Montalcino, Siena, 53024

The Basics

Considered among Italy’s flagship wines, Brunello di Montalcino is made from the Sangiovese grapes grown in the postcard-perfect hills of Val d’Orcia, just outside Montalcino’s 13th-century town walls. Join a wine tour from Florence, Rome, or Siena to explore the charming town center—including the 14th-century fortress and nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo—and taste some of the excellent local wines.

Most wine trips include lunch, so gourmands can sample some of Tuscany’s famed cuisine. Some tours also stop by the neighboring and equally photogenic wine-producing town of Montepulciano.

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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena
Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena
$198.43 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A truly memorable outing in Sienna - highly recommended!
This was one of the most amazing trips to Siena's wine countryside - all wineries had the most gracious hosts/hostesses, shared some of the best wine food along with the best wines of the regions. The guides were most wonderful.
Apurva_D, Dec 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Montalcino is accessible to wheelchairs, but some wineries might not be. Check in advance.
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How to Get There

By car, take the SR2 highway south from Siena. Getting to Montalcino by public transit involves multiple bus connections. For a hassle-free visit, join a small-group or private tour that includes transportation.

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When to Get There

The countryside around Montalcino is particularly beautiful in spring and fall, when the fields and vineyards are lush and green. Wine aficionados may enjoy visiting in late summer to see thevendemmia (traditional grape harvest) and production.

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Montalcino More Than Wine

Easily explored on foot, Montalcino is a quintessential Tuscan village, surrounded by fortified walls and topped by an imposing fortress overlooking the Val d’Orcia and Maremma hills. Stroll past the historic Palazzo dei Priori town hall and the main Piazza del Popolo, with its Gothic loggia. Other highlights include the Palazzo Vescovile and the churches of San Francesco, Sant’Agostino, and Sant’Egidio.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Montalcino?