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Mate Winery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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A Jewel in Toscana

A wonderful experience. Great conversation with Sommelier Jessica, enjoyable tour, wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tim Z
via mobile
The most charming winery to visit for an amazing Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting

We've visited Máté winery twice, the first just my wife and me, and we loved it so much we brought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+39 0577 847215
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful experience. Great conversation with Sommelier Jessica, enjoyable tour, wonderful pairings with simply remarkable wines. Would have enjoyed an expanded tour of the property, including the house.

Thank Tim Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Máté winery twice, the first just my wife and me, and we loved it so much we brought six of our wine-enthusiast friends with us the second time. Both times visiting, Máté was the highlight of our day in Montalcino. On our latest...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like many others, I had read Frenc Mate’s books priorcto our first visit to Tuscany 10+ years ago. At that time, the winery was in it’s early stages. We were in Tuscany (Montalcino) for our daughter’s wedding. Prior to arrival we booked our tasting and...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved visiting Máté at the end of September. Prior to our tasting, we roamed the gorgeous gardens and took in the views across the vineyard. Jessica, Máté’s sommelier took our through the history of the vineyard including the restoration of the house and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading three books by Ferenc Máté, my husband and I knew we had to visit the ruin that he and his wife Candace turned into a winery. The humor and descriptions he uses made Tuscany come alive and we had to see for ourselves....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I won’t deny it. I have wanted to come here for many many years. After enjoying Ferenc Mates books for fifteen years or more, and sharing them with my wife and friends, all of us got to finally visit the once ruin and now beautiful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had read Mate's book, and in many ways the setting and wine lived up to its billing. The tasting room was small and intimate, which was nice--I suspect they don't get many tour buses! I felt a bit bad for the woman who...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment I finished Ferenc Mate's book (A Vineyard in Tuscany), I knew I wanted to visit the winery in person with my husband someday. This summer, my dream came true. To celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, my husband and I planned the trip...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mate is a lovely, quiet, and tasty place to visit. We had reservations but were terribly late; Jessica guided us by cell phone, waited for us, and gave a very thoughtful/knowledgeable tasting. We have been to wineries all over France and Italy/Sicily, and this was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine, if you will, a magical vineyard where the owners are a brilliant writer and a talented artist. Imagine further that these amazing people restored a 13th century friary/vineyard 400 meters up the side of the mountain in world renowned Montalcino. Old growth trees, gardens,...More

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Jonas A
10 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
12 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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