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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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Great wine and food experience

Our family had a wonderful and relaxed time at Castello Sonnino. The food was plentiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave Y
via mobile
Excellent Wine Tasting and Lunch

Superb time at this beautiful and historic place. What views and the tour of the cellar as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
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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.
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Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a wonderful and relaxed time at Castello Sonnino. The food was plentiful and delicious, and accompanied by very good 'castle made' wines. We enjoyed the tour and seeing how the traditional methods are still being used, especially for the Vin Santo dessert...More

Thank Dave Y
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dave, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much. We are happy that you enjoyed our products, as well as the wine tour and the history that makes Castello Sonnino an unforgettable experience. We hope your family trip has been interesting and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb time at this beautiful and historic place. What views and the tour of the cellar as well as the rafters where they make the Vin Santo was most interesting. The history of this place is really worth the listen of our tour guide, Rachel....More

Thank Rob S
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rob, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much. We are happy that you enjoyed the lunch, the wine tour and the history that makes Castello Sonnino an unforgettable experience. We are happy when our guest are interested and excited about Castello...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit started with a very good three course lunch accompanied by three different wines produced at the Castello and which were described by the manager. This was followed by a tour of the grounds and the winery. The use of their cellars and lofts...More

Thank Mike T
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mike, Thank you for reviewing your Castello Sonnino experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed Castello Sonnino. our wine tastings and historical tours. We look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe for a stay in one of our apartments next time. Warm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't pass this place without stopping by!!! The views will take your breath away and the visit makes for a perfect Tuscan afternoon. The Manager himself gave us a tour, was very well informed on the history of the Castello and was incredibly kind. The...More

Thank Hannah H
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hannah, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed Castello Sonnino and our wine tastings and historical tours. We look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe for a stay in one of our apartments next...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

My husband and myself, took our two sons and their wives to this beautiful winery, close to the villa we stayed at. We were given a great tour of the winery, learning not only the wine process, but the history of this beautiful place. Afterward,...More

1  Thank trishct2017
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much. We are happy that you enjoyed the wine tour and the history that makes Castello Sonnino an unforgettable experience. We hope your family trip has been interesting and exciting, and hope to see...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Fascinating historic tour of the winery around the castle and very delicious wine! Very knowledgable hosts. Definitely a must do if you are in the area, especially as we found a lot of the other castles aren't accessible. Thank you Baron and Baroness for opening...More

Thank Patricia4288
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited the Castello with a tour group whose organizer has a relationship with the owners. We enjoyed a special lunch and wine tasting as well as a fantastic tour led by the Baroness. We saw the inner workings of the winners as well as...More

Thank SunshineFL37
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here and wine tasting! The lunch itself was very good and excellent value for money! The wines were very tasty and well presented by one of the waitresses working there, we ended up buying 2 of them. We concluded the...More

1  Thank Carolina D
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the wine tour here (though we have little to compare it to as it was our first). The staff were welcoming and quite knowledgeable. The tour involved a look at the cellar with three different methods of wine storage (cement barrels for...More

Thank Kagoolx
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wine tasting with 4 wines + food and a tour afterwards. We started with a white wine, continued by 3 red wines and a dessertwine as final! There were great, especially the dessertwine (35 euros per 0,375L). The snacks and food were...More

Thank EstherH1989
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Dear Sir, Sorry for our delay in responding you! We will be very glad to host you in our Winery. here below our proposal: June / July 2015 number of people? 12:30 Tour of the Winery (historical cellars, vinsantaia and... More
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