Savour the Wine & Culinary Delights of the Maremma With Argentario’s ‘Golf & Taste’ Package this Autumn
Golf gourmets can savour the local wine and culinary delights of the Maremma this autumn with Argentario Golf Resort & Spa’s ‘Golf & Taste’ package which combines golf over its highly-regarded course with the chance to indulge in some fine dining Tuscan-style and to taste some delicious wines and olive oils from the region.
The 3-night package, which starts from Euros 548 (£491) per person, includes 18 holes of golf over the 6,218 metre, par 71 resort layout, a visit to either a nearby vineyard or oil mill and a welcome dinner with tasting menu accompanied by a selection of wines specially chosen by Argentario’s experienced sommelier.
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the ‘Golf & Taste’ package as guests can witness all the activity that surrounds the grape and olive harvests.
The Le Mortelle estate for example, one of the most famous vineyards in the region, is located in the heart of the lower Maremma in the province of Grosseto, just an hour away from Argentario by car. The eminent Italian wine-producing family, the Antinoris, took over the vineyard in 1999, building a new cellar and improving the surrounding vineyards in the firm belief that this area has great potential for the production of high quality wines. The estate’s state-of–the-art cellar, built largely underground to blend into the surrounding landscape, is a masterpiece of design using rock, glass and wood which never fails to impress the visitor.
Alternatively the Val delle Rose Winery, owned by the Cecchi family which is one of the oldest and most important producers of Chianti, offers wine tours that reveal the secrets of the harvest, the winemaking process and aging of wine. For wine lovers with a love of the outdoors, Val delle Rose offers three hiking trails with different levels of difficulty for a full immersion in the hills and views that give life to the wines of the Estate.
Back at the Resort, the Argentario golf course, recently awarded PGA National Italy status and the “Agri Cert” certification for its bio eco-compatibility, provides a challenging round of golf with stunning views over the Orbetello Lagoon and Tyrrhenian Sea. Nestled into the Monte Argentario hillside that creates a microclimate means golf can be played all year round; the first nine follows the undulating terrain through cork oak woods whilst the second nine meanders through ancient olive groves.
Among the panoramic holes with mostly small greens, two dominate the sea and the lagoon, one is immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation, and another features a water hazard running along one side of the green. A refreshing breeze mitigates the temperature and adds an extra challenge to the game which, on this course, requires a combination of accuracy and power.
The golf course at Argentario
After golf, the extensive deck of the Argentario Club House with views over the course is the ideal spot to retreat to for an aperitif and a plate of locally-produced hams and cheeses while the luxurious spa with its pools, gym, fitness courses, sauna, Kneipp circuit, Turkish bath, thalassotherapy is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
In the evening, resident chef Emiliano Lombardelli will treat you to a tasting menu. The Resort Restaurants offer a contemporary interpretation of Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine through healthy, tasty dishes prepared with local products, some of which come directly from the Resort’s organic vegetable garden.
The ‘Golf & Taste’ package, from Euros 548 (£491) per person, based on two people sharing a double room, includes:
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Welcome drink
- One welcome dinner with tasting menu and Argentario wine selection included
- A visit of your choice between a local winery, including wine tasting paired with local products (transfer not included) or a trip to the Frantoio Franci mill in Montenero d’Orcia with olive oil tasting and an aperitif with honey, cheese and a glass of red wine (transfer not included) around an hour away from the Resort
- 1 green fee per person at Argentario Golf Club
- Spa access with use of pools, gym, fitness courses, sauna, Kneipp circuit, Turkish bath, thalassotherapy
- Use of driving range
- Use of padel and tennis courts, jogging paths and small football pitch
- Garage parking
- Wi-fi internet
For stays of seven nights or more, the package includes three green fees per person and two dinners with tasting menu and Argentario wine selection, from Euros 1,202 (£1,077) per person, based on two people sharing a double room.
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The luxurious Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, is an ideal destination for those looking for relaxing holiday that combines golf, wellness and gastronomy.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Monte Argentario promontory, the resort is home to an eco-friendly golf course that meanders through cork-oak woods and olive groves. Recently it was awarded the status of PGA National Italy by The PGA.
The five-star hotel is a triumph of design and comfort throughout; a majestic entrance, a dramatic central stairway and huge windows are in stunning contrast to the intense blue Tuscan sky and Mediterranean landscapes whilst the 73 rooms and suites offer sleek, modern interiors that are beautifully appointed, all with private decked terraces.
The Resort also offers a comprehensive spa and wellness centre and a range of sporting activities whilst the Dama Dama Restaurant and Club House serve delicious, healthy local cuisine prepared from locally-sourced produce.
Nearby the Argentario Golf Villas, an exclusive collection of bespoke luxury villas, boast ground-breaking design and views of the lagoon, sea and golf course that blend seamlessly into the landscape. Owners benefit from a range of amenities and services offered by Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, including 24-hour security, property management and a rental programme.
Call or email us today to discuss your requirements.
Tel: 0161 612 3319