Wine Tour and Lunch at a Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant Near Rome From €35

Only an hour away from Rome, escape the city for the stunning unspoiled countryside of Ciociaria

Nature at it's finest, walking through the vines in the Italian sunshine, smelling the sweetness of the grapes is a beautiful experience, understanding from start to finish how our remarkable wine is produced.

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Palazzo Tronconi Eco Winery, overlooking the vineyards photo @Marco Reali

Palazzo Tronconi Eco Winery, overlooking the vineyards photo @Marco Reali

Oak Barrels at Palazzo Tronconi Winery photo @Marco Reali

Oak Barrels at Palazzo Tronconi Winery photo @Marco Reali

Wine Tour

We invite you on a journey to discover the flavour of our wines, our personalised wine tour will take you through the wine making process. You will start in the vineyard, where we will introduce you to our grape varieties, you will learn about the importance of soil, be shown how the vines are trained and the harvest of perfectly ripe grapes.

We will then take you to our eco winery, here we will show you the biodynamic wine-making process, how the fermentation process works before the finished product is bottled.

Organic 4 Course Lunch with Wine Pairing

Finally the most enjoyable part of the process, tasting the vineyard’s exquisite biodynamic wines paired with a four course organic lunch in Palazzo Tronconi's winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards

Prices from €35/person including Tour and Lunch.

Our Restaurant

Food Provenance at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant

We are committed to sourcing the best quality organic and biodynamic ingredients, from responsible local producers who share our values.

Our Vineyard

At Palazzo Tronconi, we are committed to maintaining the biological integrity of our vineyards, we feel by following the biodynamic principles we maintain a balanced ecosystem, caring for the soil and native wildlife. In doing so we hope that our wines truly represent the soil and the climate in which our grapes our cultivated. 

With this in mind, when we commenced work on our new winery last year, we wanted to create a modern structure whilst remaining true to the ethos of biodynamic agriculture.

Our Winery

We wanted the new winery to have a strong relationship with the natural landscape. A holistic, eco approach in the design and implementation was required throughout the whole building process.

For us, it was important to create a contemporary winery, using innovative design and renewable materials. Adding energy efficient technology, including solar panels on the roof to help lower the carbon footprint of the building.

We sourced durable European oak that is responsibly grown but that also carries many natural benefits, including natural preservatives which protect against rot.

With  stunning surroundings and mountain views, our winery is a

Spectacular Views from our Roof Terrace

Spectacular Views from our Roof Terrace

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The Ethical Hedonist Luxury Wine Tour, Organic Food and Spa Break, Lazio Italy

Enjoy the dolce vita with an all inclusive 3 night Food, Wine and Spa at our historic restored boutique hotel and Tenuta Esdra Spa at a special discounted rate for Ethical Hedonist Subscribers £900/person


If you love biodynamic wine, organic Italian cuisine and crave for blissful serenity, our three day Wine and Spa break will provide you with the ultimate relaxation, set in breathtaking landscape guaranteed to inspire the soul.

We have partnered with Tenuta Esdra Spa to offer this exclusive experience combining the beauty of winemaking, organic Italian cuisine and a choice of luxury spa treatments.

Day 1 Friday

Palazzo Tronconi Hotel

Palazzo Tronconi Hotel

Light organic lunch upon arrival and check-in at Palazzo Tronconi, time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room. Take a stroll in the ancient cobbled alleys and discover the medieval hill top town of Arce. We will take you to a traditional restaurant where the locals eat or if you choose you may book a one to one cooking class and learn to cook dishes from our regional cuisine the true Italian way. Recipes that have been passed from generation to generation, our classes are fun and informal and enjoy the fruits of your labour in our dining room with a glass or two of our biodynamic wine.

photo by Marco Reali

photo by Marco Reali


Day 2 Saturday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

Casa Lawrence

Casa Lawrence

Casa Lawrence

With our personal guide you will be driven to Casa Lawrence, Set in a stunning landscape the charming Villa named after its famous guest DH Lawrence who was so inspired by the landscape he completed his novel here. The owner also makes one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy and delicious cured meats to taste with a local variety of Cabernet wine. Casa Lawrence is truly a hidden gem and epitomises what our region is all about.

