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 from Florence.
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 ;)
But you can also customize your tour with any specific request (winery or restaurant). Please get in touch with your ideas, and we'll send you a quote.
VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Wineries: Around 80
Total square hectares: Around 1250
Total production: Around 6 MM bottles
The ancient cellars inside Montepulciano testify to how historical the wine is to the town.
The Vino Nobile is the first to be elevated to DOCG status at the beginning of the 80'ies but continues to be confused with the grape Montepulciano (that paradoxically doesn't grow there).
Despite its name, Montepulciano, the grape that grows prevalently is the Sangiovese (locally called Prugnolo Gentile), along with other native grapes such as Mammolo and Canaiolo. Trebbiano, Malvasia and Pulcinculo are used for the region's renowned sweet wine.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is the area's claim to fame, which in good years is also made in a Riserva version. Vino Nobile contains mostly Sangiovese, but can be blended with other regional red grapes. Rosso di Montepulciano is a similar wine, but essentially younger and ligther. Vin Santo comes out beautifully, too.