The Alpaca Valley
When Wool becomes a family tradition
Natural and high-quality products produced in the Barberino Tavarnelle hills. The Alpaca Valley is an artisan workshop definitely worth visiting.
Seven times warmer than sheep's wool and naturally hypoallergenic, alpaca wool is an exceptional material, which can be transformed into beautiful accessories and garments if worked by expert and passionate hands like those of Antonella Gistri, owner of the La Valle degli Alpaca farm.
Her adventure began years ago, almost by chance and continues to take place today in the Chianti hills surrounding the area known as 'La Valle'. The workshop, intimate and functional, is a magical place where yarns are transformed into unique, 100% natural and comfy products. Antonella spends long hours between the loom and an antique family machine, weaving her creations, which are rigorously completed by hand and finished with the utmost care. Every year the wool of the alpacas has different nuances thus each product is absolutely unique.
The wool production and processing are no secret: guests are always welcome to the Alpaca Valley! Here it’s possible to take a tour of the farm, see the workshop and make friends with the animals, while enjoying the fresh country air and the beautiful panorama of Tuscan hills. To top it all off, a tasting of local products can be enjoyed under the pergola, while you choose your favourite garment perhaps tailor-made for you.
Be inspired by the artisan tradition of Barberino Tavarnelle