Montepulciano

Tasting Tour in One of The Most Beautiful Cellar in the World

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Wine Tasting and Tour of The Most Beautiful Cellar in the World
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore a wine cellar in Montepulciano with this tasting and tour. See rows of large oak barrels full of aging wine and learn about how it is made. Taste three local wines alongside pecorino cheese, Tuscan salami, and bruschetta. A small group size offers an intimate atmosphere.
  • Visit an authentic wine cellar full of aging wines
  • Learn about the winemaking process in Montepulciano
  • Raise a glass to taste three local wines alongside snacks
  • Limited to a small group

Sample Menu

Main

Wine Tasting

6 wines DOC and DOCG di Montepulciano: usually a Supertuscan, Nobile, Nobile Riserva;

Starter

Food Tasting

bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil

What's Included

  • Cellar tour
  • Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil
  • Wine tasting
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Ricci, 13, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This tour is tailored for a small group, providing an intimate exploration of a classic Montepulciano wine cellar with a guide.

Meet directly at the cellar on Via Ricci in the center of Montepulciano and prepare for a great introduction to the local wine-growing traditions. Head down into the cellar and walk among the rows of massive Slavonian oak and french wood barrels where Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and other wines age.

After exploring the cellar, which has been dug out of sandy “tufa” rock, and learning about the local wine-making traditions, taste 3–6 local wines, usually Supertuscan, Nobiles, and Nobile Riserva. Pair your wines with Tuscan specialties such as pecorino cheese, Tuscan salami, and bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The cellar is located in the center of Montepulciano, a no-car zone. Recommended parking lots: "Parking S. Donato" or "Parking P8"
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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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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Bryan B
This was the best wine tasting and tour that we had while in Tuscany! The wine cellar tour was amazing. Ive never seen anything like it. You walk down several stairs deep into the cellar. The history was fascinating. Ron was our guide and did a great job! After the tour we had a tasting of 3 of their wines and a dessert wine accompanied by wonderful food including cheese, meats, bruschetta and salad. Delicious! Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this tour!

