Terralsole

Terralsole, Montalcino: Hours, Address, Terralsole Reviews: 5/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Built with Guests in mind, we welcome visitors and are pleased to offer cellar tours, wine tastings and sales. Our international team can accommodate groups in Italian, English, French, German and Swiss German. A reservation is kindly requested, however, you may always call to inquire about last minute visits and tastings. Upon advanced request, we are happy to prepare a variety of foods to accompany our wines from simple local cheeses and charcuterie to full lunch and dinner. We can also arrange cooking classes specializing in local, Tuscan cuisine. With 8 estate wines to choose from in most vintages, we offer many combinations of wines to suit every taste and welcome your personalized menus and wine pairings. From wine aficionados to beginners who wish to learn more about wine and how it is made, contact us to arrange the perfect visit for your group. You might also consider Terralsole for your next wine lover’s vacation or a Corporate Retreat. We offer a 3 bedroom guesthouse (located at the main house and winery) and a one bedroom private villa (located at our nearby Fonte Lattaia vineyard site.) See below or visit the Stay With Us page for more information about the villas. Hours of operation and Pricing: 9:30am-12:30pm, 3pm-6:00pm M-F by appointment only (tours normally last 1-1.5 hours) Tastings/tours include at least one Brunello and one Super Tuscan. €20 per person for groups of 4 people or fewer €15 per person for groups of more than 4 people. Tasting fee waived for purchases of 12 bottles or more Tasting/tours which include Lunch are scheduled from 11:30 – 3pm and are €50 per person including two glasses of wine each. Tastings of additional wines or Riservas are extra. Please complete the booking form below and be sure to indicate which time slot you prefer, if you would like lunch or any other extras like local salumi, prosciutto, or to add additional wines or Riservas, etc. We offer direct sales here at the winery by appointment and we’re happy to ship your wine directly to your door. Please contact us for further information. Join our wine club to receive special offers, library wines and access to limited quantity wines made exclusively for club members.
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David C
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Truly amazing!
Oct 2019
A highlight of our trip! From the moment we arrived (greeted by the cellar master), our visit was nothing short of exceptional! Athena shared the history of the winery and their magnificent line up of Brunellos and blends. Loved every moment of our visit and absolutely recommend to others who are searching for that perfect gem! So glad we made this a part of our trip. Made our trip to Italy and Montalcino, one for the ages!
Written October 12, 2019
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Mark
89 contributions
Go for a tour or wine tasting
Jun 2019
I’m so happy that my family and I experienced Terrasole. Mario and Athena are so warm and welcoming, and their dedication to the property and their wines is immediately apparent. The Brunellos di Montalcino were so superb that I shipped two cases home. We did not stay on the property, but I’m keeping their villa on my list for a future trip to Tuscany. I highly recommend that you visit for a cellar tour and wine tasting.
Written August 21, 2019
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FRISBEES
Calgary, Canada302 contributions
The Best of Everything!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wine, food, art, nature, scenery. What a setting. Terralsole really is an amazing place. We did not stay in the guesthouse but I will definitely search it out for another trip to Tuscany. The wine tasting experience was so special. That Terralsole Brunello is my favorite. But it’s the winemaker/owners, Mario and Athena who elevate this wine tasting experience above all others. Really! You need a car to get here. If you find the Barbi estate just South of Montalcino just stay to the left down the little road til you get to the beautiful metal gate and drive through to the winery.
Written June 23, 2019
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jeanne k
Lincoln, NE80 contributions
WOW
Nov 2017 • Couples
The estate is better than an art museum and a national park put together. Athena and Mario are the best host couple ever, and what backstories they have. They are warm and welcoming and amazing. The wines are excellent, too. (If you order they are sent promptly.) Do not miss trying Mario's special chair.
Written October 30, 2018
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Josh M
2 contributions
Best Winery Experience
Jun 2018 • Couples
