BRUNELLO WINE TOUR Montalcino - Pienza - Montepulciano


Wine tasting & cheese tasting

Your driver will come and pick you up at the hotel, villa or residence hotel you’re staying and will accompany you in this experience.
The wine tours in the Brunello area, like the one in Chianti and Costa degli Etruschi comprise a tour of 2-3 estates and 1 or 2 towns among Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano.
Before reaching the heart of Val d’Orcia you will cross different very characteristic villages like Monteroni, Asciano, San Giovanni d’Asso (famous for truffles), Buonconvento (a walled town founded in 1100. Its fortune was that it was on the French way to Rome, therefore a crossway for many pilgrims who decided to stay for the night, hence the name Buonconvento – Good Convent). We advise seeing no more than 2 estates and perhaps have a light lunch at a third one.
Itinerary:
Departure from your hotel. Tout of the first estate where you go round the property, cellars and taste the wine, all with an explanation in your language. An estate worker will explain how the wine is produced, from harvest to bottling. Lastly, you will taste the wine they have told you about during the tour. The second stop is a tour of Montalcino or Pienza or Montepulciano depending on the route you are interested in. Probably you do not intend to see any town but only the local wine estates. If so, we go straight to the second wine estate, where we advise you to let us book you a light lunch so that you can taste their wine during a meal, clearly not before having seen the cellar and the property with a worker who will guide you through the tour. The third stop is the last wine cellar. Clearly we shall try to organise 3 different types of estates, where possible. Another option is to replace the tour of an estate with that of a cheese factory. Pienza is famous for its sheep’s milk cheese and in the area there are dairies that offer the opportunity of a tour and dairy product tasting.At the end of the day, you will probably be happy to have a driver to take you from one place to another and then home. In this area, called Val d’Orcia, there are hundreds of wine cellars, organised by the Brunello Consortium. This is an association that controls various producers to make sure they comply with all the rules to be able to give their wine the coveted DOCG label. Here are some of the estates selected in Montalcino and Montepulciano: Altesino, Fanti San Filippo, Poggio Antico, Cantina dei Barbi, Tenuta Silvia Nardi, Casanova di Neri, etc. With regard to cheese factories, in Pienza we collaborate with: Solp, Caseificio Cugusi, Fattoria Buca Nuova.
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Testimonials

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more