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Private Montalcino wine tour

Itinerary


Montalcino is well tucked away in the south of Tuscany, but it's well worth the trip! You'll be rewarded with splendid vistas and delicious red wines. We'll start off with a small family owned estate where we can get a private tour of the vineyards and cellars to learn about the uniqueness of the territory of Montalcino. After a delicious tasting of important Brunellos' it'll be time to taste the typical dishes of the region. We'll enjoy a full Tuscan lunch together with more wine of the region. Along the way we'll have the opportunity to catch a glimt of the Sant'Antimo Abbey, and a view over Montalcino and its imposing fortress. On clear days, the Orcia valley clearly shows its wonderful landscape and villages. In the afternoon, we visit an acclaimed producer on the opposit side of the hill, to really be able to compare the northern versus the southern side of the hill with the varying styles. We'll be treated to a wine tour possibly by the owner and another interesting sit-down tasting with several wines to compare vintages.




Highlights


● Guided 9 hr excursion by our English speaking expert Grape Guide! ● Visit 2 exquisite wineries with tours of vineyards & cellars. ● Tasting of some of Tuscany's best olive oils ● 3-course light lunch at a farm, winery or countryside restaurant. ● Stop to stroll around Montalcino (around half an hour)




Price & tour info


Prices are in Euro, are per person, and are all-inclusive of: ● Guided roundtrip escorted by Grape Tours wine expert ● 2 winery visits with tastings of Grape Tours' choice ● Delicious farm-to-table style lunch at a winery, or at a local restaurant. Full-day (8-9 hrs) from Florence for a min. of 2 people and a max of 8 with the following prices: 2 people: €500,00 per person 3 people: €350,00 per person
4 people: €300,00 per person 5 people: €275,00 per person
6 people: €250,00 per person 7 people: €225,00 per person 8 people: €200,00 per person





Private tours are exclusively run for the party of people who have booked. No group-ups will occur. The Grape Tours' private tours are fully escorted and include the roundtrip.

We accept group sizes from 2 to 8 people.

In the all-inclusive private tours, 2 winery visits of our choice are included with tastings and a typical Tuscan lunch. We base our choices on what we believe are the best places to experience, and we're quite picky!

You can customize your tour with any specific request (winery or restaurant). Please get in touch with your ideas, and we'll send you a quote.

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

Wineries: Around 200

Total square hectares: Around 2000

Total production: Around 10 MM bottles

Traces of Etruscans are also found in Montalcino, but the wine only reached it first recognition when Biondi-Santi "invented" it in the late 18 hundreds. When the region got its DOC in the late 60'ies, the wineries could be counted on 2 hands. The explosion came in the 90'ies when the region reached international fame.

Montalcino is tucked away in the South of Tuscany and is protected by an extinct volcano. The many elements that make this region unique allows it for pure Sangiovese wines.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is the undisputed king of wines. It's regular version close to 5 yrs, and the Riserva an extra year before released on the market. The second wine is the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, also made from Sangiovese, whereas the Moscadello di Montalcino DOC and the Sant'Antimo DOC are less common.

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