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Tenuta Castelbuono

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Address: Vocabolo Castellaccio, 9, Bevagna, Italy
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+39 0742 361670

A visit to Tenuta Castelbuono is a journey into the world of art and wine....

A visit to Tenuta Castelbuono is a journey into the world of art and wine. The Carapace, the winery designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro, is the first sculpture in the world in which one lives and works simultaneously. This unique work of art is a shrine to hold the precious great wines of Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco, the true souls of Umbria.Una visita alla Tenuta Castelbuono e un viaggio nel mondo dell'arte e del vino.Il suo Carapace, la cantina progettata da Arnaldo Pomodoro, e la prima scultura al mondo nella quale si vive e si lavora. Un' opera unica quale scrigno di grandi vini, il Sagrantino e il Rosso di Montefalco, anima dell'Umbria piu vera.

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Brilliant, worth the visit

Brilliant, worth the visit. Good wine and cheese, water, tour. very nice building / artwork and great view. Tour also in good english! Worth a visit!

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Brilliant, worth the visit. Good wine and cheese, water, tour. very nice building / artwork and great view. Tour also in good english! Worth a visit!

1 Thank Frank S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As this winery can only be visited upon reservation (as their website clearly indicates) I made arrangements for a winetour including winetasting in English language some months before our visit in August. Aurora handled my request efficiently. When arriving we were welcomed warmly by Annalisa. The building is astonishing, as are the views. It is located on top of a... More 

1 Thank Rosita_Amsterdam
Terrace Park, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a highly recommended visit. The building, furniture and all the rest has been designed by Pomodoro. It is a living structure (you will have to discover why when you visit😊). It is definitely worth the guided visit. Annalisa was our outstanding guide. For 12 euro, you have the guide and tasting of two wines. 8 Euro is the... More 

Thank stezene
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

As we arrived there was just one family. The place is interesting, different in architecture, but, when it was just us, it felt so big, empty and impersonal. The wines were good, but the Riserva was no longer available and the Montefalco is a regular wine. I would recommend finding out the hours where there is a bit more people... More 

Thank Andrea S
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This was the one must-see item I had on my list for the Bevagna area. It is a stunning architectural achievement which anyone who appreciates quality, modern architecture will find ultra-worthwhile to visit. Tip we wish we had known: English-speaking tours are RARE and seem to need to be scheduled in advance. Also, we asked to see the basement area... More 

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Alba Adriatica
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Interesting. Nice wine. Professional and friendly hostess (thanks Aurora)! Look to the south for Montefalco and enjoy!

Thank Fredrino
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

A casual drive down a country road near our B&B in Bevagna brought a unique red "obelisk" on a hill into view, puzzling us. Further investigation brought us to the ultra modern dome the "Carapace" which contains the winery with a tasting room and the storage and aging cellar beneath. This was opened in 2012, is ultramodern, and a highly... More 

1 Thank HerschelChester
Water Mill, New York
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Reviewed 19 September 2014

The owners of this vineyard had the fortune of having their facility designed by a master. The location splendid, as are many of the vineyards in the region. With no expectations for the visit, we were completely disappointed in the way in which we were greeted by the hostess. The hostess seemed not to be interested in us, more interested... More 

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Croissy-sur-Seine, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This winery, the Carapace, was designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro, and is a unique work of modern art. The building alone is worth the visit. But it would be a shame not to stay and taste the great wines of Sagrantino and Rosso de Montefalco, and guided tours take place in a variety of languages.

2 Thank coffeestop
Henfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a stunning piece of architecture on a hill outside Bevagna with glorious views of the surrounding area. The main building, designed by a sculptor and inspired by a turtle's shell is wonderful and houses the visitor area with the cellars and production areas below. The staff give tours in English and Italian and are friendly and knowledgeable. Needless... More 

1 Thank EddyReynolds

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