Montalcino
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  • Montalcino: Brunello Cru and Anteprima Vineyard Tasting

    1. Montalcino: Brunello Cru and Anteprima Vineyard Tasting

    Tenuta Corte Pavone was established in 1979 and owned by the Loaker family. They are the pioneers of modern organic and biodynamic viticulture in Italy and are proud of their 40-year-old organic wine heritage and philosophy.

    The entrance to the winery follows down a cypress-lined driveway, through wrought iron gates. On the way, enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding valleys of Montalcino, a Medieval hill town. Appreciate the vineyards, olive trees, fields, and other little villages.

    Once there, visit the tasting room and savor wines directly out of the barrels that are not yet available for sale. The winemaker will explain to you exactly how the wines were processed and how to recognize differences. Taste 6 Brunelli wines with homemade Tuscan specialties.

  • From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

    2. From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

    The first part of your full-day tour begins with a visit to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, the City of Fine Towers, a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. Armed with helpful information from your tour escort you’ll have free time to explore the town’s historical center and browse its artisan shops. San Gimignano is also the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively in the area. The wine is noted for its high quality and for being the first Italian DOCG wine. The tour continues on to Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that appeared on Italy’s old 100-Lire currency. The 13th-century walls feature 14 towers that Dante likened to the giants in his Inferno. Afterwards, you’ll stop at a winery for a lunch of salami, cheese, and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines. Visit Val d’Orcia, another Tuscan jewel and ...

    My wife and I enjoyed the experience. If you want a hardcore wine tour, this is not for you. But if you want a tour of Of beautiful Tuscany, see San Gimignano and Montalcino, and check out a couple wineries, this is perfect. We enjoyed both wineries very much and we appreciated that the driver of our tour bus would stop at picturesque locations so we could get great pics of San Gimignano from a distance and the Chianti valley. It was more of a 10 hour tour than 11 but fun nonetheless.

  • Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour from Siena

    3. Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour from Siena

    Enjoy a day of culture, wine, and food as you visit some of the most impressive towns and villages in Tuscany. Go to the picturesque town of Pienza, and taste world-famous wines produced in Montalcino and Montepulciano. Meet your guide in Siena and join the rest of the group to start your full-day tour. Depart Siena and transfer to a wine cellar in Montalcino. Cross gently rolling hills full of vineyards, and then sample local wines served with a delicious snack of the local produce. Continue to Pienza to discover the “Touchstone of Renaissance Urbanism.” Considered an artistic jewel of the landscape of Val d’Orcia, Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of the Val d’Orcia. Unique smells and flavors are entwined with this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tra...

    Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.

  • From Florence or Siena: Montepulciano Wine Tour with Lunch

    4. From Florence or Siena: Montepulciano Wine Tour with Lunch

    Start with pickup from your hotel in the morning and travel first to Brunello, a boutique family-run winery and one of the most famous in the area. Enjoy tastings of some high-quality wines on site. Travel to the second winery for some tastings, before you visit the town of Pienza, which is known as the "pearl of Valdorcia". In the early afternoon, explore the village of Montepulciano. Make your way to an underground winery cellar, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch of local products, paired with in-house wines, before being returned to your accommodation.

    This entire experience was amazing. Starting off, they pick you up at your hotel. They went out of their way to accommodate my group as we bought our tickets only a few hours before. We did the brunello tour. It was a 10/10 experience. The vineyards were stunning, the wine was delicious, and the organization of the whole tour was outstanding. You absolutely MUST do this tour if you can. It was one of the most memorable days of my life.

  • Montalcino: Wine Tasting with Snacks at Corte Pavone Winery

    5. Montalcino: Wine Tasting with Snacks at Corte Pavone Winery

    Visit the Corte Pavone Winery and learn what it takes to be a professional sommelier. Drive past cinematic vineyards and witness breathtaking views of Montalcino. Learn all about the Brunello wine, a specialty of Montalcino, and find out what makes it unique. Get to taste six different types of Brunello varieties and let your senses take over you. Taste some homemade Tuscan snacks along with your wine as you hear about the fascinating process of winemaking from your hospitality manager.

  • Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

    6. Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

    Wine lovers will enjoy this full-day tour through the beautiful Tuscan landscape with stops to visit some typical local wineries. Explore the famous wine hills of Montalcino and learn about the process and passion involved in creating Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy's most prestigious wines. Your tour begins with a drive along the ancient Roman road from Siena to the famous wine hills of Montalcino. The first stop will be at a small, typical area winery where you’ll have a chance to walk in the vineyards, explore the cellars, and enjoy an introductory tasting of world-famous Brunello wine. Next you’ll head to Montalcino, the hill town that gives its name to the region and its wines. Here you’ll have the opportunity to climb the fortress walls, spend some time browsing the shops and tasting the Brunello wines in wine bars, or simply enjoy the incredible views of the valleys and vin...

