Castello Banfi is a rarity among Italian wine estates, not just
because of its size (some 7,100 acres, of which around 2,400 are
planted with vines), its composition of single vineyards, or its
state-of-the-art winery, but because it was started from scratch
less than 20 years ago.
At Castello Banfi – Il Borgo, comfortable and charmingly elegant
hospitality awaits guests touring the breathtaking wine country
of southern Tuscany. Our guest rooms and suites are built inside
the stone houses forming the 18th century hamlet aside the walls
and towers of the Castello. Along both sides of the sloping
village street, the exteriors of the luxurious accommodations
reflect the architectural beauty and heritage of a Tuscan past,
while the interiors have been carefully structured to offer the
comforts of a sophisticated home. Shaded entries from the quaint
terraced street walkways lead to private hideaways handsomely
decorated by Federico Forquet, Italy’s eminent designer.
The Castello Banfi offers its guests a beautiful infinity pool
overlooking the valley and the mountains that surrounds the
property. For those who seek peace and tranquillity and love to
contemplate the surrounding nature, perhaps sipping a glass of
wine, the pergola located in the garden turns out to be just
perfect. In the estate, if you wish, you can also attend cooking
classes and wine tasting sessions in order to better assimilate
the secrets of the Tuscan cuisine. In addition, wines and
regional produce can be enjoyed in the on-site Enoteca-Wine Bar.
• Restaurant (Taverna Banfi).
• Spa & Fitness.
• Cooking & Wine classes.
• Winery & Cellars.
• Swimming pool.
• Spa treatments.
Wine Interest & Activities
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in
the Brunello region of Tuscany. Together with its sister estates
in Piedmont, Vigne Regali and Principessa Gavia, it has become
recognized the world over for its dedication to excellence and
sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking.
The vineyards are our soul; the winery is our heart. They
combine to create one of nature’s most wholesome foods. Healthy
grapes yield the purest wines; sulfites and histamines are
reduced, creating more organic and taste appealing wines.
Our state-of-the-art winery was created to handcraft our wines
with advanced technology in lieu of chemistry. Dedicated
winemaking: rotary, cask and barrel fermenting, cooling tanks
and gravity feed work in tandem. Nitrogen bottling reduces
sulfites. Thousands of prime oak barriques selected for the
tightest grain and seasoned for an exceptional three years are
gently toasted for an hour over a low flame to impart mellow
The wines of Castello Banfi represent the fruit of our continual
pursuit of excellence in the art of winemaking. These noble
wines, distinct in their undeniable expression of this unique
terrain, marry tradition with innovation, from the vineyard to
the cellar. Critically acclaimed by the top guides in Italy and
internationally, Castello Banfi has sparked a worldwide
renaissance for the grand wines of Tuscany. Castello Banfi
exalts the historic wines of Montalcino - Brunello, Rosso and
Moscadello di Montalcino – along with the prestigious
denominations of southern Tuscany.
For more information on tour and tasting, please email us.
Some of our Wines:
• Poggio all'Oro (Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva).
• BelnerO (Sangiovese).
• ExcelsuS (Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon).
• SummuS (Sangiovese).
• Cum Laude (Sangiovese).
Castello Banfi Il Borgo is approximately two and a half hours by
car from the Rome, Florence or Pisa airports. If you are using a
GPS device simply type “Poggio alle Mura” in the destination
field. The closest train stations are Grosseto (coastal line
Rome/Genova) one hour by car and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
(internal line Rome/Florence) one hour and 45 minutes.
From Montalcino: 20 kilometers (13 miles), approximately
Take SP 14 "Traversa dei Monti" direction Grosseto. After 15
kilometers (9 miles), turn right following the brown sign
"Poggio alle Mura", before entering the village of S. Angelo
Drive 5 kilometers between the vineyards and you will reach
From Rome: 250 kilometers (155 miles), approximately 2.5
Take Autostrada A1 north toward FirenzeExit Chiusi /Chianciano
Terme (170 kilometers) following the sign to Chianciano Terme.
Before entering Chianciano Terme, turn left following the sign
Then follow the direction from Montalcino above mentioned.
From Florence: 130 kilometers (81miles), approximately
1.45 hours.From downtown Florence take the 4-lanes highway RA3
The entrance is at the traffic circle just after the Firenze-
Impruneta exit of the Autostrada A1.
If already on Autostrada A1, please exit at Firenze-Impruneta.
Proceed to Siena.
From Siena: 70 kilometers (44 miles), approximately 45
minutes.Follow signs to Grosseto and proceed to SS 223Exit at
Paganico Nord (45 km)Follow sing to Montalcino and to M. Amiata
Turn left at signs S. Angelo / Montalcino. Cross over the bridge
and railroad tracks (15 km). – at the end of the bridge please
mind the speed limit indicator. Turn left at next intersection
after “Cantina” entrance.
Follow road signs to Castello Banfi (Poggio alle Mura) to
designated parking area.
Castello Banfi Il Borgo
Swimming Pool: Yes
Wine Tours: Yes