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Mate Winery

Podere il Colombaio | Località Santa Restituta, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 847215
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Great location and winery, OK tasting

Tried Mate Brunello in US and not impressed so wanted to get more first hand experience of all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David J
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Bellevue, Washington
Amazing winery, amazing people, amazing wine!

The last week of June 2018 we visited six wineries in Montalcino. Mate, whose wine I have never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jaffuso
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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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+39 0577 847215
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried Mate Brunello in US and not impressed so wanted to get more first hand experience of all their wines, certainly an amazing property and our hostess was very nice and helpful. And we tried some very nice wines, much better than we had thought...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last week of June 2018 we visited six wineries in Montalcino. Mate, whose wine I have never had prior, was the best experience. Jessica gave us this wonderfully insightful and entertaining tour of their vineyards and cellar which included barrel tasting very young Brunellos...More

Thank jaffuso
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great intimate wine tasting experience on beautiful property. It is worth the time to make an appointment for a very personable and relaxed wine tasting experience. Jessica was delightful as she guided us through the tasting and history of the winery and...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations to visit Máté while we were in Montalcino. We couldn’t make the early afternoon tasting, but Jessica was nice enough to offer a 4:00pm appointment which fit better with our schedule. We were most interested in their Brunello, which...More

Thank Kristen J
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting this vineyard now for getting on for 15 years and I love it. The knowledge , the standard of wine and the setting is second to none. Candace and Jessica are always pleased to spend time and explain to us with...More

Thank AlWhite123
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Someone in our group had read the book a vineyard in Tuscany and wanted to visit. The last minute arrangements were simple. After driving around Tuscany and seeing endless vineyards and beautiful estates we were concerned if we would really be welcomed. Driving up the...More

Thank rscaglion
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This remarkable place is owned and operated by Candace and Ferenc Máté. Candace is an artist and the magic behind the wine making. Ferenc is a renowned author and the one who dreamed about this place, making it a reality. Read more about this in...More

Thank Gauchoalumni
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had the good fortune of visiting Mate Winery and sampling the delicious Brunello di Montalcino while having a very informative visit with their sommelier, Jessica. We enjoyed hearing about the producer's history as well as the climate and conditions impacting the vineyards. Our dialog...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Tuscany and Brunello wine tasting. This time we stayed two nights in Montalcino (Hotel de Capitani - recommended) and visited 2 wineries by appointment: Mate and Ciacci Piccolini. We had stayed the night before in Orvieto, left there at...More

1  Thank LoveToTravel524
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Thank patandgreg2017
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Jonas A
10 June 2018|
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Response from Candace M | Property representative |
Dear Jonas, Thank you for your message. We always prefer a reservation because, as Miles suggests, we are a small winery and we need it for organize the day. Please, email me at visits@matewine. com. Thank you very much.
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Beth E
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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