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Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

1. Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

Enjoy an exclusive 1.5-hour wine tasting experience and typical Tuscan lunch in an elegant, ancient wine cellar in Montepulciano. Together with an expert sommelier, discover the cellar vaults and tunnels dating back to the 14th century Discoer the various steps in wine production. Then, take part in an exclusive wine tasting experience combined with a variety of delicious snacks. Sample four local wines including the world-renowned Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, as well as some local Tuscan products. Afterward, enjoy a full typical Tuscan lunch comprised of cold cuts, cheeses, and a seasonal pasta dish.

Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

2. Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

Head into the heart of Montepulciano to a historic underground cellar dating back to the 16th century. Learn about the cellar and admire its impressive vaults and tunnels which create a charming setting for the experience. Next, enjoy a tasting of premium wines with an expert sommelier. Sample some of the cellar's most prestigious wines, and learn about the different flavors. The tasting session includes four of the most well-known wines of the region, including Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. The wine is also accompanied by some delicious snacks, so you can taste the very best that Tuscany has to offer.

From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

3. From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

4. From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

Explore the wine lands and medieval villages of Tuscany with a guide on a day trip from Florence. Escape the “Cradle of the Renaissance” on an air-conditioned vehicle and head to Pienza and Montepulciano. Sample some of the most celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wines.   Transfer to Pienza to explore its Renaissance heart. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Val d’Orcia, and learn about Pienza’s ancient traditions.  Next, go to the village of Montepulciano in the Val d’Orcia where you'll discover stately Renaissance buildings and churches of rare beauty, all set among the vineyards. Have some free time to visit the village before your return transfer to Florence.

Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

5. Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany on this day trip from Florence. Ride in a spacious and air conditioned van to the luch Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop a wineries, stroll through local towns, and savor local cheese. Hop aboard the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Florence. Relax on the drive through the Tuscan countryside on the way to Montalcino. Try some world-renowned Brunello wine and stroll through the cellars and museum of a wine estate. Hear about the history of this estate which once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, whose members included Pope Pius II. Move up to the peak of the town for views of rolling hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees. Continue to Pienza, which stands high upon a hill and dominates the Orcia valley with extraordinary views. Sample Pecorino cheese  and explore the charming streets of this small town at your leisure. Head to Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards where some of the vampire movie "New Moon" was shot. Sip on some wine while visiting the dungeon where the wine is stored under the ancient walls of the winery. Return by bus to Florence.

From Siena: Val D'Orcia Wine Tour

6. From Siena: Val D'Orcia Wine Tour

Enjoy a day of culture, wine, and food as you visit some of the most impressive towns and villages in Tuscany. Go to the picturesque town of Pienza, and taste world-famous wines produced in Montalcino and Montepulciano. Meet your guide in Siena and join the rest of the group to start your full-day tour. Depart Siena and transfer to a wine cellar in Montalcino. Cross gently rolling hills full of vineyards, and then sample local wines served with a delicious snack of the local produce. Continue to Pienza to discover the “Touchstone of Renaissance Urbanism.” Considered an artistic jewel of the landscape of Val d’Orcia, Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of the Val d’Orcia. Unique smells and flavors are entwined with this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tradition is pecorino cheese. End the tour at Montepulciano, where the stateliness of its Renaissance buildings and the refined beauty of the town's churches mix with the ancient tradition of wine making. Enjoy some free time before your return transfer to Siena by bus.

Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

7. Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Visit a winery and immerse yourself in a 2.5-hour wine tasting and food pairing experience. Discover the delightful Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a classic Tuscan red wine of the Sangiovese grape variety. Appreciate this wine to the fullest by learning how to pair it with the typical dishes of the area of Montepulciano. See how the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is cultivated in the hills surrounding the medieval city of Montepulciano in southeastern Tuscany. Start the tour with a visit to a winery. Take a tour of the vineyard and the cellar to discover the art of winemaking. After the tour, taste this valuable wine paired with classic Tuscan dishes.

Montepulciano: Cinta Senese Tour With Food Tasting

8. Montepulciano: Cinta Senese Tour With Food Tasting

Visit a typical Cinta Senese farmhouse in Montepulciano. The Cinta Senese is an ancient variety of animal breeds coming from the Siena area. Meet your friendly local farmer, Roberto and begin your unique bucolic experience. Enter in Roberto’s farmhouse, full of that nice Cinta Senese porks: he knows his animals one by one, they are fed with Tuscan cereals and DOP food and they are reared in the semi free-range. Start your experience strolling along vineyards and olive groves, learning all about organic agriculture. During the path, you will meet Ciro, the domestic pig, and its Cinta-Senese-piglets company: look at them having fun in the mud, or capture the moment with your camera. At the end of the experience, take a sit in the wood table surrounded by nature and vineyards and delight your palate with a typical light lunch. You will enjoy a special chopping board of Cinta Senese cold cuts, and local Pecorino di Pienza cheese with homemade jam. Before sipping again your Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG wine, bite a typical Bruschetta or Panzanella. Finish in the best way with some local Cantucci biscuits paired with sweet wine and a fresh Italian coffee.

Montepulciano: Guided Walking Tour and Food Tasting

9. Montepulciano: Guided Walking Tour and Food Tasting

Join a guided foodie tour of Montepulciano and learn about the history of this medieval town while you explore its food culture. Follow your guide on a walk through Montepulciano's historic center. Admire the breathtaking views as you head to your food-tasting destinations. Visit a store that sells locally produced products, sample traditional Tuscan food at a local restaurant, and enjoy a tour of an underground wine cellar. Discover the local specialties at each of the stops along your tour, tasting pecorino cheese, salami, and handmade Pici. End your foodie adventure with a wine tasting, where you'll have the opportunity to sample Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the wine this region is known for.

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting in a Tuscan Wine Cellar

10. Montepulciano: Wine Tasting in a Tuscan Wine Cellar

Immerse yourself in the unique tradition of producing famous Tuscan wine. Explore a winery set in an outstanding landscape, and sample delicious local products as you taste the wine. Discover the Antinori Family winery, located in a beautiful landscape on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. Encounter a winery and vineyards which have been producing wine for over six hundred years. Learn about the production of traditional Montepulciano wine and the new Syrah from a professional sommelier. Taste 4 of the most important locally-produced wines including Nobile di Montepulciano and Santa Pia Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva. Feast on delicious Tuscan appetizers as you taste the wine. Enjoy sampling these traditional foodstuffs as you discover more about Tuscan wine culture.

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What people are saying about Montepulciano

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 206 reviews

Highly recommended our tour guide Peter was the best we've ever been out it It was certainly the highlight of our extortion to Rome. Would definitely recommend this trip to anybody The experience was flawless from start to finish. All we can say is thank for a lovely experience one we will never forget. Peter is the man

If could give a 10 star i would. Tuscany was beautiful. Our tour guide Lucca and driver Emmanuel went above and beyond to make this the best day in Italy so far. very informative and great views to take pics. i highly recommend this tour

A well organized day with a wonderful, dedicated tour guide and magical places. The wine tasting and lunch in particular was a delight.

The tour really worth to have a glance of Tuscany in once day. Top attractions and nice group of people.

This trip was awesome and our bus driver Super Marius is a legend