Bringing Italy to You!

In an effort to support our beloved community of Montefollonico and many of the artisanal vendors in neighboring villages, Tuscan Women Cook has built an Italian market for you. Construction has been fun and we’re working hard to include all your favorite items. Take a look and have fun shopping. Our vendors thank you for your support during these challenging days and we thank you for keeping Tuscan Women Cook memories present through your purchases.

Support Our Friends in Italy

Website: https://www.cantineinnocenti.it/azienda.uk.php

Orders: info@cantineinnocenti.it

Vittorio Innocenti grapes are grown on his 32-hectare estate in Montefollonico. In addition to his widely praised Vin Santo, he produces excellent examples of the Sangiovese grape out of his 13th century cellar based in the centre of the town. Made from the traditional Tuscan grapes of Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, and Mammolo and aged for 6 months in old oak barrels, the Rosso de Montepulciano is the little brother of Vittorio’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.


Ceramica Montefollonico
Contact: mariellaspinelli@yahoo.it

Ceramica Montefollonico’s studio, in a masterfully restored 13th century medieval church, is filled with her ceramics, which bring a unique touch to the traditional Italian craft. There are beautiful serving pieces, dinner plates, coffee mugs, lamps, vases, and kitchen tiles. Mariella’s style ranges from vibrant reproductions of Renaissance patterns to modern designs. There are also monochrome pieces and plates whimsically painted with wildflowers or grapevines, inspired by our Val d’Orcia surroundings. In addition, she custom-designs pieces, personalized with initials turned into elegant crests.

Website: https://www.lafoce.com/en/

La Foce produces its own olive oil from trees growing on the sunny, dry slopes that overlook the valley. Varieties include leccino, maurino, frantoiano, olivastra, and pendolino. We harvest each area separately, and press the olives immediately, to guarantee low acidity and high viscosity.


Bottega del Rame

Website: https://www.rameria.com/

Bottega del Rame (“copper shop”), the workshop of Cesare Mazzetti, located in the town of Montepulciano, carries on the tradition of copper craftsmanship that began in 1857. Cesare is one of the last craftsmen in copper. The bottega makes a wide selection of heirloom-quality copperware for sale–pots, saucepans, kettles, trays, and ornamentals. All Bottega del Rame copper cookware is 100% handmade in Italy and lined with your choice of tin or silver.


Manuela Bensi Firenze
Pelletteria dal 1977
Website: https://www.manuelabensi.com/

Bags, backpacks, and wallets in real Florentine leather and in vintage style made by the most skilled hands of local artisans, who give the leather unique characteristics such as softness, resistance, and exclusive colors. The mix of uniqueness of handwork and Florentine tradition will ensure that each bag is one of a kind, thus a unique garment, always. Made in Florence.


Ristorante Daria’s La Cantina de La Porta, Monticchiello

Website: https://www.ristorantedaria.it/en/tuscan-wines/

A restauranteur and certified sommelier, Daria Capelli maintains an extensive collection of Tuscan wines, including her own label Nobile di Montepulciano and a Super Tuscan called Eclisse. Choose from over 450 labels.


Website: https://bandittoresidency.com/shop

Galleria Banditto is an art gallery located in the historical center of Montefollonico. The gallery offers limited edition prints, made by artists in residency.


Bottega Artigiana Cuoio di Valerio Truffelli

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Orders: valerio.truffelli@teletu.it

Bottega Artigiana Cuoio offers handmade leather items including belts, keychains, purses, wallets, glasses cases, diaries, and gardening holsters. Most items can be customized.

Website: https://www.giannibrunelli.it/en/gianni-brunelli/

From healthy, well-ripened, balanced grapes, harvested in the right moment and carefully vinified, it is only natural to get good wines with balanced structure and generous aromas. It’s the meticulous work in the vineyard that offers absolute quality. Each working phase must be technically analyzed and appropriately adapted to the needs of our vines, climate, and microclimate. Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Grappa di Brunello di Montalcino, Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva.

Website: https://www.casabianca.it

Email: casabianca@casabianca.it

BIO extra-virgin olive oil, produced in accordance with EU regulations, available for shipment worldwide. The manor house of the 18th-century Borgo Casabianca is a magical place and the courteous and reliable staff are on hand to welcome and pamper guests, making sure their every need is satisfied.Thanks to its position close to the Crete Senesi, the hotel is in one of those places made for romantic stays. The rooms and the suites are charming and have stunning views of Mount Amiata which, of course, adds to the authentic atmosphere. Borgo Casa Bianca is the ideal starting point for visiting Tuscany and its main attractions and is an ideal location in which to spend relaxing and carefree holidays.

Altroieri Linens, Pienza

Website: http://www.altroierilinen.com

Email: altroieripienza@yahoo.it

Traditional linen shop located in the heart of Pienza offering a wide range of high-quality fabrics. Tablecloths, table runners, sets, towels, bed linen and much more made of linen or cotton. Wool and cashmere scarves, ponchos, and foulards, and a selection of accessories such as bags to match with our jewellery products.
The owners, Paolo e Manola, with their son Eugenio, are working with local artisanal textile workshops able to provide bespoke products.

