Castello Banfi Winery

Photo of castello-di-banfi-brunello-di-montalcino-italySet upon the rolling Tuscan hills is the beautiful Castello Banfi winery.  You will drive along windy roads, through beautiful country side before arriving at the Castello, but you will not be disappointed, whether it is simply for a wine tasting or to relax for a few days.  You may recognize the Banfi name from the wines imported to the U.S. but what you may not know is that you can also rent a room at the Castello Banfi and enjoy the many amenities that they offer.  If you only want to visit for the day, there are several things you can do such as visit the museum, enjoy a wine tasting or enjoy a tasting menu paired with their wines or for those less adventurous pick off the a la carte menu.  If you plan on visiting Montalcino, Banfi is a short ride and you can definitely visit both places in one day.  For a longer stay at Castello Banfi you can book a room at the Il Borgo.  The rooms at Banfi are spacious, with large bedrooms, sitting areas and large bathrooms.  Additionally, there is a pool, spa and cooking classes available.  It is really the ultimate place to go for a few days of relaxation.  In addition to the wines, Banfi produces other items such as olive oils and balsamic vinegar which you cannot purchase in the United States.  Castello Banfi is the perfect way to spend a romantic weekend or even just a few hours.

If you plan on going for lunch or dinner my advice is to make reservations in advance.

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