Siena

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour of 2 Wineries with Pairing Lunch

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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Leave the planning and driving to someone else on this daylong winery tour specializing in Brunello di Montalcino—a wine produced in the vineyards around the town of Montalcino. Visit historic wine cellars and vineyards, have lunch in a winery in the hill town of Montalcino itself, and visit a winery in the nearby Nobile di Montepulciano area for good measure.
  • Visit a historic wine cellars and the towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Value: your tour includes tastings, lunch in Montepulciano, and round-trip transport from Siena
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with Wi-Fi on board
  • Don’t worry about driving while winetasting

What's Included

  • 2 Winery tour and tasting
  • Pairing lunch at a historic winery
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

We pick up Siena, Chianti Area and South of Siena Area the pick-up is between 09.00 and 09.30 >>>>>>> JUST TELL US THE NAME OF YOUR ACCOMMODATION If the pick-up is in Florence or nearby the pick-up time will be earlier, please let us know the name of your accommodation.

What To Expect

Brunello

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Val d'Orcia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Montalcino

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle – Wifi on board!
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel or its immediate surroundings
  • Stroller accessible
  • English speaking Driver for the day at disposal
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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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Alex_B
Highly recommend this tour. We were the only couple on that day so basically had a private tour of Val d’Orcia and 2 Brunello wineries so the value was excellent including being picked up and droppped off at our hotel. The driver was extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent and informative commentary as we drove through the countryside. Stopped at 2 smaller wineries. Castello Tricerchi which was built in 1441 and provided a good tour with tastings of 4 wines. We then stopped in Montalcino for an hour to wander the town. Wine Room had over a hundred Brunellos by the glass and the view from the fortress was spectacular. Then drove to Paradiso di Cacuci. Had a very good tour led by Marco to see the cellars etc and hopefully asked some good questions. A 3 course Lunch was provided, used all local ingredients and was extremely good. It matched the various wines very well. The most interesting was an (almost) vertical of Brunello they produce from ‘18, ‘16 & ‘15. We preferred the ‘15! The olive oil they produce is also worth mentioning as it was one of the best we’ve tried. (Thanks for the grappa as well) So a wonderful day out, learnt a lot, and tasted some seriously good wines from smaller produces who are obviously passionate about their art.

