Castello Sonnino

Castello Sonnino, Montespertoli: Hours, Address, Castello Sonnino Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello Sonnino
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Wineries & Vineyards • Castles
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Castello Sonnino is situated in the town of Montespertoli and represents the foundation of Italian culture. Castello Sonnino has been selected as a ‘Gucci Places’, a project Gucci launched in 2018, identifying seven special places in the world they claim to be inspirational. Castello Sonnino is ‘living history to sustain the future’. Tours our ancient Cellars, Vinsantaia & wine tastings are possible on request as well as a meal at our own Enoteca, there is also free entrance to the nearest swimming-pool (5 minutes by car).
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Morgan
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium1 contribution
Wine tasting, lunch and tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked a wine tasting, tour and light lunch. To our surprise we were welcomed by a Dutch speaking lady, who has been living in Italy for several decades. During the lunch, three Sonnino wines were served. The lunch itself also included the estate’s own honeys (from forest and fields), fig jam, olive oil, olives, vinegar and salami. The first round, several bruschette with tomatoes, pecorino, zucchini and cream cheese were served. Second round melon with ham, third round pasta with tomato and olives and to finish some regional biscuits with the Sonnino dessert wine.
After the lunch we were lucky to have a private tour including the cellars that date back from the 1300’s. Also the Sonnino’s private property with the typical bell tower was very impressive!
All in all a great afternoon with good local food and wine and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend it!
Written September 10, 2021
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Becky M
Boston154 contributions
Amazing Experience at a Castle!
Oct 2019
Casatello Sonnino is a hidden gem! You can have lunch, wine tasting and have a tour of the winery. Everything was spectacular! Definitely worth the drive if you are on a wine tour or just want to see this amazing castle!
Written October 23, 2019
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Sheshep7
25 contributions
A little gem in Montespertoli
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were looking lost in this little town on the hill. A local English lady spotted us and directed us to Castello Sonnino. After a lovely lunch and wine tasting on the terrace we were given a tour of the winery. The staff here are great and enthusiastic. The cost was 30euros pp. Vegetarian diet catered for. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Grazie.
Written October 19, 2019
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Sharon191278
Macclesfield, UK10 contributions
Lunch, Wine tasting and Tour
Sep 2019
We were a group of 16 and visited for lunch with wine tasting, a visit of the wine cellars and we visited the beautiful Gucci house. I can strongly recommend this venue. The food was fresh, lovely and wholesome. The wine was lovely and it was so authentic and interesting to see how it is produced in the old fashioned style! The place is just gorgeous and it was lovely sitting outside in the Tuscan sunshine drinking gorgeous wine, eating delicious food and hearing all about how the wine was produced and the grapes. Anna and her team are excellent and a very quaint B&B offering. I would definitely recommend a visit. Gorgeous! The tower is amazing and good to walk the 100 steps to the top after lunch! Great value for the money and the wine was very nice and affordable.
Written October 1, 2019
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mazamamama
Portland, OR8 contributions
Light lunch and wine tasting
Sep 2019 • Friends
We stopped in for a light lunch and some wine tasting. We ran into the Baroness and had a delightful conversation with her about the estate and the projects she is working on. I loved the white and rose wine and also the Vin Santo.
Written September 22, 2019
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Jac835
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
Disappointing
Jul 2019 • Couples
Give a voucher as an Anniversary gift.
Had to ask for lunch. Had to ask to taste the wine. Had to ask for cutlery. Had to wait and wait. Poor service. Staff were not interested.
Had to request the wine tour and was rushed around.
Disappointed and could not recommend.
Written July 7, 2019
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Dear Jac835, We are very sorry for your bad experience at Castello Sonnino. Feedbacks are very important for us, we will take a note of your remark to improve our quality service. We hope you will give us another chance in future, we would be happy to welcome you and make you live a great experience. Best regards, Castello Sonnino
Written September 25, 2019
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Tim B
Sydney, Australia139 contributions
Nice tour, fantastic lunch and wine tasting
Jul 2019 • Friends
The combined tour, wine tasting and lunch is great value! Generous portions and personalised service... good information and very friendly staff!
Recommend
Written July 7, 2019
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MariaOldeen
Munich, Germany19 contributions
Personal winetasting and castle tour away from the crowds
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were recommend Sonnino castle and it’s winetasting from our AirBnb host and we were not disappointed.

We had a lovely lunch in a beautiful garden while we were served the wine and afterwards Stefano, our host, took us on a tour of the castle grounds while explaining the winemaking process.

Stefano was really knowledgeable and I really appreciated that we could sit down and enjoy the wine in peace and quiet while also being served a home cooked meal. At so many other places you stand around a bar while served the wine, which takes away from the authenticity.

Highly recommend the tour and the tasting. The view from the tower is stunning!
Written April 29, 2019
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John R
Hephzibah, GA24 contributions
Truly amazing!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Perhaps we were lucky, perhaps it was destiny but I do know this was the most amazing stop on our trip. We had asked at dinner the night before for some suggestions on local wineries to visit and this was a top recommendation. We visited on Sunday in the early part of the day shortly after they opened. Our greeter was a little old man with brown eyes and a black coat who eagerly showed his appreciation for visiting him that day. I would later share my lunch with him and scratch his ears as he nuzzled up against my leg. Our hostess was the lovely Caterina who with her husband is the owner. Being a Sunday she was short of help with the exception of one who helped prepare our meal, so Caterina would be the one who took care of us. It was a beautiful day in Tuscany and we sat outside in a small courtyard with a reed awning to filter the sun, a light breeze touching our skin and view of nearby vineyards on the sloping hills. The winery is part of the castle that is now also a B&B (we will have to consider a stay here if we return). It is well maintained now though Caterina shared that when they first took over the caste and winery it was in need of much repair. As she bought out each bottle of wine she took the time to share the story of each. It's importance to her or her husband, the history and ties to the region, the care and commitment to making it in the old ways. Each wine was amazing and after each one I would say after each that it was the best wine I had ever tasted.
Written April 7, 2019
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cesar a
7 contributions
Magnificent!! It's a must when in Tuscany.
Mar 2019 • Family
The estate wine is produced with traditional methods in its collocated winery, this makes for a superb Chianti! Current occupant, Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino was down-to-earth and graceful. Over coffee, she described the history and the current uses and challenges in maintaining the estates winery, art and history. Once a home for Michiavelli, this castle is incredible and it's beauty is unrivaled (thus a Gucci place). Google to see pictures.
Written April 3, 2019
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