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What is the most scenic winery in Tuscany with the most amazing backdrop?

Old Sep 25th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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What is the most scenic winery in Tuscany with the most amazing backdrop?

What do you consider to be the most scenic winery in Tuscany? My goal is to find a place that has an amazing outdoor setting overlooking the tuscan rolling hills and have a good lunch with good wine. So, what do you say is the best winery with the most beautiful Tuscany backdrop?

We have researched, but there seems to be so many different wineries that it can be overwhelming. We are staying in Siena, but don't mind driving to this perfect place.

Thanks for your help!
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 04:53 PM
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I thought Castello Banfi was gorgeous.
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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rbnwdln - it does look gorgeous! I just looked it up on their website. Can you sit outside overlooking the hills for lunch and wine?
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Jill,

You might find the perfect place by reading these reviews. They are listed alphabetically by town-

Chianti area-

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/restau....asp?r=Tuscany Chianti

Suggestions for Chianti-

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/restau...ianti_jane.htm

South of Siena-

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/restau....asp?r=Tuscany South

It is not located at a winery, but Osteria La Porta in the small, beautiful town of Monticchiello (near Pienza) has an incredible view of the Val d'Orcia and is a place not to be missed if you are in the area. They have a good wine selection.
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The above suggestion concerning Osteria La Porta is spot on. Also, you may consider lunch there to be followed by a tour of two Montepulciano wineries conducted by a local consortium of wineries, found at http://www.stradavinonobile.it/new/ivini.en.php

Can't guarantee the vineyards you'll see are the absolute zenith of scenery, but I can guarantee you'll see very fine scenery, you'll get a tour from local people who are very enthusiastic about quality wine, and trust me, they bring out the good stuff. The whole thing makes for a very fun day trip.
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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Castello Banfi. Have lunch there.
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I don't think you can sit outside and see the scenery at Castllo Banfi but there is a darling restaurant and then you can walk the grounds. You can even stay there. I would if I could afford it.
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Poggio Antico outside of Montalcino. Exquisite brunello, beautiful vineyards and olive orchards. The restaurant on the grounds has outdoor dining that overlooks the vineyards and has outstanding food. We had a lovely, romantic, five course meal unlike any meal I have had before.
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Good suggestion on Poggio Antico. Their '85 Brunello was the best ever. I remember it like yesterday.
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Myself think Poggio Antico is the nicest one and the food is expensive but wonderful
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bookmarking . thanks
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Another great place to learn about wineries/vineyards around the world, such as here, is http://www.allvineyards.com.
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