We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Castello Banfi Wine Estate

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Poggio Alle Mura - Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
Phone Number: +390577877500
Website
Description:

Wine connoisseurs will welcome a tour of the Castello Banfi estate, which...

Wine connoisseurs will welcome a tour of the Castello Banfi estate, which is not only very large (more than 7,100 acres,) but features a state-of-the-art winery that was started from scratch less than 25 years ago.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 234 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Very informative and interesting wine tour

Worth the visit if you are in the area. There is no wine tasting as part of the tour but there is a tasting/wine pairing menu at the associated restuarant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Catherine I
,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 116: English reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
117 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the visit if you are in the area. There is no wine tasting as part of the tour but there is a tasting/wine pairing menu at the associated restuarant.

Helpful?
Thank Catherine I
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting Banfi estate. We did the 4pm tour which they do everyday. (I'm pretty sure you need to call or email in advance). The tour of Banfi's facility was amazing! Tour guide explained in detail every process of wine making and history of property. Banfi is a large production facility so be prepared to be wowed. After tour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tara S
Cuasso al Monte, Italy
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Experience that has to be done. All wine lovers should be here at least once in the life. Nothing similar can be compared, Italian excellence!

Helpful?
Thank vitowedge
Mechelen, Belgium
Level Contributor
239 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch on this beautiful Banfi wine estate. Views are spectacular , La Taverna offers great food, but is quite expensive. For the food I can understand that they want to position themselves as a higher end restaurant with higher end pricing, but their own wines are a lot more expensive than the same wines in other restaurants.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luk V
Timisoara, Romania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Getting there is already impressive. The location and the castle is very well taking care of. The food offered in the menu is very special and the wine selection is worth a try. The service is very good.

Helpful?
Thank CosminG
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
181 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Guess Banfi is too big, we were staying there and great facility but seems to more cater for bigger events and weddings maybe so our tasting was very blah and nothing compared to some we experienced and honestly Brunello's weren't so great either.

Helpful?
Thank David J
Sparta, New Jersey
Level Contributor
137 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Upon recommendation from a fellow traveler we decided to visit this winery and it was a wonderful experience. You pay for 3 selections of wine and there are various selections to choose from. Since I was new to the Brunello wines we opted to try them and one tasting was sufficient for 2 people. If you have the time ,... More 

Helpful?
Thank SO194
Sparks, Nevada
Level Contributor
90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The drive is wonderful and the view from the Castello is beautiful. Once you get inside, there are numerous tastings to choose from and you are welcome to share. You can also ask to taste individual wines you are interested in tasting. The staff in the tasting room is very knowledgeable. The balsamico is definitely worth a taste (and a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Etrusci
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

One of the oldest wineries in the area, making the famous Brunello Montalcino red wine. Delicious taste menu!

Helpful?
Thank Nicolò L
Houston, TX
Level Contributor
80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We did the Discovery Excellence Tour. It was spectacular and very informative. The wines we tasted during the post tour tasting were very good. As were the wine pairings with our 5 course meal (also part of the tour/experience). Best of all was our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and enchanting. It was only my wife and me on... More 

Helpful?
Thank cubansamHouston_TX

Travelers who viewed Castello Banfi Wine Estate also viewed

Montalcino, Province of Siena
Montalcino, Province of Siena
 
Montalcino, Province of Siena
 

Been to Castello Banfi Wine Estate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castello Banfi Wine Estate and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Castello Banfi Wine Estate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?