My husband, my in-laws and I stayed at Tenuta Le Cave for two nights. My in-laws, who are from the US, had just finished a two-week Mediterranean cruise and we thought a stay in the beautiful Veneto countryside with a bit of wine-tasting thrown in was just what they needed to finish off their fabulous trip on a high. Glad to say that I had chosen well – Tenuta Le Cave was exactly the “wow” place I had hoped it would be for the purpose!
We had booked two superior rooms in the main building with terraces overlooking the magnificent valley. My in-laws got room 3 (Japan) and we were accommodated in room 4 (Africa). Both were absolutely stunning, with lots of quirky and artful touches. I love Italy and Italians’ sense of style and taste, even if the cynical among us could argue that the emphasis on style sometimes is at the expense of substance and functionality. Indeed, a metal headboard looks extremely stylish but might not be the most practical…Lots of tasteful objets d’art were taking up any available space on which to lay our possessions and the motion sensor activated light in front of the wardrobe was enough to drive even the most mild mannered person insane (my hubby actually had to do his best disco-routine under the motion sensor to enable me to hang up our clothes in the very dark wardrobe in the even darker foyer area…) Having said all that, the overall effect of these little stylish touches are extremely pleasing on the eye and the overall beauty of Tenuta Le Cave (beautiful setting, stylish interiors, lovely, warm staff and excellent restaurant) just gladdened our hearts! And yes, we did all love the mirrors on the bedroom ceilings… (-:
Apart from two excellent meals and lovely breakfasts (see separate restaurant review), we also booked the wine-tasting. Our unusually large group (four of us and three lovely couples from Germany/Argentina and Colombia) was presided over by Elena, the junior sommelier. Elena’s warm and sparkling personality managed to make the wine-tasting session both entertaining and extremely informative. We tasted four in-house wines (sold under the Tasi label) and two from a nearby winery. Both the whites and the reds spanned a great variety of colours and aromas and culminated in the jewel of the in-house wines, the Amarone. We particularly enjoyed the sparkling white (made from Garganega grapes instead of slightly overrated Prosecco) and the red Ripasso. The different tapas served along with every wine were lovely and really helped to emphasise the wines’ different flavours.
We had asked for late check-out and again, Guido and his staff were kind enough to accommodate us so we actually spent our last morning soaking up the warm October rays while enjoying the beautiful views over the valley from our terrace – a memory which will no doubt help us get through the cold Irish/New York winter ahead! Grazie mille a tutto personale alla Tenuta Le Cave – we’d love to return!
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