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“132 years after his death the ironbaron's ideas are still modern.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Castello di Brolio

Castello di Brolio
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Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena
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Owner description: Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“132 years after his death the ironbaron's ideas are still modern.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

The family Ricasoli is very old but the most famous one was called the 'iron baron',prime minister of Italy he was one of the brains to make Italy one.the first newspaper was his idea to help this unit.they have a museum very interesting though small.we had a hostess,Camelia,who explained in such a good way with so many details...we can see the castle façade(go to the photos)with big holes:they were bombed during the 2nd World War.do not miss this attraction.We've bought some wines and had lunch.we understood the restaurant doesn't belong to the castle itself.but it is also good,at least the à la carte.reservation is a must.the restaurant was empty.the couple who did the castle's tour &wine degustation with us didn't have reservation and the manager said it was impossible to come in.they went out with the wrong idea he was not nice.5 minutes after they've left 2 buses arrived with dozens of tourist:not a single plce left behind!

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“Must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

We booked a tour at the last minute and we are very glad we did. It was a must see while visiting the Chianti region.

Visited November 2012
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“Great views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Interesting caste with nice vews of Tuscany. There is an entrance of 5 euros to visit garden and 9 if you want to see the inside which was closed when we were there.

Visited October 2012
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Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Brolio Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Beautiful views from the castle ground out over the country side. Definitely visit the Enoteca at the bottom of the hill for wine tasting!

Visited October 2012
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“Majestic Castle in Chianti”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Castello di Brolio was one of our trip highlights on a recent visit to the Chianti region. Set in a medieval forest of towering pines, it was surreal. We had a private tour of the Ricosoli Collection inside the castle and then retreated to the tasting room to sample the excellent wines. The views from the castle at sunset were unbelievable. Miles and miles of vineyards and Tuscan villas dotted the horizon. The harvest had just been completed, so the grounds were fairly empty which made us feel like royalty with our castle and vineyards open to explore. This was our favorite winery--we purchased several bottles to take home and to ship to California! This is a must see in the Chianti region.

Visited October 2012
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