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In a centuries-old castle travelers learn wine-making secrets surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Located on 7,100 acres of vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards, the Castello Banfi estate offers a family-run experience focused on both the past and the future. The winery blends age-old techniques with cutting-edge technology. In a stone hamlet dating back to the 1700s, the property's nine rooms and five suites offer full immersion into the world of Tuscan winemaking. Guests sample estate wines paired with local sheep's cheese and prosciutto at L'Enoteca. Foodies will appreciate the Taverna, where, in the summer months, dining takes place alongside ramparts of the 13th-century Castello Banfi. Along with winery tours and a location less than an hour from Siena and the sea, this resort features The Balsameria, a place where balsamic vinegars are produced using the methods of ancient Etruscans that date back to fifth century B.C.