White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cosimo Maria Masini Winery, San Miniato, Pisa,Tuscany, Italy

The winery Cosimo Maria Masini is located on the hills of San Minato, a medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Pisa, along the route of the Via Francigena,  the land of wine and white truffles. The estate, owned by the Masini family since 2000, extends over a rolling hillside, with 40 hectares (99 acres) of vineyards, olive groves, fields and woods. 

The rolling hills of San Miniato.

The storm clouds made for a dramatic sky - and a few intense spring downpours.

The winery uses an organic approach and does not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. 

With prior arrangement, we enjoyed an outdoor luncheon and wine tasting session with a group of ten people on a showery spring day. 


A few of the resident chickens seemed to roam at will, at one point walking inside the building during a particularly intense passing rainstorm.

A neighboring typical Tuscan house on an adjacent hilltop.

The property also has fruit trees now in bloom.

Water droplets after the brief rainstorm.

Even with all the work to be done, sometimes, it's best to put up your feet and read a book, the only sounds the cluck of chickens and melodies of songbirds.

And yes, they make some great wine! And it can be purchased in the United States, too.

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