Near Montalcino, where the Tuscan landscape is world heritage, Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is a place beyond the ordinary. It is located 16 kilometers west of the small city of Montalcino (about 20 minutes by car), 70 kilometers south of Siena (about 1 hour by car) and 130 kilometers south of Florence (about 1.5 hours by car).
The luxury rooms and suites of Castello Banfi – il Borgo are nestled into the homes that were built alongside the medieval fortress, historically known as Poggio alle Mura, in the 17th and 18th centuries when it became safe to live outside of the thick walls and locked gates, but prudent to be close for protection.
The castle, since re-christened CastelloBanfi, is hospitality center of the 2,850 hectares vineyard estate. The architect Marco Matteucci of Montalcino was given the charge of preserving the historical character of the Borgo Buildings. The interior designer Federico Forquetof Cetona; one of Italy’s most renowned designers, worked with the Mariani family to create the elegant and comfortable interiors of the rooms and suites as well as the surrounding gardens.
CastelloBanfi–ilBorgo offers 14 rooms and suites, varying in size, location and décor, all with carefully selected furnishings and fabrics, classic fixtures and luxuriant amenities made from Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate.
Guests are nurtured in a warm and refined environment with attention to detail, befitting the world of fine wine. Culinary and cultural adventure, including cooking classes, wine tastings, vineyard treks and sightseeing, as well as simple relaxation, are the hallmark of these charming accommodations.
Guests can spend a half day with our Chef, learning the secrets of the renowed Italian cooking. Hands-on 4-hour morning class preparing a 4-course Italian lunch that guests will enjoy with a selection of Banfiwines.
OurEnoteca/Wine bar recreates the atmosphere of a trueTuscan wine shop where, alongside Banfi wines, extra virgin olive oil, Condimento Balsamico Etrusco and grappa, you will find numerous local artisan food and crafts.
CastelloBanfi is the sponsor of the Jazz & Wine festivals held in Montalcino each summer, with concerts in town as well as on the estate. Special concerts of Classical Music and Opera are also planned.
Some spaces are open to the public. Daily tours are conducted at the winery in the valley below, and visitors to the castle compound enjoy several hospitality options.
L’Enoteca offers the full range of wines from the Castello Banfi estate for retail bottle and case purchase or tasting by the glass.