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Sovestro in Poggio Winery

Localita Sovestro, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 907209
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Ranked #2 of 25 Activities in San Gimignano
Owner description: Welcome in our house! Walking distance from San Gimignano, one of the most important towns of Tuscany, during the wine tour you'll discover a part of... more » Owner description: Welcome in our house! Walking distance from San Gimignano, one of the most important towns of Tuscany, during the wine tour you'll discover a part of Tuscany that few people knows. You'll understand how is the countrylife in this part of the world. I won't say what our tour includes or not.....reviews speaks for us! We wait to welcome you, as private or group. Reservation required to tour the farm. « less
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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sovestro in Poggio was a gem. Located just south of San Gimignano, it produces very good DOCG wine and amazing lunch paired with the wines. The tour was informative though basic in terms of wineries. The treat is the wine and food itself.

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "Nick S", this is a small winery, maybe you were expecting something bigger? Please email us to let me know if you want. Thanks for your visit and review, very appreciate and helpful for other travellers and for my business. Best regards, Fausto & Susanna More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great value wine tour and fabulous hosts. We unfortunately did not stay here during our time in San Gimignano (but should have!) but saw the reviews on tripadvisor for the wine tasting/lunch and decided to try it. It was our favorite day of Tuscany! Fausto's knowledge of viticulture is impressive and he took his time to show us the entire... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "Olivia C", thank you so much for your visit. It's always a pleasure to show my guests the hidden hard work behind a bottle of nice wine. The lunch is simple but everything is local and fresh. I'm sorry for the little trouble you had with the shipping I hope you'll have the time to go get your shipment... More

Toronto, ON, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arranged to visit Sovestro the day before based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. It is a small vineyard, winery, and olive farm. Fausto gave us an informative tour around the vineyards and the winery and answered all of our questions. We then had a lovely lunch with complementary wine tastings of their wine. We were there with... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "TravellerWithTwoKids", what a nice surprise your review, grazie! We actually don't have any distributions, so the only way to have our products is to order directly from us. Thanks a lot for your purchase, visit and review. It was a pleasure to accomodate your children (always welcome). The only thing I would say is that our point of view... More

Bottmingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited San Gimignano with some friends during the first week of October. As I had read about the winery on Tripadvisor we decided to stay "close by" at Park Hotel Sovestro (200 meters away). If I had known (i.e. prepared myself a bit) better I would have considered to stay at the facility itself (can be found at http://www.guardastelle.com/ENG/agriturismo.asp).... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "BjornW", I'm very honoured you have planned your stay in San Gimignano because your aim was to come to us for wine tasting, WOW!! Thank you so much!! It's good that at least after our chat you discovered next time you can stay with us, I'm very grateful you have included the link for our accomodation. I know how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Sovestro in Poggio winery in June 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it. We booked the day before and were in a small group for a tour and lunch. The tour starts with an introduction from Fausto and a tour of the vineyard with interesting facts about the grapes and types of wine made at the winery. The tour continues... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "EllieFMT", thank you so much to have boked your experience in advance as it's the best for us to schedule small group with personal touch. I'm so glad to read that even after a few months you still remember your visit. Thanks for visiting us and to have shared with a review. Take care Fausto More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Me and my husband spent a wonderful afternoon in Sovestro in the end of September. We were planning to do some wine testing in one of the local wineries close to San Gimignano and we found out about Sovestro from Trip Advisor. We previously did wine tours in Napa Valley in the U.S and Marlborough region in New Zealand but... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "MLena_M", that's what makes me worry......high expectation! That's why I always ask for questions, only visitors can personalize the tour with their curiosity! I'm obviously so happy that yuo found us interesting also if you have visited already many wineries around the world, this makes me proud of our little winery! The proximity to town is a bonus but... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is an amazing vinyard to visit near San Gimignano. Email and book a day in advance. We payed 25 euros for the following: - Arrived at 12, relax on farmhouse lovely patio with gorgeous views of countryside. - Met Fausto, owner/guide who takes you around the vinyard - Walked in vinyard, learning about different vines and grapes, then all... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "Iny M", that's probably the best review I have had! It's much more informative of the website!! So I must thank you for this amazing review (and idea because probably I'll use this list for the new website :-) ) and your visit. Thank you again so much and I hope in another visit, perhaps to stay a few... More

Edgartown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife, grown daughter and I visited the the winery on Sunday August 31 for a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting over lunch. Our host, Fausto who owns the winery and hotel, couldn't have been more informative and gracious. It is a small vineyard, but the wine is quite good and we had a personal perspective of a... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "Mark634", thank you for your visit and to have shared the experience, I hope you'll do the same at home with friedns who want to come to tuscany. Best regards, Fausto More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

we had a winery tour and tasting with lunch. The tour was very informative and entertaining, the lunch and the wine were lovely. It was a small informal group, not at all commercial, and Fausto made us feel very welcome. We bought some wine for shipping which arrived a week later well packed.

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "jim k", the shipping to UK is pretty fast. Thanks for sharing your experience and for your order. You can always place an order via email when you'll have finished the wines! We do small group to keep the experience private and not commercial. We're not pushy with our visitors but you/they can buy if you like the procudts.... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I toured this beautiful vineyard in May 2014, and enjoyed one of our favorite meals in Italy here. The hosts/owners are delightful and tremendously hospitable, the tour is very interesting, thorough, beautiful and worth it! The wine.....simply stated, it is phenomenal. We ordered several bottles to be shipped home, and have enjoyed them (rationing out) since. We... More

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Fausto M, Proprietario at Sovestro in Poggio Winery, responded to this review

Dear "Charles R", thanks a lot for your orders! The review is really appreciate as it was your visit. I really hope you'll be able to come visit and stay with us again. We'll be ready to host you again! Best regards, Fausto & Susanna More

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