Taste of Castelli Romani: Day Trip Including Santa Benedetta Winery from Rome - Reviews

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maria c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Beautiful half day trip!

Jacqueline K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Car service was prompt and comfortable. Winery was beautiful and peaceful. Wine was fantasic and the tour guide was fun and informative. Drive seemed brief and it was nice to chat with the other couple. Walked away happy and jealous I don and #39;t live there.

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful visit to the winery !! We were looking for a short trip on our last day in Rome to fill out our schedule and allow us to rest a bit after a full week of walking among ancient ruins and museums and this visit was just what we needed!! Our driver- Virginio- went out of his way to help us address some monetary exchange issues that required us to go into the city and he pointed out and explained several sites enroute that we had not seen . Then the folks at the winery!! All were first class- gave us the history on the location, filled us with knowledge of growing grapes and olives and producing wines and the wine sampling was fantastic and relaxing!! They even helped us prepare the things we bought to pack in our suitcases and you can be certain that when we get home to Texas that we will sample them with our neighbors and place an Email order for some more and maybe even get the recipe for the wonderful pastry they served . Great experience and recommend it to anyone !!

Lori United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

This was a fantastic tour! Santa Benedetta is beautiful and the wines were great, Getulio was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the winery. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Lucie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

This trip was amazing! We had a private van take us to the Vineyard which was such a nice surprise. The driver was so friendly and catered to our needs. He stopped so that we could take pictures of the mountainside. He took pictures of us. He then waited while we did the tour. The gentleman that gave us the tour of the vineyard was fantastic. We had a nice private tour followed by wine, cheese and meats that are paired with the wines. He explained to us the history of the vineyard and how wine is made. He also taught us how to taste and smell the wine. We then stopped off at a gelato shop on our way back.This was one of our favorite parts of the trip! All of the staff was so friendly :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Amazing. Best wine and bruschetta we had in Italy. Worth every penny.

Marla H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

It wasn't quite what we expected we ended up at a different winery due to availability. But it was worth it! We ended up being provided an extravagant lunch in their kitchen. The winery was tiny they had found WWII and ancient artifacts in the vinyards. We bought wine and olive oil to bring back.

Gustavo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

prompt, on time, friendly. Very pleasant vineyard, explained their business very clearly. very impressed with their presentation.

Robyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Couldn't believe the hospitality at Santa Benedetta winery. They made us feel very welcome, like part of the family. Our driver was also excellent. A tour that you should not miss.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Very good trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was wonderful. Our driver was very nice, arrived completely on time and drive was relaxing.

The winery was very nice, the wine delicious and the bruschetta and the chesse tasting was amazing!!

Definitely recommend doing this tour!!!

Brian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was THE place to go for the taste of wonderful wine locally produced. So much fun and what beautiful views. The 45 min. drive took us to the hills overlooking breathtaking Roma. The tour included visiting the fields where the grapes and olives are grown. Inside we tasted several whites/reds.A+

david S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The wine and winery were excellent as was the view. Great driver and winery host. A super day.

karyn s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent tour. We were the only ones on tour. Good driver, very knowledgeable guide at the winery. We learned a lot about the wine of the area. The tasting and nibbles were very nice. We bought a bottle to have with our evening meal. Nice walk about the little town. Lovely tour, would recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

This amazing trip started out by our tour guide picking us up from the hotel. Bruno was extremely friendly and sociable when driving us around Rome to get to the vineyard. He even went out of his way to show us some points of interest that he felt we needed to see (Basilicas, architecture). We were greeted as soon as we got to the vineyard and instantly felt right at home. We were explained how the wine and oil are produced from when the grapes/olives are planted to when they are processed and fermented. I was not expecting the group to sample 3 different bottles of wine and treated to a homemade Italian lunch. I knew it was a tasting of wine/olive oil/meats/cheeses. I was shocked to find mini pizzas, bruschetta, local meats/cheeses, strawberry's, and desserts. Everything was homemade and strictly delicious. I don't think you can go to Italy and not do something like this. This made my trip and was my favorite thing to do there!

Jeffery L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Great tour, end up being private for us. The wine was great. They took the time to explain everything. Nice and clean van picked us up. Only 40 min drive with great views and a quick tour of the town.

