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 tour begins by weaving through the picturesque hills of Tuscany to the small region of Montalcino just south of Siena where you will visit two of our favorite wineries. You will have the opportunity to meet the proprietor and explore the cellars while he/she explains everything you want to know about the wines and the winemaking process. In addition, our knowledgeable guides will give you a history of the region and pointers on how to get the most from the wines during the tasting. 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.
Pierpaolo was an awesome tour guide! We were fortunate to have him to ourselves that morning. 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 fettucine 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!