Are you a wine lover? Then Podere Le Ripi is the perfect place to visit. Located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, approximately 15 minutes east from the town of Montalcino, Podere Le Ripi is so many different things at once: a winery, an ecosystem, a farmhouse, a live organism. Owned by Francesco Illy (of the famous coffee-maker family) this biodynamic winery boutique tends to the wine experience in a very serious way. Offering multiple experiences ranging from wine tastings and tours of the cellars and olive and wine groves, we suggest booking in advance as the tours are quite on-demand and private!