Tour of the historical cellars in Montepulciano

Montepulciano, Italy
Guided tour of the cellars of the historic center of Montepulciano
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The medieval center of Montepulciano stands on the historic cellars hidden below the city. With this exclusive tour, take a guided walk in the historic center and visit two underground cellars, venture into the tunnels carved into the rock to admire the impressive oak barrels where the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is left to age. Learn about the history of wine and how it is produced in this area and taste the local vintages.
  • Access the famous underground vaulted cellars of Montepulciano
  • Discover the history of the cellars and their importance for Vino Nobile
  • Taste the Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • A private tour for a more intimate experience and personal attention

What's Included

  • Walk through the historic center of Montepulciano
  • Guided tour of two underground cellars in the center of Montepulciano DOCG
  • Tasting of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Glass and glass keeper

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza Grande, 7, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy

      The tour will leave from the Tourist Office in Piazza Grande, 7 in Montepulciano.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect


    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Featured review
    A great experience with a very knowledgeable guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.


    22 reviews
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    Laura was excellent!
    Sarah_T, Oct 2022
    Laura was excellent. Very knowledgeable and a great pleasure to spend time with. We were very fortunate to have a private tour with her and we thoroughly enjoyed her expertise and her company.
    So so Montepulciano tour
    michael_t, Sep 2022
    Montepulciano was beautiful. Our tour guide Laura was excellent and gave us very good history and information about the city and surroundings The wine cellars were very cool and would recommend The rating would have been higher had the tasting experience been better. The first cellar tasting started out week then another larger group came I. And we were ignored. The second cellar was more interesting but the tasting was done standing up in the sales room.
    Scam of the trip
    Renate_G, Jul 2022
    the so called "tour" consisted of a short walk to two wine cellars and vine tastings there. The wine tastings are actually available for free so I consider this "Tour" a scam and intend to claim money back. the tour guide just led us to the cellar and then step aside. this is definitely not worth your time and money.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Renate, we're sorry to receive this review from you. As you can read in the description the tour was a walk with a guide and includes the guided visit of 2 of the 8 historical cellars of Montepulciano with wine tasting. The visit of the historical cellars of Montepulciano are free (not all) but you pay a tour and a guide for you for about 3 hours. We are always sincere with our guests: they can visit the cellars independently (without a guide) or choose a guided tour. You send us a refund request choosing the reason "the guide didn't show up": this is not true, because the guide was there, she accompanied you to the cellars and also made the guided visit of the centre. However we are sorry that you didn't like this experience, we always try to do our best and this tour is a must for our agency!
    Good tour
    Juliana_S, May 2022
    Good tour to get to know the old cellars and taste vino nobile (noble wine). Very informative tour with a great guide
    Great tour.
    John_A, Apr 2022
    A great experience with a very knowledgeable guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
    Well worth the time
    Farrah_W, Nov 2021
    Great guide that knew a lot about the history of the wines and the city. It was great to learn about both and not just wander around. So much right under our feet.
    Best way to learn about Montepulciano
    Marjan_G, Jul 2021
    Vanda was absolutely fantastic. She put everything in perspective for us. We learned a great deal and still had fun! The wineries were mysterious and amazing.
    Piacevole ma migliorabile
    Alessandro_C, Oct 2023
    Esperienza dedicata ai neofiti del vino ma comunque piacevole anche per gli appassionati un po' più esperti. Unico neo a mio parere: rispetto alla durata totale della visita troppo poco tempo in cantina e a degustare (abbiamo visto 2 cantine) e troppo tempo speso al tragitto: avrebbe giovato una tappa (ancora meglio una visita in altra cantina) intermedia.
    Bella esperienza
    Giada_P, Aug 2022
    Bella esperienza, assolutamente consigliata. Molto accogliente e gentile la nostra guida Laura. Della prima cantina ho apprezzato molto la location, meno l'assaggio di vini. Ho preferito la seconda cantina che abbiamo visitato, molto più coinvolgente. Davvero contenta di aver partecipato.
    ... un buon vino in posti caratteristici!
    Sonia_M, Dec 2021
    Molto interessante il giro nel centro storico di Montepulciano. Abbiamo visitato due cantine:de Ricci e Fanetti. Vini ottimi. Se l'ultima cantina del vostro tour fosse Fanetti, parcheggiate in fondo al paese, altrimenti bisogna risalire ,😉. Esperienza che consigliamo
    Montepulciano's wine tour
    Giulia_R, Aug 2021
    Mi aspettavo più "emozione" visto come era stato descritto il tour, pensavo di vedere una cantina nella sua interezza, addentrarmi nei cunicoli di tufo o vedere magari le botti vuote ma "aperte". Degustazione ottima anche se abbiamo avuto poco tempo per fermarci nei luoghi principali della città e non ci sono state visite in chiese o musei.
    Nulla di che!
    Erika_c, Aug 2020
    Nulla di che visto quanto abbiamo pagato!!per lo stesso giro altri hanno speso di meno e con lo stesso risultato!...le cantine belle ma poca spiegazione del vino. La degustazione fatta sempre con lo stesso bicchiere non risalta i sapori del vino, diciamo che non sono stata invogliata a comprare nessuna bottiglia.
    Super tour di Montepulciano e cantine
    Andrea_R, Aug 2020
    Il tour ha un rapporto qualità prezzo davvero ottimo; la nostra guida Antonella è stata eccezionale guidandoci per Montepulciano tra storia e vino a volontà. Consigliatissimo!

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