My husband and I visited here in September, 2013 for a "Winemaker for a Day" tour of the grounds and cellar. Lidia was our guide and was so kind, gracious and generous. We learned so much about the site, which dates back to the Renaissance, the well around which the original structure was built, and of course the wines of Ruffino. Lidia was just a joy to spend time with. We had our very first barrel tasting in Italy--what a treat! All in all, a great place for a tour and wine tasting. We highly recommend both the place, the wine and the tour guide. It was also a great opportunity to try wines that are not available in the US (and to ship some home!) Thank you, Lidia for an amazing experience.