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Castello della Paneretta

Strada della Paneretta 35 | Monsanto, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
+390558059003
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Type: Wineries
Owner description: The medieval castle and winery is situated in the Chianti Classico area on the western slopes of the Elsa valley, looking towards San Gimignano. In... more » Owner description: The medieval castle and winery is situated in the Chianti Classico area on the western slopes of the Elsa valley, looking towards San Gimignano. In 1577 Ludovico Capponi restored the castle and commissioned Bernardino Poccetti, important painter, to fresco the loggia of the court. Production of wine is documented from 1596 on and until today we preserve the tradition and in our vineyards grow exclusively tuscan grape varieties which were used for high quality wines. « less
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

.......and the wine isn't bad too! After a full day touring the Chianti region, this was our last stop. it's off the beaten track and not easy to find - you come across the agritourism house of the same name first. Keep driving a little and then be prepared to be amazed. The castle and grounds are simply stunning, the... More

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Surrey, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We met the owner at the gate, and things just kept getting better. A beautiful property and even better wines!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As described in all previous reviews it is a very picturesque place. The environment with its wineyard and olivary grove is relaxing. The guesthouse is in a typically toscanic style with wooden dark furniture and terracotta tiles so we felt homey quickly. But our impression was impaired already when we arrived because the room service were still in the flat... More

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Schenectady, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this beautiful castle and its winery our 2nd morning in Italy. Our driver gave us an overview of the site on our ride from Florence on a perfect sunny Tuscan day. Our lovely host/guide at the castle was very knowledgeable and guided us through the history of this site and the wine making process; very educational. The grounds... More

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St. John's, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Spent an amazing afternoon touring the property, the grounds, hearing the history of the family, and the region. Finished with a tasting, during which I discovered that they produce some fantastic wines.

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Trondheim, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sweet Chiara had the day off, but when the three of us came to the beautiful castle, she came within 5 minutes to give us a private tour. It was very interesting to hear about the winemaking, and surprising to learn that they still harvest the grapes by hand! We visited the wine cellar, and afterwards got to taste three... More

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had an amazing private wine tour here last month with my husband and another couple we were travelling with. The host was excellent. Her english was exceptional, and her knowledge and passion for the subject made the tour that much better. The tasting room was stunning, and we ended up staying for as long as we could! I would... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our visit to this winery located in a medieval castle was truly a "ten out ten". The winery is located in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany and we were afforded amazing views on our ride to the vineyard. Once at the winery, we were greeted by an amazing host who spoke excellent English. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had a tour and wine tasting. The experience is very authentic and fun. The tour guide is very informative and nice. We saw the whole process of wine bottling and barrel cleaning. It was interesting and tasty. Thanks!

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Seattle
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181 reviews 181 reviews
40 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

What a treat! We had a great tour, wonderful wine, and good food. Our hostess couldn't have been better. Needless to say, I bought too much wine that is being shipped to the US. The frescoes and sculptures would be worth the trip, but add the castle, views, wine, food, and history...WOW!

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