Domenico Francone, resident chef at Sala Dei Grappoli at Castello Banfi, an award-winning winery and hotel in the Tuscany region of Italy, was on tour here recently. He speaks to CHERYL YEE about food,...
The journalist Ooi May Sim writes about the wine maker dinner at the Senja Restaurant, Malaysia. As a conductor, the Sala dei Grappoli resident chef, Domenico Francone, accompained with the best selection...
Castello Banfi is featured among, “Top Trips You Should Take in Your 40s and 50s”with a photo prominently displayed on the msn.com homepage. See the screenshots and link below! http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/top-trips-you-should-take-in-your-40s-and-50s/ss-AA8uoED
Patrick Loh, journalist for the Manifesto Wine, a Malaysian magazine, had the most delightful dinner accompanied by good glasses of Castello Banfi reds and whites and the cuisine of Domenico Francone,...
The magazine Starmetro, a newspaper published by The Star Online, based in Malaysia, dedicated an article to our Chef Domenico Francone, chef resident at our Sala dei Grappoli. On the occasion of a wine...
"If you're looking for the perfect wine retreat, look no further": this is the beginning of the article, describing Castello Banfi - Il Borgo, that won the 2nd position in the top 20 hotel list dedicated...
Castello Banfi - Il Borgo is one of the Top 100 Hotels in Italy, a top 100 list ofthe best hotels in our country, edited by Edizioni Avant Garde annually. "Not just a holiday but a lifestyle; not only...
Castello Banfi was featured as a recommended property in this month's issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. To receive Mr. Harper's coveted endorsement, a property must possess exceptional character,...
19. Castello Banfi il Borgo, Tuscany, Italy Readers' Rating: 90.467 Set amid 7,100 undulating acres of vineyards and olive groves near Montalcino, Castello Banfi, maker of some of the region’s best-known...
On May 25th will be back Cantine Aperte, one of the most important Italian wine tourism event. From 1993 the wineries partner of the Wine Tourism Movement open their gate to the public, promoting a direct...
Last year, in June, we hosted some Norwegian journalists at Castello Banfi Il Borgo. Following their visit with us, they published some articles, including this available in the October / November issue...
The Daily Meal celebrates the most exemplary epicurean endeavors at the world’s best wineries. Lauren Mack in her article writes: "The concept of dining at wineries started changing in the late 20th...
Our next destination was south of Florence, the small fortress town of Montalcino, located in the heart of Tuscany, just south of Siena. Montalcino’s fame is inextricably tied to one of the greatest...
From May 10 to 12 will come back under the spotlight the 4th edition of Tuscan Rewind, the evocative historic car race on dirt. The most important news of Tuscan Rewind 2013 is its opening with the special...
In 2012 Castello Banfi La Taverna has once again received the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Award of Excellence for its wine list. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize those restaurants...
Ciao! I'd like to tell that me and my fiancéwe had the most spectacular 4 nights ever at Castello Banfi Borgo. Your team is simply increadible, all of them! We got engaged at the Castello and now we plan to marry. I'd like to know more about the weeding at the Castello Banfi!
