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“Highlight Of An Otherwise Average Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tenuta Torciano Tuscan Wine Holidays

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Via Crocetta 18 | Frazione Ulignano, 53030 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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“Highlight Of An Otherwise Average Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Kiwis On Tour
We took the half day MyTour Wine Tasting Tour to Chianti and San Gimignano during our recent visit to Siena. While the rest of the Tour was very average, our visit to Tenuta Torciano was a definite highlight. The wine and food were great as was the entertaining explanation about the various wines and olive oils from our host and his sister. Recommended++

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We made reservations for a wine tasting at Tenuta Torciano and were disappointed by the experience. I have been to other tastings where time is given to explain the wines, how they are made and the subtleties of the tastes.

This was all lacking.

While we did have a delicious lunch with seven different wines, nothing was explained. All seven wines were placed before us to try but no one was available a thing about the wines. It was quite busy, a bus tour had stopped by and there were other groups there as well. Next time I will be sure I do my homework to ensure a winery has the time and desire to make this a fun experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

A thank you to Pierluigi for making my husband Tom's 50th birthday so special. The wine tasting and food .....fabulous and the accommodations perfect. We received our shipment about a week after we returned home as did our niece and her husband who traveled with us.

Looking forward to another visit to torciano.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

My parents have visited Tenuta Torciano a few times, and they treated me to this wonderful experience last week on our trip to Rome. On our day trip to Tenuta Torciano, we experienced a private room tasting of 11 wines and a four course lunch. Pierluigi was very helpful with explaining each wine to us, describing the flavors, and teaching us the correct way to taste and smell each sample. He did all that while making us laugh over his jokes and quirky sense of humor. The truffle oil was AMAZING. We bought 3 bottles. It was served over lasagna bolognese, which I plan on recreating at home. The Chianti Classica Reserva was our favorite. Pierluigi makes you feel welcomed and special, as he gave us extra samples of wine at the end, including some very high-end reds, and a dessert wine with biscotti. It was absolutely a memorable experience and I am already in the midst of writing a review on my foodie travel blog www.jackofalltravels.com.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Our family visited this winery for a wine tasting in April. Not only was the wine fantastic, but the food was outstanding! We were served homemade lasagna, covered in the winery's own truffle olive oil. We were able to order wine and olive oil to be shipped directly to our home, which was very convenient. It was a great family experience!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Pierluigi offers a unique and enjoyable experience where good wine meets grand passion. He is albe to teach and entertain at the same. The location is gorgeous and offers the perfect setting to enjoy lots of good food with even better wine. He is one of the sweetest Italians I have ever met and his passion for wine, food, and Tuscany is contagious. I hope I can enjoy his company again over a glass or two.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

After living in Tuscany for eight months, I can honestly say Pierluigi offers THEE best wine tasting experience to date. His knowledge and passion is what makes the evening a night to remember. I've visited him twice now and plan to return with my family next month. The wine, the food, the atmosphere - you can't beat it. If you are in Tuscany, you MUST make the trip to Tenuta Torciano.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: Via Crocetta 18 | Frazione Ulignano, 53030 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 102 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All apartments and rooms have access to a large garden with sunbathing area and private parking. Adjacent at FARMHOUSE there is the WINE-CELLAR, the old wine storage, the WINE TASTING ROOM and the ENOTECA TENUTA TORCIANO where you can enjoy good wines. (follow the link Activities to the left).Join us, with Pierluigi, host of this set of Dinner with WineMaker, where you can taste pur propietor's wine, paired with a dinner of fantastic Tuscan Recipes.At the ned of the evening, in a few steps, you'll be in your comfortable bedroom in Tenuta Torciano Winery Resort. 1 Night in Double King Room 8 Great Tuscan products to taste in the vineyardAppetizer Tuscan Salame and Fantastic Tuscan CheesesList of Wine you'll taste during the tasting Brunello di Montalcino Nobile di Montepulciano Bartolomeo "Cabernet" Old Vitnage Baldassarre "Merlot" Old Vintage Cavaliere "Syrah" Old Vintage Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Tuscany Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Balsamic Vinegar Old Gold Reserve ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Tenuta Torciano San Gimignano
Tenuta Torciano Tuscan Wine Holidays San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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