Montalcino is a small hilltop town South of Siena. The famous Brunello grape (Sangiovese Grosso) has its very origins and exclusive growth here. Brunello di Montalcino was invented more than a century ago by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi and has become one of the most famous wines in the world, prized and praised by important wine critics, wine collectors and wine lovers.
During our drive to Montalcino you will be introduced to the region of Montalcino, its history and its wine designations. Our first stop will be at a small associated winery and top producer of Brunello di Montalcino. We’ll be shown around by the wine maker, go through the fields (weather permitting), see the aging cellars, and finally do a tasting together.
In a nearby valley we find the most important piece of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany, the Abbey of Sant’Antimo (12th Century). It is now time for a good Tuscan lunch in the country side. During lunch, we will see the premises of an old olive mill and we will talk about how good extra virgin olive oil is made. We will make a stop in Montalcino to admire this town with its imposing Medieval Fortress and walk the winding streets stocked with wine shops and artisan products. If you are looking to buy vintage Brunellos or are wanting to taste more Brunellos of different producers, it is possible to do so in the various wine shops. Final stop in other associated Brunello winery for a tasting before heading back.
- Small group tour (2/8 people)
- Private tour (2/8 people)
Full day tour (8-9 hours)
Travel insurance included
Transportation in air-conditioned minivan
Small Group Tour, from Siena or near by Personalized Private tour are always customizable
PICK UP SERVICE
Pick up always at the accommodation
SPECIAL MEAL REQUESTS
Vegetarian and vegan meals can be organized on the same day