How does yoga fit in with our winery and La Dogana? According to Gabriele Chi, it’s simple – the sense of relaxation that comes from practicing yoga is the same kind of happiness that comes from the polyphenols in red wine. It’s been proven by science: the GABA neurotransmitters that are released during yoga or from red wine bring calm to overactive neurons… With 25 years of experience, careful training by Danny Paradise (Sting’s yogi), and experience running his own large farm – with fruit trees, vines, and animals – Gabriele is the perfect instructor for Palazzo Vecchio and La Dogana. And if science doesn’t convince you, our shared values will. Respect the Earth and the human spirit - it is tangible in our wines and in our outlook on life. Namaste and Cheers!