Yesterday our group of revelers headed to tour and taste the wines of Monte Vibiano. We set out with our lovely Italian guide in our little buggies to the top of the hill that overlooked the vineyards and olive trees and pondered the idea that
something has been here growing for over 400 years.
She told us stories of women , mothers, waiting for their sons to return home and unlike today with the ability to communicate instantly she did not know when or even if her children would return.
Working her fields she glanced up and there they were, HOME, Safe and alive. To pay homage to the God of wine, Bacchus, she built the wall that stands there still to this very day.
We learned that the best way to store olive oil is to freeze
it. The enemy of the oil is water, light and air therefore once you crack the seal the integrity of the olive oil is compromised. The correct way is to store individual servings and use as needed. I just love learning something new!
presented were little bottles of the oil at everyone’s place setting so that we could enjoy and experience the freshness first hand with our amazing lunch.
I cannot thank the owners and staff of Castello Monte Vibiano enough for an incredible
day and experience that we shall cherish for a long, long time.