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Great winery visit

Our visit to this winery was very informative and at the same time relaxing and casual. Franko was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bob T
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Burks Falls, Ontario, Canada
One of the best wineries in Tuscany.

I reserved with Franco for 9 people at 2 in the afternoon. He was fantastic and gave us a tour of... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Pat D
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Tucson
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We are a family run artisanal winery estate in beautiful Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast offering guided tours with tasting of our red, white and rose' Bolgheri DOC wines. They are elegant terroir wines highly rated by critics (Robert Parker, Wine...more
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Localita Badia 227 | Frazione Donoratico, 57022, Castagneto Carducci, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our visit to this winery was very informative and at the same time relaxing and casual. Franko was a great host with lots of interesting information about the winery and surrounding area. Our one hour turned into two as Franko was willing to answer all...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed September 14, 2018

I reserved with Franco for 9 people at 2 in the afternoon. He was fantastic and gave us a tour of the winery and explained the process of making his wine. We saw the bottling and labeling process as well. Then we sat with him...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I cannot recommend Batzella any more highly. A fabulous afternoon in the company of Franco; listening to his experiences whilst tasting his very generous pours of wine. A definite highlight of our Tuscan adventure and well worth visiting. It's small, family run vineyards like this...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a most recommended winery to visit. The tour and explanation about the winery and about the history of the region are very interesting. Mister Franco and his wife Tám are excellent hosts and good story tellers. The wines we tasted are the best...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We have been to wineries in Burgandy, Loire Valley, Tuscany, and this is the best experience we have had. We got a detailed explanation and tour on the art and science of wine making, The wine tasting experience was fabulous. They have reds, whites and...More

Thank Armeane C
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks Armeane for your generous review. It was great to receive your visit, and that of Mary and of your friends. I hope you all will come again Franco and Khanh

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Kind people who will tell you their wonderfull story and moreover how they make their lovely wine! Also nice for children: great toys available!

Thank tspann6
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Glad you liked the experience. And glad the children liked it, too. Come again Franco, owner

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We booked last minute with a quick email, almost immediate response. Very accommodating and informative. Small family run vineyard with a great Italian feel. Loved the owners and more importantly the wine, so much so we brought what we felt we could carry on our...More

Thank Jordan M
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks for a succint but very complete (and generous) review. Hope you'll come again, and send us your friends...

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great experiance, passion for beautiful wines and friendly/ understandable explaination.. By the way, the wine is superb!

Thank DriesN26
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Glad you liked it. Come again

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Was a great pleasure to visit Franco Batzella. We received a private tour through the whole wine making process with all its insights. Great wine as well! Definitely recommended!

Thank Robbert H
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Happy to hear that you liked the experience. Come again, please, and send your friends

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We have found the Batzella Winery by chance, but the decision we made to visit this place was really worth it. If you don’t want to visit the big wineries but still enjoy the characters and personality of the Bolgheri wines - this place is...More

Thank Igor P
Franco B, Owner at Batzella Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Dear Igor and Kristina, It was a pleasure for me, too, to make your acquaintance. Thanks for the kind words. Please come again to see us - and bring your friends... All the best Franco

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