. I am sure they probably make more than 1,000 cases by now.
Even though we had a large lunch, Bill wanted a little more to eat, so we walked back down the road to the little restaurant we went to last night. It is called Osteria La Crocina, but I will write more about that in a later episode.