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Castello di Monsanto

Via di Monsanto 8, 50021, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
+39 055 805 9000
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This was one of four wineries we toured while in Tuscany and like the others we booked this tour... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Pam C
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Cary, North Carolina
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The Monsanto wines are, in my opinion, one of the best wines (especially the Chianti Classico... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Steven L
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This 395-acre estate was built on the exclusive production of its Chianti Classico Riserva and the true gem of the winery, the Chianti Classico Riserva II Poggio, considered one of the world's greatest red wines.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Via di Monsanto 8, 50021, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of four wineries we toured while in Tuscany and like the others we booked this tour several weeks in advance. While all the wineries we're great I think this was our favorite. The tour was very relaxing and slow paced and gave...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The Monsanto wines are, in my opinion, one of the best wines (especially the Chianti Classico Riserva) which made us visit this winery. Valentina, our guide, did a great job (her English was really good) and the estate of Monsanto was beautiful, astonishing to look...More

Thank Steven L
laura b, Direttore generale at Castello di Monsanto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your comments!

Reviewed 20 October 2016

We toured several wineries in Tuscany and this was one of the larger ones. The place is stunning. It's worth it just to be able to visit the beautiful locale. The tour was entirely enjoyable! A 300 meter long wine tunnel hand-dug by three 79...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 17 September 2016

During our weeding anniversary trip we wanted to visit some interesting wineyard and was suggested this one by one of the local agency. Simply - can't imagine better suggestion. The place is... breathtaking. Excellent to the very last detail. Starting from premises, surrounding grounds till......More

1  Thank dfasula
laura b, Proprietario at Castello di Monsanto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016
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Siamo felici che siete stai bene in visita da noi. Vi aspettiamo di nuovo presto !

Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was fantastic. We had an amazing tour around the wineyard. To hear Laura telling the history of the family, the castle and the winemaking was WOW. We went trough the winecellar with all the fantastic wine, the oldest ones was from 1964. Thrugh the...More

1  Thank Kari V
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a wonderful experience!! Valentina was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and clearly loves what she is doing!! And why not - what a beautiful place, with great wine!! Bianchi family - what a vision and to make it come true..awesome! The cellar - truly unbelievable -...More

1  Thank ChicagoJulie1217
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was a visit that we had planned some time before arriving in Tuscany and it did not disappoint. The grounds of the house are spectacular, and the winery itself is something to behold! The fact that the whole thing was constructed by 3 gentleman...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We did this as part of a tour group. Valentina met us on arrival to take us on a tour of the cellars before doing a tasting. She was knowledgable and able to answer the many and varied questions from our group. The cellars are...More

Thank Faith_and_Me
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had a terrific tour and tasting at the beautiful winery with Valentina (we had an appointment), getting a good overview of the Chianti region and winemaking history, and seeing firsthand how they maintain the tradition of the brand, with preserving stock of each vintage...More

1  Thank lovethelake99
Reviewed 26 October 2015

You'll do well to seek out the Castello Monsanto winery of the Bianchi family and visit. Check your maps & GPS as entering is discrete - once driving inside the vast property you are amazed at the beauty of the Castle, vineyards, deep tunnel caves,...More

Thank David B L
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Myra_11
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Response from laura b | Property representative |
Dear Myra, thank you for contacting us. We do tours, by appointment, from Monday to Friday. So on October 2nd, being Sunday, we will be closed. We're sorry. Our Classic Tour lasts about 1 hour and a half including guided... More
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