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!

  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from San Gimignano

    4. 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.

  • Florence: Chianti Montalcino & Montepulciano Private Tour
  • From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

    6. 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...

  • Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

    7. Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

    Built in 1500 along a narrow ridge of limestone, Montepulciano is well-known all over the world for its imposing Renaissance palaces and for the Vino Nobile, one of the most appreciated Tuscan wines all over the world. After the guide provides you with some background of the area, enjoy some free time on your own. Your next stop will be to Pienza. This is one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns, a rare example of Renaissance architecture brought to completion. Have some free time for lunch and relax. In the early afternoon, continue through enchanting landscapes to reach Montalcino, famous for the finest wines in the world: Brunello di Montalcino. Experience the romance of the mighty fourteenth-century fortress rises from atop the hill.

  • From Florence: Val d’Orcia Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

    8. From Florence: Val d’Orcia Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

    Admire the beautiful landscape of UNESCO World Heritage Site Val d’Orcia, stopping at vineyards and olive groves along the way to taste their products. Visit Pienza and Montalcino and savor a typical Tuscan lunch. After meeting in Florence, travel on the Via Cassia to cross the scenic countryside. Sample wine and olive oil and learn from experts how these products are made. Stop for a morning coffee in Piazza delle Sorgenti in the small village of Bagno Vignoni. Next, head to Pienza, a renaissance city known for its pecorino cheese, which you will taste in a local shop. Continue the journey to Montalcino and visit a medieval castle. Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch featuring an appetizer, first course, and dessert at a family-run estate. Sample Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello wines that will be paired with your meal. Following lunch, relax and take in the panoramic drive back to Florence...

  • Tuscany: Brunello Half-Day Wine Tour by Minibus

    9. Tuscany: Brunello Half-Day Wine Tour by Minibus

    Join this interesting half-day tour to discover 2 of the most important Italian wineries, where you will learn the secrets for the creation of one of the finest and most famous wine of the world: the Brunello di Montalcino! You will travel aboard a comfortable minibus and reach the renowned Brunello winieries, where you will spend unique moments discovering the history, the production secrets and the people that made Montalcino and its territory famous and appreciated worldwide. During the tour, you will meet 2 of the best wine producers in Montalcino, who will lead you through a captivating travel through the cellars and among the colors and the smells of the vineyards. They will assist you during an excellent wine and local food tasting. This tour is an unmissible opportunity to discover the fascinating wine and enology world, to meet the wine producers and to visit 2 wineries in Mon...

    We visited a large and a small (cosy & tasty!) winary in about 3 to 4 hours, it was really a good experience. Friendly people in the office, friendly driver, friendly winery people, good to excellent wines ... so perfect trip !

  • Tuscany: Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

    10. Tuscany: Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

    Begin your wine tour with a pickup from your accommodation and head to your first winery in Brunello. Once there you will enjoy samples of Brunella, Riserva, and Supertuscan wines at this historic winery. Following that, head to the second winery and learn about the family-run establishment including exactly what makes it one of the most famous wineries in the area.  Take a break from wine and continue on to Pienza. Referred to as the "pearl of Valdorcia", Pienza is known for pecorino cheese. You'll also visit the city center and take a scenic walk, with the opportunity to visit local boutiques for a quick cheese tastings at your disposal. You'll later end your wine tour with a visit to the village of Montepulciano. There you will make your way underground to a wine cellar enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of typical Tuscan products,paired with Nobile di Montepulciano wines. Following...

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What people are saying about Montalcino

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 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.