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Mate Winery

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Such a nice experience!

We visited Mate' Winery recently because of all the wonderful reviews here on Trip Advisor. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Houston, Texas
Wine tasting

We visited this beautiful winery with my Florentine Mother in law, Husband, Sister-in-law... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basel, Switzerland
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Reservations are required for winery tours and tastings. Please contact us via email or the phone number above. The Etruscan celebration of life--beauty, food, and wine--is alive today on the Mate family's boutique wine estate. Twenty years ago...more
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Podere il Colombaio | Località Santa Restituta, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 847215
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Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I, friends, and other family members have sipped wines at literally a hundred or more wineries. Some in Italy, Germany, France, and of course several different States in the U.S. The de rigueur is to get going by 10:00 AM and sip...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Mate' Winery recently because of all the wonderful reviews here on Trip Advisor. We travel to Tuscany often and have visited many wineries in the area. Mate' Winery did not disappoint and Jessica was as personable and lovely as described in so many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful winery with my Florentine Mother in law, Husband, Sister-in-law, French,Swiss friend and teenage children. All were impressed with the delicious wine, hospitality and wine knowledge. We did a wine tasting paired with different cheeses and meats. I’m anxiously waiting for my...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting the Mate' Vineyard. Candace is one of a kind, so knowledgeable and we can always count on a lively conversation. Jessica provides wonderfully insightful information about the wine and the various factors that make each vintage and varietal unique. This one of...More

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner of this winery has actually written a book about the creation and development of this winery. It is highly recommended. Spoiler alert, he built it out of an old monastery. And after you've read the book (or even if you haven't), visit the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely vineyard , off the beaten path .... well worth the drive. Jessica was the perfect host , so well informed on her wines and her passion for her vineyards . One of the highlights of our trip to Tuscany . Just wish we could...More

Thank marygustafsson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience. Great conversation with Sommelier Jessica, enjoyable tour, wonderful pairings with simply remarkable wines. Would have enjoyed an expanded tour of the property, including the house.

Thank Tim Z
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We've visited Máté winery twice, the first just my wife and me, and we loved it so much we brought six of our wine-enthusiast friends with us the second time. Both times visiting, Máté was the highlight of our day in Montalcino. On our latest...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Like many others, I had read Frenc Mate’s books priorcto our first visit to Tuscany 10+ years ago. At that time, the winery was in it’s early stages. We were in Tuscany (Montalcino) for our daughter’s wedding. Prior to arrival we booked our tasting and...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved visiting Máté at the end of September. Prior to our tasting, we roamed the gorgeous gardens and took in the views across the vineyard. Jessica, Máté’s sommelier took our through the history of the vineyard including the restoration of the house and we...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

After reading three books by Ferenc Máté, my husband and I knew we had to visit the ruin that he and his wife Candace turned into a winery. The humor and descriptions he uses made Tuscany come alive and we had to see for ourselves....More

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Jonas A
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Candace M | Property representative |
Dear Jonas, Thank you for your message. We always prefer a reservation because, as Miles suggests, we are a small winery and we need it for organize the day. Please, email me at visits@matewine. com. Thank you very much.
April 2, 2018|
Response from Candace M | Property representative |
Hi Beth - We're closed in the winter and on the weekends, but we've just reopened for the season. You can send a request to our website. Thanks! Candace Máté
April 11, 2017|
Response from 251candace | Property representative |
Hi - I wish I could say that your could take a bus here, but we're 10 km outside Montalcino, so a rental car is really what you need. I think you can rent a car in Buonconvento - our nearest train station, and a 1.2 hour... More
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