Brunello di Montalcino: Tuscany's Fine Red Wine
Visit Tuscany's most prized red wine region of Montalcino with us! If you appreciate robust, age-worthy Italian red wines, this experience is for you. Brunello di Montalcino wine is made with 100% Sangiovese (specifically, the “grosso” clone) and requires a minimum of 4 years before it can be released to the public thus making it a carefully created wine of caliber. Our group sizes are small to both maintain a sustainable travel standard while also ensuring an exclusive experience where big buses can’t reach. We visit noteworthy family-run producers who are true stewards to their land, meticulous in the wine cellars and are off the beaten wine roads. You'll also learn the difference between the varieties of Sangiovese used in Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino vs Brunello di Montalcino, DOCG laws which govern Brunello production, Tuscan wine culture and more. Experience a variety of Tuscan charm with a stroll through the wine-centric town of Montalcino, tasting local specialties during lunch and touring winery cellars that produce some of Italy's most coveted wine.
English/Italian bilingual guide/escort
Round-trip transfer in/out Florence, small group format
Get immersed in Italian wine culture with artisanal snacks to pair (cured meats and cheeses, on-site produced olive oil, etc)
Guided visit of 2 unique wine cellars and tasting (range from boutique, award-winning to family-run biodynamic style)
Meet family wine makers of several generations!
Stroll the charming villages in this scenic wine region of Tuscany
Sit-down Tuscan light lunch at one of the wine estates visited: charcuterie, bruschetta, fresh pasta, dessert all with wine (*various lunch options available for private tour requests)
Learn the mystery behind Brunello wines and what differentiates them from the rest of the Tuscan wine landscape
Assistance with purchase and shipping
Start time: 9am Days: Daily Duration: 8/9hours Inclusions: Escorted transport in comfortable climate controlled vehicle, all wine tastings, cellar tours, lunch (for group tour), stops in nearby villages and personable, bilingual guide/leader. Group Tour Cost: 190eu per person group rate (max 7 people) Private Tour Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request. Not included: Travel insurance, extra hours, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance.
We quote group wine tours in EU on behalf of a local Florence-based tour operator who sells & organizes small group join-in wine tours which follow our philosophy.