Rick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Small group, small but very old winery. Wine maker tasted along with us. Accompanying food was great. View was spectacular. Wine was good but nothing to get very excited over. Interestingly one of the locals came while we were there with a empty plastic milk jug and paid to have the jug filled right out of the cask.

Christina K

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2017

Really enjoyed this experience very much. The driver that picked us up was right on time, and the drive was a good way to see the outside part of Rome. The only negative I would note, is that our guide, who was absolutely wonderful and very informative, he still had to take care of customers and even a couple who came for a small tour. We very much enjoyed the food paring and the wine was very good, but we were left alone more than we should have been. We ended up drinking more wine, but really wish we could have had a bit more attention.


4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

Good tour, nice walk through the vineyard and hearing the story of how it's been in the same family for years. Loved the tasting room...lots of pictures of historical value of the area. The only disappointment was that if you weren't buying wine/olive oil, the owner was kind of dismissive. Overall, nice stop.

Stephen W

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

Had a fabulous tour of the Benedetta Winery - our host was informative, friendly and welcoming. And the wines we sampled were exceptional!

Price was a bit too steep for a tour of one winery though the drive there is scenic but it's not that long from where we started in Rome.

Joel R

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

Let me explain the 4 stars, especially since 4 stars is a departure from the other 5 star reviews here. First, as others have noted, this is not so much a tour as it is transportation to and from the winery, and the winery experience. Our driver was a very prompt and courteous, just like most Italians. That is one great thing about Italy. Everyone is so gracious.
Gratzi? Prego! Gratzi mille? Preeeegggggoooo! Never gets tired.
Unfortunately, our driver, unlike many Italians, spoke little English, so the drive was just that, a drive. Not a tour of the countryside. Transportation.
Once you get to the winery about 1 hour away that changes. Alberto and his staff his friends and children are fine English speakers. We spent about 2 hours on the grounds, a former convent, enjoying the scenery among the hills on the outskirts of Rome, smelling the smells of spring, and of course tasting wine. Expect much more than any Napa or Sonoma experience. Alberto will explain it all down to the smallest minutiae of the vines, the soil, and his family's history working the vineyards and olive orchards, while you sample full bottles of whites Frascati and reds A blend? Or maybe 100 merlot? Maybe both?, while you eat toasted foccacia drenched in fragrant olive oil, salamis, pecorino romano, bruschetta, etc. etc. etc.
Once the tasting bottles have been emptied, guess what? The standard offer of a mixed case with free shipping, which is good is offered. You have just quaffed at least one full bottle of wine. Are you really going to say no, especially at 1.15 to 1 Euro? I predict you will capitulate, as I did, and look forward to the case arriving at the front door and hope that you are there to receive it so that your spouse, under age children, or drinking age children, don't open it first and deprive you of the experience.
So, that's basically it. Something seemed to be missing. Not sure what. Would I go again? With friends, yes. Ciao!

Joyce M

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour - our tour guide (Bruno) was oustanding (very informative, considerate and enjoyable) and he really made our experience special. We were treated like royalty at the winery and are very glad we included this tour in our vacation!

Martin W

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2013

We loved doing this private tour. Our driver was not so knowledgable and his driving was a little scary....but once we got to Santa Benedetta....TERRIFIC. This vineyard is so lovely and romantic. My husband and I got to stroll thru the olive groves and the vines and it was perfectly charming. The tasting room was really pretty. The food prepared for use, with that fabulous olive oil, was delicious. The wines were also wonderful. The man who toured us around his vineyard and wine making rooms was very nice and answered all our questions. We have been to lots of vineyards around the world and this was one of our favorites!

ANTHONY L Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2017

Our driver was polite and professional and the guide at the vineyard was pleasant, however we were disappointed overall with this tour. We were driven along the highway and did not see any quaint Italian villages as expected. The wine tasting was interesting but the tour was not worth the expense.

Ann-Marie B

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2015

Although the tour of the winery and the wine tasting experience was very, very good, this tour was different than described. We did not have an English speaking tour guide. We had a driver, who was wonderful, punctual and very nice, but no tour guide so to speak. We feel it was a little overpriced for what you got.

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