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2010 3 August

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010 for Castello Banfi La Taverna

Montalcino, August 3rd 2010 – Castello Banfi La Taverna, for the second consecutive year, has received the prestigious “Wine Spectator Magazine’s Restaurant Award of Excellence”, an honor attributed judging the wine carte, which “offers an excellent selection combined with the perfect pairing with the food at a very competitive price”. Wine Spectator, considered one of the most influential international specialized magazines, recognizes this excellence award to less than  3.000 restaurants all over the world. Taverna Banfi is a casual setting in the vaulted cellars of the building, with sturdy wooden tables placed under the broad brick arches where oversized wooden casks of the area's traditional Brunello di Montalcino once rested. It offers traditional dishes of the Montalcino and Tuscan traditions, exalted by the freshness and simplicity of the local ingredients. Its selection of antipasti, primi piatti, meat, fish and desserts is prepared according to the local tradition and it respects seasonality of produce. Castello Banfi wines complement the three-course, four-course and five-course tasting menus as well as la carte selections of traditional Tuscan dishes and delicacies. Always open for lunch, Taverna Banfi is also available for dinner between April and November. On one side of the Taverna is still possible to admire the castle secret rooms, where vintage wine bottled from 1960 till 1970 is still preserved, while on the other side it offers a breathtaking view over the Tuscan landscape. Our "Enoteca" nearby is a re-created Tuscan shopper come-wine-bar for enjoying our extensive selection of wines, grappa, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey; artisan pastas, cookies and local ceramics, wools, soaps, stemware, wine jewelry and service items; "coffee table" books on wine, cooking, gardens, and Tuscan history and architecture. Here you can enjoy flights of Castello Banfi estate wines by the glass, accompanied by an optional "Tuscan Flavors" plate of regional bread, cheese and salumi. Guests are also invited to visit the Giovanni F. Mariani Museum of Glass and Wine, the world largest private collection of roman pieces, as well as to join the guided tours, daily available, of Castello Banfi winery and cellars. Taverna Banfi offers its services to day tourist as well as to Castello Banfi – Il Borgo guests, the comfortable and charmingly elegant hospitality that offers 14 luxurious rooms and suites. Inside the walls of the castle it is finally possible to organize weddings or special events. For information and reservations please contact: reservation@banfi.it

PRIVACY POLICY

Banfi S.r.l. places fundamental importance on your personal privacy. Banfi S.r.l. takes all steps to protect the personal information of the users. Optimal service is possible when we can assure that the user is aware of and understands the norms and criteria adopted for our privacy policy. The criteria used by Banfi S.r.l. regarding personal information are as follows:
 
Why personal information is collected?
Banfi S.r.l. gathers and uses personal information of the users to guarantee optimal service and to facilitate access to a broad range of products and services. Furthermore, the personal information is used to keep every user updated on new offerings and other information that Banfi S.r.l. believe may be useful to the user. Furthermore, personal information could be used to contact the user to invite the user to participate in eventual market research that allows us to both evaluate the level of user satisfaction and to develop superior products.
 
How personal information is collected
Information about our users is collected in different ways. For example, information that can be used to contact the user can be requested when that person writes to Banfi S.r.l., telephones to ask about a service, or participates in an online poll. Furthermore, when a person subscribes to the internet service of Banfi S.r.l. or to the mailing list, they provide information that is then collected and filed within a secure database.
 
When personal information is revealed
It can become necessary to reveal personal data of the client by law or in the course of legal proceedings or other situations in the public interest.
 
How personal information is protected
Banfi S.r.l. protects the security of information sent by people using physical, electronic and managerial methods. Banfi S.r.l. invites its users to take the necessary steps to protect their personal data on the Internet. Banfi S.r.l. suggests that users often change their password, using a combination of letters and numbers, and relying solely on secure browsers.

Access to personal information
The user can, at any time, access information regarding themselves. To review and update personal information that Banfi S.r.l. has gathered, please contact banfi@banfi.it.
 
Collection of personal information
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