I had heard a lot about this little town, Greve, so we decided to make the trek, making a few stops along the way. The drive through the Tuscany region is very similar to the napa region of California. There are steeper hills but acres of vineyards and olive orchards; it seems that every winery also produces olive oil. San Gimignano was a stop on our list. The little town of San Gimignano was beautiful, sitting atop the hills of Tuscany. Once we got within the walls though it brought me back to where I used to work, in Vail and Aspen, Colorado. The great little town but very “touristy”; the surroundings were breathtaking but when it came down to what’s important to me- the food- I felt that it was lost and was stuck catering to tourists. In my own personal career I couldn’t do that, I strive to keep learning and to use new techniques and to bring back old, classic ones.
Our last stop for the day was Greve; the drive was breathtaking and we made a few stops at some beautiful estates to pick up some cheap wine and olive oil. Greve is not big at all, I think we saw everything that we needed to. There was a great wineshop that does tastings of everything the they have; we tasted Chianti’s, Borolos and even olive oils!