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Review of Castello Sonnino

Castello Sonnino
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from Florence on the ancient and beautiful Etruscan road to Volterra . It is part of the Italian Historical Dwelling Association ( ADSI ). Castello Sonnino, which previously belonged to the Machiavelli 's , was purchased by the Baron Isacco Sonnino at the beginning of the 19th century , is composed by different architectural structures, where the oldest parts are the XIII century Tower and the Chapel ( now one of the Castle's apartments ) .The main building , the " Villa " , dated from the XVI century still contains the historical Archives of the Prime Minister Barone Sidney Sonnino with all the documents regarding the First War World , the Treaty of Versailles and his Library. Castello Sonnino is now the home of the Baron Alessandro e Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino . In the premises it's also located an Enoteca with a Restaurant which is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm . We daily offer wine tastings with tours of the Winery included the monumental cellars, light lunches, dinners, and tours of the Castle and the Tower. Better to book in advance. Starting from Spring 2014, besides the flat in the Tower (2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen), we can offer to our guests more accomodation in the newly restored apartments of the Winemaker and Farmhouse. Both furnished in the local country style of last century, using only antique furnitures coming from the old rooms of the castle. In the Farmhouse: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, very big kitchen with big old fireplace, and sitting room. Large private garden where is possible to relax in the shade of the Tower. The Winemaker apartment: three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and kitchen. Terrace with breathtaking view of the Montespertoli valley with the Sonnino vineyards. In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" of the winery where is possible to relax and enjoy a great Chianti sunset.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 20, 2013

A great tour and wine tasting experience. We sat out on the terrace for our tasting with some great food accompanying the wine! Highly recommended

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Castello Sonnino was one of the highlights of my stay in the area -- and I will be back!
The grace and beauty of this place is almost indescribable... The care and attention to detail is omni-present, in the charming dining areas (indoors and al fresco), the paint details that so aptly enhance the architecture, the many micro-decisions that preserve and honor aspects of the castello's centuries-old buildings -- all while adding fab touches of style and chic.
The owners somehow manage to extend the warmest hospitality to visitors in this centuries-old living masterpiece, whenever possible, making a point of offering their own personal welcome.
An experience I will always treasure... and a place that I will return to, for sure.
Bravissimo!

Thank Christine_Eisner
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our memories of Castello Sonnino will be with us forever. The grounds are beautiful, but we especially loved our tour AND the luncheon provided afterwards. When we return for another visit to Montespertoli we will definitely visit again.

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Thank rtist104
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

My husband and I visited this winery in August 2012, booked through Viator. There were 3 other couples joining us. Our tour guide, a sommelier specializing in Tuscan wines, was wonderful! He was educational, but not boring or too technical. We were able to view the property by ascending the owners bell tower(about 100 steps). Although they were in a midst of a drought, the vineyards were still beautiful. After the tour we were treated to a delicious lunch a wide sampling of wines. We purchased a half case of Cantinino 2008 Sangiovese and had it shipped back to the US. I would definitely suggest coming to this winery. The wines here tasted superior to the ones we sampled later at the much larger winery.

Thank TreLimone
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our first experience (2010) here was excellent!! Friendly staff, nice food, nice wine, good price.
Second experience: we did not make reservation, and the day we came there was a family party in castello sonino. We could have wine tasting but with less food. Was not that much food for the same price, but nevertheless: very nice place: must visit!
We stayed at agricampeggio Il Cipollatico in Montespertoli: very nice!!

Thank Zophie1984
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