Spend a day you won't easily forget: discover Montalcino and its world-famous Brunello wine. Your day trip includes the visit of two Montalcino wineries followed by tastings, as well as a delicious three-course lunch at La Taverna at Castello Banfi.
Tour price includes:
Duration: 10 hours
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You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Florence by your English speaking driver. Your day begins with an easy drive south of Florence – through the hills of the Chianti region and past Siena, you'll reach picturesque Montalcino. The scenery here and during your entire trip is breathtaking – cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards, fields and livestock, with the extraordinary palette of colors Tuscany is known for all over the world.
Montalcino is an ancient hilltop town, famous for the Brunello wine, which is produced here using Sangiovese grapes. Every activity in this town revolves around wine production – and rightly so:
“If you want to understand what great Italian wine is all about, buy a bottle of Brunello. No wine in Italy matches Tuscany's Brunello di Montalcino when it comes to class and ageability. And over the past decade, no other Italian region (with the possible exception of Barolo) has enjoyed so many outstanding vintages and made so many beautiful wines.” (The Wine Spectator, 2007)
The first stop on your tour around the Brunello is at a small winery near Montalcino. During this informative visit you will learn all about the winery and meet those who work on the premises while following the different stages of wine production. You will learn about the history and origins of the Brunello wine and the other wines produced on this estate.
After a walk through the vineyards and the cellars, you'll end your visit with a wine tasting that will teach you how to recognize the excellent quality of the products.
After the visit it’s time to go to enjoy your three-course lunch at Castello Banfi, a medieval castle towering above the mountainous forests and lush, rolling vineyards - definitely a must-see. The La Taverna restaurant offers delicious Tuscan cuisine in a casual setting in the vaulted cellars of the building, with sturdy wooden tables placed under the broad brick arches where oversized wooden casks of Brunello di Montalcino once rested.
After lunch, you will visit another very special winery, producer of one of the most renowned Brunello wines... The visit is followed by three tastings.
At the end of your day around the Brunello, you'll be taken back to your accommodation in Florence.
Price per group (2 persons maximum): € 920.00
> Mercedes Car and English speaking driver at your disposal for a total of 10 hours
> Visit of two wineries that produce Brunello di Montalcino
> Gentle and scenic drive
> Three course tasting lunch at Castello Banfi with tasting of three wines
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