Visit the Wineries

Castello Banfi

Overview

Castello Banfi brings together the best of Tuscan wines along with modern science and technology to bring delicious premium wines to the world.

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 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.

Wine

Grapes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Moscadello
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah

White

  • San Angelo, IGT Toscana (Pinot Grigio)
  • Fontanelle, IGT Toscana (Chardonnay)

Dessert

  • FloruS late harvest / vendanges tardives, Moscadello di Montalcino DOC (Moscadello)

Red

  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC (Sangiovese)
  • Poggio alle Mura DOC, Rosso di Montalcino DOC (Sangiovese)
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Sangiovese)
  • Poggio alle Mura DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Sangiovese)
  • Poggio all’Oro Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Sangiovese)
  • SummuS, IGT Toscana (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah)
  • ExcelsuS, IGT Toscana (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
  • Cum Laude, IGT Toscana (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese)
  • BelnerO, IGT Toscana (Sangiovese)

Wine activities

Wine Tasting

  • Tastings at our Enoteca Wine Bar starting from 16.00€ for a flight of 3 wines.

Wine and food pairing

  • Our wines paired with a selection of salami and Tuscan sheep cheese starting at 32.00€ per person.

Cellar visit

  • Guided winery tours from Monday to Friday (bank holidays excluded), free of charge.

Wine museum on site

  • Bottle and Glass Museum “John F. Mariani”, located in the castle.
  • Self guided tour.
  • Tickets are 4.00€ per person.

Cooking classes

Accommodations

At Castello Banfi – Il Borgo you will find a refined and exclusive atmosphere where you can relax while being immersed in the Tuscan countryside.

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 :

  • 1 Double Room Classic;
  • 5 Double Rooms Riserva;
  • 3 Junior Suites;
  • 3 Suite Classic;
  • 1 Suite Riserva;
  • 1 Suite Riserva Poggio all’Oro (top suite).

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.

Conveniences

  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking
  • Pool and spa
  • WiFi

 

Rates

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.

Attractions

Abbey of Sant’Antimo – Località Sant’Antimo, Castelnuovo dell’Abate, 53024

Hot springs – Bagno Vignoni

Historical cities – Florence and Siena

Music Festival – Jazz, Classical

Location

Poggio alle Mura, 53024 Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Poggio alle Mura, 53024 Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy