Tenuta Castelbuono

Tenuta Castelbuono, Bevagna: Hours, Address, Tenuta Castelbuono Reviews: 4.5/5

Tenuta Castelbuono
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Cecil
10 contributions
Wonderful wine experience.
Jun 2021
Building structure is phenomenal. Staff very professional and welcoming. It worth the visit. It is hidden from the main road.
Written 6 June 2021
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neilgcooper
Badsworth, UK13 contributions
Superb Visit
Sep 2019 • Friends
From arrival through to the visit to the hidden winery to the extensive tasting experience the customer service we enjoyed was exceptional.

The fond memories of our visit return with every glass of Grappa Trentina Segnana I pour (wish I could find it in the UK). The Castelbueno wines themselves were superb.

Would recommend booking ahead so that you are expected and that you allow sufficient time to enjoy the building, the views, the vines, the tour and the the wines.
Written 20 October 2019
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alex s
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
Umbria at its finest
May 2019 • Friends
Arrived unexpectedly and were warmly welcomed. Magnificent views and magnificent service. Wines and vineyard explained perfectly. Highly recommend
Written 17 May 2019
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ImaTravellingFoody
Scottsdale, AZ45 contributions
Striking architecture, quality wine, exquisite views
Sep 2018 • Friends
We came on a custom tour to ethos winery, seemingly in the middle of nowhere Perugia. (Bevagna). The winery buildings were designed be a renowned Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The main building is meant to resemble a turtle, with many of the design nuances described by the tour guide.

The tasting itself is relaxed and generous with good descriptions of each wine. This winery specializes in using Sagratino grapes. Very high in tannins, it is meant for cellaring.

This winery is worth finding.
Written 19 September 2018
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YKexplorers
Yellowknife, Canada290 contributions
Excellent wine, excellent winery
Sep 2018 • Friends
Our group stopped her for a tour and a tasting. The winery is an architectural masterpiece. The vision of the turtle is clear and as the building ages and becomes more green it will only improve.

And as beautiful as the building is the wine is even better. Montefalco wine is a hidden treasure.

We absolutely recommend this winery and its products.
Written 17 September 2018
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GWPfla
St. Petersburg, FL36 contributions
ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL AND LEADING EDGE WINE MAKING
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had reviewed this place on the internet prior to visiting and were very impressed with our wine tasting appointment. Our guide, Aurora, was well informed and did a good job of providing the background on the architectural significance and construction of this facility. The "Dart and Arrows" can only be fully understood when they are pointed out and defined in a live visit to the copper-domed building. And the above-ground structure is only half the story since the wine processing facilities and operations are all under ground. While most of the aging of the organic wines is currently carried out in stainless steel tanks and wooden casts, they are experimenting with aging in terra cotta containers to help reduce the acidity from the grape tannins.

The views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful as the facility sits on top of a hill. We sampled two wines; the Montefalco Rosso and the Montefalco Sagrantino. Both have a 15% alcohol content and the former is a blend of wines from four grapes and the latter is from 100% Sagrantino grapes. Sparkling water and lite nibbles were provided to help ensure the appropriate depth of the wines was realized.

We were well pleased with the visit and the tasting.
Written 25 August 2018
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Kevin G
Antwerp, Belgium84 contributions
Great building, great winecellar, great tour, wines less great
Jul 2018 • Couples
The guided tour was great, a lot of info about the building & architects.
Very nice cellar with a lovely view from the stairs. State of the art!
Tasting of the wine: normally 3 reds + passito --> passito was sold out, so 1 white.
Quality of the wines was less good.
Written 25 July 2018
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semanticvision
Los Angeles, CA4,729 contributions
So So
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had originally made an appointment to visit, due to some mistake we made on scheduling, we had to cancel our appointment. The winery informed us that we could visit their bar and have a tasting if we wish to drop in, which is exactly what we did. We felt bad to have missed our appointment. There were some visitors who were tasting already and we were asked to wait. Which was fine, we had the time to walk around in the cellar and check out the interesting Muntant Ninja Turtle inspired architecture. When it was time for the tasting, we were only offered three wines to try while previous parties were offered a few more. When I asked if there is a more elaborate tasting we are more than happy to pay more for to understand their line-up better. Strangely, the host said no, that is all they have. And I swear I clearly heard her explain other wines listed on their offerings to others earlier and I wonder if she thought I am deaf, or just because I speak English that I have no understanding of Italians and what wines are made of n the region. Quite a let down, paid for our tasting and left. I had no desire to buy any wine at this point and would rather never drink their wine again. I have visited wineries in different continents, have wineries shipped wine home all the time. This one really puzzles me.
Written 5 May 2018
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SeattleGalSeattleWA
Seattle WA119 contributions
Not as impressive as one would expect
Jul 2017 • Family
I spent the weekend in Bevagna with my daughter and son-in-law (and their 2 kids) a few weeks ago (they live in Italy). My daughter found this winery as it was listed as one of the best wineries to see in the area. The tour/tasting prices seemed a little steep, but the reviews were good. Although the architecture was interesting, we found the tour just ok and the wines pretty good. To qualify myself, I have toured several wineries in Italy and extensively in California, WA and Oregon. This winery didn't seem like something you would see in rural Italy. Most of the wineries we have visited in Italy have been family owned and down to earth. After the tour, we were seated at a table for our tasting. I do have to say, that the view of the vineyards from our table was really nice! When we sat down, our guide asked us how many tastes we wanted. I think it was 3 tastes for $15 euros. My son in law asked if we bought wine, would we still be charged the tasting fee. They gave us a very vague answer. When all was said and done, my son-in-law bought several bottles of wine (spending about $100). When he looked at the receipt, they had charged us for 2 wine tastings. When wine tasting, we ALWAYS buy bottles. Anyway, if you really want to visit this winery, you won't be disappointed by the interesting architecture, but you might be underwhelmed by the total experience. The other winery we visited in the area was a recommendation from our b & b hosts. Next visit, we will only go with the locals recommendations. (and btw, that winery didn't charge a tasting fee and my son-in-law bought 2 cases of great wine!)
Written 2 August 2017
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Italy with Bella
Caserta, Italy2,707 contributions
Poor interest from host..
Jul 2017 • Friends
There were three of us (men) that arrived after lunch in Bevagna. We were the only clients. The lady in charge of the tasting rushed thru and there was no food or beverage offered. We are BIG wine drinkers and buyers of wine but because of the service we decided to buy elsewhere. The wine overall was great. The outside seating with the view was nice too.
Written 24 July 2017
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