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lavendula Jul 8, 2008 11:18 AM

I hear that the wine tour is amazing, but has anyone ever stayed there?

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    miamisage Jul 8, 2008 11:24 AM

    I agree with the others about the wine tour, and property, view, etc. I didn't know that they had anywhere to stay.

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      lavendula Jul 8, 2008 09:50 PM

      I'm also interested in La Poggiolaia and Villa Il Pozza agriturismo stays if anyone has any thing to say bout' those?

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      rwegman Jul 27, 2008 09:49 AM

      I have been on the tour and it is great. The lunch they put on is wonderful as well.

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        lavendula Oct 28, 2008 08:34 PM

        Sounds great :) I think I heard some people that ran the tour were better than others. Any ideas on who to ask for?

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          Indy 67 Oct 29, 2008 04:45 AM

          The tour of the property is run by employees of the Castello. Are you actually asking about tour companies who will drive you to the winery?

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            lavendula Nov 2, 2008 02:59 PM

            No, I was asking about which employees were the best! I heard somewhere that there was one guy who was really great.

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              HungryChris Nov 3, 2008 05:13 AM

              The day we went, the tour was given by Gino Rosi and I cannot recommend him enough for his overall knowledge and respect for both the process and it's history. He was both charming and effective with people. He stayed with us for the meal and that was a great pleasure as well. He even offered his email to answer questions we might think of after the tour.

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                HungryChris Nov 3, 2008 04:17 PM

                I implied that there was but one tour of the estate the day we went. Not true. We encountered a few others in the course of ours and I believe we all ended up in the same area for the meal. Based on everything I saw, Gino is the one you want.

                HC

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                  lavendula Nov 6, 2008 07:31 AM

                  Gino!! That was it!! Thx.

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