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Tenimenti Andreucci is located right in the heart of Tuscany. With the world renowned vineyards of Chianti to the north, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to the east and the artful Brunello di Montalcino to the west, it also puts our vineyard in the heart of the Tuscan wine country. Our vineyards are blessed with excellent sun exposure and proper ventilation. This climate along with our special cultivation techniques, careful selection of grapes, and the timing and proper handling of our harvest allows us to produce truly exceptional wines.

Website: https://www.tenimentiandreucci.com/
US orders: https://www.vinoandreucci.com/

A highlight for our guests each week is dinner at La Botte Piena where the food is as creative and inspired as the talented chefs who prepare each course. We have so much faith in their talented staff that we tell guests to take a seat at the table with open minds and a hunger for something unexpected. We never have any idea what they will serve. It is the only dinner during our entire week that is totally spontaneous. La Botte Piena never disappoints. Every detail, from their ultra-modern tableware to their expert wine pairings, wows. Owners Elena and Simone succeed in incorporating their own modern spin on traditional Italian fare.

Website: https://www.labottepiena.com/

Wonder of Wine is the new project from our Montefollonico friends and associates Simone (La Botte Piena), Arianna (La Botte Piene), and Tim (I Castagni). The first box of six specially selected bottles of Tuscan wine, like the others to follow, is chosen carefully by them and is accompanied by their unique tasting notes, prepared to enhance your experience of each wine.
The first box, “Tuscan Experience”, includes a bottle from each of six major Tuscan wine regions—Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Val d’Orcia, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano. WOW’s focus is on small, family run, artisanal wine producers representing the best traditions of the local terroir. Some of the wines are made in only small quantities and often hard to find outside the region.

WOW’s website: https://wonderofwinetuscan.wixsite.com/wonderofwinetuscany

Tenuta Santo Pietro

Web Store: https://tenutasantopietro.com/store.html

Extra-virgin olive oil, truffle infused olive oil, and balsamic vinegar available for shipment worldwide. Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis comprised of a twelve bedroom inn that dates back to the 13th century, and a 72-acre working farm. Vineyards and olive trees spread through rolling hills rising to a small valley. A stay at Santo Pietro is one of the best ways to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy, and you will want to come back again and again.


Agriturismo Belagaggio, Val d’Orcio, Siena, Tuscany

Website: https://www.belagaggio.it/en-farmhouse-siena-tuscany/organic-farm-agriturismo.htm

Ordering: https://www.belagaggio.it/en-farmhouse-siena-tuscany/information-rent-apartments-rooms.asp

Extra-virgin olive oil from organic agriculture obtained from frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, and Olivastra olives. 0,75 liter €18;
0,5 liter (can) €13. Shipping fees €90.

Website: http://osterialelogge.it/en/carta-vini
Contact: lelogge@osterialelogge.it
The Osteria Le Logge cellar has an exclusive selection of Italian and foreign wines. It is an authentic treasure chest and a place of worship for wine lovers. An old wine cellar dug in the tuffa on three levels, a pleasant environment where the wines rest and await you.


Website: https://www.ceramichebai.it/

Since 1998, I’ve lovingly dedicating myself to ceramic painting, including dishes and pottery of daily use, reproductions of antique decorations, fancy decorations, and modern coatings with Tuscan landscapes. My ceramics are handmade with special attention to the shapes and materials used so they will be real works of art that will be able to embellish your homes in an original and refined way.


Order: https://books.apple.com/it/book/my-tuscany/id1463062480
Website: https://www.ristoranteilcovo.net/it/

Cucina AMO la Toscana by Claudia Lasenza, renowned chef and driving force of Ristorante Il Covo in Montefollonico, features recipes strictly using local ingredients. “Recipes from my past that preserved their value in time and from which today’s cuisine was born. I invite you to eat healthy and genuine food. Remember that eating well makes you live longer.”


Website: https://poderetrafonti.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodereTrafonti/

Podere Trafonti is a recently renovated organic farm and guesthouse (“agriturismo”) which hosts yoga and other types of retreats and events, as well as groups and families. Nestled in the hills of central Tuscany, it lays within a short drive from Siena and Perugia. We invite you to explore our website, start dreaming and planning for your next visit. The happy day will come when we will be able to welcome you again safely. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the website. Your suggestions and comments will be most welcome, including any ideas for activities you would like us to organise for you, your family, and friends during your next stay at Podere Trafonti.


Laboratorio Mosaici Artistici

Website: http://www.laboratoriomosaici.com/

Albo Mazzetti keeps the Montepulciano mosaic traditions alive, following the activity of the Mosaic Artistic Laboratory, realizing reproductions by famous painters and characteristic Tuscan landscapes in mosaics. Your personal photographs can be copied in mosaic.

Website: https://www.innocentivini.com

Innocenti Vini offers mail order of their highly praised wines and olives oil. Brunello di Montalcino Innocenti, Rosso di Montalcino Innocenti, Brunello Montalcino Riserva Innocenti, Vignalsole IGT Innocenti.

Gilioli Family Balsamic Vinegar

Contact: sgilioli@live.com

Making balsamic vinegar is a tradition handed down from generation to generation in the Province of Modena in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. This local oro nero (“black gold”) is aged in a series of wooden barrels in the attics of families throughout the province. Locally grown grapes, different types of wood, traditional guidelines, care and time, lots of time, all go into making traditional balsamic vinegar. We are selling a limited quantity of our small Gilioli Family production, which is over 30 years old. To learn more about our product, please contact us at sgilioli@live.com

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