Experience a Taste of Tuscany

Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 21 privately owned, luxury country houses and coastal retreats across the UK and Channel Islands, has launched a series of exclusive Italian wine dinners in partnership with its family vineyard in Tuscany, Villa Saletta

The events, taking place at five of its hotels this November, will transport diners to the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills as David Landini, Villa Saletta’s Head Winemaker, shares the intricate processes and inspiration behind each of the estate’s unique wines. David is an award-winning vintner and expert in producing and harvesting exceptional wines and like the Villa Saletta estate itself, simply oozes charm with a passion and knowledge for wine that is infectious. 

At the events, David will be on hand to introduce each of the wines and engage with guests in an interactive, and insightful journey through Italian wine culture, and cuisine. The Hand Picked Hotels chefs and the Villa Saletta team have paired five exquisite courses to the estate’s wines. Each hotel will have a unique menu, creating a one-of-a-kind experience. The five hotels and dates are:

  • Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh   Thursday 2nd November 
  • Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa, Surrey   Thursday 9th  November 
  • Woodlands Park Hotel, Surrey    Friday 10th November 
  • Ettington Park Hotel, Warwickshire   Saturday 11th November 
  • Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Cheshire   Thursday 16th November


Julia Hands, CEO & Founder Hand Picked Hotels, comments: “Villa Saletta carries an incredible legacy of traditional winemaking. My family acquired the estate in 2000 and I am proud of the elegant, award-winning wines we create today, and delighted our guests can enjoy Villa Saletta wines exclusively at our Hand Picked Hotels. 

At Hand Picked Hotels, we are committed to making unique and memorable experiences for our guests. Villa Saletta’s focus on sustainability and biodiversity, alongside its passion for the production of exceptional quality wines works in perfect harmony with Hand Picked Hotels’ own ethos of using locally sourced, sustainable, and seasonal produce. The wine and dinner experiences are the perfect opportunity to showcase the hard work, dedication and tradition which goes into producing every bottle of Villa Saletta wine, alongside the delicious food produced by our team of chefs across our Hand Picked Hotels.” 

Villa Saletta is a historic estate and boutique winery nestled in the beautiful Tuscan landscape, with roots which can be traced back to 980AD when the first account of the estate’s winemaking was recorded. Today, Villa Saletta produces some of the finest, award-winning wines in Italy, with Julia, her family and the incredible team at Villa Saletta having painstakingly re-established a tradition of viticulture on the estate. 

Tickets can be purchased through the Hand Picked Hotels website for both residents and non-residents, with a limited number available for each evening. 

For a truly unforgettable experience, guests can also book a specially curated overnight package which includes an overnight stay alongside the Italian wine dinner and breakfast the following morning. 

Further information on the Villa Saletta dinners can be found here: handpickedhotels.co.uk/villa-saletta-events