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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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Wonderful winery

My husband and myself, took our two sons and their wives to this beautiful winery, close to the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Middletown, New York
Must do!

Fascinating historic tour of the winery around the castle and very delicious wine! Very... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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
+39 0571 609198
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Reviewed 26 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 20 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 16 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
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.

Thank Dataanya
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

1  Thank Nina K
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

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

Thank Mia O
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

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

Thank Imogen_Coe
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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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