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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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Worth the visit for lunch and the winery tour...

We wanted to find a place to see some wine being made and also taste the wine and have some lunch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayden S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice lunch

We had lunch here with wine tasting and it was nice- part of a FlorenceTown tour. We saw their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheryl W
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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 1 week ago

We wanted to find a place to see some wine being made and also taste the wine and have some lunch. This was a remarkable find. Great food, followed by a tour of some unusual and old school ways to make wine. Worth the time...More

1  Thank Hayden S
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hayden, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much because we are happy when our guest are interested and excited about their experience at Castello Sonnino. We are delighted to have appreciated our lunch, wine tour, our history and attention to detail...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here with wine tasting and it was nice- part of a FlorenceTown tour. We saw their grapes and grounds and it was very nice. If you could sit outside for lunch, do it.

Thank Sheryl W
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sheryl, Thank you for your review, we hope to have you as our guest soon. Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great recommendation by our concierge, Castello Sonnino was a quiet boutique winery tuck away in the Tuscany hills in a little village called Montespertoli. We had a very accommodating and informative tour of the Castello, family history, and property grounds, and even more beautiful wine...More

Thank Joe V
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Joe, We thank you very much for your review and for the care you use in describing your experience. We are happy that the passion with which we care about our history has contributed to making her unique and unforgettable experience. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise! It was a rainy day in Tuscany and the concierge at our hotel recommended this winery and set us up with a private wine tasting and tour of this historic castle and grounds, led by David. The history behind the Sonnino...More

Thank Tracy H
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tracy, We thank you for your lovely words on your experience at Castello Sonnino. It is a great pleasure for us to have appreciated our history and our commitment to preserving and enhancing the past. Our passion is born from the idea of welcoming...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great wine tasting and tour of Castello Sonnino, which is the home of the Sonnino family, particularly Sidney Costantino Sonnino, who if you know your Italian (and world) history had a incredibly important part in the ending of the 1st world war, and was...More

Thank Gareth W
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gareth, We are delighted to have appreciated the Historic Tour of Castello Sonnino and the anecdotes our guides have been telling you about. We hope to see you soon, maybe for a taste of the new vintages of our wine or for a stay...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Amazing setting, and family history linked to this place. We had the "light lunch" with wine tasting - loads of food (most from the estate) with great wines. Could have stayed a lot longer and enjoyed more of the wine!

Thank lcb509
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to have you soon as a guest to taste the new vintage of our wines or for a historic tour of Castello Sonnino Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful and relaxed time at Castello Sonnino. The food was plentiful and delicious, and accompanied by very good 'castle made' wines. We enjoyed the tour and seeing how the traditional methods are still being used, especially for the Vin Santo dessert...More

Thank Dave Y
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Dave, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much. We are happy that you enjoyed our products, as well as the wine tour and the history that makes Castello Sonnino an unforgettable experience. We hope your family trip has been interesting and...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Superb time at this beautiful and historic place. What views and the tour of the cellar as well as the rafters where they make the Vin Santo was most interesting. The history of this place is really worth the listen of our tour guide, Rachel....More

Thank Rob S
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Rob, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much. We are happy that you enjoyed the lunch, the wine tour and the history that makes Castello Sonnino an unforgettable experience. We are happy when our guest are interested and excited about Castello...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Our visit started with a very good three course lunch accompanied by three different wines produced at the Castello and which were described by the manager. This was followed by a tour of the grounds and the winery. The use of their cellars and lofts...More

Thank Mike T
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Mike, Thank you for reviewing your Castello Sonnino experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed Castello Sonnino. our wine tastings and historical tours. We look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe for a stay in one of our apartments next time. Warm...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Don't pass this place without stopping by!!! The views will take your breath away and the visit makes for a perfect Tuscan afternoon. The Manager himself gave us a tour, was very well informed on the history of the Castello and was incredibly kind. The...More

Thank Hannah H
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Hannah, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed Castello Sonnino and our wine tastings and historical tours. We look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe for a stay in one of our apartments next...More

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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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