Tenuta Esdra Spa 3 hours

Tenuta Esdra Spa

Tenuta Esdra Spa

Tenuta Esdra Spa

Tenuta Esdra Spa

A dream location, Esdra’s wellness areas are set on two floors. The ground floor houses a thermarium, a hydromassage pool, and an extremely relaxing bath filled with water heated at 37°C rich of minerals. A Turkish bath, an emotional shower and two changing rooms complete the relaxation area.

Enjoy a 50 minute massage performed with gentle but deep hand movements, which induce a state of complete wellness and relaxation.

The second floor has treatment rooms which can hold couples and singles alike. Sauna, Turkish bath, emotional shower, hydromassag. Esdra’s spa programs boast treatments that combine efficiency and results. From deep hydration to anti-aging, to the care and treatment of damaged and sensitive skins, the most qualified professional aesthetics are at the base of the wellness philosophy at Esdra, an oasis where biocosmetics are used exclusively.

Dinner at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant

Day 3 Sunday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

palazzo Tronconi Vineyard

palazzo Tronconi Vineyard

Wine Tour

A personal Wine Tour of our own Demeter certified biodynamic vineyards and Winery. Marco, oenologist and owner will take you through the wine making process. You will start in the vineyard, where you will learn about the importance of soil, be shown how the vines are trained and the harvest of perfectly ripe grapes. We will then take you to our eco winery here we will show you the biodynamic wine-making process, how the fermentation process works before the finished product is bottled. Finally the most enjoyable part at our winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards – a five course organic lunch of local cuisine paired with with the 6 exquisite wines we produce 

palazzo Tronconi winery

palazzo Tronconi winery

organic hand made tortellini

organic hand made tortellini

Day 4 Monday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

Departure 11.00 am

*A collection and drop off to the nearest airport may be arranged at an extra cost

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Luxury Wine Tour, Food and Spa Break, Lazio Italy

Enjoy the dolce vita with an all inclusive 3 night Food, Wine and Spa at our historic restored boutique hotel and Tenuta Esdra Spa €1125/person

If you love biodynamic wine, organic Italian cuisine and crave for blissful serenity, our three day Wine and Spa break will provide you with the ultimate relaxation, set in breathtaking landscape guaranteed to inspire the soul.

We have partnered with Tenuta Esdra Spa to offer this exclusive experience combining the beauty of winemaking, organic Italian cuisine and a choice of luxury spa treatments.

Day 1 Friday

Palazzo Tronconi Hotel

Light organic lunch upon arrival and check-in at Palazzo Tronconi, time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room. Take a stroll in the ancient cobbled alleys and discover the medieval hill top town of Arce. We will take you to a traditional restaurant where the locals eat or if you choose you may book a one to one cooking class and learn to cook dishes from our regional cuisine the true Italian way. Recipes that have been passed from generation to generation, our classes are fun and informal and enjoy the fruits of your labour in our dining room with a glass or two of our biodynamic wine.

photo by Marco Reali

photo by Marco Reali

Day 2 Saturday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

Casa Lawrence

Casa Lawrence

With our personal guide you will be driven to Casa Lawrence, Set in a stunning landscape the charming Villa named after its famous guest DH Lawrence who was so inspired by the landscape he completed his novel here. The owner also makes one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy and delicious cured meats to taste with a local variety of Cabernet wine. Casa Lawrence is truly a hidden gem and epitomises what our region is all about.

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Tenuta Esdra Spa 3 hours

A dream location, Esdra’s wellness areas are set on two floors. The ground floor houses a thermarium, a hydromassage pool, and an extremely relaxing bath filled with water heated at 37°C rich of minerals. A Turkish bath, an emotional shower and two changing rooms complete the relaxation area.

Enjoy a 50 minute massage performed with gentle but deep hand movements, which induce a state of complete wellness and relaxation.

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The second floor has treatment rooms which can hold couples and singles alike. Sauna, Turkish bath, emotional shower, hydromassag. Esdra’s spa programs boast treatments that combine efficiency and results. From deep hydration to anti-aging, to the care and treatment of damaged and sensitive skins, the most qualified professional aesthetics are at the base of the wellness philosophy at Esdra, an oasis where biocosmetics are used exclusively.

