5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Reviews

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  • Location:Siena, Italy
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

Brunello di Montalcino, a collector’s favorite, is internationally recognized as one of the best Italian red wines. On this full-day guided tour from Siena, discover the cellars where these incredible wines age, meet the local producers, and learn about the passion that goes into making this wine. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch at a winery and spend time relaxing at your leisure in the village of Montalcino before exploring the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo. Visit a total of three wineries in the region, tasting unique creations at each one.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Small-group wine-tasting tour from Siena
  • Explore Brunello di Montalcino wine cellars and learn about the wine-making process from your expert guide
  • Visit three wineries and enjoy a Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting at each one
  • Enjoy a walk through Tuscany’s lovely town of Montalcino and the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo
  • Savor a delicious Tuscan lunch at a family-run winery
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a unique and intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

Brunello di Montalcino

Leave Siena in the morning and set off in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan toward the famous wine hills of Montalcino in Italy’s Tuscany wine region. The first stop is at a small, traditional winery, where you'll walk among the vineyards, explore the cellars, and enjoy your first Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting of the day.

Next, arrive in Montalcino, the hilltop town that gives its name to the region and its wines. Here, you'll have the opportunity to walk around the walls of the fortress where brave soldiers of the Republic of Siena made their last stand to Florence during battles in medieval times. Explore this captivating town independently and visit the town’s stores, taste the famous Brunello wines, or simply enjoy the incredible views overlooking the valley below.

After your visit to Montalcino, continue your drive to a family-run winery, where you’ll be introduced to the owners and winemakers themselves. Visit the farm before sitting down to enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal (included) accompanied by delicious wines produced in this region.

After lunch, consisting of antipasti, pasta or risotto, desert, coffee and wine tastings, visit the stunning, ancient Benedictine abbey of Sant'Antimo, a special place radiating tranquility, set in a fabulous landscape. With your expert guide, explore the inside of the abbey and learn about its fascinating history. You may get the chance to witness the monks singing Gregorian chants as you enjoy the serene natural surroundings.

In the afternoon, head to a third winery, where you'll get a detailed explanation of the wine-making processes, learn about the tools used, discover how the vines are cared for, and learn about the long aging process in oak barrels that gives these wines their distinctive flavor. After visiting the cellars and getting to know the winemakers you can sit down for a last tasting of this 'Nectar of the Gods', before enjoying a relaxing ride back to Siena.

Customer Reviews

Louise Schøler C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour through the countryside with a sweet, knowledgable guide and some excellent and different wineries. We were only 6 people in the bus our guide, and it felt like a very exclusive experience. Even though the price was very fair.

Also, the light lunch was anything but light. A very positive surprise.

Melissa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic. Handsome, affable tour guide gave us lots of education, information and entertainment. The best and worth every penny! What a day--family bonding was great and he managed to give everyone personal attention --the meal at the home was delightful!!! Thanks for making Siena and surrounds one of our favorite memories-You Rock!

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved the tour! Guide was great - gave a lot of information. We liked the small group - we got to meet some new friends! We would recommend it to a friend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour in Montalcino and the opportunity to taste various wines was amazing. The tour is very organized and our tour guide Elena was great. She is very knowledge about wine and the Tuscany region. The overall tour was outstanding and we highly recommend it.
The winery visits were very welcoming. We felt that the owners and staff went above and beyond to host the guest. So if youre a Brunello wine lover, this tour is a must! Hope you all enjoy it like we did. Cheers!

Ruud R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our group of 4 2 mid-lifers and 2 young 20s loved this trip. We visited wineries with interesting business models and tasted a variety of wines. Our guide was attentive to people's needs and added to the enjoyment of the trip with his knowledge of wine, the wineries and Tuscany. Overall the pace was good except we would have preferred a little less time at lunch for a little more time in Montalcino or just ending a little earlier. We highly recommend this tour for casual wine enthusiasts who want to taste several wines and take in some of the Tuscan countryside.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent adventure, guide Dannelle was very knowledgeable about the region and the wineries we visited. Lunch at the farmhouse was delicious. I highly recommend this tour!!

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Danny was an excellent guide. I would highly recommend this tour.

Ashlee H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The wine was wonderful and the lunch was great! We got to see a beautiful countryside, a beautiful town, and visit some really beautiful vineyards. To top it off, our guide Mariella, was superb! Very knowledgeable and super nice. Highly recommend!

Albert S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Milo was fantastic! We had a really great day enjoying the beautiful Tuscan countryside and great wines, a terrific lunch, and Milo's charming commentary. We highly recommend this trip.

Lynette H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great day!!! Everything I'd hoped for, very relaxing. There were 8 total in our group so we got to meet new people. Our guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the region, and she took us to great wineries. And the views were spectacular!!! I highly recommend this tour!

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