Barone Ricasoli

Barone Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti: Address, Phone Number, Barone Ricasoli Reviews: 4.5/5

Barone Ricasoli
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irina j
London, UK1,776 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
I’ve done few research and decided to visit this winery. We booked Classic Tour which was 2.5 hours (€35 per adults and €20 per child) . It was really a great mixture as the castle , where the family still lives, is stunning. This winery is the oldest in Chianti and dates back to 1141! The family has a very interesting history and some members played many important roles including being Prime Ministers twice.

We also visited old wine cellar in the castle and modern production facility with the bottling plant .

During the tasting we tried 3 different types: 2 were Chianti and 1 Merlot. If you’ve been on the tour you will also have 10% discount in the shop. They also sell some whites and rose which was a favourite of mine! Absolutely delicious and fresh- would highly recommend it. The trattoria opposite the shops serves great lunches and coffee. We had a mixed plate of ham and cheese afterwards.
Written July 28, 2020
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dutchcan
Netherlands25 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We booked the 'picnic in the estate of Brolio castle' package. Here's a link: http://www.baronericasoli.com/brolioescape/tour/barone-ricasoli-picnic-tour/ Upon arrival, and the friendliest of greetings along with a glass of wine, our lovely guide showed us to an exclusive spot on the estate overlooking the vineyards. When we first arrived, we could hardly believe this was only for us. Not another person in sight, save for a few distant vineyard workers. It was so peaceful we spent hours there, even with the rather coolish weather on the day. The picnic consisted of 4 courses, all delicious and more than enough (we even had enough left over for dinner that night). A bottle of chianti rounded it out perfectly. Our gift for the day was a picnic backpack, complete with service for 2 and a wine bottle carrier. We plan on using this a lot! Afterwards, we made our way up to the castle to tour the grounds and get a mini-tour of a few of the castle rooms. Please note, this is not an extensive tour, but it was informative and we were on such a high after the picnic, it was just enough. Making our way back to the wine store, we had a wine tasting, purchased some wine (with a discount being part of the package) and went on our merry way. One other thing. We were staying in a villa just outside of Florence, and the drive to get to the castle is worth it in itself. Spectacular scenery mixed in with charming villages.

The entire package was 140 euros. Some might think that's a princely sum, but it was worth it. To spend that time on the estate of the baron who invented chianti, with excellent food and wine, and peace and quiet after the chaos of Florence in the summer, it was money well spent.
Written June 5, 2015
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Jackie M
Godalming, UK27 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Our family did the Classic Tour in the morning which involved a great history tour of the Castle, followed by a tour of the winery and ended with a private wine tasting session. The tour was informative and fun with stunning views of the property and surrounding area.

The wine tasting was really nice as they took you to a private rooms and presented three different wines which were enjoyed by all.

We then stayed on and had lunch at the property that was superb. The food along with the wine pairings were great. The food and setting were so wonderful that it was the kind of place where you were happy to linger. The wine pairings did mean that we had to make an additional stop at the wine shop as we likes so many of the wines.

I would highly recommend this vineyard but be warned that the tours do fill up quickly so you need to book well in advance and I can see why!
Written June 19, 2017
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JohnWoodbury_MN
Woodbury, MN5 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
We did the "Tour Terrior" tour which toured both the castle and the winery. Our tour guide was Jonny, and he was absolutely the best. He took his time explaining the history of the castle, and he always asked if we had any questions. The wine tasting at the end was the highlight. We really liked the Barone Ricasoli wines, and we ended up purchasing a case and shipping it back home. We received a 10% discount since we did the tour, so that helped pay for the shipping. If you are in the Chianti region, don't miss this winery! It is the oldest winery in Italy, and definitely one if the highlights of our trip. Highly recommend!
Written May 27, 2013
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Jason B
Tucson, AZ576 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We took, and recommend, the Sunset tour. It includes a very interesting and in depth historical tour of the castle and family history. I had no idea how much histroy was involved with the family. Tour lasts about 1 hour and very worth it. It includes dinner, which was ok. It's a set menu, 4 courses and 3 wine pairings. The wines are fantastic.
The food offerings didn't really live up. It would have been nice to have more say in what you ate but it was still a very nice evening and I'm glad we went. I think I
would recommend doing one of their other tours and getting dinner on your own at the restaurant. Some of the other dishes looked amazing.
Written November 12, 2018
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LuckyeddieBristol
Wickwar, UK226 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visited the winery after the castle & gardens. The staff were very engaging and friendly. We tasted three wines. The Brolio Chianti Classico Reserva 2014 was my favourite.
Written September 23, 2017
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JodiDanTravel
Valparaiso, IN264 contributions
Sep 2015
As there are so many wineries to choose from in the Chianti region, I chose this originally because I knew my husband would enjoy the castle tour and the historical aspects related to it. Little did I know that the original Barone Ricasoli was the founder of the Chianti recipe. Needless to say, more history and fabulous wine. If you only want to see one winery...this is your best choice! The restaurant near the castle is delicious as well. Lovely surroundings for an outside lunch after the tour.
Written January 5, 2016
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99Rose99
Fredericton, Canada106 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We took the classic tour and opted to have lunch. The castle is beautiful and the view of Siena I’m the distance is breathtaking. The food at the restaurant was to die for. Their Chianti Classico was delicious. It was worth the drive from San Gimignano for sure.
Written November 9, 2018
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kpburgo
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA131 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We loved the wine tasting. The Brolio Bettino Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 was great. Good balance of tannins with great taste. Beautiful views of vineyards, castle, chapel, art and a great tour of the armory.
Written October 26, 2018
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Huw W
London, UK360 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
The wine tasting is in a modern block at bottom of hill, with choice of driving up hill to buy admission to garden + 1 taste afterwards at bottom for 5 euro, or just stay in wine bar and taste 3 for 5 euro. We drove to top - fantastic views, absolutely amazing. Building is impressive (but can only enter the chapel), gardens so-so. The tasting rooms were a bit modern/impersonal for me, but nice wine and recommend the cafe across the road for a friendly helpful staff and nice coffee.
Written September 10, 2017
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