Dinner at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant

Day 3 Sunday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

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Wine Tour

A personal Wine Tour of our own Demeter certified biodynamic vineyards and Winery. Marco, oenologist and owner will take you through the wine making process. You will start in the vineyard, where you will learn about the importance of soil, be shown how the vines are trained and the harvest of perfectly ripe grapes. We will then take you to our eco winery here we will show you the biodynamic wine-making process, how the fermentation process works before the finished product is bottled. Finally the most enjoyable part at our winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards – a five course organic lunch of local cuisine paired with with the 6 exquisite wines we produce 

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Day 4 Monday

Breakfast

A generous breakfast will be served of organic home baked traditional pastries, fruit and more.

Departure 11.00 am

*A collection and drop off to the nearest airport may be arranged at an extra cost

 

My Best Friends Wedding - An Unforgettable Vineyard Wedding in Italy

It was a huge honour when my best friend, Claudio asked if he could marry at Palazzo Tronconi Vineyard and it was a year ago today he tied the knot with his beautiful wife Alessia.

my best friends and me

my best friends and me

Building works at the new winery had almost been completed - all but the terrace, 24 hours before the wedding we were still laying the surface.

Despite this, I never underestimated the bride Alessia, ‘Le Chef Clochard’s’ ability to coordinate a visually stunning wedding, her attention to detail was flawless. Her natural styling suited the surroundings perfectly, understated elegance. As she floated around the guests in her sweeping vintage style gown with flowers in her hair, she well and truly belonged. As for my best friend Claudio to see the happiness in him made all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile!

Cocktails of Palazzo Tronconi biodynamic Vermouth were served up, hand made organic cheese was provided by Casa Lawrence and Chef Leonardo’s sundried tomatoes and courgettes from our kitchen garden drizzled with Palazzo Tronconi olive oil made for an appertising starter to a carefully selected menu of seasonal local organic ingredients.

We did it, we all tied the knot! For not only was it a celebration filled with joy and happiness, a declaration of love and commitment, it was also the christening of Palazzo Tronconi’s Winery and Restaurant. There are so many people to thank my friends and family and to to everyone who worked so hard to make the day happen, our head Chef Leonardo Grimaldi, the sous chefs, waitresses, bar staff, but most of all the greatest thanks to my best friends Claudio and Alessia, for putting their trust in me. 

Congratulations once again Mr and Mrs Conforti

love, peace and happiness 

I'll do it all over again, so if you want to get married on a vineyard contact me

Styling by and for more info contact Alessia Corrado Le Chef Clochard

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Photographing A Vineyard - Exhibition by Marco Reali

At Palazzo Tronconi Winery Restaurant, we are delighted to be exhibiting a photographic exhibition by local photographer Marco Reali. 

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Through the lens, Marco explores key events on our vineyard, capturing scenes that catalogue stages that vines go through throughout the year. From the first buds in spring to veraison when the grapes start to change colour. Glorious harvest then autumnal colours to leafless vines in the winter. Images of biodynamic farming are evocative of simple farming techniques of days gone by. Sweeping rural landscapes and portraits of the winemaker.

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photographing a vineyard
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Come along and enjoy the exhibition we are open for Apericena Friday and Saturday evenings from 7.30 or Sunday Lunch and a tour of our vineyard at 11.30.

for more info contact +39 0776 539678

Biodynamic Cocktail on Roof Terrace at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant  photo S. Hoehn

Biodynamic Cocktail on Roof Terrace at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant

photo S. Hoehn

Palazzo Tronconi Osteria

Where to See the Total Lunar Eclipse

With a biodynamic Blood Red Cocktail in hand watch the deep red moon climb the sky on the roof terrace of Palazzo Tronconi Winery on Friday 27th July 2018

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The skies over our vineyards are breathtaking, it is no surprise our land is called 'Tramonti', meaning Sunsets. On Friday 27th we climb the roof terrace to witness the awe inspiring 'Blood Moon'.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and the moon are perfectly lined up. The most spectacular part about a total lunar eclipse is when the moon is fully in Earth’s shadow it turns deep red. 

