Castello Sonnino is a perfectly preserved historic wine estate that overlooks the Chianti Hills. Just 20 minutes from Florence, Volterra and San Gimignano on the road to Pisa and Livorno.
It is composed by a 16th century mansion which date back to the 13th century, medieval, fortified tower. It is part of ADSI (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane) and Case della Memoria. Today the property is the result of the commitment of the Baron Alessandro and Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino. They have restored the mansion which also contains the Sidney Sonnino Historic Archive and they founded the “Castello Sonnino International Education Centre” which collaborates with American and Canadian Universities organizing study abroad programs. Castello Sonnino is one of the leading producers of Chianti Montespertoli D.O.C.G. and high quality olive oil.
The Castello Sonnino with its thirteenth-century tower, symbol of the territory of Montespertoli, overlooks the valleys of Florentine Chianti. Here, for over two centuries, the Sonnino family has been producing wines and extra-virgin olive oils of remarkable character, fusing a profound knowledge and love of the earth with a constant spirit of research. Today, Baron Alessandro de Renzis Sonnino steers the company along this path between tradition and experimentation, resulting in the creation of one of the most interesting wines of the new Tuscan generation.
A profound knowledge of the earth and the utmost professionalism: this is the key to the strength of the Sonnino working group, consistently focused on goals of excellence. The estate, masterfully run by the technical director and AIS sommelierSamuele Mammoli. In addition to the work on the land and in the cellar, the personnel also enliven the seasons of the Castle with tastings, guided tours, cultural evenings and convivial events. A staff of professional cooks oversees the menu of the Sonnino Restaurant, offering a typical but unique cuisine focusing on organic, zero-miles produce.
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At Castello Sonnino you also have the chance to stay in an exclusive apartment situated in the thirteenth-century tower. The decor has been designed with the greatest care, in harmony with the traditions and taste of Tuscan houses. It’s the ideal choice for special occasions and honeymoon nights, drenched in an ancient atmosphere in the heart of Florentine Chianti. The apartment (150 mq) is made up of a spacious living room, a kitchen, two large double bedrooms, one single and two bathrooms. There are two delightful gardens and a splendid terrace framed between the woodland trees. The apartment can accommodate up to a maximum of 4 people.
Along the tree-lined road of the farm is located the lovely apartment of the“Cantiniere”, which dates from the fifteenth century. It is composed of three bedrooms with air conditioning (two doubles and one triple), each with a private bathroom and a cozy fully equipped kitchen. The combination of the decor in the “country” style of the past century, and the new renovation of the rooms creates the ideal atmosphere to stay in harmony with the Tuscan countryside. A lovely balcony, surrounded by cypress trees, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. In front of the terrace is the old “Aia” perfect place to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the vineyards and olive groves of the Castle. The apartment can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people.
Just behind the Castle is the “Farmhouse” that dates back to the late nineteenth century. Although recently renovated the house has maintained the rustic style of the past century. The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with a sofa, a large kitchen with fireplace and a double room with private bathroom. The stairs leads to the first floor composed of two double rooms with bathroom.
A large private garden enriches the home and allows guests to relax in the shade of the tower. Ideal for families with children. The apartment can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people.