Engagement at Castello Banfi
14 May 2015
We enjoyed our stay tremendously and will definitely return! Maddelena was especially kind and helpful and we cannot express enough how much we appreciated her help and patience. Maddelena truly went over and beyond to make our stay wonderful and sorted out all our airport problems and connections. Sincerely, Julie and James Schulze
We enjoyed our stay tremendously
4 November 2014
To all at Castello Banfi: My family and I would like to thank you again for our wonderful stay earlier this summer. As always, the hospitality and food were unforgettable. We have now had the pleasure of visiting you three times, and we hope to come again in future years. Best regards, Bill Gussman
5 August 2014
Dear Serena We are back home safe and sound and are catching up with friends and family. I want to that YOU, from Maureen & I, for our most wonderful return visit to Castello Banfi, and especially our stay at the Borgo. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated like 'Royal VIPs'. We were constantly made so welcome. Please pass on our sincere and deep thanks and appreciation. With Kindest Regards, Ian
A Million "Thank you"
11 July 2014
Dear! Thank you for your kind e-mail and for your very satisfying service throughout! I can with great pleasure tell you that my mother and Mr. Pettersen have enjoyed their stay to the full at Castello Banfi! They are very impressed with everything from your beautiful estate to your friendly and professional service, and last but not least your fantastic selection of quality wines! I can assure you, wines from Castello Banfi are ever present in both mine and their wine cabinets! Thank you very mutch again for making my mother's 60th birthday trip sutch a fantastic experience!! Looking forward to visit you, hopefully very soon! Kind regards, Tommy Eide Robberstad
A very satisfying service
24 June 2014
Dear Serena, On behalf of the British Airways Cabin Crew Wine Society we would like to thank you very much for a wonderful visit. We all thoroughly loved the tour and tasting, and lunch was exceptional, how wonderful to have a room all to ourselves. Thank you very much Serena for all your help in planning this event. Karen and Andy Miraleis
20 November 2013
Hello Juan, It was a real pleasure to meet you recently during our delightful stay at Il Borgo. We enjoyed everything about our stay. The Poggio Alle Mura Suite was magnificent and our dinners were outstanding at both the Fine Dining restaurant and La Taverna. Most of all, you and the people at Il Borgo made us feel truly welcome and at home. Tuscany has truly become our favorite place in the World to visit. Thanks again for showing us around and for your gracious hospitality. Kindest regards, Pete and Susan Altringer
Our delightful stay at Il Borgo
18 November 2013
Good Morning, I wanted to send this email just to say thank you. Your castle is amazing and so beautiful. My wife and I absolutely loved our time at Castello Banfi. Everyone made us feel as if we were part of your Banfi family and belong there. I cannot stop talking about it. Once again, thank you and we will see each other again in the near future. Sincerely, Frank Fortino
Visit to Castello Banfi
17 October 2013
Dear Juan: Hello from Los Angeles! Sohail and I wanted to send you a note and thank you again for helping make an already magical stay at Banfi all the more wonderful through your warmth and generous hospitality. We are still reeling from all the beauty of your sublime property and miss the delicious food and exquisite wines that we enjoyed daily, thanks to Domenico and your talented staff. Our children talk constantly about how much fun they had by the pool, how kind Mirco was to them at the restaurant, and how much they loved playing with Barbarino the cat. Thank you for the gifts of olive oil and wine--a beautiful reminder or our time in Montalcino. Please contact us if you are ever in Los Angeles. We would like so much to see you again. Sending you our warmest wishes, Noushin and Sohail
3 September 2013
Dear Banfi il Borgo Team, We spent an amazing time in a wonderful estate with excellent service of very friendly people in the hotel and restaurant area - everything was perfect. Thank you so much! Thank you also for the generous and attentive wines. We will come back for sure! Again, many thanks to the whole team and warmest regards from Zurich! Sincerely yours, Stephanie & Stephan Welti
We will come back!
21 May 2013
Dear Serena, We have now arrived back safely to Denmark after a fantastic trip to Tuscany and I would like to thank you for your hospitality towards our group, everyone thought it was an amazing tour of of Castello Banfi. What a beautiful place and amazing views! We all thought it was a great day seeing the castle and your wine cellars, tasting your wines and visiting the glass museum. It is such a beautiful place and we would love to come back for another visit and stay in one of the rooms at Castello Banfi. Again, thank you very much for making our visit to Castello Banfi and Tuscany great, we really enjoyed it. Please send our thanks and regards as well to the gentleman who guided us. Kind regards, Herluf
31 October 2012
Hi Juan, we wanted to thank you and your entire team for helping to make our stay at Banfi for our anniversary truly special. We had an amazing time, and the entire team really outdid themselves to help make it happen. Of course the place itself is fantastic, but all the warm wishes and thoughtful things surprising us in our room made the day feel even more special. We hope to return in the not too distant future and will surly be telling everyone we know to pay a visit as well. Have a great weekend! Jocelin and John Schultz