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Memorable visit and tasting experience!

Tips: 1.Read at least one of their books before going - strongly recommend A Vineyard in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fishers, Indiana
Phenomenal visit to Mate Winery

After reading two of Ferenc Mate's books, "A Vineyard in Tuscany" and "The Hills of Tuscany", we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tips: 1.Read at least one of their books before going - strongly recommend A Vineyard in Tuscany. Gives great background and foundation for your visit. 2.Make reservations in advance. 3.Book the private tasting that includes light snacks. Jessica, the sommelier, provided excellent communications and driving...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although I'm more used to the "drop-in" tastings that are nearly universal at California wineries, the wine here was excellent and the hour went by fairly quickly. We had quite a bit shipped home ;-D

Thank Jonas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read all of Ferenc Mate’s writings about Tuscany, my husband and I were ridiculously excited to visit his beautiful property and taste the Mate wines produced by Candace. However, our expectations were not quite met as somehow the experience was a bit flat, and...More

Thank Roshea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading two of Ferenc Mate's books, "A Vineyard in Tuscany" and "The Hills of Tuscany", we planned a trip to Italy and to their vineyard. We had an outstanding private tasting and tour of the property by Jessica, their phenomenal Sommelier, which was the...More

1  Thank caresskennedy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us enjoyed a tasting at Máté after seeing several referrals in travel and culinary articles. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience - from the warm and knowledgeable hostess to our first Brunellos of the trip to walking around the lovely grounds. Well worth a...More

Thank ljpatterson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried Mate Brunello in US and not impressed so wanted to get more first hand experience of all their wines, certainly an amazing property and our hostess was very nice and helpful. And we tried some very nice wines, much better than we had thought...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The last week of June 2018 we visited six wineries in Montalcino. Mate, whose wine I have never had prior, was the best experience. Jessica gave us this wonderfully insightful and entertaining tour of their vineyards and cellar which included barrel tasting very young Brunellos...More

Thank jaffuso
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a great intimate wine tasting experience on beautiful property. It is worth the time to make an appointment for a very personable and relaxed wine tasting experience. Jessica was delightful as she guided us through the tasting and history of the winery and...More

Thank kjcooper01
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations to visit Máté while we were in Montalcino. We couldn’t make the early afternoon tasting, but Jessica was nice enough to offer a 4:00pm appointment which fit better with our schedule. We were most interested in their Brunello, which...More

Thank Kristen J
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting this vineyard now for getting on for 15 years and I love it. The knowledge , the standard of wine and the setting is second to none. Candace and Jessica are always pleased to spend time and explain to us with...More

Thank AlWhite123
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Jonas A
9 June 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.
Beth E
3 April 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
11 April 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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