Brunello di Montalcino Wineries
Montalcino lies in the rolling hills South of Siena and is worthy of a visit for its beuatiful vistas of Val d'Orcia, its great food and its fascinating past. But it is best known today for the Brunello di Montalcino red wine, which is produced on the estates surrounding the town.
This wine is made entirely from Sangiovese grapes that grow in one of the parts of Tuscany that sees less yearly rainfall. The Brunello is aged in oak barrels for 2 years and then at least 4 months once bottled.
We offer full day tours to Montalcino with visits to the best wineries in the area. Other stops can be made in Montalcino's old town (good options for lunch), Sant'Antimo, Pienza and Montepulciano (See also our Val d'Orcia tour).
Note: Although every winery is unique, a winery visit typically lasts about 1-1,5 hrs and comprises: a) Guided tour of the estate & cellars b) Description of wine making process c) Tasting of the locally produced wines. The visit is carried out in English by the local winery staff. The winery will charge a fee (typically around €15-€25 per person although some upscale estates can be more expensive). Minors will not be served wine but can attend for free with their parents. Wineries (especially larger ones) will often group visitors together (maximum group size is about 15 people). It is sometimes possible to request for a private visit (just for 2 or more depending on the size of your party). In all cases Reservations are required. Some wineries offer the option of having lunch at the winery (for a fixed price or à la carte). Many wine shops and some wineries offer the possibility of stopping by for a simple wine tasting (without a full guided visit), for free or for a small fee. A simple wine tasting usually lasts under 30 minutes. Our price does NOT include meals, winery guided visits & wine tastings which you would pay for directly to restaurant/wineries.