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Castello Sonnino

Volterrana Nord, 6/a, 50025 Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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Type: Wineries
Owner description: Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from... more » Owner description: Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from Florence on the ancient and beautiful Etruscan road to Volterra . It is part of the Italian Historical Dwelling Association ( ADSI ). Castello Sonnino, which previously belonged to the Machiavelli 's , was purchased by the Baron Isacco Sonnino at the beginning of the 19th century , is composed by different architectural structures, where the oldest parts are the XIII century Tower and the Chapel ( now one of the Castle's apartments ) .The main building , the " Villa " , dated from the XVI century still contains the historical Archives of the Prime Minister Barone Sidney Sonnino with all the documents regarding the First War World , the Treaty of Versailles and his Library. Castello Sonnino is now the home of the Baron Alessandro e Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino . In the premises it's also located an Enoteca with a Restaurant which is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm . We daily offer wine tastings with tours of the Winery included the monumental cellars, light lunches, dinners, and tours of the Castle and the Tower. Better to book in advance. Starting from Spring 2014, besides the flat in the Tower (2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen), we can offer to our guests more accomodation in the newly restored apartments of the Winemaker and Farmhouse. Both furnished in the local country style of last century, using only antique furnitures coming from the old rooms of the castle. In the Farmhouse: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, very big kitchen with big old fireplace, and sitting room. Large private garden where is possible to relax in the shade of the Tower. The Winemaker apartment: three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and kitchen. Terrace with breathtaking view of the Montespertoli valley with the Sonnino vineyards. In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" of the winery where is possible to relax and enjoy a great Chianti sunset. « less
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Nice, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Arrived at the winery and were warmly greeted by Baroness Katarina and Frederica, our friendly and well informed guide. Frederica spoke very good English and showed us through the older castle rooms, as well as through the processes of making their wines. We had a lovely lunch, accompanied by the vineyard's wines. In a word, lunch was "bellisimo"! It was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

On a trip to Florence, my husband and I stopped in at Castello Sonnino for a winery tour and wine tasting luncheon. We did not have any reservations but were able to get are own special tour. Our charming tour guide was Federica. Her English was great and tour informative and friendly. We talked about the differences between Chicago (where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a full lunch and wine tasting, as well as a tour of the wine cellar and bell tower. The property is gorgeous and the attendants and owner were very informative and kind. Awesome intimate experience and native to the Montespertoli Tuscana Chianti Hills. Wine is excellent and had some shipped back home! Looking forward to remembering this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We were driving through the Chianti region and wanted somewhere to stop to sample the regions wine. Our host, Irene, was friendly and gave us a detailed tour of the winery and was happy to answer out questions. This was followed by a wonderful 3 course lunch with four wines that accompanied the food. The food was beautifully prepared and... More

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this vineyard as part of a Tuscany wine tour, booked by our travel agent. The villa has fabulous views from their garden and a tower with the best views. They make a variety of wines, which they offer for sale and in tastings. Our tour included a 'typical Tuscan dinner', which was very good. I'd go back anytime.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We loved our lunch and wine tasting here. We also had a tour of the ancient castle where Machiavelli once lived and where the wine is made. The cheese with honey was the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Bought a bottle of wine at the winestore in Montespertoli. The owner promoted that we could visit the winemaker - only 5 minutes walking... And so we did. Came in the reception, a friendly waiter asked if we wanted to have lunch and test some of their wines?? YES, PLEASE ! Sat in the lovely garden and had different small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stopped at Castello Soninno as part of a wine tour and had the most amazing experience! The wines and lunch were fantastic, the views were incredible, and the staff was friendly. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner's wife, who chatted with us outside in the garden. An experience we will always remember!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I loved every aspect of our stay in this lovely castle. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and we had the use of an adjacent sitting room during our stay. Baroness Caterina is charming and gracious, and we really enjoyed a wine tasting hosted by her husband the Baron. He is knowledgable and passionate about his wines.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Just love the friendliness of the team and educational wine tasting session. Also had the opportunity to meet Baroness Caterina de Sonnino personally, which made the visit truly memorable!

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