As a biodynamic vineyard we follow the principles of Rudolf Steiner's approach to biodynamic agriculture, coordinating our soil treatments with the lunar calendar, the idea that plants are more receptive to fertilizing or pruning on particular days or phases of the moon. So it is only right we should celebrate this night with our biodynamic menu including our blood red vermouth cocktails!

L'Apericena at Palazzo Tronconi Winery every Friday and Saturday Evening

Hope you can join us!

Contact Maria Teresa for Bookings on +39 0776 539678  

 

Rediscovering Lazio Wines Naturally

10 Wine Producers, 10 Wines, 375 glasses

 

Lazio, a region that was once the jewel in viticulture has been reawakened by a new generation of biodynamic winemakers. 

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Palazzo Tronconi Eco Winery was the backdrop to an evening dedicated to 10 Biodynamic wine producers from the Lazio region. The evening was hosted by one of Italy's most knowledgeable and passionate sommelier's, Sandro Sangiorgi he was assisted by Matteo Gallello, a biodynamic winemaking advocate.

Valuing their territory and the importance of their indigenous grape varieties these winemakers have teamed together to promote their shared vision, to produce a unique style of wines naturally that are focused on quality and that characterise this region.

Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's wine heritage is ancient. It is a region composed of hills, and mountains and is uniquely suited to viticulture because of its mild climate, a rich and varied geological mix of soils of which volcanic soils are prominent, coastal breezes, adequate rainfall, variations in day-night temperatures and an abundance of rare, high-quality native grape varieties.

Soon these winemakers will find themselves on the radar, the world of wine is beginning to sit up and notice as they are on the brink of rediscovering the true potential of these wines and this territory.

Thanks to the following producers

 Andrea Occipinti, Cantina Ribela, Carlo Noro, Damiano Ciolli, La Visciola, Palazzo Tronconi, Podere Orto, Riccardi Reale, DS Bio, Casale Certosa.

Also Thanks to Sandro Sangiiorgi and all the staff at Palazzo Tronconi who gave up their time to take part in this exciting event, Ettore Conti, Sarah Hoehn and Maria Teresa Cocco

Palazzo Tronconi Winery

Palazzo Tronconi Winery

Walking Holiday Italy

With rolling green hills, exquisite wines, a culinary culture and history that remains the envy of the region, the stunning landscapes of Ciociaria provide the perfect backdrop to Palazzo Tronconi walking holidays. 

 

Staying at our small, historic hotel in the medieval town of Arce, our English speaking experienced walking guides will take you off the beaten track allowing you to see the real Italy. On four walks you will discover breathtaking countryside, hidden hilltop villages and silent valleys, see age old customs and traditions combined with with historical landmarks.

Along your journeys sample delicious food at local mountain restaurants that serve up honest, hearty, traditional food.

This holiday is ideal for all ages it can be adapted for a more advanced walking group.

On the final day you will be invited to a personal tour of the hotel's vineyard and winery with Marco, winemaker and owner of Palazzo Tronconi.

Walking level from 1-5

Level 3 - medium (can be adapted accordingly)

Price:

€1,120 per person for a booking of two people

€1,000 per person for booking of 4 people or more

What this includes:

  • 6 days (5 nights) accommodationin our renovated historic 18th Century Boutique Hotel

  • Generous breakfasts including home baked traditional pastries and fresh Italian coffee. 

  • Lunches and dinners are included at our hotel, winery restaurant and other favourite restaurants *excludes drinks

  • Guided Walk 1 Cassino- Climb to Monte Cassino from the path of S. Scolastica, and walking through the area of Mount Calvario, visiting the obelisk, a monument dedicated to the Polish soldiers and the Polish cemetery. We will continue on to the exploded tank and at the Domek Doktora, where the injured were treated. A visit the Abbey of Montecassino the worlds most glorious abbey, which stands proud on the hill which dominates Cassino and the Gariglian valley. Finish the tour heading down the panoramic Via Di San Benedetto, admiring the Roman theater and the archaeological area of Cassino.

