Savor exquisite Brunello wine while exploring the Tuscan town of Montalcino on this full-day tour from Florence. Take in lush views of Orcia Valley hills, and enjoy the personalized attention of an expert local guide as you visit 2 award-winning wineries.
What to Expect
This full-day, private tour from Florence takes you to discover both the town of Montalcino and two of Italy's premier wineries, where you will learn the secrets of producing one of the world's most enchanting wines.
Montalcino is a strikingly beautiful medieval town, sitting atop a hill offering one of the most extraordinary views in Tuscany. The rolling hills of the surrounding countryside are a mosaic of green fields, olive groves, and some of the most artfully cultivated vineyards in all of Italy. During the drive from Florence you will be introduced to the region, its history, and its wine designations. The road leading to Montalcino winds through the vineyards and open fields of the producers of one of Italy's most exquisite wines, the preeminent Brunello di Montalcino.
The famous Brunello grape (Sangiovese Grosso) has its origins and exclusive growth in Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino was invented more than a century ago and has become one of the most famous wines in the world, prized and praised by important wine critics, collectors, and connoisseurs.
Visit two celebrated vineyards that produce Brunello wine and discover just how this wine is produced and what makes it special as you gain an insight into the aging process and the use of the oak barrels. Along with a thorough understanding of how this premium wine is crafted, you will enjoy tastings to satisfy your thirst for fine wine in addition to your thirst for knowledge.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Private transportation in a delux van
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
- 2 wine tastings
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses