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Castello Banfi Wine Estate

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Address: Poggio Alle Mura - Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
Phone Number: +390577877500
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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.

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What a location!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Timisoara, Romania
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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Sparks, Nevada
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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 

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Milan, Italy
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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!

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Houston, TX
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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We took a scenic drive out from Montalcino and ended up tasting some wines at Banfi. Very impressive wine tasting room and it was not too crowded in March. We ordered 12 bottles and they all arrived without breakage but six of the bottles were the wrong ones. We emailed the winery but haven't received an answer back yet on... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Having visites other wine estates around the area, we found Castello Banfi, although it is definitely very grand and beautiful, to be very commercial and uncharming.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

3 weeks ago we went to a wine dinner back home that Banfi wines were featured. Since we knew we would be in Italy we asked the representative from Banfi (Ken Boudreaux) that was at the dinner if he could arrange for a tour for our group (8) . He made the arrangements including reservations for us at la Taverna... More 

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