Banca del Vino

Banca del Vino, Pollenzo: Hours, Address, Banca del Vino Reviews: 4.5/5

Banca del Vino
4.5
10:30 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
Thursday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
Friday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
Saturday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
Sunday
10:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
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4.5
140 reviews
Excellent
75
Very good
47
Average
7
Poor
6
Terrible
5

Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A large and well-stocked wine cellar in a historic palace
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Banca del Vino is part of a large gastronomic complex that includes the cooking school of the l’Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, the Albergo dell’Agenzia and the Ristorante Garden, adjacent to the Albergo. The complex is housed in the Casa Savoia, once the property of the Savoy royal family. It is listed on the UNESCO World Patrimony list. The Banca is an excellent enoteca with a large collection from all wine producing areas of Italy. It is a retail operation and wines are well-priced. There is a token entrance fee. Tasting is well organized.
Written 7 November 2018
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA11,221 contributions
Interesting concept
Oct 2018 • Couples
Interesting concept – bring wines from all over Italy to one place where they can be studied, and enjoyed. I can see where it is a benefit to the Culinary school to have access to such a wide variety of wines for pairings.

The soil samples were interesting. Soil had a big impact of the grapes and the wines made from them.
Written 6 November 2018
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Fossiunmillepiedi
Brighton, UK4 contributions
Poor Italy
May 2018 • Friends
I went to visit it with my family plus a bunch of friends.
It was a destination we planned to do on a quiet midweek afternoon.
The location is definitely charming and in a certain way unique.
To ruin that was an unskilled staff with a very surly customer service.
Superficial explanations and not able to talk in correct english.
The Bank of wine is the underside of the university of gastronomic sciences which is an international school that summons many students from many countries abroad.
I personally found it ridiculous that the staff is very unprepared on foreign languages, not even English.
Written 29 May 2018
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Luigi_Fino
Tokyo, Japan471 contributions
Something to try
Aug 2017 • Friends
When in Pollenzo, you should definitively pay a visit to this place and have a good wine tasting, It does not come very cheap, but the atmosphere and the quality are worth it. Even if you're not a wine expert, you'll enjoy this.
Written 4 September 2017
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Ramona L
75 contributions
Historical site and wine bank
Jun 2017 • Couples
Going here without a guide is like going to a bank and look at money without being able to touch it or spend it. The location is nice but fades in comparison to what you can see when touring the strada del Barolo. If you are not a student here or if you havent booked a tour, tasting or workshop, my advice is skip this. If you have, the experience will probably be different.
Written 14 June 2017
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BeachesandBrunello
Munich, Germany249 contributions
It was cool, but very heavy on Northern Italy
Mar 2017 • Couples
I liked to see all the wines they had stored away, I just was sad that it didn't have a wider variety from Tuscany or southern Italy. Two thirds is full with mainly Piedmont and northern Italy. Plus, several of the wines they had in there included huge mass producers, I don't think Banfi or Cavit really deserve to be in the featured wines of Italy. It was nice to see the soil and learn a bit about the various vintages though. The vault is really chilly, so make sure to bring a jacket or warm sweater. And they sadly only have about 10 different wines that you can try after. But do try something and sit outside in the sun by the cantine at the university with the students.
Written 26 March 2017
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Katharine S
Weesp, The Netherlands14 contributions
Tradition and so much meaning!
Apr 2016
We had the pleasure of attending a personal guided tour and wine tasting of the Banca del Vino. Our host was one of the students from the UniSG (Slow Food University Pollenzo - of which the Bank of Wine sits within it's grounds), he was passionate and very knowledgeable about the bank, the reason it exists, the traditions behind it, the passion and so on.
Even if you're not in the know about Slow Food or wine, I highly recommend this tour to understand more about what Slow food and the bank of wine are trying to achieve. Plus you get to try some wines :-)
Written 3 June 2016
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Esdeka
Tilburg, The Netherlands352 contributions
Unique!! All important wines of Italy in one cellar
May 2016 • Solo
If you like wine very much: go there.
If you like wine a little bit: go there too.
If you don't like wine buy some other typical local products and have a look around in the Agenzia.
This historic site has a great atmosphere.
You can taste wine (make a reservation or you will be refused as I was) and buy some of the wines.
Buy books, wine, historic, slow food. Or other wine related items.
Admission €3 + extra for each wine you taste.
Written 10 May 2016
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Shea0521
Somerville, MA44 contributions
Nice alternative to visiting a vineyard!
May 2015 • Friends
I made arrangements for a group of five of us (my parents, my aunt & uncle, and myself) to visit the wine bank to celebrate Mother's Day and my dad's retirement. We were looking for a chance to do a tasting without going through a whole winery tour (which we have all done before). The Wine Bank was such a cool concept and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the idea of being able to get a tasting (quite generous ones, at that!) and wander around the rooms before returning for our next ones. It's also very nice to have flexible timing and not to feel rushed.
Written 27 May 2015
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CocoTampa123
Perth, Australia1,483 contributions
Great place to visit
May 2015 • Friends
This was a real surprise, a 100,000 bottle wine bank with wines from all over Italy. The guide gave an exceptional tour, with just the right amount of commentary and information provided.

There was a good explanation on the history as well as on some of the wines being stored there.

La Banca del Vino is located in an historical area so there is a whole lot of history to view there.
Written 13 May 2015
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