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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Daniel, and the other group guide Milo, were both very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the region, Italian culture and the local wine industry!
The lunch was absolutely incredible and the family was so welcoming! Each of the wineries were so unique, but all of the hosts were so gracious! And, of course, the wine was incredible!!
Our fellow tourists were very friendly and the 12 of us all had a great time getting to know each other!
I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys red wine!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Very interesting tour, knowledgable tour guide, visited three different estates with high quality wines. Meal wonderful home cooked meal. Very satisfied

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We had a excellent time. It was particularly fun going to a vinter's home for a great Tuscan lunch. Glenn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A very nice way to spend a day. The transportation was a very comfortable Mercedes Van, and the guide was knowledgeable and was very interactive with the group. The wines were fantastic, ending up buying and shipping a case home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The best day of our stay in siena....and we had wonderful days...unforgettable because of the choice of family owned small vineyards producing high quality wines...including one that piped Mozart to help the vines grow, another where we served delicious lunch at the dining room table in a 16th century farmhouse and the final, organic farm with chickens and dogs close at hand as we sipped wine at a table in the midst of the early spring .. Charming and informed guide..a stop at an 11th century abbey where monks chanted around noon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

You can't go wrong with a brunello wine tasting, but the tour guide from Daniel, was AMAZING. He really knew how to cater to his audience and was so knowledgable. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was the highlight of our entire trip to Italy. It is so hard to believe how much we crammed in to one day. Starting with a morning in scenic Siena, we met our wonderful guide and wine expert who took us to three Montalcino wineries, each with its own distinct character. We had the best meal of our trip, home cooked by one of the winery owners. But I'm not even done. We ALSO visited an 800 year old church and saw monks chanting, and visited the castle at the top of Montalcino. Oh, and of course the wine was incredible. We were a little hesitant to book this tour because of the cost, but it was money very well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Our tour guide was a blast and told us so much history about the area. All 3 wineries were wonderful along with lunch. Great way to spend the day in Siena and relax!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Milo was our guide. He was fun and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was an amazing tour! I learnt so much about wine and the wine making process this day. We tasted so many great wines and met some fantastically engaging and charismatic winemakers. We had a really delicious lunch and there was plenty of food. Milo was our guide and he was brilliant. He knew so much about wine that he really filled in any gaps we had after talking to the winemakers. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

My wife and our friends loved this tour. Our guide was informative and passionate about wine making
in the region and explained the process in great detail. We would recommend this tour to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Loved the intimacy of a small tour. Countryside was beautiful, wines delicious, guide good. A great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Great tour, all 3 wineries were very informative and beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

While I had to admit that I'm not a big fan of wine, this tour completely exceeded my expectation. Daniel took us to places and wineries that we could've never known and found on our own. We visited three vineries and enjoyed them all. Montalcino might not be the biggest tourist destination but it was still a beautiful place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

our tour was small and personal and the vineyards we visited were amazing.
Learnt alot and tasted great wines!
will definitely do again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This trip was amazing- really interesting and informative. Our guide, Daniele, had a vast knowledge of wine making and the area which he shared with us in friendly, enthusiastic manner.

The typical Italian lunch at the second vineyard was superb and owners at all three vineyards were warm and welcoming. It was wonderful to meet people who are so passionate about their work.

I definitely give this trip 5 stars and recommend it to anyone interested in wine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Wonderful day in the countryside. Our driver, Daniel, was exceptional and made the day. Would highly recommend this trip because it was small and personable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great hostess. Toured three great small wineries worth wonderful personal attention. Lunch was fantastic. LeArned more about Brenello, super Tuscan and Roco wines. Worth every bit of what we spent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

love this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

this tour was a highlight of our trip. Daniele our guide was educated in Wine Making. We had a very small group which made it like a private tour. He was knowledgeable,friendly, and when he found out how interested we were in wine, proceeded to take this tour to a new level. We visited 3 wineries of which the first was an organic "farm".(as they call wineries). The owner made us a delicious snack of crostini and we spent a great time there tasting wines. The second was the highlight of our trip when we visited Molina di Sant Antimo winery and spent the next couple of hours with giulia being educated in how they make their wine and then partaking of a lunch in the family dining room coupled with wines. The last winery had Mozart playing in the vineyards. It was one of the absolute best decisions to go on this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

My husband and I loved this tour! Brunello is an amazing wine and the food that we were served for lunch was incredible. There is plenty of time to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. We would recommend this tour for lovers of red wine!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This is one tour you don't want to miss. We took the express bus from Firenze to Siena to join this tour. It only took around an hour to get there.
The tour is in a mini van, up to 8 people, but there were just the 2 of us and the guide, Leonardo.
He was very knowledgeable in all aspects of wine making. From growing of the grapes, to drinking the wine, and everything in-between.
We visited 4 different wineries, and we were the only ones there, along with the owner. Not a tour bus in sight, which was very nice. It would be hard to find a more beautiful scenic area, then the area we explored visiting the wineries.
We very much enjoyed the wine from all the wineries, and had the most incredible lunch at one of them. Mama made lunch, while one of her daughters sat and had lunch with us. She talked about living in the area, and running the winery, was a very pleasant experience.
The house we had lunch in, was an old house that had been restored, it is gorgeous. The views of the surrounding hills around it fantastic.
You can't go wrong with this tour, will do it again if we ever get back that way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Of my Family's two weeks in Italy, this tour was the highlight of the trip. It was unanimously the best experience all 8 of us had. Even if you are not into wine, it is great tour. If you enjoy wine, then this is a must. The three vineyards (Piombaia, Molino di Sant' Antimo, and Il Paradiso di Frassina) were great, and all showcased differences in winemaking technique and philosophy. The Lunch we ate in one of the winemaker's homes was cooked by the wife of the vineyard owner, and was the best meal of our trip. We also enjoyed time in Montalcino, and a small church nearby. Milo, the tour guide did an amazing job and kept us informed with information about Siena, Montalcino, the local wines, and customs. This is a must see for wine lovers, or those who simply want to get a closer look at a more personal side of Tuscany. Set aside some extra money for purchasing some wines, you will definitely want to take some with you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Great mix of wineries and the guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate and engaging! 5/5 stars for him!

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