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The medieval village of Castello di Albola stands on the magnificent Chianti hills, in an unique location known for the charm of its history, for the evocative power of art and for the unique landscape and agrarian context of unrivalled harmony.
Once belonging to some of the most noble Tuscan Families throughout the ages, from the Acciaioli and the Samminiati to the Pazzi and the Ginori Conti, the estate has been in the care and protection of the Zonin Family for over 30 years.
Gianni Zonin’s first task was to ensure that the vineyards would produce high quality grapes, and then to restore the outbuildings and the beautiful villa that had been built in the 16th century but maintained in its two massive towers the traces of the original mediaeval castle. In addition to the recuperation and restoration of the main villa and of the hamlet, the rural outbuildings have also been refurbished and are now used as accommodation. A new winery has also been built, in perfect harmony with the landscape.
The Zonin Family has also enlarged both the vineyards and the estate, which today covers 900 hectares, of which 150 are under vine and where there are also over 4 thousand olive trees.
Services: Bed in Villas and restaurant | Beds: 218
Castello di Albola is also a delightful place for those who wish to immerse themselves in a unique environment like that of Chianti Classico, for those who want to live in a historical setting and for those who want to taste the great wines of this celebrated estate whilst enjoying the charm of the area.
Castello di Albola offers two splendid examples of historic accommodation to make your stay truly unforgettable.
The first is the decidedly charming and elegant country 18th century country house, Villa le Marangole, which can accommodate up to 12 people in seven comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms, with a living room that offers an incomparable décor. From the villa’s patio one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the vineyards of Castello di Albola and it offers a splendid vantage point from which to look out over the entire estate. From here one can set off to explore the attractions of Chiantishire. What’s more a couple of caretakers who live in an annex of the villa and who take care of the guests, are able to prepare themed dinners at which you can taste the typical cuisine of the Chianti zone matched with the extraordinary wines of Castello di Albola.
The second historic house that is available to guests is Villa Crognole, built in the 15th century and sensitively restored. Villa Crognole can accommodate up to six persons; it is comfortable and attractive and has its own private swimming pool, as well as a terrace from which you can enjoy a marvellous view of the unique Chianti countryside.
Activities and surroundings
Each year at least 25,000 people visit the Castello. From April to November one can visit and taste between 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. every day; in the other months visits can be booked in advance. The winery offers guided tours of the historic cellars at 12 noon and 5 p.m., followed by a wine and olive oil tasting conducted by the estate’s hospitality team. The wine shop is open every day between March to early November, from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm, and between November to March it is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, with the possibility of weekend visits for small group visits by appointment.
Wine Cru: Il Solatio, Acciaiolo, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico Riserva Selections: Chianti Classico, Poggio alle Fate
Specialty: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Grappa di Chianti Classico, Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva
- Tasting and sale
- Swimming pool
- WiFi free
Prices and accommodation
Price per person per night