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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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We only asked for directions!!!!

We pulled over and asked this lady for directions to the Coop (local supermarket) in Montespertoli... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
terryap2015
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Wine tasting

We came with the purpose to buy some bottles of wine. We tasted four glases of two different wines... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
RBRNRN
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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3 days ago
“Must do!”
20 Nov 2016
“More than just a winery”
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Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

We pulled over and asked this lady for directions to the Coop (local supermarket) in Montespertoli. She said we didn't need to go to the Coop and that her place (wine tasting/restaurant) supplied the best of everything. So we went in and it turned out...More

Thank terryap2015
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

We spent a wonderful time with you and we want to thank you for visiting us and for your amazing words!! The Baroness would like to thank you very much and she is happy to have met you! A big big ciao from Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We came with the purpose to buy some bottles of wine. We tasted four glases of two different wines and we decided to buy the third bottle which we didn't tasted. We were negatively surprissed when they charged us for a glass of wine for...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

We are very sorry for your remark. We have never received a comment not positive. We have always worked honestly as you can read in the many book reviews received, but certainly we will do our best to improve the work if this has been...More

Reviewed 29 May 2015

Interesting wine tour. Nice place, great wine and lunch. Close to Le Torri so pretty easy to get to. Lunch was a lite lunch Tuscany style....bring your appetite!

Thank Michele V
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you for your kind words, it is always a plesure to host people like you!! Look forward to seeing you again! Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 26 May 2015

Ended up being a full meal with wonderful wines! We had a tour of the area and the best customer service we could have asked for. We ended up ordering a case of wine to be shipped to the USA.

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment we are so glad when our customers are satisfied!!! Look forward to meet you again!! Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 10 March 2015

My husband and I did a private tour of the castle, with Federica as our guide. She was so helpful and kind, we could not have asked for a better person. The castle is just beautiful, with them still using "the old way" of doing...More

Thank Meghan B
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

We would like to thank you for your visit and it was a pleasure to host you in our estate. You are right..our zucchini spread is amazing!!! Hope to see you again

Reviewed 7 March 2015

Had a wonderful day with the Baron and Baroness with 48 of our closest friends, they are both really quite something! Great place to tour a small working Tuscan Winery. The castle was amazing, but their wine was even better. then later that evening while...More

Thank Chris M
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Grazieeee Thank you so much for your visit and your amazing comment....!!! We had a great time too Thanks again Ciao ciao

Reviewed 7 March 2015

Went to the castle with a group of people from Boston. . Baron and Baroness were both there what a treat and great storytellers. Wine cheese jams and bread outstanding. This is a must if you come to Florance Italy.

Thank Eirikag
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

It was really a pleasure to host a great group like yours and thank you so much for your beautiful words!! Look to see you again one day!!

Reviewed 20 February 2015

If you have found this review it probably means you are the type of person that likes to travel off the beaten path. Montespertoli, while still within the commune of Florence, is off the well traveled routes of the tour buses. Castello Sonnino, complete with...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

We came to explore Montespertoli, not entirely sure of what we would find and were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Castello Sonnino. We thought we could just wander in and take some pictures, maybe taste some wine, but little did we know that the...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 11 October 2014

We returned to castello Sonnino after a 2 year break. We are so happy to have returned! We had our tasting and lunch in the garden. Salami, bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese drizzled with honey, pasta with fresh pesto then vin santo with cantucci!...More

Thank Debbie S
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino

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We are staying in Castiglioncello in June / July and would like to visit Castello Sonninno. What's the best way to arrange this? We will be using public transport, or taking an organised trip if there is one. Thanks.
24 May 2015|
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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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