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  • Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries
    Price from 220 eur per person

Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries

Visit 2 Montepulciano cellars and enjoy lunch with locally sourced ingredients and pecorino cheese.

Montepulciano Wine Tours

 

Nobile di Montepulciano small-group wine tour in a nutshell

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is one of the classic Italian red wines. It comes from the vineyards that surround Montepulciano, a charming hill of 25 miles (40 km) south-east of Siena.

Additionally, Montepulciano is one of Tuscany's finest small towns, often starring in movies and adverts as a picture-perfect backdrop and even as a stand-in for Florence! You will recognize the place from many Hollywood movies such as 'Under the Tuscan Sun', 'New Moon', 'The English Patient', and the recent TV drama, 'Medici: Masters of Florence'.



 Wine tour destination

Montepulciano is a gorgeous little Medieval town just south of Siena. The area is home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards. A variety of the Sangiovese grape, the Prugnolo Gentile, is grown here and is used to produce the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

 

Tuscan wine tastings

Montepulciano's Vino Nobile is ruby-red in color and takes on a garnet hue over time. It is characterized by fragrant flavors of strawberry and cherry, and a delicate leaf-tea tannic finish. According to its DOCG rules, to be labeled as 'Nobile', a wine must come from vineyards in the hills surrounding Montepulciano. The area consists of slopes ranging in an altitude between 250 and 600 meters.

The grape variety grown here is Sangiovese (locally known as Prugnolo Gentile). The Nobile di Montepulciano wine must have at least 80% of Sangiovese, which can be blanded with Canaiolo (10-20%) and other native varieties allowed in the province of Siena, including the rare and violet Mammolo.

The aging period for any Montepulciano Nobile wine is minimum 24 months (36 months for Reserve labels), of which at least 12 months must be spent in oak barrels. Oak barrels are used not so much for the flavor, but rather for the slow and controlled maturation they provide.

 

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No Tuscan wine lover can miss this opportunity to learn more about one of Tuscany's great reds. In fact, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is often described as combining the scent of Chianti Classico and the richness of Brunello di Montalcino. Doesn't that sound worth tasting in person?

 

Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour highlights

This join-in day tour from Florence or Siena takes you to two different wineries in the Montepulciano wine region for a guided tour of their vineyards, cellars, and production facilities. You will have the opportunity to enjoy Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG, and Vin Santo DOC wines.

Minimum 2 participants are required for our shared wine tours to run; however, space is limited to maximum 8 guests, so we suggest booking well in advance for your desired dates.

Price 220 eur
per person
Wine tour briefly
  • shared tour
  • 220 per person
  • Monday, Only on Ap, Ma, Jun, Jul, Sep, and Oct
  • from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • English
  • including lunch and more
  • Montepulciano
  • departure from Florence
  • departure from Siena
Availability and Price
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants are needed in order for the tour to be run.

Monday, Only on Ap, Ma, Jun, Jul, Sep, and Oct
schedule, detail and photo Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries wine tour
SCHEDULE
  • 9:00 a.m. Departure from Florence. Optional pick-up from Siena at around 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m. Arrival at Montepulciano to visit the first winery, whose owner will explain the secrets of wine making and provide a guided wine tasting.
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch at the organic winery with salami, cheese, pasta and dessert, paired with a selection of local wines.
  • 2.45 p.m. Stop in the main square of Montepulciano for some free sightseeing.
  • 3:30 p.m. Visit the second winery, where we visit the cellar and enjoy more wine tastings.
  • 4:30 p.m. Return to Florence around 6:00 p.m.



Price 220 Eur per person. INCLUSIONS
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Informative English-speaking tour guide
  • Multi-course traditional Tuscan menu paired with complimenting wines
  • Entrance fee to the wineries
  • Guided visits of the cellars and wine estates
  • Rosso di Montepulciano, Nobile di Montepulciano, Riserva, Vinsanto and Rosso IGT wine tastings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil tasting
  • Opportunity to buy and ship home both wine and olive oil
  • Stop in Montepulciano with approx. 45 minutes' free time
  • Small group of maximum of 8 people per guide


not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities



Meeting Point
Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, next to the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library". (pick-up in Siena on request).

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