HAVING TO JOURNEY TO THE CHIANTI REGION
We didn't get to stay the night -- we were simply sampling wines with our new friends Lamberto Tozzi and Patrizia from Turismo Senza Barriere.
But Elisabetta Galardi showed us an accessible room on the ground floor of the farm house that was nicely equipped for disabled guests and features panoramic views of the River Arno and village of Girone below.
The wine and olive oil tasting room also is barrier-free.
We sampled wonderful Chianti and Tuscan red while Mauro conjured up his best English to tell us about his passion.
He informed us about every vine, climate impact, harvest and processing technique at his wonderful winery.
Galardi's host wonderful wine tastings, which include three wonderful vintages that we'll profile during the next three days.
FATTORIA DI POGGIOPIANO DI MAURO GALARDI CONTINUES TOMORROW -- AUGUST 19