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Castello Banfi Wine Estate

Poggio Alle Mura - Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
+390577877500
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Ranked #12 of 40 Activities in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Owner description: Wine connoisseurs will welcome a tour of the Castello Banfi estate, which is not only very large (more than 7,100 acres,) but features a state-of-the-art winery that was started from scratch less than 25 years ago.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Castillo Banfield Wine Estate was set in an absolutely beautiful Tuscan setting. The tastings are in a beautiful room and the wines are superb. The restaurant was not open when we were there or we would have definitely tried it. We enjoyed hearing about their vinegar and seeing the vinegar room as well. It's best to visit with a guide... More

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Phila.,PA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was a last minute decision to stop at this attraction.. We were blown away by the beauty of the grounds and the history of the building. I cannot give any information on the wine tasting but the room where it was held was gorgeous and the extensive list of wines to choose was extensive. We wandered around for photo... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I loved the tasting we had at Castello Banfi. There was a quick intro at the beginning with a high level description of four of their wines. There was a hefty sample of all four and the option of a meat and cheese plate. All were delicious! There was a beautiful store attached to the tasting room as well as... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Loaded with history, this winery produces the famous excellent Brunello di Montalcino wine. Visit it with a guide who will explain the interesting story and history of the property, the wine producing process including innovative machines and processes conceived by Banfi, and guide you to the caves to see the aging process. Wine and cheese tasting follows. For a complete... More

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Connecticut, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were not able to do the tour, as they were setting up for a wedding, but we did enjoy a wonderful tasting at this beautiful winery in the Montalcino hills. I was not able to snap enough pictures of the beauty of this estate. The wine tasting was reasonable and well worth the opportunity to visit. I would recommend... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Anyone who is familiar with the classic wine movie "Sideways" will immediately think of the classic scene at 'Frass Canyon' (the winery where 'Miles' poured the spit bucket over his head) when entering the tasting room at Banfi. Extremely commercial. More interested in ripping off tourists than actually educating the wine consumer. The tour was much of the same. It... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were here only for a relatively quick tasting. The weather was very bad. Winery itself is beautiful, as are the vineyards. Of course, everything is on a large scale, and that takes away a little bit of the charm, but, you should definitely visit Castello Banfi!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I like to visit wine yards in every segment (mid and high end), even if it is very commercial. This mid segment wine yard is a huge brand, but it have lost it im my mind. The people were not helpfull and they probably the experience of too big buses of "only tasting and nothing buying" tourists. They were (when... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was recently in Italy and drank the best wines I have ever drank. One of the wines, Banfi Brunello, was so good I sought them out and drove about 2 hours from Cortona just to try out their wines. The wine tours were sold out so I just drove out there anyway. It was in the middle of nowhere... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We did not take a tour but had a three course wine pairing in their restaurant. The food was good and the service was excellent but it was nothing special. It is inside the restaurant and there is no view. The price was high for what was served. The wines they paired were their average, everyday wines. Call early for... More

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