Best experience I have ever had on a wine tour. Mario is so accommodating, and wines are superb! Terralsole’s 04 Brunello is what started my love of Italian wines, and when my girlfriend and I showed up unannounced to visit the winery, it was the day before Mario’s sons wedding. While I would have completely understood if he turned us away as they were busy wth preparations and were closed, Mario invited us into his home, gave us a private tour of his gorgeous estate, opened multiple bottles, and spent well over an hour with us. I am a big wine fan and go on multiple tours every year and have visited well over 100 wineries, and have never had such a welcoming experience. His wines are truly world class!
Written June 12, 2018
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Kevin N
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
Amazing Terralsole visit!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Today we visited Terralsole, the home & winery of Mario & Athena Bollag. Finding Terralsole in the hills of Montalcino was not easy. Falling in love with their home & family was! They welcomed us into their home, even introducing us to a group of teen travelers as their friends. We felt like friends by the end of the afternoon. So warm, so accommodating. We swapped stories with their children, fed the goats, and shared a meal that was taught by Athena & prepared by the group. Of course, we were there to sample the exceptional organic Terrasole wines. Mario was such a great host and warm teacher to the young group. The amazing Brunello di Montacinos did not disappoint! You can feel Mario's commitment to quality in everything you find at Terrasole. Shipped a case of Terrasole Brunello back to the states to enjoy the wine and relive the memories when we return home. Thanks to Mario & Athena!
Written July 18, 2017
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Bruce N
Prescott, AZ69 contributions
Beautiful and great wines
May 2017 • Couples
We found this little gem by asking at our first wine tasting of the day. I recommend making a reservation, but we didn't have one...they walked us around and let us sample their wines anyway. I highly recommend this place. Hard to find, but worth the gravel road. Once you get their, you're not going to want to leave. They also have a Villa you can rent on their property. If you like wine, you're going to like this place even more. Artisans for certain. Ask for Athena, great host.
Written May 22, 2017
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Michelle W
Dallas, TX313 contributions
Majestic Stay at Terralsole
Oct 2015
We had an amazing time at Terralsole. It is the perfect place use as home base when traveling throughout southern Tuscany. Athena and Mario are so hospitable. Breakfast and the cappuccino were delicious. The accommodations were lovely; it was casual and felt like we were staying in a friend's home. The property is gorgeous with incredible views. We participated in the cooking class and had a wonderful time learning and eating authentic Tuscan cuisine. And the wines produced at Terralsole by Athena and Mario are truly fantastic! Staying at Terralsole is like a home away from home. We cannot wait to stay there again!
Written October 29, 2015
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Wendy D
Hawaii251 contributions
A Tuscan Experience We'll Never Forget!!
Mar 2015 • Family
We visited Terralsole in March this year with our 2 young children really not expecting to see or visit anything since the weather was still very cold, rainy and the vineyards had no leaves. We had been driving our RV for 2 months around Italy and decided we can't possibly drive pass Tuscany without stopping by a winery. We wanted to see the Tuscan countryside and complete our dream of sitting near a warm fireplace sipping Brunello, so we contacted a friend who highly recommended we visit Terralsole. We've tried one of Terralsole's wines before back in Hawaii so we were excited to visit vineyard. Thankfully, they were open so we headed to Montalcino.

It was winter and driving an RV through the mountains was a bit tough (it was foggy), but we made it after getting lost a few times (we blame it on the weather). In any case, we were warmly greeted by Mario, the Owner. Thankfully, he didn't mind our children (he has young ones of his own) and took us on a highly personalized tour of the winery and estate which is situated on a picturesque hillside. He explained how he started his winery and the history of Montalcino and its vineyards.

The kids were kept busy nearby as we sampled a variety of the wines. All of the Brunellos were absolutely perfect, first-class wines. I was floored at how beautiful they tasted. Thankfully, the fog lifted finally so that we could see the nearby landscape - gorgeous!

Mario was nice enough to let us park our RV on the property so we stayed over night before heading to Venice the next morning. We were so grateful he allowed us to stay there and he even made us breakfast the next day!

We truly had the most wonderful weekend at Terralsole. Mario is a warm, friendly and wonderful host and we can't wait to go back there to spend a summer.

We've only been buying Terralsole Brunello's since then... just wonderful!
Written July 24, 2015
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