Le Buche Wine Resort & Spa is only about 10 minutes away from Sarteano, in a truly favourable position to discover Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, two regions of Tuscany that are renowned for their many attractions, including their wine and gastronomy. These areas are dotted with delightful towns and villages, all within easy reach of Le Buche: the medieval jewel of Cetona and ancient Chiusi, whose origins date back to the Etruscans, are only 10 minutes away. In 30 minutes one reaches the historic towns of San Quirico d’Orcia and Montepulciano, the fortress of Radicofani, and San Casciano ai Bagni, famous for its hot springs and with an interesting museum where funerary objects from the tombs of the nearby necropolises are on display. The Renaissance town of Pienza and picturesque Castiglione d’Orcia are located just a little farther away, at the end of a 45-minute drive.
Le Buche Wine Resort & Spa combines wine culture and hospitality; Resort and winery, surrounded by vineyards, are in fact on the same estate, only a short distance from one another. Le Buche is the product of years of experience in the hospitality sector matured by the Olivis, who are also the owners of La Sovana Agriturismo, another gem located just a few kilometres away. Riccardo, one of the younger members of the family, having a passion for fine wines, found the perfect outlet in the creation of the winery and resort of Le Buche Wine Resort & Spa and moved here with his family, to run it together with his wife Daniela. For those who share his passion, a visit to the Winery and its setting of luxuriant woods, olive groves and vineyards is a must: visitors are invited to taste the traditional Tuscan wines of Le Buche in the cellar, amongst the barrels, or in the restaurant with a delicious meal. And for those who are passionate about food, cooking classes are held by the chef who knows the secrets of Tuscan recipes. But for the others, who prefer complete relaxation, the Spa is the place to be: here one can have a massage and enjoy hours of treatments and relax. The Spa in fact is equipped with massage and relaxation rooms, a herbal tea room, a Jacuzzi tub and a heated counter-current swimming pool, emotional showers, a Turkish bath and a Finnish sauna; outside guests can swim in the infinity pool while drinking in views of the surrounding hills. Spectacular countryside vistas are also visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant, where delicious regional food is prepared with the freshest produce and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Le Buche Wine Resort and Spa is also the perfect setting for business people who want to mix work and relaxation, with its conference room for groups of up to thirty participants.The Agriturismo La Sovana also belongs to the same owners.
The guest rooms of Le Buche are spacious and bright, decorated with elegance and simplicity; quality furniture is set off by cotto floors and exposed light coloured beams on the gently sloping ceiling, and the result is a charming, “rustic-zen” style.