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Castello Sonnino

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

This was the second stop on our wine tour. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
lorraine k
Very nice food/wine/tour tasting package

Our friend arranged a food/wine/tour package for us at this winery and it turns out to be very... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
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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 24 April 2016

This was the second stop on our wine tour. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine making process. The tour was very interesting and gave us a lot of very good information. The wines were very good. Definitely worth the trip

Thank lorraine k
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Our friend arranged a food/wine/tour package for us at this winery and it turns out to be very nice, despite the rainy weather. The cost is very reasonable and we had local Italian food to go with the 4 types of wine tasted. This is...More

Thank TMMak
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2016

Ciao to all of you, It was a pleasure to meet you here at Sonnino. You're right, the whether was not good but we 've had a wonferful time together!! Hope to have the chance to host you again... Sincerly Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great place to spend some time. Wine was wonderful. Frederica was very knowledgeable. Very relaxing.

Thank Dabutcher105
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2015

Grazie mille!! It's such a pleasure to receive this beautiful review!! A presto!! Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 26 September 2015

The castle goes back centuries, previously by the Machiavellis, and in WW1, Italy's prime minister. Family-owned, it is a winery and also linked to several international universities. We had a wine and food tasting in the lawn and then a tour of the winery.

Thank GaelDoug
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Dear all, Thanks a lot for this wonderful words....it is a pleasure to host you here and let you know something about our place and its old history. We hope to have the chance to meet you again!!! Ciao ciaooo

Reviewed 23 September 2015

There were 14 of us on a cruise, booked a tour and lunch ahead of time. The winery staff are very friendly, and our tour had lots of old world charm with a fantastic view. A light lunch followed which was very good. Wines are...More

Thank davy6
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Ciao a tutti, We would like to thank you about your great review.... It is very important for us to know your impressions and through these improve our work. Grazie ancora Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 2 August 2015

We visited Castello Sonnino in June whist travelling around Tuscany. We had pre booked our vineyard tour and were looking forward to this for some time. It did not disappoint. We had a private tour of the vineyard and it's cellars. As it's a small...More

Thank RobsonLeeds2014
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Un abbraccio da tutti noi, We are confident that Castle Sonnino will remain forever in your memories !! These are days you never forget !! We wish you a wonderful life together !! Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Wine tasting combined with a 'light lunch' in beautiful surroundings - perfect visit. The wines are lovely make sure you do the tour loads of history. Lunch was fabulous

Thank michelle0404
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Ciao a tutti voi, what a wonderful comment!! It is so important for us. It gives us the energy to improve always !! Best regards Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 29 June 2015

Our landlady advised us this winery and when we visited it, we discovered that the tour and tasting is on order in advance. But the staff was great, they took us on a visit around the winery and still they arranged wine tasting with snacks....More

Thank MarieTlaskalova
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Grazie mille!! thank you for choosing our farm and to have appreciated our wines !!! Best regards Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 26 June 2015

It was very easy to make our online reservation in advance. We had a tour of the winery and history of the town and area. Federica, our guide, was so fun and knowledgeable with other recommendations for the area. The lunch was simple but delicious...More

Thank Spratticus81
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Dear visitors, we're really appreciated your beautiful comment...it is so important for us!! Firstly because you help us to preserve our place and it's so gratifying to know that our work is appreciated. Best regards Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

We took an excursion to Florence while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea and our guide Clara arranged an impromptu wine tasting and lunch in the garden. Fabulous wines and excellent staff in such a pictureseque setting. Grazie Federica!

Thank Linda R
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Grazieee!! It was a very busy day but you were amazing so cheerful and excited to know our places! And we absolutely love Clara!! Hope to see you again! Castello Sonnino

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Response from CastelloSonnino | Property representative |
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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