Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo
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WorldWanderer2000
Los Angeles, CA208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This is a storied winery...they invented Brunello for god sakes!! So much history here! We did the grounds and cellar tour. Its not a very large winery so a pretty easy tour. We paid extra to do the Reserva tasting and it did not disappoint!! The tour guide was very informative and presented notes to help you compare the wines. They definitely have a passion for the wine and it shows in the wine. Happy to arrive home to my cases of Biondi Santi!!!
Written February 9, 2016
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Romulus66
London, UK179 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The estate is very pretty from moment you drive off the main road from Montalcino through the lovely tree-lined drive. Don't expect a place geared around tourism - this is a wine estate producing some very fine wine. Until we found the small office we weren't even sure that we had come to the right place.

Please remember to book ahead - this is a place where if you turn up on the day you are likely to be disappointed.

The tour was nicely conducted by a friendly lady who gave an interesting mixture of the history of the estate and Montalcino wine. When talking about the process of producing the wine it was nicely pitched for the group (about 15 people) to avoid being too technical or too basic.

At the end of the tour there was a tasting of three of the wines starting the basic Rosso, then the Sassoalloro (produced in a different location) and finally the Annata (vintage) red; (unsurprisingly, given its price, the Riserva was not included in the tasting).

The cost of the tasting was €15 per person but this was not charged for those not tasting the wines. At the conclusion of the tasting a price list was passed round and we were offered the opportunity to buy any of the wines produced by the estate and this was where, in my view, the estate gets it wrong:

The cost of the wine at the estate (which you might, as I did, assume would be cheaper than elsewhere) was significantly more than I later found for the same wines at the supermarket close to where we were staying in Tuscany. I think that this was very disappointing and greedy - especially since they charge a fee for the tasting.
Written August 5, 2016
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David J
Scottsdale, AZ530 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Biondi Santi was a must visit on our recent trip to Tuscany as being the birth place of Brunello wines and was recommended by our hotel and our favorite Italian waiter in California. From the first contact it was a little disappointing with very slow responses trying to book the tour and tasting. Directions were good and on arrival the grounds were amazing so well worth the visit as lots of photo opportunities. The tour and the tasting was less impressive as rather marketing based and little passion but we did learn a bit how they do things different from some of the other wineries. The wines also were a little disappointing and overpriced so we decided not to bother buying anything.
Written July 8, 2014
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BostonWino
Boston12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Biondi Santi is without doubt a legend, but with the death of the old man and his son no longer wanting anything to do with the place it has been sold and when we visited everything was mysteriously "cash only", so bring a roll of hundred euros notes if you want to buy anything at the end of the tour.

The tour guide was hugely rude and unfriendly and behaved as if we were quite lucky to have paid 120 euros each (again, cash advance by wire transfer only). The place has little parking, no air conditioning, and looks like a like it has been neglected for a decade or more. Felt like the place was taking cash only for a very particular reason. wink wink.

None of the wines tasted were available for sale. No back vintages or large format bottles for sale. Looked forward to the visit for years, and it was a huge let down.

By contrast, Il Poggione just down on the other side of the hill has a beautiful new tasting room, friendly, attractive staff, and they literally spent hours showing us around. And they take credit cards!
Written September 21, 2018
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Robert P N
Los Angeles, CA2,249 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
We chose this winery as we thought it was one of the top spots in the region. They required that we purchase in advance a $1000 bottle of wine or greater in order to visit and have a tasting. We were unimpressed with the tour and level of sophistication being applied currently to the wine process. The wines we were offered to taste were not available for sale. For some reason as well the CC machine was not working because as we were told, the electricity had gone out earlier. But it was fully on when we were there, did not make sense. and then we were told, they could not ship wines "at this time". so we felt obligated to buy an additional two bottles, pay cash, and carry them with us. all in all, a bad experience, expensive, and not worth the time, money or effort. after leaving, my feeling was, something is just not right at the facility.

I am sorry to leave with a bad impression.
Written July 3, 2017
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emptynestNyc
NYC4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Three wines to sample for 15 euros: wine #1 , a Rosso, was not even drinkable and the whole group (about 12 of us) poured it out. Wine #2 was okay. Wine #3 while called a Rosso was really a brunello of lesser quality than is standard and therefore it was labeled the lesser wine - the Rosso. However, the wine was priced as if it was a brunello. The group felt the pricing was clearly arrogant in light of the quality - a weak wine. No one bought anything! Go to Poggio Antico for a fabulous wine tasting or Castello di Brolio. You'll get a tasting of 5 and the wines
are good enough that you'll want to purchase some so the tasting will be free!
Written October 22, 2015
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LCaio
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
The winery settled at Montalcino hills is not easy to be reached, mobile phones hardly work and if you end up being late for your appointment because of that you will be left hopeless. That is what happened to me this past July. We were in a party of six hauled by an Italian driver that got lost so we were there 20 minutes late. We could not join the one-hour tour for what we have paid, there were no other tours avaliable for the next 10 days, not even a glass of water was offered, and no refund. A rather insensible hostess kept saying that that was the company's police.
Make no mistake and choose Antinori instead and you will get a warm welcome and a true Montalcino hospitality experience.
Written July 23, 2017
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Hockeylover59
New Jersey436 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Spread out all your clothing so I should start off by saying it's my fault for not making the reservation to come to this Vineyard, however, I traveled nearly four thousand miles to get here. We only had one day here. And I would have thought they would have been a little bit more accommodating and gentle and trying to find a way to help us taste their wine. My Sicilian friend sent us here and he will be very upset when I report back to him that we got there in the morning and they couldn't find any way the entire day to give us a tasting. Oh well we found plenty of beautiful brunellos and there's no need for that
Written June 30, 2016
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hongkongmui888
Hong Kong, China286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The Biondi Santi grounds are incredible, and worth the visit - they are, after all the birthplace of Brunello.
The wine tour, I found, was too marketing driven, which should not be necessary for a place that sells itself. Sadly, I also found the 3 wines presented just average to the others that we tasted elsewhere, which is a misrepresentation somewhat, as the top of the Biondi-Santi range should be aged long beyond what we were given to realize their full potential.
Written June 16, 2014
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Fosciandora
Groningen, Netherlands99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
We saw very little during the tour and were disappointed that it was not conducted by someone really involved in the wine making process. It is however a great winery and the wine itself is interesting and complex. It's an expensive visit ( 50€ per head) but probably worth it for the experience of seeing a high end producer. Having said all that, we had some rather more wow experiences in other places where we were speaking directly to the winemaker / owner / family member during the visit. This was rather dumbed down by comparison. Our view is that if the winemaker / owner - or a family member isn't available, it may not be worthwhile doing the trip. In another place, where we paid for the tasting by buying the bottles, the owner (and his right hand man) conducted the visit - and that experience was absolutely fantastic. It was wonderful to see the passion and excitement. This felt somewhat sterile by comparison.
Written October 8, 2013
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