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“Perfect birthday lunch!”

Tenuta San Francesco
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Tramonti
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

On the occasion of my birthday, we visited the beautiful setting of this vineyard. For a very reasonable price, we toured the vines with Gaetano, one of theowners, and an extremely personable and knowledgeable host. We then sat down to an amazing home-cooked lunch with several other visitors and Gaetano and his family. An absolutely sublime experience! The food was simply but beautifully prepared and presented, and each course was paired with one of the vineyard's fabulous wines. We can't wait to receive the wine we ordered to relive the day!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had a great afternoon at Tenuta San Francesco. We were met by the owner's daughter Rafaela, she brought us into the vineyard and explained the family's and winery's history. She showed us the 4-500 year old vine which was impressive. Her father Gaetano joined us, a very charming and passionate man. They led us up to the winery where they had prepared a simple lunch for us - a bread/tomato salad, pasta e fagioli stew, some chicken, quiche, and a meatball, followed by a chocolate dessert. All food had a wine pairing. The kitchen is right next to the tables so we saw the food being prepared by Gaetano's wife Eva and some other women. Gaetano talked to us throughout the meal, explaining the food and wine pairings. He also taught us how to eat the hard brown bread of the region by dipping it into water and letting it drip dry for a bit. Rafaela offered us a tour of the cellar but our group of 11 got too busy picking out which wines to buy and how many cases to ship back the USA. We ended up not having enough time for the cellar tour, but still thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tenuta San Francesco.

Thank TravelingHilbs
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Took a car from Ravello for a brief tour of the winery and a tasting. While the winery is young, some of the vines are the oldest we have every seen -- and we have been to wineries in Georgia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Lichtenstein, etc... They had to be 15+ inches in diameter - some 400 years old. I am new to the Aglianico grape varietal but am developing an appreciation for it. I do believe this particular wine is best when properly aged - minimum of 10 years and then decanted for a solid hour at least.

The tour was brief (the winery is small) but the young lady who gave us the tour was informed and very sweet. The wineries owner and chief winemaker (who also happens to be a veterinarian) is deeply passionate about wine and vino culture. The simple local peasant food was shockingly good.

They are not a winery for large tours. If you think this is a good thing, go have a visit.

Thank JohnTripper
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

With a couple of friends we found this wine producer (with some difficulties as the directions are tricky) near to Amalfi. We were met by the delightful Raffaella and taken to view the older vines, some are over 500 years old!! Then she took us to see the wine cellars where the wine was in the process firstly in the metal and then for the red wine into the wooden casks. Then we sat at table and her father Gaetano joined us. The meal and the chat and the wine tasting was amazing and we all had an amazing time. We were then invited to purchase some wine to take away which we did with pleasure. WELL worth a visit and I think that we will return!!
They also have some rooms if you wish to sleep off the wine.

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We did a week in Greece and a week in Amalfi Coast and this was the best experience we had. We were lucky enough to have lunch with the winemaker which was an amazing meal and educational. While we ate we got to try lots of wine which was some of the best wine we have every had. We took lots of pictures and even followed a special way back to Positano that the winemaker suggested with amazing views and sorbet!

This was such a neat experience and we look forward to staying at the winery next time in one of the rooms they have available.

Thank laurelpatrick
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