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The entire trip was...
GREG_L, Apr 2024
The entire trip was amazing. Both vineyards and wine tastings were unique and well hosted. We loved our guide as well.
Must do wine tour
Alex_B, Aug 2023
Highly recommend this tour. We were the only couple on that day so basically had a private tour of Val d’Orcia and 2 Brunello wineries so the value was excellent including being picked up and droppped off at our hotel. The driver was extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent and informative commentary as we drove through the countryside. Stopped at 2 smaller wineries. Castello Tricerchi which was built in 1441 and provided a good tour with tastings of 4 wines. We then stopped in Montalcino for an hour to wander the town. Wine Room had over a hundred Brunellos by the glass and the view from the fortress was spectacular. Then drove to Paradiso di Cacuci. Had a very good tour led by Marco to see the cellars etc and hopefully asked some good questions. A 3 course Lunch was provided, used all local ingredients and was extremely good. It matched the various wines very well. The most interesting was an (almost) vertical of Brunello they produce from ‘18, ‘16 & ‘15. We preferred the ‘15! The olive oil they produce is also worth mentioning as it was one of the best we’ve tried. (Thanks for the grappa as well) So a wonderful day out, learnt a lot, and tasted some seriously good wines from smaller produces who are obviously passionate about their art.
Such a great day.
Maureen_T, Jun 2023
Excellent tour. Wineries were varied and interesting. Val D’Orcia is breathtaking. Our driver was personable and knowledgeable. .
Amazing wine, countryside, and people
Christine_F, Jun 2023
The tastings and views were amazing. Very knowledgeable staff at the wineries provided a terrific introduction into rossos, Brunellos, and other wines produced in the Montalcino region.
Great tour of Tuscany
Robert_L, Apr 2023
Great tour of Tuscany, great selection of wineries that offer excellent Brunello wines from the Maltucino region. Driver was very knowledgeable about Tuscany region and the wines
Best wine tour
GinetteBourdages, Apr 2023
Thank you very much Nicolo for the best wine tour ever. We enjoyed both vignards, the food was excellent.
Sangiovese tour of Brunello and Nobile
Wendy_O, Mar 2023
Nicola our guide was so nice and full of knowledge about Italian wine, especially about Brunello as he is from Montalcino. He is teaching you from the moment you get in the van. We stopped at a small winery there, tasted 5-6 wines with some charcuterie, bought some great wine. We drove to Pienza to taste some Pecorino that was so different and delicious compared to the limited versions we get in the US (which we still love) and grab some pics of Val d’Orcia with about 30 mins of free time. We then went to Montepulciano and did an underground cellar tour with lunch (charcuterie board and lasagna) and a tasting of 4-5 wines. We bought wonderful wine there as well. Both wineries also make olive oil which was delicious, so factor that into your buying plans. Both can ship as well. Nicola continued to teach about wine, food, the area and Italy in general on the drive home to Siena. Highly recommend for wine enthusiasts!
Patrizio was great. Very...
Doug_C, Oct 2022
Patrizio was great. Very informative. Each of the wineries was unique and beautiful. And of course the wine was also excellent.
Fantastic Experience
Alex_R, Jun 2022
We had an absolute blast - highly recommend this tour. The wineries, guides, and towns selected were fantastic.
Beautiful Brunello!
Samantha_H, Jun 2021
Amazing! We loved all the wineries and the stop in Pienza!! We were the only two on the tour and it was very engaging!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you Samantha!! When you come back to Tuscany let us know!!
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jcalzaretta, Nov 2019
Solaria was nice. Costello Tricherce was OUTSTANDING. Underground at Montepouliciano was ok. It was cold downstairs. It was supposed to be a pairing lunch and it was not. It was barely even a lunch. Our driver was fantastic. The driver and Tricherce keep this at 4 because they were outstanding.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Ciao! We are happy that you enjoyed the wineries and the driver guide explaining about the local culture and tradition! We took your review as an "advice" to do always better and this is why we have improved also the Lunch which is now super complete, with 3 courses each one paired with the wines of the historical cellar, and at the end dessert wine with typical tuscan cookies!! Niccolò
As advertised, but not as expected
jamielynkeane, Oct 2019
I booked this tour based on the reviews I'd read here, expecting a personalized, custom feeling experience. I expected wineries that I couldn't otherwise find, an engaged tour guide, and a generally great day. While the tour technically included all the pieces in the listing, it didn't quite live up to expectations. Our drive was 30 min late to pick us up, with no notice. This plus an accident meant that we missed the tour of our first winery completely. The wines themselves were lovely. Stop two was great - much smaller, friendly guide, good wine. But our third winery felt like a giant tourist trap. The winery guide was disinterested, reciting lines, and only engaging with us to rattle off a description before pouring the next taste. The wines themselves were fine, but nothing great - and definitely nothing that felt like the capstone for the tour. Our driver didn't speak much English. He was friendly, but spent most of the day completely silent, or on the phone. I hoped for more local information (per reviews here), but that just wasn't the case for us. As the last drop off, we got back to our hotel around 19:-0-... giving us an exhausting 10.5hr day that just didn't quite meet what the prior reviews set me to expect.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Hi Jamie, in the end, we are happy that you say that the wines were lovely and all the pieces of the itineraries were respected. The length of the tour is 6-7 hours which is the normal time to visit 3 wineries ( including lunch in the third one ) and also some local villages like Pienza or Montepulciano.... as you will understand if you leave from Florence, the driving distance is longer, it takes 1,5 hours to arrive in the Brunello region, this is why your journey was longer. One thing that is very important for us to point out, is that the BOUTIQUE WINERIES that we visit are something that you don't find if you organize a tour on your own, really AUTHENTIC PLACES WITH A FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF, unfortunately in your case that certain "empathy" with the ambience has not been created... but fortunately, as our other review say .. normally there is a very nice feeling in our tours and all our clients say it was one of the "highlights" of their Tuscany trip. Alexandra
Our Tuscan Wine Tour
DAVID_R, Oct 2018
On our 1st trip to Italy and into the wine country of Tuscany, we opted for private, small group tour through the regions of Montalcino and Montepulciano. Best known for they're extraordinary Brunello's and Montepulciano's. We were not disappointed with any aspect of the tour except: if it was my TOUR, I'd do it in reverse so that the first winery / vineyard we visited "CapAnna" a fourth generation, small batch Classic Brunello maker, would be last on the list. Never start at the top handiwork down. The other wines were good and the grounds of each beautiful, but, disappointing after tasting such wonderful wines at CapAnna. Could have stayed there the entire time. Luigi, our driver was amazing. He really knew his way around the region having grown up there. We encountered a bottleneck on a narrow road from an accident. He turned us around, took a few back streets and before we knew it we were back on the freeway heading towards our destination. Grazie Luigi. If you're looking for an adventure through breathtaking wine country, this could be just the ticket. Ciao!
We had such an amazing time on our...
Sarah K, Mar 2018
We had such an amazing time on our wine tour throughout Tuscany! Niccolo was an awesome guide that took us to four fabulous wineries in Montelcino as well as Montepluciano. The drive to and from Siena was beautiful and comfortable. It was an amazing day and we highly recommend this tour!

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