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Castello Banfi Wine Estate

Poggio Alle Mura - Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
+390577877500
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Ranked #7 of 36 activities in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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... more » 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. « less
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Bucharest, Romania
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30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you go there thinking that this is an Italian place ....it is owned actually by an American family that grew the Brunelo di Montalcino brand. They sure know how to do bussiness. It is impressive but if you are looking for traditional, small business, family winery, this is not your place. This is an example of how a small... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The castle and surrounding wineries are beautiful, but once we got to the huge Enoteca all the romance disappeared. Tour buses crowded the place and the staff looked bored and not very friendly. Tastings seemed way overpriced. We left promptly. Finding small wineries that offer tastings isn't that easy in this area, but there are a lot of charming villages... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This winery is a great place to do a wine tasting/lunch then take a tour. We enjoyed every minute and have such an appreciation for how they make, store and prepare their wines...no wonder we love them so much!

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Centennial, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is indeed a state of the art winery. If you are looking for a small, quaint winery with wine caves, this isn't it. The Mariani's have developed a winery using the latest in scientific principles -- like the hybrid oak and stainless steel combo fermentation casks. The amazing thing is that they share all they learn through their research... More

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London
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226 reviews 226 reviews
56 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited Castel Banfi for lunch and view tasting. The approach to the Castello is simply stunning as you drive thru the acres and acres of estate. Arriving we proceed to the Enoteca where were offered a glass of prosseco. We then proceeded to the museum which is very interesting especially the glass collection and history of Banfi. Lunch then... More

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had tasted Banfi Brunello di Montalcino on several occasions and wanted to visit the winery. We were so impressed with the wines, the knowledgeable tour guide and the fact that the magnitude of the winemaking process does not take anything away from the quality of the wines. It just doesn't get much better than this!

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Staten Island, New York
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We will never forget our visit to Castello Banfi. It was the highlight of our trip! We had a wonderful, informative tour of the winery, then had a tasting and fabulous lunch at the Taverna. The service was excellent, the food was terrific-be sure to have the tasting menu, and the wines were incredible! The entire experience is impressive and... More

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