Castello di Brolio

Castello di Brolio, Gaiole in Chianti: Address, Phone Number, Castello di Brolio Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello di Brolio
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Castles • Gardens
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Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.
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Suzanne J
Canada7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
This was a terrific experience. The oldest wineries in Italy. We booked the classic tour 35€ pp online weeks ahead. Susannah our tour guide with a German accent was an excellent guide to the castles history the winery production and the tasting session. The 90 minute tour was much longer and comprehensive.
Written September 27, 2021
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Bunea P
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
So, I will start the review by telling you that the Grand Seletzione di Castello di Brolio is my favorite ever Italian red wine but booking the sunset tour was the worst mistake I did in my many visits in the area. First of all, even if the tour guide was super nice the visit was only 40 minutes long because the others in the group were late. Second of all, despite the stunning castle and the stunning view from the gardens, the short and speedy tour had nothing to do with wine but only with the history of the Riscasoli family wich wasn’t that interesting. After the short 40 minutes we headed to the restaurant for the “tasting” and the dinner. I must recall that we payed 70 euros each for this joke of a tour. So, the so called tasting consisted in a very small amount(about a tenth of a glass) of the worst two wines produced here. The rose wich costs around 15 euros a bottle but it’s one of the worst roses i ever put my lips on and a sip of chianti clasico(aprox 20 euros a bottle) from two years ago wich was still to acid to be enjoyed. I must insist that we payed 70 euros Each for this. The dinner was more than terrible. Gnocchi super overcooked, a main course where they massacred a fillet mignon by drying it in the oven like amateurs. In the middle of the dinner we decided to leave because 2 sips of mediocre wine and terrible food are not my kind of evening in Chianti. Even if I will continue to buy the Grand Selezione from Castello di Brolio from my local cavist I will never step foot near this place. Literally the worst way to spend an evening in Chianti if you know a thing or two about wine and food.
Written August 26, 2020
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Nicole W
Biel-Benken, Switzerland11 contributions
Jul 2020
Worth to visit this beautiful Castello di Brolio with an unique view and a beautiful Enoteca and great wines.
Written July 25, 2020
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Fab
Egham, UK280 contributions
Jul 2020
nice castle in the Chianti region. A good walk and a good pause while travelling for a day trip in the region. Wine is excellent and the Osteria is a good place where to stop. Also the Agribar down the road is an excellen place for a "tagliere Toscano" a set of Tuscan antipasti to share with csome Chianti.
Written July 15, 2020
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DrMarkV1985
Bussum, The Netherlands147 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This castle is beautiful and has incredible views of the hills below it, and was the perfect setting for me to propose to my girlfriend! The winery associated with it is gorgeous as well and you get a free glass of wine there with your castle ticket. We are certainly going back someday soon!
Written November 24, 2019
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Marian B
Bratislava, Slovakia1,229 contributions
Sep 2019
Great, the view is the best for myself. possible to see big part of Tuscany, in distance as Siena, San Gimignano and other town on hills. shame there is only small part of the castle available like walls and part of the courtyard and chapel. Currently owenrs live in the rest. Still its amazing to have a chance to get there and to get that great view :) when buying ticket to see the castle, there is benefit to visit a winery shop as well and have some wine tasting samples in the rate.
Written October 19, 2019
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,375 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had one of the last sunset tours of the year, at the end of September. The tour starts at 6 PM and continues about an hour. It’s necessary to book online (and prepay) in advance as it gets fully booked (there are 20 people in the group). Stefano, our guide, was very nice and had a couple of jokes up his sleeve. He took us around the property, giving us some info about its history and then to the family chapel where Ricasoli members are buried, including Bettino Ricasoli, the creator of Chianti wine recipe. After that we visited a couple of rooms that are arranged as a museum, very interesting. The tour ends on a spectacular terrace that is huge and beautiful and absolutely breathtaking!!! During the sunset it’s a view worth the trip! I’m sure this terrace is beautiful at any time of the day but with the golden light of the sun, it was quite magical. Really recommended. Too bad there is no wine store to visit after to buy some wine. But the experience includes the dinner at their Osteria where you are offered three wines with your meal. We liked that as well.
Written October 12, 2019
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CTTraveler203
Guilford, CT141 contributions
Sep 2019
This was my second visit. When I was planning my trip I knew I had to return. Beautiful castle and grounds. Superb restaurant and exquisite wines. After lunch we walked around the castle grounds and took in the amazing views. The price of the ticket, 5 Euro, includes a tasting at the wine store. A wonderful afternoon in Tuscany!
Written September 30, 2019
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MouritsenHenrik
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Family
We had an amazing ebike ride around Castello di Brolio followed by a wine tasting in the Enoteca. Simona and our local bike guide were exceptionel friendly and serviceminded. They both obviously love their jobs and know a lot about culturing the plants and how the different soils are reflected in the wine, and took their time to tell us about it, even if they do this to hundreds of other tourists. The tour is not cheap, but it was our best experience in Tuscany, even if we also visited Antinori and Tenuta Casanova so it was worth the money. Pricelevel of wines in Tuscany is often higher than in Denmark, but the Ricasoli wine price level is in my opinion absolutely fair, so we bough a couple of boxes of the marvelous 2016 cru wines to bring home. The wines are not over extracted, reflects the terroir from the different fields and the oak doesnt take over the taste of the grapes, which is how we prefer wine to be produced. Next time we bring our car and fill the trunk. No need to look towards Montalcino to buy top Sangiovese wines as we usually do. Thank you so much for a great experience from all of us.
Written September 28, 2019
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Shannon B
Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
Sep 2019
We did the e-bike tour of the vineyards at Castello di Brolio and what a treat. Booking was seamless through their website and the tour, organized by Tuscany Bicycles, was magical. We were met in the parking lot across the street from the wine tasting room, where our guide gave us a quick overview of the e-bikes. We then headed up hill (thank goodness for the e-bikes) for a beautiful 2 hour tour of the area. We stopped along the way for our guide to give us a history of the area, information on the agricultural methods and showed us the ideal viewpoints for photos. We highly recommend this tour.
Written September 14, 2019
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