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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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Very much enjoyed the wine tour here (though we have little to compare it to as it was our first... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Kagoolx
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Very nice and delicious wine + diner

We had a wine tasting with 4 wines + food and a tour afterwards. We started with a white wine... read more

Reviewed 15 September 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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  • Average5%
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Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
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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
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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

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The staff was very knowledgeable about the wine and the history of the Castle.We sat outside in the quiet garden and enjoyed the wine, olive oil, bread, water and of course the wine. A pleasant afternoon on Tuscany.

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The wine tasting was a bit disappointing. Although you can buy many different wines, you only get to try three of their least interesting ones during the tasting. The wine was paired with some unappealing appetizers that we would have gladly traded in for some...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

We are very sorry for your remark. We have always worked honestly as you can read in many book reviews received, but certainly we will do our best to improve the work if this has been your feeling. Best regards Castello Sonnino

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Had a lovely time with family and friends last year at this winery. We did a tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. The wine was very good. Especially the dessert wine - is there a way to order that from the US? I would...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for your lovely words! For ordering our wines write us an email, we will give you all the information you need. Best regards Castello Sonnino

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Lovely old castle full of history. In addition to an interesting history, a visit here is also an opportunity to learn about local food, wine and culture - and the development of sustainable agro-tourism and educational programming. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth...More

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

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

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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

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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
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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

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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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