Castello di Ama
Castello di Ama
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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Castello di Ama to live the experience of a world of authentic emotions. Come for a visit and tasting the great wines of Castello di Ama in the Enoteca Villa Pianigiani, rediscover the flavors of Tuscany with delicacies km 0 Chef John of Il Ristoro, staying at one of the Suites Villa Ricucci , for total immersion in relaxation and nature .
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4.0 of 5 bubbles192 reviews
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Katie EmCee
White Plains, NY2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
This tour took an hour and a half of our day only to lead up to a tasting of 2 wines - note that each of the “two moments” described is one actual moment at the end of the tour where you can try 2 wines that are pre chosen. There was also no “small bites” served which was advertised.
The tour of the winery itself was 50% about the modern artworks displayed throughout the property and then 50% tour of the facility.
Other wine tours we visited offered more information on winemaking, tours of the vineyards, and a greater variety and quantity of wines to taste.
That being said, the facilities were beautiful and the wine was delicious but I will likely recommend other wineries in the area for those who are truly looking to explore the wine world of Tuscany
Written June 11, 2022
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springfield2018
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Overpriced and underwhelming !
What is going on in this beautiful place which always delivered on every level over the many years we have visited and enjoyed a summer evening there? It’s still of course a wonderful
setting in a beautiful location but the food was dull and lacked freshness, saved only by an excellent beef carpaccio. Staff too are charming BUT the prices being charged are not
matched by the quality of what’s on offer.
So disappointing……
Written August 18, 2022
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Ethan R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
horrible experience. We had little to no direction as to what to do beforehand and it was hard to find parking in the first place. We get there on time wonder around until we find a building named wine tasting. The man at the front desk utterly ignores us for a good 15 minutes then when he turns to walk out of the room without acknowledging us at all once he had finished with the previous costumer I had to stop him and inform him that we had paid 180$ for a wine tour and we didn't know where to go. He informs me that we are late and the tour has started without us and that he will have someone come and get us and bring us to the tour. 10 minutes later a woman comes to say we have missed half of the tour but that if we hurry we might catch some of it. I tell her that we have been wating for half an hour for someone to acknowledge us. The man had said it was completely impossible for us to join the next tour. I asked the woman and she said we would not be able to join the next tour either and our best bet was to try and catch what remained of our tour. I muttered something about giving a bad review and suddenly they were only too happy to have us join the next tour. During the tour half of that group showed up late because they weren't sure of where to go either and then another group wondered up to us to ask where the tour started and seemed to be completely lost as well. Obviously castello di ama is not interested in hospitality or customer service. Once they have your money there's nothing you can do about it because they make you book way in advance in order to be graced with their presence and then completely ignore you when you get there. clearly it happens all the time. Happened to us and two other groups in the short time we were there and no one seemed bothered enough to help any of us. worst service I've ever experienced. would not recommend. we went to another tour that was not pre-booked just walked in and they were super nice and gave us a private tour for 1/5 of the price of this one.
Written November 6, 2022
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George
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was an exceptional visit. From the greet through tour around (Andrea is great) to wine tasting and then lunch at the Ristoro. It’s one of the most interesting and history rich places in Tuscany. The area also has a few contemporary art installations which you should come and see. Last but not least, the wine is top notch for Chianti. Hope they keep up the good work and certainly will be back one day.
Written August 21, 2022
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Rafal
Poland7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Business
Their enoteca and customer service is shameful. Came here witha minivan to buy few boxes of wine as I do at other fine wineries. But they have refused to offer me to taste two base wines before purchase. As an alternative they told me I must take a wine tasting event. I neither had time nor interest in spending whatever amount it costs. I simply wanted to choose the wine, pay and contine to the next winesry. When I asked how then could I make a choice which one I would prefer without even trying, the lady told me they were too „famous” to offer it just to try. What an impertinent idiot she was! I understand they made already a lot of money on selling wine, but I guess it is then high time people stop buying it from them. There is no humble behavior left there, no passion for wine, for atmosphere and sharing the pleasure. What is left is greed and rude conceit. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. There is so much good wine around Chianti. Offer your money to people who work with love, passion and show a basic respect to a buyer.
Written June 27, 2022
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Amps001
Province of Verona, Italy32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We did the degustation wine tasting with two wines and the visit of the tiny borgo without a castle that was destroyed and we didn't know.. Silvia was very nice as a guide but for the price paid 65€ each person is an exaggeration. Overrated.
Written July 16, 2022
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World Traveller
New York City, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We had a wonderful four night stay in the 18th Century villa at the winery. The Villa only has a few rooms so you feel as if you have the mansion to yourself. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and the view from our room to the vineyards was priceless. In addition, the villa has a study with wonderful art books, a welcoming game room, and best of all breakfast in the kitchen next to the roaring fire. Lastly the staff, Cristina and Maria Claudia, were so friendly and helpful we felt like family. They made our stay so great we will back this summer!
Written May 11, 2021
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Raphaël L
Baku, Azerbaijan6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A perfect definition of a TOURIST TRAP.

