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Wine Lover's Guide to Siena

By Viator, May 2018

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Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is just a stone’s throw from several of Italy’s most celebrated wine-producing regions. Wine lovers who make their base here will have plenty of chances to learn about—and taste—sought-after labels and rare vintages. Here’s what you need to know about wine tasting in Siena.

Must-Try Varietals
Wine lovers in this part of Italy can choose from among a number of famous wine-producing regions. North of town, between Siena and Florence, is the famous wine region of Chianti. Chianti is well known for its production of medium-bodied Chianti Classico reds, which are made using at least 80% sangiovese grapes, with the rest made of up blends that may include canaiolo, colorino, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot

South of Siena lies Montalcino, where Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino wine is made using 100% sangiovese grapes. Also south of Siena is Montepulciano, whose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red is again made mostly of sangiovese, with small amounts of other varietals such as canaiolo and mammolo blended in. White-wine lovers may want to make the journey northwest to the hill town of San Gimignano to try Vernaccia di San Gimignano, made using the white vernaccia grape. 

Must-Do Experiences
  • See medieval castles such as Castello Monteriggioni and Castello Di Meleto during a wine tour of Chianti. 
  • Hike to a winery on the vineyard-surrounded Via Francigena ancient pilgrimage route.
  • Learn about the production of Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti wines during winery tours.
  • Train your palate during a guided wine-tasting workshop
  • Drive a vintage Italian car through the Tuscan countryside before stopping at a local winery for a multicourse meal accompanied by Tuscan wines

Tours & Tickets

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

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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, ...  Read more

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

From USD $167.02
Chianti and Castle Tour from Siena, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Chianti and Castle Tour from Siena

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Discover the beauty of the Tuscan countryside on this 5-hour tour. Visit two wineries and learn about the process of wine-making. Enjoy a variety of tasting ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.58
Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena

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Combine Chianti's fine wines with its impressive castles on a full-day trip from Siena! Giving the rugged Tuscan landscape a remarkable grandeur, these ...  Read more

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

From USD $167.02
Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Leave Siena behind and hike part of Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route through rural Tuscany, followed by a wine tasting in the village of ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.69
Pienza & Montepulciano - Cities, Cheese & Wine Tour, Siena, Hiking & Camping
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Pienza & Montepulciano - Cities, Cheese & Wine Tour

Pienza and  Montepulciano Wine Tour - Experiences 1 day exciting trip in Valdorcia Tour Length:  7/8 hours. Dates:  Every ...  Read more

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

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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Siena: Tuscan Hills and Winery Lunch, Siena, Wine Tasting & ... 
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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Siena: Tuscan Hills and Winery Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience the beauty of Tuscany in style while driving a vintage Fiat 500, the most classic Italian car. After hotel pickup from Siena, start in ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.41
Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour, Siena, Day Trips
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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour

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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour - Experiences 1 day exciting trip in Montalcino. Tour Length:  7/8 hours. Dates:  Every season.  Days of ...  Read more

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

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Half-Day Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from Siena, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Half-Day Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from Siena

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Explore Montalcino and its stronghold and taste the world-famous wines on an half day culture tour. Explore the countryside and enjoy two wine tastings during ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.58
Educational Wine Tour & Tasting in Siena, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Educational Wine Tour & Tasting in Siena

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In the hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside,  just 2kms away from the medieval centre of Siena , this Educational Wine Tour and Tasting 'Vine, ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.55
Brunello Vineyards Bus Tour, Siena, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Brunello Vineyards Bus Tour

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Enjoy a 3-hour tour through the wonderful Tuscan hills and old historical farm houses, hamlets, and castles to explore Brunello wine country. Sample wine at ...  Read more

Location: Montalcino, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.51

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