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Mate Winery

Podere il Colombaio | Località Santa Restituta, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 847215
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Amazing Wine Tasting and Location

You need to read Mr. Mate's book, " A Vineyard in Tuscany" before you go to the tasting to TRULY... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
patandgreg2017
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San Francisco, California
Spring Break in Tuscany. Wow!

My wife and 2 of my four children scheduled a private tour and wine tasting the first week of April... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mozart2005
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reservations are required for winery tours and tastings. Please contact us via email or the phone number above. The Etruscan celebration of life--beauty, food, and wine--is alive today on the Mate family's boutique wine estate. Twenty years ago, Ferenc and Candace Mate, author and painter, fell in love with an abandoned 13th century friary--its romantic tower, courtyard, and two private hills. Within its 28 hectares of Mediterranean woods were fragrant fields of wild herbs. They planted vineyards on Etruscan-built terraces and in seven fields of varying altitudes, expositions and subsoils. For each site, they carefully chose a grape varietal, rootstock, and clones. In marl, mineral-rich shale and tufaceous soil--all abundant in calcareous fossils of a primordial ocean bottom--vines planted to a high density, forced their roots deep through varied layers, enhancing the grapes' flavors and perfumes. The Mate's hand-made wines, from organically grown, carefully selected grapes, are internationally acclaimed.
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Podere il Colombaio | Località Santa Restituta, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You need to read Mr. Mate's book, " A Vineyard in Tuscany" before you go to the tasting to TRULY appreciate what you are seeing and tasting. The property is beautiful and the wines are special. Jessica spent so much time with us and answered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and 2 of my four children scheduled a private tour and wine tasting the first week of April with the Mate' Vineyard and Winery. Jessica was our most gracious Sommelier, Guide, and Hostess. Touring the property, the vineyards, the fermentation vats, the cellar,...More

Thank Mozart2005
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Candace M, Owner at Mate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you James for your kind comment about us, made my day! I hope to see you and your wonderful family again. All my best Jessica

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Máté at the recommendation of a friend of ours who lives in Tuscany and is in the wine business. When we arrived, we were greeted by Candace Máté, who welcomed us to her home and to a 2pm tasting. Her son, Peter, led...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and I scheduled a tour & tasting with Peter, the winemaker who served as our host. He was very welcoming and knowledgeable, and mom Candace made some amazing charcuterie to go with the tasting. The wines were amazing, as was the winery itself....More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We wanted to do a tasting in the Montalcino region and picked this one based on online research. In this case, the research paid off. Such a charming property. Absolutely beautiful. It is a little hard to find so give yourself time to get there...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went with a group. Really had a fantastic time at this little winery. Toured the cellar and grounds and had a generous tasting with Peter (operations manager and owners son). We were having such a good time our driver had to drag us out of...More

Thank Rol M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Candace was our host and she was wonderful. We enjoyed chatting with her and hearing all about the winery, history of the buildings, viticulture, etc. We had a tasting (20 euros each) and tried 3 brunellos ('10 reserve, '11, and '12 I believe) and a...More

1  Thank Curtis E
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We went to a wine tasting with my family, and the all the wines were perfect, the whole vinery looks beautiful! It was a very nice experience! I absolutely recommend to visit this place!

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I love so much about the Mate wines - the care with which they are produced, their flavours and Candace Mate's artwork on the labels. We tasted some lovely wines: 3 brunellos including a 2010 Riserva, and a Merlot, all of which were delicious. Peter...More

Thank Gareth J
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family stopped by Mate during our Tuscan holiday to learn about and taste their incredible wines. Peter provided us an amazing tasting experience and shared his personal stories about the winery. It was an unforgettable day. The bonus was that they offered free shipping...More

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Beth A
3 April 2018|
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Response from Candace M | Property representative |
Hi Beth - We're closed in the winter and on the weekends, but we've just reopened for the season. You can send a request to our website. Thanks! Candace Máté
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Asonya15r
12 April 2017|
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Response from 251candace | Property representative |
Hi - I wish I could say that your could take a bus here, but we're 10 km outside Montalcino, so a rental car is really what you need. I think you can rent a car in Buonconvento - our nearest train station, and a 1.2 hour... More
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George V
24 November 2016|
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Response from 251candace | Property representative |
Hi George - Many thanks for your support over all these years! If we're home when you're here, we'd love to meet you. We're closed on the 11th and 12th - other than that, just let us know when you'd like to stop by. Looking... More
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