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From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Private Full-Day Tour

1. From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Private Full-Day Tour

Take some time to enjoy a region rich in refined winemaking and cultural treasures on a private day trip to the enchanting wine region of Montalcino. Visit 3 family-run wineries and tour their estates, including the vineyards, the wine cellars, the aging and tasting rooms. Taste a range of wines, and savor a traditional Tuscan lunch. Get picked up at your accommodation in Florence and meet your sommelier guide for the day. Then, head out into the Tuscan countryside to explore a region that has been producing red wines since the 15th century. Discover 3 family-run wineries and the famed Brunello di Montalcino, a distinctive red wine with Italy's highest DOCG that is produced from a local Tuscan type of Sangiovese. Learn about and compare the different styles of winemaking with your guide. Enjoy wine tastings at each of the scenic properties, which will include Brunello and other regional wines like Rosso di Montalcino, as well as a Tuscan lunch made from local products and specialties. At the end of your tasting journey, return to Florence for drop-off at your accommodation.

Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

2. Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

Let your driver do all the work as they take you on a journey through the enchanting Val D'Orcia countryside, a region known for its scenic beauty, picturesque villages, rolling hills, and cypress trees. Explore in total freedom the enchanting towns of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano, and try some of the best wines in the world. The first stop will be Montalcino, the land of the world-renowned Brunello wine. Here you will be enchanted by the outstanding charm of the tiny village itself, a maze of cobbled streets, quaint wine shops, and Romanesque-style churches. Next stop is the majestic medieval fortress. Admire the views of sunny rolling hills, picturesque olive groves, and scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards. Continue to Pienza, built high on a hill with extraordinary views of the Orcia valley. The entire city was rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town by order of Pope Pius II, and represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts. Explore the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. The last stop will be Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and more recently famous for the filming of the vampire movie "New Moon". Enjoy free time here to stroll around Renaissance buildings, majestic palaces, and imposing churches.

From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

3. 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 Tuscany. Be picked up in Rome by a comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan. By mid-morning, you will be in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. The next stop is at the underground city, where one of Italy’s best wines, Nobile, is produced, and you will indulge in some wine tasting. Absorb views over some of Tuscany’s most beautiful vineyards before your private driver will take you out of town to a beautiful Tuscan vineyard. Stop at Pienza, with some free time for lunch. Get information on sites you may want to visit, such as the two Renaissance palaces and the beautiful Duomo. Pienza is a small town so you’ll go off on your own and take some time to wander around, enjoying ancient architecture and views of the rolling countryside. Whatever you choose to do with your time, be sure to sample Pienza’s most important product, pecorino cheese, in one of the many artisan food stores around the town. With full bags packed with wine and cheese, meet back at the car for a comfortable and scenic drive back to Rome.

Montalcino: Tasting at a picnic in the vineyard

4. Montalcino: Tasting at a picnic in the vineyard

Get to know us and our philosophy during a tour of the vineyards and cellar (optional). Our team will explain our working methods and the different terroirs on our Brunello Cru path through the vines. The path continues to the vaulted cellar, where some of our wines age for years. After the tour, you can enjoy our wines with homemade delicacies in a cozy atmosphere at a picnic in the vineyard - a place is already waiting for you. Afterward, you will have plenty of time to take some delicious wine home.

Private Full-Day Brunello Wine Tour of Montalcino

5. Private Full-Day Brunello Wine Tour of Montalcino

Embark on a full-day, private tour from Florence, and discover both the town of Montalcino and two of Italy's premier wineries. Learn the secrets of producing one of the world's most enchanting wines. Montalcino is a strikingly beautiful medieval town, sitting atop a hill offering one of the most extraordinary views in Tuscany. The rolling hills of the surrounding countryside are a mosaic of green fields, olive groves, and some of the most artfully cultivated vineyards in all of Italy. During the drive from Florence, get introduced to the region, its history, and wine designations. The road leading to Montalcino winds through the vineyards and open fields of the producers of one of Italy's most exquisite wines, the preeminent Brunello di Montalcino. The famous Brunello grape (Sangiovese Grosso) has its origins and is grown exclusively in Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino was invented more than a century ago and has become one of the most famous wines in the world, prized and praised by important wine critics, collectors, and connoisseurs. Visit two celebrated vineyards that produce Brunello wine and discover just how this wine is produced and what makes it special as you gain an insight into the aging process and the use of the oak barrels. Along with a thorough understanding of how this premium wine is crafted, enjoy tastings to satisfy your thirst for fine wine in addition to your thirst for knowledge.

Montalcino: Private Brunello Wine Tour with Tuscan Lunch

6. Montalcino: Private Brunello Wine Tour with Tuscan Lunch

Our wonderful day exploring the Brunello wine region begins when you are picked up at the hotel and taken on a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside comfortably seated in a luxury vehicle. Brunello is produced exclusively within the Montalcino territory, and only from Sangioveto Grosso grapes, a Sangiovese clone perfectly suited to local conditions and before release, it must be aged for four years, at least two of which must be in wooden casks. The first stop will be to a cutting-edge Brunello winery where we will taste an amazing Brunello wine and sample the spicy, intense extra virgin olive oil produced by the estate. We will visit the winery’s grounds and most importantly, the historic cellars. Next stop is the charming town of Montalcino, where we can enjoy lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant and then have time to explore the town’s narrow winding streets filled with artisan food and wine shops. The unspoiled character of the town of Montalcino and the surrounding countryside is impressive, and nowadays rather rare. No visit would be complete without a look at Montalcino’s famous fortezza, the four- teenth-century fortress to which Sienese forces withdrew when Siena was definitively conquered and annexed by Florence in 1555. The view from the ramparts is spectacular. On the ground floor there is a well-stocked wine shop where it is possible to sample Brunello by the glass. Later in the afternoon we will a visit another top rated Brunello winery. We can compare styles and techniques while learning more about this excellent wine. A short visit to Sant’Antimo Abbey may also be part of this wonderful excursion, before heading back to your Hotel.

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.

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Our driver, Patrick, was fun and very attentive to our needs meeting high expectations from the age range within our small group. He took care to ensure we were well taken care of, sharing beautiful sites, and great recommendations to sit down and relax enjoying the tastes found in Tuscany. My teenage daughter was so excited Patrick went above and beyond to help her find the film sites from one of her favorite movies, Twilight. It was a fun adventure, peaceful, and we had a very lovely time. I strongly recommend anyone wanting an escape from the busy cities to escape on this tour to enjoy incredible scenery at a slower pace in Tuscany with Patrick. Thank you for such a wonderful time which ended our trip on a high note!

Fantastic tour particularly the fact the we had a very knowledgeable gentleman as our driver, Mr. Cristian Cestari. Throughout this private tour with a nice V-Series Mercedes and a great driver such as Cristian Cestari, we had a lovely day. Ring a Florentine, born and bred in Florence, was actually more than a guide for us and provided a lot of background information about Toscana and this tour.

Amazing experience with beautiful picturesque scenery !!! Our driver David was very polite , fun ,fluent in English and made us feel good! The wine tasting was the best experience ever and the lasagna we had as lunch were delicious. 100% recommend this tour if you want to see Tuscany’s countryside with privacy and comfort.

Really enjoyed this tour to Montalcino, one of the best wine regions in the world. Our guide Belen was great driving us around to 3 very good estates with a different heritage. The Tuscan food was also great for lunch and paired with the wines. Great day all around

Excellent tour guide (Ali). We really enjoyed all parts of the tour. Great hospitality from Lucia at the winery. Nothing to complain about. Highly recommended.