Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi
Montalcino

A medieval castle that is at the same time a luxury hotel, a wine cellar, a wine shop, a museum.

  • Best For Families, Couples, Honeymoon, Food & Wine
  • Rooms 9 double and 5 suites
  • Highlights Enjoy a stay worthy of kings and queens
    Learn about Tuscany's food and wine
  • Holiday Offers A 3-night break sharing a Junior Suite starts at £ 1850 per person including breakfast and fully comprehensive car hire

Castello Banfi

For beautiful wine, history, luxury, and large helping of fairy-tale magic, there is no better place to visit than Castello Banfi in the quiet countryside of Montalcino, in the Province of Siena.

Their estate of vineyards, olive groves and 7 artificial lakes spanning a whopping 3,000 hectares stretching out as far as the eye can see, can be admired from their hospitality and accommodation, which, not like any old hotel, is in fact located in a 12th Century castle, and has suites in the neighbouring medieval hamlet buildings, which is apt, because Banfi is a veritable village of delights.

There’s a swimming pool, multiple terraces for reading and relaxation (our favourite was the peaceful and picturesque rose garden often used for parties and wedding receptions), an elegant reading room, balsameria, onsite enoteca (wine shop), and even a wine museum with artefacts found in the castle. And of course, a stay at Banfi wouldn’t be complete without a tour around the estate’s winery, which produces exquisite wine (one of their top products being the Brunello di Montalcino) on an industrial scale.

Here you will be able to see wine being produced with top of the range, innovative technology, a cellar that houses 7000 barriques, and the largest Italian wine barrels you’ve ever seen, which are transported between underground and over ground in, again, the largest lift you’ve ever seen!
Facilities
  • Vineyard and cellar tour
  • 2 x restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • 24hr. Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi

Rooms

In the charming, old hamlet buildings adjoining the castle, the suites at Castello Banfi are luxurious, yet elegantly minimal.

The crème de la crème is the Suite Poggio all’Oro, with elegant white hues, traditional Tuscan style furniture, and two bathrooms featuring a luscious walk in rainfall shower. Or, if you don’t need so much space, why not book into one of the Junior suites.

All differently furnished, yet all boasting stunning views over the Tuscan countryside, these charming residences ooze comfort and refinement. 
Room Facilities
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • Exclusive welcome selection of three half bottles of Banfi wines
  • Castello Banfi winery tour with the sommelier
  • One winetasting of three Sangiovese wines
  • Access to “The Giovanni F. Mariani museum of glass
  • Soft drinks mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Pay-per-view TV, Wi-Fi connection
  • 15% discount on all the wine purchases made at our Enoteca - Wine Shop
  • Luxury toiletries

Hotel Restaurant

There are plenty of dining options at Castello Banfi, as with two restaurants on site, La Taverna (for lunch) and Sala di Grappoli (for dinner), you’re spoilt for choice. In Sala di Grappoli, dishes range from Melanzane alla Parmigiana to duck ravioli washed down with a glass of your favourite Banfi wine, which can also be bought at the perfectly appointed wine shop – though it’s difficult to pick when Banfi produce around 30 sumptuous labels.
Other Restaurant Nearby
Eating out is one of the highlights when staying in Montalcino, the concierge at Castello Banfi will have the best recommendations.

Try the Osteria Enoteca Osticcio in the historic center, with large windows overlooking the splendid landscape of the valley below. A platter of cold cuts and cheeses accompanied by a vintage Brunello from the Villa Le Prata and Castiglion del Bosco cellars complete the picture.

Location

In between the Val d'Orcia and the Maremma Toscana, among vineyards and olive groves of great beauty, Castello Banfi is the ideal starting point to combine Tuscany's heritage with its coastal towns.

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