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Address: Gaiole in Chianti, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 7301
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Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards...

Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.

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Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena
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A Beautiful Place to Visit!

The staff, the Castle, the History, THE WINE'S!!!! the scenery and much much more! One of the best hidden secrets of Tuscany! Love this place and I bring many people to experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff, the Castle, the History, THE WINE'S!!!! the scenery and much much more! One of the best hidden secrets of Tuscany! Love this place and I bring many people to experience it each season.

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Savannah, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a side trip there. The castle is beautiful. Great views from the top. Inexpensive ticket. Keep in mind that it really is a good uphill walk, so it is not for everyone. Also, they have a little wine shop there that is neat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After parking our car in parking lot down below we walked to the castle, it is quiet a walk but worthwile, to discover that there is a parking above as well. Officially this is only to be used for people with a walking challenge but they will not chase you away if you go ahead and just park your car.... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barons Ricasoli acquired Castello di Brolio in 1141. That's Eleven Forty One. And they live here since. The history of this family is unclear, in particular, did they received their designation from Charlemagne or they were introduced to Charlemagne as barons? The papers are not certain on that subject. Anyway, today this splendid castle is a center of huge wine... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reservations for the restaurant. Great for walking and looking, and photographing. The enoteca at the bottom of the hill has great wines for economical prices..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you're making the way through the Chianti - make a stop here. Still owned and lived in by the Ricasoli Family, this is the birthplace of Chianti Classico. The grounds are outstanding and the view from the top of the walls is breathtaking. Admission also includes a complimentary wine-tasting, definitely a must see in the Chianti! One tip -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this establishment on the recommendation of our hotel host. It is said that the family at Costello is the inventor of Chianti wine. I thought we were going to a winery just to do a tasting but we decided to take the tour of the castle. While purchasing the tickets, we were told that part of the castle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This castle was originally built before the year 1000 but was also rebuilt. In the rear of castle, there are still scars for the World War. The winery was fabulous and had some very good wine. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped by at this castle owned by the Ricasoli family while passing through Gaiole. It’s located on top of a hill, accessible by a steep path (we saw several visitors climbing on foot, it’s a very steep climb) – we drove up as close to the castle as possible along the dirt road (little or no signage, so can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great castle with views of surrounding countryside. Very atmospheric although it's a bit of a climb from the parking lot. Each ticket allows you a free wine tasting at the winery below the castle. Definitely worth a visit.

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