Products, courses and tastings
The soil of the land around the 13th century Sonnino Castle has advantageous distinctive features. It is rich in clay and 'alberese' limestone with gravel intrusions, thus guaranteeing good water retention and avoiding the grapevines being harmed by summer droughts, which is rather common in Tuscany. Consequently, the ripening of the grapevines is balanced.
In the last few years, the newly planted vineyards have been mainly clones of the Sangiovese variety and in smaller amounts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, in the areas where these grapes benefit from the local environmental features to the fullest.
At the castle, they also produce vinsanto, grappa and olive oil. For the oil they use olives of the 'Frantoio', 'Moraiolo', 'Pendolino', and 'Leccino' varieties, picked directly from the trees by hand and pressed according to traditional methods.
No more than 10 years ago the Sonnino Castle opened its cellars to the public. A tour of the cellars is an unforgettable experience, particularly for those who wish to explore a typical Tuscan Historic Cellar. The experience can be completed by tasting the castle wine and oil. It is also possible to book a visit to the oldest cellars in the castle, where the finest wines are aged in oak barrels and barriques. The visit includes a description of traditional wine-making techniques with specific reference to the typical features of the area.
Booking request for wine tours
People that would like to participate on a wine tour at Castello Sonnino can use the booking form underneath. This form will be send directly to the owner, who will contact you as soon as possible and will inform you about the prices.