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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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Small Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting Trip from Siena
  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this day trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.
  • Small-group wine-tasting tour from Siena
  • Explore Brunello di Montalcino wine cellars and learn about the wine-making process from your expert guide
  • Visit three wineries and enjoy a Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting at each one
  • Enjoy a walk through Tuscany’s lovely town of Montalcino and the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo
  • Savor a delicious Tuscan lunch at a family-run winery
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a unique and intimate experience

Sample Menu

Starter

traditional Tuscan starter

local cold cuts and cheeses with bruschetta (toasted bread) with extra virgin olive oil, with fresh tomatoes or with other toppings (olive patè)

Main

Pasta with sauce

Tagliatelle or other local pasta with sauce (tomato sauce, meat sauce or pesto)

Dessert

cake and coffee or biscuits and wine

cake with coffee or almond buscuits with dessert wine are typical ways to end a meal in Tuscany

What's Included

  • Local Guide
  • Lunch
  • Visit to wine cellars and wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza San Domenico
    Piazza S. Domenico, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    Meet your guide under the large tree in front of the San Domenico Basilica Cateriniana church.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your day trip with pickup in central Siena. Meet your guide and hop aboard your minivan, setting off toward Montalcino.

Travel into the Tuscan hills and stop first at a small winery for a walk among the vineyards. Swirl and sip the famous Brunello di Montalcino, and check out the cellars with your guide.

Next, arrive in the town of Montalcino, the region’s namesake. Soak up some free time to roam the area independently, enjoying the views of the valley below, perusing the shops or tasting more of the celebrated Brunello wines.

Afterward, journey to a family-run winery, where you’ll meet the winemakers. Delve into some of the region’s culinary favorites with a lunch of antipasti, pasta or risotto and dessert, complemented by delicious local wines.

Appetites sated, continue to the ancient Benedictine abbey of Sant'Antimo. Learn about the stunning structure’s history as you follow your guide inside. On occasion, visitors will hear the monks singing Gregorian chants while taking in the scenery.

Top off your trip with a visit to a third winery for a fascinating lesson on production, the aging process and more. Take a seat for a final tasting before returning to Siena.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Apurva_D
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.

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A truly memorable outing in Sienna - highly recommended!
Apurva_D, Dec 2023
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.
Highly highly recommended
Nancy_C, Nov 2023
Mattia was so knowledgeable and full of fun stories. He was worth every penny spent. The wineries that we visited were all very unique. The lunch! The location was fabulous. The hosts were even more fabulous and their wines amazing
Best tour - great selection of small wineries.
Susan_H, Nov 2023
It was a great day. Visited 3 small producers. Lunch at a wind makers home - outstanding - including the wine, food, company, view and kitten! Highly recommend. Our driver and guide was amazing. Great energy, great stories and information and he really made the trip on Nov 7.
The wine pairing lunch...
Cindy_W, Nov 2023
The wine pairing lunch was phenomenal. Our hosts were exceptional. Driver, and guide--Keeko were professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Keko was a great guide...
dcwaddell1955, Oct 2023
Keko was a great guide and we enjoyed the tour very much. Great to learn about the wine and the area.
Great learning experience
Sadri8003, Oct 2023
Great tour for people who want to learn about the area and the wine. We had an amazing time and our guide Keko was the best. He had passion for the history and the wine that was a pleasure to experience.
Great guide made it all the better
Matt_L, Oct 2023
Our guide, Francesco, was incredible. Very knowledgeable about wine and a great story-teller. I would sign up for any tour he guided.
Incredible!!
Arthur_Z, Oct 2023
Absolutely incredible experience. This was so different than any wine tasting I’ve experienced in California. We went to 3 amazing, boutique, wineries where we learned all about Brunello di Montalcino and also plenty of other varieties they make. We went inside of these winemaker’s homes and had home cooked meals with them while they talked about their business. Just incredible. Our tour guide, which I can’t remember his name but had long hair and a beard, was awesome and answered all of our questions very well while driving place to place. I learned so much about wine, grapes, and olives. Cannot recommend this tour enough.
A great wine tour!
Elinor_L, Oct 2023
This excursion was fantastic and our guide Juliana really was amazing taking us to three different biodynamic vineyards in the region. Enjoyed lunch at the 2nd stop and even got to see a old monastery and the castle in the town of Montalcino. We drove from Greve to Siena to take this tour. The wines are outstanding🍷
Great way to spend a day in Tuscany
Teri_H, Oct 2023
This was a fun tour and we learned so much about wine and wine making. Our tour guide, Danny, was extremely knowledgeable as well as fun and entertaining. The food and wine were wonderful, and we were able to buy wine to ship back to the US.
Perfecto🤩
Stephanie_F, Oct 2023
Our tour Guide made the trip enjoyable. His knowledge of the wine and vineyards we visited we so helpful. His driving was as also wonderful. Smooth and comfortable . Would highly recommend We 💕 our Guide
10/10 recommend!!
Alicia_K, Oct 2023
Milo was an excellent host! His driving was great, he was nice to talk with, he knew so much about all of the wines and was genuinely excited to share his knowledge with us! The wineries we went to were all soon good! Definitely recommend!!!
Outstanding
Sid_D, Oct 2023
Marella was an outstanding, knowledgeable guide. Wine tasting at small, varied vineyards was amazing.
Good day out
Vivienne_C, Oct 2023
Driver was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, very friendly very helpful and had a great sense of humour. Route was enjoyable the scenery was stunning! We visited 3 vineyards. First was fantastic, small and friendly. Lovely wine and food. Vineyard had spectacular views. Second trip not so good. Took an instant dislike to Anthony the tour guide. Arrogant and pompous. Lunch was mediocre. 3rd vineyard tour very enjoyable...very small and personal. Was a good day out
Wonderful wine and scenery
Carolyn_J, Oct 2023
What a wonderful day! We toured 3 wineries including lunch at one which was excellent…we started with a meat and cheese platter, had pasta with pork, and an incredible Crema for desert. The wine was great, and our tour guide Daniel was hospitable and knowledgeable. The little town of Montelcino is beautiful.
We visited three...
James_L, Oct 2023
We visited three different wineries and sampled the wine at them all. The drive through the country was great with amazing views. Our guide Giovanni was flat out great!
The best part of this...
Robert_F, Oct 2023
The best part of this tour was when we visited a family winery where we had lunch made by the family mama (Suzannah I think was her name). The lunch was remarkable. Wine was very good. The young lady who was in charge of explaining everything was great. Made us all feel welcome. Not only did she introduce what we were eating, she sat and enjoyed the meal along with us while explaining more and answering questions we had. Great time !!!
Best Wine Tour!!
Ashley_O, Oct 2023
This tour was a major highlight of our honeymoon! Chicho was a fantastic driver and was very knowledgeable about all the wines as well as the region and history of Tuscany. We went to three wineries including a family farm for a delicious lunch. The tour was small, 4 couples total. It is a full day tour and Chicho made it super fun and flew by. I would recommend this to anyone who is planning a trip to Siena, 10/10!
Great Wine in Tuscany
Kathy_B, Sep 2023
Francesco out driver was awesome. Worth every bit of the ticket price. Small group and we had each winery to ourselves.
Our driver was great! He...
Carol_B, Sep 2023
Our driver was great! He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The 3 different wineries that we stopped at were all unique and offered information on the various stages of the process of wine making. The lunch was yummy too! 😋 🍷
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