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Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this unique trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.  

Highlights

  • 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

Begin your day trip with pickup in central Siena. Meet your guide and hop aboard your minivan, setting off toward Montalcino.

Travel into the Tuscan hills and stop first at a small winery for a walk among the vineyards. Swirl and sip the famous Brunello di Montalcino, and check out the cellars with your guide.

Next, arrive in the town of Montalcino, the region’s namesake. Soak up some free time to roam the area independently, enjoying the views of the valley below, perusing the shops or tasting more of the celebrated Brunello wines.

Afterward, journey to a family-run winery, where you’ll meet the winemakers. Delve into some of the region’s culinary favorites with a lunch of antipasti, pasta or risotto and dessert, complemented by delicious local wines.

Appetites sated, continue to the ancient Benedictine abbey of Sant'Antimo. Learn about the stunning structure’s history as you follow your guide inside. On occasion, visitors will hear the monks singing Gregorian chants while taking in the scenery.

Top off your trip with a visit to a third winery for a fascinating lesson on production, the aging process and more. Take a seat for a final tasting before returning to Siena.

Customer Reviews

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip. Saw three very different wineries with excellent tours. Learned something different about winemaking at each venue. Had a superb lunch at one winery. Tour driver David was very friendly and professional and patient with our group of six. Highly recommend. Don't have to worry about drinking and driving and many of these wineries would be very hard to find without knowing the area.

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very well organized and great value for money. Mateo was a knowledgeable host - he could drive a little slower for our taste, but an engaging young man. We loved taling to Jackie after lunch, the lunch was great too. Now I feel like I know a lot more about Sangiovese.

Teresa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was absolutely the highlight of our two week holiday in Italy. Our guide was friendly, witty and extremely knowledgeable about Tuscany and the wineries as well as other locations in Italy. The van was comfortable and air conditioned which made for pleasant traveling. The wineries were excellent and lunch was superb in the midst of a vineyard. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Zsuzsanna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Being able to visit very rare and so different vineyards was a bonus. The host and driver was extremely knowledgable about not only the vineyards but also the local history. The lunch was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in wines from the area

Sudhir R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved our tour. Our tour guide was great and our lunch and wine tasting was excellent

Kirk T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an awesome tour! Great wineries, great food .

lisa b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the best things i have done in the past 2 weeks in italy and i will absolutely seek out another tour like this one next time i travel. Our guide was amazing - knowledgeable, funny, friendly. A group of 8 is a great size as it feels less like a tour and more like an outing with a group of interesting people. The vineyards were stunning - and the wine was fantastic. The highlight for me was a delicious 4 course lunch with wine in a winemaker's beautiful vineyard/home. All experiences I never would have had without taking this tour.

Martin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a fantastic tour. Fun, educational, casual. I wondered how a wine tasting tour could take almost a whole day. Easily! We could have taken longer. I highly recommend the tour. Our guide was well versed in wine and it's history in Italy. She was fluent in English, and funny too.

dnmpm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The small group Brunello wine tasting tour was a highlight our recent trip to Italy. Marella, our driver/guide was both informative and fun. Our first stop was the small town of Montalcino, the center of Brunello wine production. We then visited three wineries, a nice sample of sizes and wine making styles and tasted three wines at each one. Marella was very information in describing the wineries and the beautiful Tuscan scenery. We had lunch at the home of one of the winery families and were treated as family guests. A delightful day in Tuscany.

Sandra F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour provided a full day with an excellent guide. The wine and food were wonderful.

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