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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour, wonderful guide, wonderful wineries! It didn't feel rushed at all and we got to try a lot of wine. The guide was very informative and loved chatting about Tuscany, Italy, and Italian culture. We had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

El mejor tour de todos los que he disfrutado hasta el momento. Y es que, de 13 días que pasé en la región de La Toscana, y después de un sinfín de guías y escapadas, este ha sido sin duda alguna unos de los días que mejor me lo he pasado. Os lo recomiendo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Found the entire trip great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was perfect. Our tour guide Milo was highly knowledgeable about both the area and wine. The wineries that we visited were small and not the large brands that are imported into the US. Two years ago we had toured Tuscany by driving a rented car this was so much more relaxing and enjoyable. We never would have known about these smaller wineries, nor would we have likely been able to find them driving on our own. Talking to the people who actually make the wine was fascinating and lunch was personable and delicious. Oh...and the wine was spectacular!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best day in Italy! Try it youll like it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was the best day of our trip! Our tour guides were so nice and extremely knowledgable. The group was small and personal. The wineries were amazing! Everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour - Milo was a wonderful guide and provided a lot of great history and information about the region in addition to information about the wine. The timing of the tour was great as was the lunch provided and, of course, the wine! One of the highlights of our whole trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful time. Our guide was awesome!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic! Our guides were charismatic and the Vineyard owners were very welcoming. The tour was intimate there were only eight people. We learned a lot about wine and Italian culture. We highly recommend this to anyone. Well worth the money. Our favorite experience on our six week vacation in Italy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide Milo was so knowledgeable, friendly and thoughtful. He explained the history of Brunello wine, how to taste and savor wine. His English was excellent. Each of the three vineyards we visited was a gem. Lunch was a real treat and the wines were superb.

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