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“Only one to Charge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vini Castelvecchi in Chianti

Vini Castelvecchi in Chianti
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Vèscine winery is located on the rolling hills between Siena and Florence and is considered one of the charmest winery all over Italy.The cellar is situated in the basement of Castelvecchi castle originary of the 13th century (1000 years old).A gorgeous and unique landscape plus history and obviously the production of the top Chianti Classico wine will be part of your fantastic trip here.
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Only one to Charge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

This was the only winery to charge for a tasting and you only got to try 4 wines. I understand that its a big company, but when you are competing with 1000 other wineries that let you try all their wine for free its hard to go back to the one that charges 5 euro per tasting. The wine was good and they had some different varieties, but still not worth the 10 euro for my husband and I to taste.

Visited August 2011
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duomo
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredible, Passionate, Friendly, Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

On tour through Tuscanny we staid at Viscine. There we met Vincenzo. We were lucky that he had the time to give us an extensive tour through the winery, explaining the process to make top wines.
Vincenzo is incredible, he knows everything about wine and is very committed to making quality wines.
After tasting the wines we were impressed by the excellent taste.
We will definitely come back next year.
Family Beekes

Visited June 2011
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Toronto
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

We were in the Chiani area in May 2011, and we had a lovely visit at Vescine, from start to finish. After seeing the great reviews on TripAdvisor, I emailed to arrange a tour, and Andrea emailed me back promptly and was very friendly and accommodating to our schedule. When we arrived at Vescine, we were warmly welcomed, given an extensive tour, and then sat down for a sampling in a cellar more than 1000 years old! The wine pours were very generous, as were the snacks. Andrea was a great host, and even provided us with restaurant suggestions for afterwards (although we were so stuffed we didn't really need them!). The prices were very reasonable, and nothing seemed pushy or rushed at all. The olive oil is excellent as well. We would definitely recommended a visit to Vescine to anyone! Thanks Andrea!

Visited May 2011
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great wine - better staff!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

The Vescine hotel/wine store is about 2 km from the villa we rented and we stopped in for a wine tasting. Vincenza was great AND FUN! As a winemaker, he knows his stuff. However, even more important, he knows people and how to help guests have a great time. We ordered three cases of the Riserva to be shipped home!

The next day (today!) we visited the Castell Vecchio, where the Vescine wine is produced. Andre gave us a great tour of this 1000-year-old facility and we had another great wine tasting. What a wonderful set of experiences! We highly recommend these visits to everyone!

The wine tasting and tour are free if you buy over 50 Euros worth of wine (which we easily surpassed). There are set hours for the tour (10:30 and 5:00) but we saw other people come in at other times and they were given a tour.

Visited July 2011
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Bend, Oregon
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A MOST LOVELY EXPERIENCE - ONE OF MY FAVORITES IN CHIANTI!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

This is by far one of my favorite locations to visit for tasting and experiencing the feel of a typical Chianti borgo. The staff is very friendly and the atmpophere both inside and outside in the tasting room is very special. Vincenzo, who is the brand manager for Vescine, is often there to greet the guests and with pride present the story of the family of wineries and vineyards under the Paladin brand. He is gentle, enthusiastic, genuine and a wonderful host. The wines offered by Vescine represent all three of the company's winemaking regions, so you are able to 'explore' a bit beyond Tuscany without getting in the car! The grounds of the borgo, which now serves as a lovely Chianti accommodation, are filled with flowers, views of the hillsides across the valley, and a quiet solitude that is so typical of this area. You will be very happy you stopped at Vescine!

Visited May 2011
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