Brunello And Nobile Wine Lovers' Tour: Montalcino And Montepulciano - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up form any hotel or accommodation within the area of Florence, for pick ups in different area please send a request through the "special requirements! sectio.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A heaven for wine lovers: situated just south of Siena lies the land of some of the best Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Based on the clones of Sangiovese, some of the most collectible and popular wines in all of Italy are produced here.
Most of the tour takes place in the scenic views of the rolling hills of Val dOrcia: a natural World Heritage Site protected by Unesco. Meet the producers and enjoy their wines.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

We will reach Montalcino from Florence crossing the Tuscan countryside; after visiting the town of Montalcino, we will reach a local farm for a private lunch with wine pairing of Brunello wines. Brunello is wine hunted by wine collectors from all over the world, requires a minimum five years of aging to be classified as Brunello di Montalcino.

After lunch, we will head to Montepulciano, the homeland of another great wine: the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The drive will cross the Val d’Orcia, one of most enchanting Italian countryside scenery, protected by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Montepulciano has a long history dating back to the Etruscan times, reaching its peak of importance in the 14th century as a strategic Florentine stronghold in the Senese territory. Here you will have time for a walk in these beautiful medieval streets, often chosen as location for movies. After the visit of the town the tour will continue with a Vino Nobile wine tasting by a selected producer; this will be the last stop before driving back to Florence.

Inclusions

Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Lunch and wine tasting fees

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Infant seats available

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Aug-2019

    I've never learned so much history in my life! Luca was full of interesting facts and anecdotes, We had such a lovely time with him. Highly recommend.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great day being driven around by Adriano. He knew all the best spots in each town for photos and views, and was great entertainment and good company. The wine was delicious, of course, and so was the lunch. The benefit of a private tour is that we were able to stop along the way for a photo on the roadside if we passed a particularly picturesque spot, and that we could adjust the time we spent at each stop to our preferences. Would recommend.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We were a group of 8 adults doing a private wine tour. Andriano was our driver and guide. He offered to change our tour and alter it to meet our needs because it was raining the day of our tour. We did the original wine tour and were very happy with our experience. We had time in both towns and Pienze as well. Andriano had suggestions for us and where to shop, view and things to look at. He had much information about Italy and answers to many other questions we had.

    The lunch at the winery was very personal and they catered to our needs and provided a great experience.

    We would highly recommend this tour.

  • 28-Mar-2019

    Luka was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable about the region. He took us to a privately owned small vineyard serving Brunello wines paired with lunch. The food and wine pairings were delicious, fresh, and some of the best we had on our trip to Italy. We were also able to tour several of the local Tuscan villages. I highly recommend booking this tour.

  • 08-Nov-2017

    Leonardo had amazing English, knowledge of the area, was very helpful, friendly, and made the trip very enjoyable.

  • 24-Aug-2017

    Aug 21, 2017. The best private tour we have ever been on. Luca our driver and guide was extremely knowledgeable about Italian history as well as all the wines we tried during our trip. The trip started with being picked up at the hotel in Florence and then went to visit wineries as well as take in the amazing Tuscan scenery. The selected wineries were great choices as they were all personal and intimate settings with one on one attention. The wine-paired private lunch was very romantic and the food was all prepared with fresh, organic ingredients grown on the property. We highly recommend this trip with Luca as your guide as he was fun, friendly, and a pleasure to spend the day with.

  • 27-May-2017

    Had a fabulous tour filled with history, insights, great food and wine. I've done a number of tours in the past and would highly recommend this experience. We ended the day to a very small winery where we tasted a wide range of wines and vintages. The labels on the Brunello's are even hand painted by the Artist / Winemaker / Owner. One of the most fascinating people I've met in the wine business. Do not miss out on this experience!

  • 15-Aug-2016

    Luca was awesome and very knowledgeable about Montalcino and Montepulciano. He takes you through the beautiful countryside and the winery in Montepulciano was awesome! The wine cellar is an old cave and was amazing to see and tour. And the wine was delicious!

  • 08-Jun-2016

    We had a wonderful time and tour our guide was fabulous. The weather was perfect and the views beautiful. We had excellent wines and lunch could not ask for a better way to see Italy.