Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena


9 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket

Overview

Brunello di Montalcino, a collector’s favorite, is internationally recognized as one of the best Italian red wines. On this full-day guided tour from Siena, discover the cellars where these incredible wines age, meet the local producers, and learn about the passion that goes into making this wine. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch at a winery and spend time relaxing at your leisure in the village of Montalcino before exploring the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo. Visit a total of three wineries in the region, tasting unique creations at each one.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Description

Meet your guide in front of the church of San Domenico in Siena at 9:30am and travel south to the famous wine hill of Montalcino. Enjoy a first stop at a small winery, walk along the rows of vines, explore the cellars and learn about the different barrels that can be used to make this 5-year old, prestigious wine. Enjoy an introductory tasting of the famous Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino wine and contemplate its complexities and legendary aging potential. Visit the hill town of Montalcino, the fortress where the brave soldiers of the Republic of Siena made their last stand against Florence and the town's squares and streets. Be welcomed into a family-run winery, meet its owners, winemakers or workers and take a visit around the farm before sitting down to enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal accompanied by the farm's delicious wines.
Enjoy a brief visit to the mystical Abbey of Sant'Antimo, a church that was once part of a large Benedictine monastery and enjoy its peace and tranquility.
Visit a third winery to deepen your understanding of the wine making processes and sit down for another tasting of this nectar of the gods before the comfortable drive back to Siena.

Stop At:

• Tuscan Escapes, Siena Italy
• Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Localita' S. Antimo, 222, 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino Italy
• Fortezza di Montalcino, Piazzale della Fortezza, 53024, Montalcino Italy

Sample Menu

• traditional Tuscan starter - local cold cuts and cheeses with bruschetta (toasted bread) with extra virgin olive oil, with fresh tomatoes or with other toppings (olive patè)

• Pasta with sauce - Tagliatelle or other local pasta with sauce (tomato sauce, meat sauce or pesto)
• cake and coffee or biscuits and wine - cake with coffee or almond buscuits with dessert wine are typical ways to end a meal in Tuscany

Inclusions

  • Local Guide
  • Lunch - at family run winery
  • Visit to wine cellars and wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Seasonal
April to October
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Vicki_O
May 2022

Our guide was fantastic, gave us such knowledge and insight into the process of producing the wine and how to taste and evaluate our tastings. Loved how hands on and how proud each of the wineries were of the wines! What a wonderful experience!

Louise C
April 2022

What an amazing tour. Spend a glorious day in Tuscany. Our guide Daniel was the perfect guide for our small group tour. The scenery will bring tears to your eyes. The wineries were delicious. Learned so much about the wines we tasted. Especially loved our lunch with the gracious family that...

Karina_f
April 2022

A very special day thanks to our guide, Mathias, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wineries were great.

Meander65090172923
April 2022

The most phenomenal day enjoying the countryside with our guide Mattia! Not only is he your guide he is an experienced winemaker in his previous years which makes the trip all the more enjoyable. Three vineyard stops that included a boutique vineyard with a 3 course homemade lunch by the vineya...

Diane_C
April 2022

Super tour.. Our guide Danny was marvelous.. Highly recommend. Wonderful lunch at a beautiful Vineyard with very hospitable family..

Lanette_S
April 2022

This tour was amazing! Daniel knew everything and anything about wine. We visited three wineries and a hilltop ton. I would recommend this to my friends and family! It’s a must do!

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