As sole distributor of Monte Solaio wines in the UK, Bedmond Hill Estate takes enormous pride in representing this exceptional range to discerning restaurants, hotels and specialist wine suppliers. Annual production levels are limited, so please contact us to confirm availability.
Monte Solaio winery is just south of Bolgheri in Campiglia Marittima, Tuscany, overlooking the island of Elba. The vineyards surround the 18th Century Bonaria Castle, 230m above sea level upon highly mineralised mixed limestone soils. Wine production first began here in 500 BC by the Etruscans. Such was their expertise, their wine and knowledge were traded throughout the Mediterranean, leading to transplantation of the Eurasian grapevine and the beginning of the French wine industry.
Today, Monte Solaio produces limited quantities of wine from 10 hectares of land selected for its exceptional geology. The winery produces less than 45,000 bottles per year, from grape varieties perfectly matched to each hectare including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Vermentino, Ansonica, Colorino, Pugnitello and Petit Verdot.
2019 – Exciting news!
STOP PRESS!! August – We are extremely pleased to welcome Crockers Tring to the Monte Solaio fold. Sommelier Ian Churchill expertly pairs exceptional wines with food to create a memorable Chef’s Table dining experience not to be missed. Sat around a bespoke U-shaped oak table, 15 diners have a direct view of the Chef’s Table kitchen, affording the unique opportunity to watch Chef Scott Barnard and his team prepare and serve you the very best in quality, seasonal produce.
STOP PRESS!! June – Monte Solaio is incredibly proud to announce that our wines have made the lists of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Hind’s Head in Bray!
Voted Best Restaurant in the World in 2005, and with 3 Michelin Stars, The Fat Duck is at the pinnacle of fine-dining and a ‘bucket-list experience’ for most gastronomes!
Winery owner Claudio Guglielmucci, and head Vintner Antonio Bonaguidi commented: “We couldn’t be more proud or thrilled with this achievement. The soil chose the grapes to grow, the sun shines and the team work tirelessly with the land to produce the best wines possible from this special place in Tuscany. Salute!”
STOP PRESS! January – We’re proud and delighted to announce that our wines can be enjoyed at Caldesi in Campagna.
Giancarlo Caldesi is a highly regarded chef with a restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, and a cookery school and restaurant in Marylebone, London.
STOP PRESS!! March – Our wines are also now available at the beautiful and historic Danesfield House in Marlow on Thames. Head Sommelier Piotr Marszalek has described our range as ‘stunning’, with which we naturally agree 🙂
STOP PRESS!! March – Fancy visiting a gastro-pub with an 8-yr Michelin star standing? Then look no further than The Royal Oak Paley Street. Our wines impressed Nick Parkinson sufficiently to make his list, which is no small feat given his discerning palate and clientele!
Wine Competitions 2019
Monte Solaio is delighted to have received two Bronze Medals at this year’s London Wine Competition, and a Silver Medal at the prestigious Sommelier’s Wine Awards too!
Tino Rosso, Re Del Castello and Sassin’Oro received these medals, and we look forward to continued recognition.