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Not comparable or worthwhile
Patrick_K, Mar 2024
The tour was relatively short and the tasting was small pouring. The charcuterie was tasty and the wine was good however there are other wineries in Montepulciano which offer free tour and tastings with similar quality, amount and information. Dia Ricci has an interesting history but the cellar and experience is comparable to the other free experiences here. Moreover you can get on the tour for €25 on the door so no point prepaying (especially as it cost us more than this!!) There was around 28 people in our tour and tasting but this page says small groups. We had a free tour and tasting in Ercolani (their cellar is MASSIVE!) and there was just 4 people total at this experience. Talosa also offered similar experience for free - there are many other signs in town offering same experience I would not recommend or book this as it presents no additional value, if you want to go to Dia Ricci just pay on the door its cheaper.
It’s a must!
ady_o, Mar 2024
My visit to the de Ricci wine cellar in Montepulciano was nothing short of amazing. The tour offered a captivating glimpse into the world of local red wines, including the renowned Vino Nobile, Sor’Aldo, and Severo. Each wine presented during the tasting was simply exquisite, offering a true taste of the region's rich heritage and unparalleled craftsmanship. I left utterly impressed by the experience and with a newfound appreciation for the artistry behind these exceptional reds. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an unforgettable wine adventure in Montepulciano.
Family friendly & informative.
Robyn_P, Nov 2023
Tour guide/sommelier was friendly, funny and interesting. Followed by a great wine tasting with generous pours and a delicious cheese/meat platter. ( Just no recommended chocolate to go with the 1 wine 😜 ). Definitely do this tour if you visit Montepulciano.
Unbelievable!
nusia72, Nov 2023
The history, wine, architecture were all spectacular! Never would I ever have imagined! It dates back to 400 BC. Highly recommend!
Interesting and informative
Debra_P, Nov 2023
Our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and had a sense of humor. The cellar is impressive and well maintained for visitors. There are several steps to navigate. We did the 6 wine tastings and they were not stingy with the pour. We were also served a nice selection of cheeses and bread/olive oil and some gluten-free crackers for me. Considering that they couldn’t take us to the actual vineyard on this particular tour, it was as interesting and enjoyable as expected. We had several bottles shipped to our home.
Excellent Experience
Shannon_C, Nov 2023
Very informative & fun event. The host was fantastic & the cellar was really cool to see. We enjoyed the wines & bought a bottle to drink later in our trip.
Amazing experience!
Kimberly_H, Nov 2023
The cellar itself was incredible! Federico was an amazing guide who shared his passion for wine and history in a way that made you hang onto every word. Also, I'm not a wine lover, mostly went for others we were traveling with, but I loved every minute of this tour and was surprisingly pleased with the wines. They set up a beautifully, elegant room for the tastings and had amazing cheeses, etc to with everything. One of our very favorite things in Montepulciano.
Emilio gave us a great...
Lori_R, Nov 2023
Emilio gave us a great history of the wine cellars in Montepulciano and the De’Rizzi family. Very enjoyable tour
Good wine, good stories
Joseph_H, Oct 2023
The history of the wine making in Montepulciano, told by a charismatic host, was quite interesting. While it went into the nuance of grapes and soil to grow them, it also told the story of a people that used wine to outlast there enemies. A fun and unique tale.
Highlight of our trip
stacy_p, Oct 2023
We absolutely loved our experience at this winery. The caves were beautiful, the wine fabulous! Nicola did a fabulous job , he was so knowledgeable on the wine and very personable . It’s a real treat to both experience and learn about the wine from the vineyard owner.
Interesting Tour and Wine Tasting
April_R, Oct 2023
This was an excellent tour with Debbie as our guide. The wine caves were beautiful, and the history of the winery and the family was so interesting to learn about. At the end of the tour, we did a tasting of 6 wines that included a small charcuterie plate to complement the wines.
We loved visiting the...
Jean_T, Oct 2023
We loved visiting the wine cellar in Montepulciano. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed the pairings as well. Loved the history.
Fantastic
Charles_N, Oct 2023
History of the Ricci wine family and Etruscan wine making site. Excellent presentation. Wine tasting was also excellent.
Excellent tour and great experience in Montepulciano.
Richard_T, Oct 2023
Great experience. Debbie the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The history of the cellars was very interesting and we did get to meet the wine maker. We had a tasting of 6 wines and cheese, etc. to accompany it. Tastings were very generous in terms of amounts. The de Ricci winery was also very accommodating. When we encountered difficulty finding parking (which made our group of 5 late for our scheduled tour), they very quickly transferred our booking to the next tour time that day. This was there suggestion and bot our asking. Overall it was a great experience and enjoyed by all 5 of us.
Great tour plus view!
Alina_S, Sep 2023
Really enjoyed our tour; fun and informative! Beautiful cellar with a great view of valley at the exit. Recommend!
Beautiful experience
Lindsey_S, Sep 2023
The cave/cellar was extremely cool (both in experience & temperature!). Our tour guide was so sweet, funny and informative. I learned so much about the wine making process. The wines themselves were 10/10 ! Highly recommended this experience.
Beautiful Tour with History Lesson
Mark_H, Sep 2023
Great tour guide, Francisco! Nice wines and a very interesting history lesson about the wine cellar and Montepulciano. The tasting was accompanied by small bites to compliment the different wines. Great time.
A must do
Mary_E, Sep 2023
Amazing tour. We learned so much about the history of wine in Tuscany and more importantly about the di Ricci family and the amazing wine. Highly recommend everyone take this tour. Thank you, Ron for being such a great guide
A joy.
Michael_G, Sep 2023
Debbie was very knowledgable about tje history of tje property and the wone making process. She answered all questions gladly.
Underground cellars a must
sharon_s, Sep 2023
Amazing tour and information. A must see for wine lovers! Caverns dating back to 500 ad and wine tasting was well laid out and informative.
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