Montalcino
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  • From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

    1. 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

    2. 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.

  • Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

    3. 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!

  • From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour by Minivan

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

    6. From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

    Take a break from the chaos of Rome with a Tuscan holiday. The tour focuses on the famous Val D’Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and the vineyards of Montalcino. If you have a taste for Tuscany but just a short time in Italy, this tour is for you! A comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan will collect you in Rome and by mid-morning, you will be in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. The next stop is at the vineyards of Montalcino. This is where one of Italy’s best wines, Brunello di Montalcino, is produced. Absorb views over some of Tuscany’s most beautiful vineyards before heading to Sant’Antimo Abbey where, with a bit of luck, you’ll be just in time to hear the monks perform Gregorian chants. Your private driver will take you out of town to a beautiful Tuscan vineyard. At lunch, enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by bruschetta and three ...

  • From Rome: Full-Day Trip to Tuscany

    7. From Rome: Full-Day Trip to Tuscany

    During this tour around Tuscany you'll see the medieval architecture of towns such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Monteriggioni and Siena. You’ll see the winemaking process, have a chance to taste some of the region’s fine wines and enjoy a lunch of tasty regional specialties. The town of Montepulciano was a crucial trading center for Tuscany from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Its fame today derives from its world-renowned red wine. Proceed to the town of Montalcino, which has always been of major importance to the region due to its strategic hilltop position. It is home to Brunello, the well-known Tuscan red wine. Brunello is produced exclusively from the Sangiovese Grosso grape. The country’s average annual production is nearly 8 million bottles. Next on your tour is a stop in Siena, where you’ll see the medieval towers and alleyways that characterize this elegant town. The Pi...

  • Florence: Chianti Montalcino & Montepulciano Private Tour
  • Brunello Montalcino Full-Day Wine Tour from Florence

    9. Brunello Montalcino Full-Day Wine Tour from Florence

    Spend a full day exploring the Montalcino commune, famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, on a tour from Florence. You will also visit local wineries to gain a greater understanding of the history and process of winemaking. Your tour begins with a drive that weaves through the picturesque hills of Tuscany to the small region of Montalcino, just south of Siena. Upon arrival, visit 2 of the area wineries, where you will have the opportunity to meet the proprietor and explore the cellars while you learn more about the wines themselves. In addition, your guide will give you a history of the region and pointers on how to get the most from the wines during the tasting. Throughout this trip, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC wines while also being treated to a memorable Tuscan lunch.

  • From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

    10. From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

    Explore a region renowned internationally for its Brunello di Montalcino, a red wine hard to forget due to its precious formula. Take some time to enjoy a region rich in refined winemaking and cultural treasures alike Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting area of Montalcino. Montalcino is one of the most famous Tuscan hilltop towns in the region, located 40 km south of Siena. The territory is well-known for its excellent wine, in particular the Brunello di Montalcino DOC. The region is one of the most timeless and unspoiled places in Italy. On this tour, you will come to understand why Tuscany is not merely a place, it’s an experience. Visit the town of Montalcino and 3 different family-run wineries during the course of the day. You will taste not only the precious Brunello, but also a wide range of regional wines. Enjoy...

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What people are saying about Montalcino

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Beyond wonderful experience. I could not have asked for a better day in the Montalcino. The tour included absolutely everything that I could have asked for - wine tastings at local vineyards, driving through the Tuscan countryside, eating a real Tuscan meal prepared by an local Italian, and getting picturesque views from Montalcine. It was worth the value, especially for someone like me with limited knowledge in wines. We had a small group of five total for the tour, and it was nice to be part of a small group of all different backgrounds and get a really good explanation on what it takes to make Brunello. Cannot recommend this tour enough.

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.

I loved this trip! It was very worth the money! I wish there was more wine tasting however. I was expecting to visit several vineyards, but only wen't to one.

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