  • Guided Walk 2 to National Park of Abruzzo - Abruzzo is an area of unspoiled natural beauty that is fairly unknown to tourists. It's in the heart of the central Apennines between  Abruzzi, Lazio and Molise and its some 50,000 hectares are home to 25 towns. The great Appenine, peaks, a stunning mountain region of picturesque hilltop towns and silent valleys. We will enter at the National Park of Abruzzo Lazio and Molise, starting from the Abbey of Canneto, we will walk the lush Valle di Canneto, pausing at the waterfall where Pope Woytila was gathered in prayer and with a bit of luck we can spot natural wildlife that inhabit the park. 

  • Guided Walk 3 to the beautiful historic Arpino- characterised by ancient narrow alleys and historic buildings, this is a stunning starting point for the ascent to the village of Civitavecchia, surrounded by megalithic walls and accessible via a pointed arch. Walking between woods and streams we will descend in the gorge of Melfa, following the river to reach Roccasecca.

  • Guided Walk 4 Forca d'Acero in the National Park of Abruzzo - Departing from Forca d'Acero, a walk through the woods and clearings of Macchiarvana, arriving at the sanctuary of Monte Tranquillo. The scenery here is characterized by mountain chains, rivers and streams. It's the ideal place to spend a day in close contact with nature and to admire unpoluted landscapes, rich flora and varied fauna. Here a chance to spot certain species such as the Marsican brown bear (40 bears), golden eagle, Apennine wolf, deer, otter and chamois, have all found refuge and their habitat amongst these remote valleys and inaccessible mountains. A visit of the village of Pescasseroli. 

  • A personal wine tour of our Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard and Eco Winery and tasting with Owner and oenologist Marco Marrocco

  • A 5 Course Organic Lunch paired with the wines we produce at our Winery Restaurant  

  • Drop off and collection to all starting and finishing points of walks
    *Note flights are not included, closest airport is Rome, transfers from airport may be arranged 

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Cooking Vacation in Ciociaria Italy

Learn to Cook the Italian Way

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Come join us and learn to cook dishes from our regional cuisine the true Italian way, with recipes that have been passed from generation to generation, our classes are fun and informal. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned chef, we will let you into some of our secrets of our traditional, authentic recipes and the techniques we have learnt over centuries.

We offer three types of cooking classes with our experienced specialised chefs: learn to cook fresh pasta and sauces with Pasta Chef Milly, mouthwatering pizzas with Pizza Chef Giuseppe or a specialist class with our Head Chef Leonardo.

 

Learn to make Fresh Organic Pasta with Chef  Milly

'We had expected to be thrown into the deep end; making our first fresh pasta through learning by mistakes. However, this was not to be the case as chef Milly masterfully demonstrated the correct technique for creating several delicious pasta dishes. When it came to our turn, we were surprised just how tough the pasta dough was to knead - chef Milly has muscles!!' Jack, Cambridge UK

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Learn to make the Best Pizza with Pizza Chef Giuseppe

Giuseppe Marcuccilli is an Award Winning International master baker and pizza maker. Trained by master bread makers Franco Pepe and Patrick Ricci at Salone de Gusto, Turin he obtained a deeper understanding in the Italian craft of baking.  At Palazzo Tronconi he hosts popular lively, weekly courses for baking typical, authentic Italian bread, pizzas and focaccia, from the simplest to the more complex. 

A Masterchef lesson with Head Chef Leonardo

 "I have thought carefully about the dishes I present in our cooking classes. I want to capture the essence of not only our regional cuisine of Ciociaria but of Italian Cookery, which often is about less is more."  Leonardo Grimaldi, Head Chef

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Diversity

Italian cuisine is noted for it's regional abundance of diversity and difference in taste and is one of the most popular in the world. 

Simplicity

There is a simplicity to our cuisine, It is not about complicated preparation of the dishes it is the quality of the few ingredients that we use. 

Organic

Ingredients that are pure, seasonal, locally produced and preferably organic and sustainable. 

Traditional

The recipes we have chosen are traditional but with a modern twist..

Techniques

Step by step, we will show you how.

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