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“Dario's splendid tour of Dievole”
Review of Dievole

Dievole
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Vagliagli
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Owner description: This old wine estate located in the Classico zone of Tuscany specializes in the region's popular Chianti Classico.
Reviewed 22 December 2012

On the recommendation of our hosts in Siena, six of us booked a tour of the Dievole Winery with Dario Castagno, and we are so glad we did! The winery itself is lovely and has done some wonderful things to honor its wines, its history, and its employees through the 900 (!) years of its existence. But what really made the day was being with Dario. His passion for his homeland shines through in his pitch-perfect stories of life in this region of Italy. He brings the history and culture to life in a fun and entertaining way.

We also had a contrada tour with Dario in Siena, a unique insight into the medieval lifestyle still so present in Siena.

My recommendation is this: hire Dario for any tour, and you'll have a fantastic time, learn a lot, and eat and drink well! Dario goes the extra mile to be sure his clients are well cared-for and having a good time. Hire him!

1  Thank Lynne G
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

Last Spring my wife and I joined Dario and a small group of Americans at the Dievole winery near Siena. After taking us on a most enjoyable and informative tour of the winery we had a superlative lunch with Dario at the winery. During lunch we sampled several of the excellent Dievole wines, which included a remarkable Chianti Classico riserva and an excellent super Tuscan. During lunch Dario patiently and articulately informed us of many interesting facts and details regarding the history and culture of the Siena area. To better understand his remarkable insight into this region, I had the advantage of having read several of Dario’s excellent books prior to our trip. If you are considering a trip to Siena, do yourself a favor and (if you are lucky) arrange to meet with Dario Castagno.

Thank Moongok
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

I visited Dievole in April on a tour organised by Chianti Inside Out (Enzo). It is now 7 months time in November. Was encouraged by winery staff to purchase a dozen bottles and ship them home to Australia. Information received from Fedex was that the consignment information was deficient and the consignment was rejected by customs. Fedex returned the wine to Italy and subsequently destroyed it as they claim the parcel was abondoned by Dievole. Now, I am out of pocket 423 Euro because of their error.
My sister was on the same tour same day and hers was delivered in May. I would not recommend buying anything over there to ship home as they do not show any concern other than words for after sales service. They will not even answer my emails....Rick Chappel

1  Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

Definitely book the wine tour with Dario then stay for lunch at Dievole. Dario provides local color, great stories and interesting history - along with wine tasting. Dievole is a beautiful spot - opt for lunch outside with the view. This was one of our favorite days in Tuscany!

Thank J-9Deg
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Our visit to Dievole and with Dario was delightful. His warmth, hospitality, and humor was wonderful. We also learned a great deal about Chianti wines. Our lunch at the winery was delicious and served beautifully. Last but not least the wine is delicious. We ended up buying a case to ship home.

Thank Mary Ann A
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