    Highly recommend this tour! We had a great day going to three selected and very different wineries. Our guide Daniele shared his knowledge and passion about wine in general and the Montalcino region in particular with us. The highlight of the day was our homemade lunch at a small family run winery where the hosts made us feel like being friends rather than visitors. Overall, the tour was very informative and enjoyable!

  • Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

    7. Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

    Take part in an exclusive wine tasting experience and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in the setting of an elegant medieval Castle in Montalcino. Walk in the vineyard with an expert sommelier and take in the stunning views as you learn about traditional wine-making. Taste 3 different local wines before sitting down for a 3-course lunch. Meet your sommelier and stroll together in the vineyard during which you hear the history of the castle and its family. Admire the beautiful Tuscan landscape and learn more about traditional high-quality wine production methods and techniques. Enjoy your exclusive guided wine tasting of 3 local wines with some Tuscan snacks. During the wine tasting, you will taste three of the most important and world-famous Tuscan wines, such as Sangiovese IGT or Brunello di Montalcino. The professional sommelier will provide in-depth explanations about what you taste and...

    Great tour by Tomasso! Beautiful castle, beautiful vineyard and of course a great meal with awesome wine!

  • From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour by Minivan

    8. From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour by Minivan

    Brunello, considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, with its Sangiovese grapes the wine is produced from, stands on a charming hill that lets you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its ancient fortress, and some of the best wineries in the world are the focus of this specialized tour. The winemaking process which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood, make Brunello the “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality.” Taste prestigious wines from some of the finest wineries in Montalcino and enjoy the wonderful surrounding area.

    Great tour if you are looking for a half day winery tour in Tuscany. Very courteous driver. Visited 2 wineries. Second one was really good. Bought few good brunello de montalcino with us

  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from San Gimignano

    9. Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from San Gimignano

    Brunello, presently considered one of the best wines in the world, has its ancestral roots in the ancient winemaking traditions of Montalcino, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, the home of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, is charmingly situated on a hill that provides beautiful views of the region. On this tour you will see the town, its century-old fortress, and the best wineries in the area. You will learn about the remarkable skills and techniques used in the production of local wine, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood. You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries of the region, and to discover Montalcino and the wonderful surrounding area.

  • San Gimignano: Romantic Vineyard Dinner Experience

    10. San Gimignano: Romantic Vineyard Dinner Experience

    Take part in a unique, private dining experience, a must for fans of Tuscan wines and those interested in learning more about the area and various Tuscan places. In spring and summer, you will be surrounded by the magic of the Tuscan hills, and breathtaking views of landscapes covered with vineyards, olive groves, and woods. There, enjoy dinner accompanied by the estate's wines that distinguish them from other wineries.  Upon arrival, you can expect to be greeted by the staff in the center for a short walking tour of the historic structure. You may also, upon request, share you dining experience outdoors, weather permitting. The package includes: Dinner in the vineyard with Tuscan products: Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, Bruschetta and snack. First Course: Truffle lasagna and tuscan ribollita Second Course: Roasted meat with roasted potatoes Dessert: Cantucci...

    An absolutely amazing experience. This was our first wine tasting and our sommelier Alberto gave a good introduction and information regarding the estate, background, tasting and the wine making process and the Family's traditions. Food and wine was top notch. The estate itself is very beautiful and we were given a tour of the yard. Alberto was also very outgoing and humorous which made it a nice evening.

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What people are saying about Montalcino

This entire experience was amazing. Starting off, they pick you up at your hotel. They went out of their way to accommodate my group as we bought our tickets only a few hours before. We did the brunello tour. It was a 10/10 experience. The vineyards were stunning, the wine was delicious, and the organization of the whole tour was outstanding. You absolutely MUST do this tour if you can. It was one of the most memorable days of my life.

Highly recommend this tour! We had a great day going to three selected and very different wineries. Our guide Daniele shared his knowledge and passion about wine in general and the Montalcino region in particular with us. The highlight of the day was our homemade lunch at a small family run winery where the hosts made us feel like being friends rather than visitors. Overall, the tour was very informative and enjoyable!

Great company although we didn't know each other; driver-guide (Carlo) courteous and helpful. visited two different wineries but with excellent hospitality and excellent wines. Clear presentation. Close-knit and fun group. San Gimignano beautiful and fascinating, short time but only 90 minutes. Montalcino also a beautiful town adequate time for the visit.

Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.

Great tour by Tomasso! Beautiful castle, beautiful vineyard and of course a great meal with awesome wine!