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From Florence: Brunello Tuscan Wine Tour with Lunch

1. From Florence: Brunello Tuscan Wine Tour with Lunch

Departing from Florence, set off to discover one of the most esteemed wines in all of Italy on a day trip to the famous Tuscan wine region of Brunello. After being picked up from your hotel in Florence, climb aboard a comfortable minivan and head into the stunning Tuscan countryside. Skirting the city of Siena, arrive at Tuscany's most beautiful panorama, the Brunello di Montalcino territory. Learn about how this region offers an absolutely perfect microclimate. More so, the wine is given a maturation of about 5 yrs before it hits the shelves - which is part of what makes Brunello so unique and so precious. Visit 2 premium wine cellars with wine produced from the same Sangiovese grapes. In the smaller boutique winery, sample and taste Brunello DOCG together with an abundant traditional multi-course Tuscan lunch. By visiting 2 wine cellars different in size and winemaking philosophy, get to understand the nuances between innovation and tradition in Brunello wine production.  Besides our knowledgeable guide giving pointers on how to best taste the wines during the tasting, enjoy the chance to visit a typical medieval village town. While strolling down the little windy roads and alleys,hear stories of this adorable little UNESCO hamlet village. Return to Florence in the same minibus where you will get dropped off back at your starting point.

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From Florence or Siena: Montepulciano Wine Tour with Lunch

3. 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.

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From Rome: Full-Day Trip to Tuscany

4. 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 Piazza del Campo, the shell-shaped main town square, is one of the most unique in Italy. This is the home to the famous horse race known as the Palio one of the country’s best-preserved medieval traditions.

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From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

5. 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 comparing the different styles of winemaking. A traditional lunch is also provided by one of the wineries, using only local products.

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

6. 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.

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Florence: Montalcino Small Group Full-Day Tour with Wineries

7. Florence: Montalcino Small Group Full-Day Tour with Wineries

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting area of Montalcino. During the day, visit the town of Montalcino and two different family-run wineries. Taste not only the precious Brunello, but also a wide range of regional wines. Finally, savor a traditional lunch using km 0 products, provided by one of the wineries. The first family-run winery prides itself in honoring the love for the land for generations. This respect for nature has become evident when in 2016 the estate was awarded the “Ecofriendly Cellar Diploma”. The second family-run winery has ancient origins and preserves the spirit of a centennial past. The same family has run the estate since 1850. They have dedicated themselves to the cultivation of cereals, olive groves, and vineyards.

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Tuscany: Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

8. 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 your lunch, you'll return back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Montalcino

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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.

Nicolò was an outstanding guide. He was punctual and spent a lot of time helping us understand Toscana and all it has to offer. We went to 2 very good wineries in Montalcino and another in Montepulciano before stopping in Pienza for a short while to enjoy great gelato. Highly recommend!

Large & small cosy winery visit in only 4 hours (cellar, tasting,..)

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 !

Excellent!

We spent a little too much time at the first winery and were unable to go out to the vineyards at the second winery but overall a great value. Hosts were extremely gracious and so knowledgeable.

Excellent day out.

Driver/Guide was fantastic As were the places we visited & the people we meet