In Vino Veritas

Creative writing courses in the vineyards

Uncork your creative spirit!

Discover our creative writing courses! Immerse yourself in the inspiring landscape of a vineyard and let the creative juices flow.

Whether you are currently working on a novel or memoir, or just starting out, we offer creative writing workshops in English and Italian.
Focus on: Memoir Writing or Fiction
All our locations feature exquisite and healthy Mediterranean diet and exciting Italian wines!


In Vino Veritas is a 6-night/7-day program of creative writing in a spectacular natural setting.
Choose to live among the rolling hills of Tuscany at a winemaker’s estate where you are free to roam the gardens and take  walks in the vineyards. Breathe the inspiring aromas of  Tuscan cuisine and wines to create your best work yet..

Read more about the program.

Fiction with Alison MacLeod

Bring a Story to Life

Whatever your level of experience, this course will help you to tell the story you want to tell or to discover the story you’ve yet to imagine. You’ll reflect on, experiment with and grow more confident in the art and techniques of fiction-writing.

In seminars guided by an experienced novelist and short story writer, you’ll explore what brings a story to life, and the question of how writers create three-dimensional characters on the page. You’ll delve into some of the deep currents of fiction while also developing your skills in the practicalities of plotting, writing dialogue and editing your prose. Seminars will include talks by the instructor, group discussions, the reading of short fiction extracts, and writing tasks to encourage new writing and fresh approaches. You will also have the benefit of one-to-one dialogue about your work with the instructor.


September 1 – 7: with Alison MacLeod
 September 15-21: Instructors TBA


Mornings are dedicated to seminars. Lunch 1 – 3
Afternoons are free for reading, writing, relaxation, sports, additional activities, solitude
Motivation: Evenings are devoted to readings and group support


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Final Dinner

Reading (professor)

Reading (students)

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