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Castello di Brolio

Gaiole in Chianti, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 7301
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Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ricasoli family” (27 reviews)
“wine shop” (31 reviews)
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Gaiole in Chianti, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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+39 0577 7301
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"ricasoli family"
in 27 reviews
"wine shop"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 23 reviews
"castle walls"
in 11 reviews
"free wine tasting"
in 13 reviews
"guided tour"
in 20 reviews
"steep climb"
in 7 reviews
"sunset tour"
in 11 reviews
"ticket office"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"classic tour"
in 11 reviews
"private residence"
in 5 reviews
"prime minister"
in 5 reviews
"chianti region"
in 18 reviews
"family chapel"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed today

It was a long walk up to the castle as we parked down the bottom but the walk was definitely worth it, we did not go inside the castle as it was open we just walked around it and there were amazing views of the...More

Thank c1deb2017
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Reviewed yesterday

You can stop at the car park halfway up the hill and hike up the rest of the way on foot or take a chance and drive to the top where there is a small car park by the front entrance. The top car park...More

Thank Al6783
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Castello di Brolio, which would have got an excellent but for 2 things; both to do with access of different kinds. 1st access issue is just getting there :- The signage is poor, so once in the village go 80...More

Thank Essex123
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a side trip to this castle and it was well worth the trip. The castle and its history are fascinating. Book a tour to get the real background on this castle and its famous "baby" chianti wine. The tasting room is fine but really...More

Thank taj4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend 1/2 a day in Chianti region. The castle tour was very interesting and the wines are excellent. The lunch in the Osteria was one our best in three weeks in Italy! Nora was an excellent guide!!!!!

Thank 49roadrunner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour for 15 through our villa but through miscommunication we arrived late and had been told we had lunch reservations when in fact the restaurant was closed that day. Nonetheless after some tense exchanges at the ticket office we were allowed to...More

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle remains occupied by the descendants of 800 years of the same family, and most of the castle is off limits to all but family. But once you're in, you can explore the exterior and see for miles around the castle walls. Take a...More

Thank DCEuropa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine tasting was a treat in their wine tasting facility and gift shop. It was crowded, yet they have plenty of room to mingle about and taste your wine. Not everyone has to belly up to the bar so to speak. The castle tour...More

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunset Tour was a pretty cool tour of the castle grounds and the museum about the Ricasoli family, but the best part of the tour was the amazing view – it literally is so beautiful and expansive that it looks fake! Don’t expect an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 Euro to visit the castle walls, church and tomb. Great views - can’t visit inside the castle. It is a uphill walk from public parking on uneven stone walkway- so not for the unhealthy... nice restroom. At base of hill is the wine room-...More

Thank chumsockeyesalmon
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hellmbeck
18 April 2018|
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Response from BaroneRicasoli | Property representative |
Thank you for the request. To visit the gardens, private chapel and Ricasoli Collection (closed every Monday) you do not need any reservation. The ticket office is open every day 10am-6pm and the availability for the... More
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EmmaXXIV
15 April 2018|
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Response from BaroneRicasoli | Property representative |
Yes, we do have parking available just in front of the Wine Shop and at the Osteria. Free of charge.
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Jhosselini C
24 July 2017|
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Response from Roberto_Zanotti | Reviewed this property |
Let me tell you that it would be a great idea! The castle and tour is a view inside the Italian XIX century when Baron Ricasoli became Prime Minister of the Younger Italy. But the dinner is able to satisfy your material... More
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