Founded in 1978 by the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani, Castello Banfi is a winery located south of Montalcino extending to the borders of the Val d’Orcia in one of the world’s most famous wine-producing regions, Tuscany. Of the 7,100 acres of land on the Castello Banfi Winery’s estate, about one-third is dedicated to the production of wine.
On this estate, the Mariani brothers created a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced viticulture science for the production of premium wines. The Castello Banfi boasts delicious Montalcino and Chianti wines along with a range of international varieties
While visiting the winery, you can stay at the luxury hotel Il Borgo, located within a historic fortress, the estate also boasts two classic Tuscan restaurants, La Taverna and Sala dei Grappoli along with an elegant wine shop and a beautiful glass museum.
This ancient stone hamlet was built in the 1700s under protective walls and towers of Castello di Poggio alle Mura. Today is has been re-styled and made into a hotel with luxurious rooms and suites to become the crown jewel of Tuscan hospitality.
Each of the spacious 14 accommodations is original and individually designed.They are all decorated by hand, with premium fabrics and exclusive accessories which underline the inherent elegance of Il Borgo.
The rooms are divided in the following categories :
Savour the authenticity of Tuscan cuisine made with the freshest ingredients and products at the two restaurants. For lunch, La Taverna, where tradition and authenticity meet under an ancient vaulted ceiling and for dinner, the elegant and refined Sala dei Grappoli.
Rates start from 440,00 Euro per night, according to the room category and the season.
The updated rates and packages are always available on the hotel website: www.castellobanfiilborgo.com
Tuscan buffet breakfast is included in the rate.
Il Borgo is open from March 25th to November 13th.
At Castello Banfi – Il Borgo you will find a refined and exclusive atmosphere where you can relax while being immersed in the Tuscan countryside.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.