Mega overpriced, terrible tour with someone who was just parachuted from Brazil and had no idea about the winery.

Ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Just buy a bottle at a supermarket, so much better value for money.

The “art” pieces are a joke - 5 years old type of art.

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An insult to Chianti and Italy. Avoid at all cost
Written July 28, 2023
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stefandm
Nevele, Belgium13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
We went to this famous winery to visit the cellars and have a wine tasting in september 2014.
The tour was very interesting with beautiful modern art and nice cellars. Then we went to the tasting, which costs 35€. For this price we hoped to taste the best wines, but they did not present their top Merlot cuvée L'Apparita. This was somewhat of a deception, but for comfort I bought three bottles of this sublime wine in their shop at the exorbitant price of 175€ a bottle. My surprise and deception was great when I found out that this wine is for sale in Belgium at 125€ (average price around the world 130€). Thinking they made an error, I called the winery and asked for an explanation. They said they were protecting their local sellers! They would make it up for me one way or another, but several phone calls and e-mails later, they remain silent.
I think I will sell my bottles with a big loss, but I don't want to drink them. They would taste bitter to me.
Written November 8, 2014
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Martysfo
San Rafael, CA640 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Where to start?

Several months ago, I contacted this estate and asked if we can visit. As I am in the wine biz, I expected to have options to visit the property and to learn what makes these very high scoring wines. The response was a choice of two times to visit at a high price. They also offered an informal tasting in their enoteca and a reservation for lunch at their restaurant. We thought that would be great.

So today, we arrive and was given the coldest greeting i have ever received in a hospitality situation. The hostess (I refuse to call her a wine educator) bruesguely offered us two mediocre wines and said we could taste upstairs in the restaurant.

As we walk around to the restaurant (which by the way was extremely hard to find) my wife suggests that we just leave and go elsewhere. And if we were anywhere near a town, I would have agreed. So we decided to grit our teeth and go to the restaurant for lunch.

And that is where we entered a different world. The service was friendly and efficient. When the waiter saw that my wife was taking notes on a wine that we ordered, he bought us a glass of another vintage so we could compare them.

We've been sharing dishes here in Italy, (saves on calories) and without asking the kitchen split the dishes for us. When I ordered a Vin Santo, the waiter overheard my wife telling me she want to share it. Voila, a second glass appeared for her on the house. Also, our waiter told us that we could not have the Vin Santi without cookies, so he got some for us.

By the way, the food was sublime. A fantastic 4 cheese cannelloni followed by slow braised beef. A perfect match for the IGT super Tuscan wine we selected. We actually braved the enoteca to purchase a bottle.

To sum up, the enoteca was some of the worst service I have ever witnessed in my over 25 years in hospitality related industries, and delightful service in the restaurant. A true tale of two properties.
Written October 24, 2016
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