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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: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

3. From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

Take a break from the chaos of Rome with a Tuscan holiday. The tour focuses on the famous Val D’Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, and the vineyards of Tuscany. Be picked up in Rome by a comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan. By mid-morning, you will be in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. The next stop is at the underground city, where one of Italy’s best wines, Nobile, is produced, and you will indulge in some wine tasting. Absorb views over some of Tuscany’s most beautiful vineyards before your private driver will take you out of town to a beautiful Tuscan vineyard. Stop at Pienza, with some free time for lunch. Get information on sites you may want to visit, such as the two Renaissance palaces and the beautiful Duomo. Pienza is a small town so you’ll go off on your own and take some time to wander around, enjoying ancient architecture and views of the rolling countryside. Whatever you choose to do with your time, be sure to sample Pienza’s most important product, pecorino cheese, in one of the many artisan food stores around the town. With full bags packed with wine and cheese, meet back at the car for a comfortable and scenic drive back to Rome.

Montepulciano: Cinta Senese Tour With Food Tasting

4. 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: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

5. Montepulciano: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Start at Piazza Grande and discover the history of Montepulciano and the deep roots that for centuries have shaped the local people and the Vino Nobile. A guide will lead you inside 2 underground cellars, through tunnels dug into the spectacular brick vaults.  Here, you'll find the gigantic oak barrels, inside which the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and the Rosso di Montepulciano DOC “rest”. At the conclusion of your visit, enjoy a tasting of the wines, with an explanation of their basic characteristics.

Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tour — Meet the Producers

6. Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tour — Meet the Producers

Get guided through the Tuscan hills directly to two wineries producing Vino Nobile. Hear the producers' stories, methods of production, and the philosophy that is hidden behind every bottle. Stroll through a vineyard to get an up-close look at Sangiovese grapes. After, taste the wines and learn how to recognize them and their uniqueness. Enjoy a memorable experience in Montepulciano, even if you are there for just a few hours.

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: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

8. Montepulciano: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

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 area: Wine Tasting in a Tuscan Wine Cellar

10. Montepulciano area: 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 6 reviews

We enjoyed a delicious lunch and wine tasting thanks to the lovely host. The wines were incredible and the lunch very yummy. The tour was short and sweet, consisting of a short journey into the wine cellar. Most of the experience is based around the lunch and wine tasting. Overall, super lovely and would recommend to those visiting Montepulciano.

Amazing! The first smaller winery especially explained everything with such detail and made the whole experience very personal. We also had a lovely driver to take us who picked us up from accommodation and took us to each winery - definitely recommend!

Roberto, welcomed us very very well, at his house .. he keeps his animals very well, the oil was super, but the cold cuts are unforgettable .. to go back and go back again ... fabulous

I booked this experience with GET YOUR GUIDE. Everything perfect, from the directions for the meeting point, to the visit of the cellar with a lot of tasting. All perfect.

Superb experience with a pleasant and available host Quality products A good idea to share