Brunello di Montalcino is arguably one of the most esteemed wines in all of Italy. Aged for at least five years and made entirely of the Sangiovese grape. This elegant red wine will be enjoyed most by those who appreciate wines that are bold in flavor and rich in aroma.
Your Brunello Wine Tour begins at the central Florentine square where you will meet your English-speaking tour guide. During the trip, you will be introduced to the territory, the history, and the winemaking style of Brunello di Montalcino.
Your first stop will be in a small family-owned cellar where you will taste delicious Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino as well. The experience starts with a walk in the vineyard accompanied by the owner who will be explaining all the secrets of Brunello viticulture.
Then is time for tasting wines, different types, and stile commented by the owner or by an expert, such as a sommelier, who will help you to discover the Brunello di Montalcino red wine.
At the end of the experience, you will sit down at the small dining room to enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal accompanied by the delicious wines produced there.
An afternoon visit to another top-rated Brunello winery will complete the tour. Usually, we combine a small family-owned business winery with a larger one, just to give you a broader view of what Montalcino and its wines have to offer.
Before driving back to Florence the minivan stops at the main square of Montalcino's town. Now you could enjoy a bit of free time to stroll along the narrow streets of this typical Tuscan hill-top town. Here you may take some nice shots of a medieval fortress or you might decide to stop at the local wine shop, Enoteca Della Fortezza, in case you were looking for some special Brunello's labels.
Throughout this trip, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC wines while also being treated to a memorable Tuscan lunch.
Brunello di Montalcino is a full-body wine and produced using only Sangiovese Grosso grape. This elegant red wine will be enjoyed mostly by those who love wines that are bold in flavor and rich in aroma. The wine tour departs from a central square of Florence's city and will take about 2 hours long to get to the Montalcino wine region so we recommend having a good breakfast in the morning.
The perfect day to explore the Brunello di Montalcino wine growing region! My friend and I vacationed in Italy and while in Florence took the Big Red tour. Our host/guide Matteo was fabulous. Not only, as a sommelier and Tuscan native, was he able to teach us about the wines and their features, but he also gave us knowledge of the rich Tuscan heritage and food. The wineries we visited were wonderful and the food we had at lunch was amazing. A great day and highly recommended.
Pierpaolo was an awesome tour guide! We were fortunate to have him to ourselves that morning to lead this beautiful Brunello di Montalcino wine tour. Having his knowledge of not only the wines (he is on his way to becoming a sommelier) but the region, Italian history, and other fun facts really enriched our experience on the tour. We stopped at two Brunello wineries - one medium-sized and one smaller. It definitely helped that we had done other wine tours and tastings in the past, as Brunello is grown and aged with higher standards than most other wines. We learned a lot, and more deeply appreciate why Brunello is both so delicious but also more expensive than other wines imported here to the States. It will change your views on wine and allow you to appreciate them more. Also, the three-course lunch at the second winery was to die for! The fettuccine with boar and beef ragu was perfect. And the view was amazing as well. We hung out, sipped some wine, walking into the 'strawberry grape' room/ No further description, just do it. Worth the trip no matter how many days you are spending in the Tuscan area.
We recently took the Brunello Wine Tour with Italy and Wine. It was the best wine tour we have ever experienced! Matteo was our guide, and he was outstanding. He was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. All of the guides from Italy and Wine are sommeliers who will tailor your experience to your level of interest. We learned so much in our day with Matteo and visited three different wineries with different production methods which were so interesting. We had an incredible lunch at the second winery and tasted delicious wines and olive oils throughout the day. It was an unforgettable day! We highly recommend Italy and Wine!
My wife and I did the Brunello Montalcino wine tour leaving from Florence and had an amazing time! It was interesting getting to stop at a family-owned winery and also see a bigger more commercialized one and how they differ in production and size. The food on the tour was some of the best we’ve had in Italy and all the wines were top tier as well. Over guide, Pierpaolo was great and gave us some restaurant recommendations for after the tour which turned out to also be some of the best food we had in Florence! Would definitely book again!