Fontodi Winery

Fontodi Winery, Panzano in Chianti: Address, Phone Number, Fontodi Winery Reviews: 4/5

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A leading Chianti producer in the Tuscany region.
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Ernest H
Rome, Italy7 contributions
Awesome Wine from a Great Estate
Nov 2018
Fontodi is a spectacular Wine Estate in the beautiful town of Panzano in Chainti Classico, Tuscany, Italy. My friend Givanni Manetti makes some of Italy's best wines, including some tasty Chianti and his famous Super Tuscan Wine "Flaccianello" made of 100% Sangiovese grapes. This is a 1st Class wine estate and if you have the chance to go for a tasting and tour, don't let the chance pass you by. "You'll Love it." Also while in Panzano, be sure to visit Dario Cecchini's butcher shop and Steak restaurant (Bisteca Fiorentina). And drink some great Chianti.
Written October 20, 2019
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Gregg H
Lawrence, Kansas109 contributions
A miserable disappointment
Jun 2019
I recently booked a tour for nine family members. We are a group of foodies and wine lovers having toured numerous wineries in both the states and throughout Europe. I was interested in Fontodi mainly because of the mention that they were using terra-cotta pots for aging their wines. I noted all of our interests when making my booking noting I was interested in hearing about the use of this practice as well as tasting the difference between the wines aged in oak and those aged in terra-cotta. We drove nearly two and a half hours to make our ten am appointment. Our tour guide seemed more than annoyed that she had to take us on the tour and the presentation was robotic, absolutely no passion or engagement just yes or no answers. We tried to ask questions to prompt conversation, nothing. There are literally only 12 terra-cotta pilots being used for aging wine. We were told they started the “experiment” using the terra-cotta in 2012 with no real outcome yet?? There was no tasting and when I asked if I could purchase a bottle of the terra-cotta aged wine...No. the tasting itself was boring. 4 wines were poured one right after the other no explanation. The wines were unremarkable and certainly not worth the time to drive. Lackluster. Tuscany has beautiful vistas and remarkable wineries where the employees have an obvious passion for their work that this is not worth it. If the wine aged in terra-cotta pots is as sour and flat as our tour I guess we haven’t missed out on anything.
Written June 29, 2019
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Rolle27
Frederiksberg, Denmark2 contributions
Worst visit on our trip
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had 8 days in tuscany and barolo. Fontodi was by far the worst experience. Our host was completely unengaged and mentally not present. The tasting was soulless and extremely tiny samples - like a teaspoon. We paid 15 euros each. Scandal! Never going to buy any fontodi wine from now on.
Written June 18, 2019
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avirtualcfo
Houston, TX92 contributions
Nice tasting
Sep 2018 • Friends
The tasting was nice and informative. Wines were very good with some nice vintages of the Chianti, especially the Sangiovese. Worth a vist!
Written October 7, 2018
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Rudi S
Temse, Belgium43 contributions
Great and outstanding.
Sep 2018
Nice people with a certain distance towards the clients, not easy to get in we had to meet at a local wine fair.
where all people were numbers, at least their wines were served at the right temparture.
one bad thing they aren't open on weekends.
Written October 2, 2018
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Experience813615
8 contributions
Great winery but a ‘meh’ visit
Sep 2018 • Couples
I’ve been buying/drinking Fontodi wines for years, so was excited to take in a visit during our trip to Tuscany. Booking was very easily arranged via email.

The winery is set in a fantastic position in a natural amphitheatre with great views. We were greeted by the tour host and it was a bit chilly to say the least. That said, she warmed up and knew her stuff about the winery, being able to answer all of our questions.

The tour took in the winery, cellars, bottling etc, and ended with a tasting of six wines (plus an olive oil). The wines are very good, especially the Chianti Classico and for me, the Casevia Syrah is a hidden gem, whilst the VdS and FdP are clearly the prestige bottlings.

Why only three stars? There was very little attempt to do more than go through the motions or effort to build our affinity with a brand we already felt a lot of love towards. I understand it’s probably just an add-on to somebody’s day-job, but I’d rather pay more (say €100 instead of €15 with some snacks etc thrown in) for a better experience, with somebody who had their heart in the brand. I’d still recommend the visit and I’ll be buying plenty of Fontodi wines in the future, but this could be so much better. Ciao!
Written September 8, 2018
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daniellezay
New York City, NY28 contributions
Nice tour
Jul 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our tour of Fontodi. We were able to sample 5 of their wines and go on a tour of the grounds. The coolest part was seeing their innovation of storing wine in terracotta pots and seeing their production line. We were able to see their packing and shipping room and them labeling the bottles. If you want to go for a tour, you must make a reservation first.
Written August 17, 2018
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ken h
California95 contributions
Wine tasting in Chianti.
Apr 2018
Fontodi wines are delicious. An appointment is required. Upon our arrival, we were not greeted very warmly by the staff however once the hostess arrived, she treated us kindly, with an educational experience. I recommend a making an appointment for a tour and tasting.
Written May 16, 2018
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MMPM1017
London, UK331 contributions
We like their wines but there are better tours elsewhere
May 2017 • Couples
We decided to visit Fontodi as we like their wines. We booked it via online form, please note that replying via email doesn't seem to work..(!!) though the response from online form is quick. The tour is so so, not sure if it is free or they just don't need to please visitors.... we did taste their highest class of wine which is very generous of them. The winery is quite pretty though not very big.
Written May 28, 2017
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D T
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Very interesting visit with a friendly host!
Oct 2016 • Family
This was one of the bigger wineries we visited in the area. The replies (when making an appointment) from this winery was speedy which was well appreciated. The whole bio-dynamic process was insightful and we even managed to view the bottling process! The tasting was good, we managed to taste 5 different wines. They also produce olive oil which is extremely fragrant. We liked it so much, we bought a bottle of the oil but sadly when we got back to the hotel, we realised the bottle was leaking. Nevertheless, still a good visit.
Written October 29, 2016
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