Tuscan and Wine Tour

Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries

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

Montepulciano Wine Tours

Guided Tour in English

Rosso di Montepulciano

Nobile di Montepulciano

  • Guided excursion for max 8 people by our English speaking wine expert.
  • Visit 2 owned family wineries in Montalcino (with tastings of Rosso di Montalcino, and Brunello di Montalcino).
  • Enjoy a delicious typical Tuscan meal at a small winery.
  • A quick stop at the village of Montepulciano.


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.


Recommended for...

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.

Shared tour
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Including lunch and more
Departure from Florence
Departure from Siena
  • 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

If the client needs to cancel, these are the fees retained by ITALY AND TOUR SAS
- Up to 14 days before the tour date: 10% as administration fees
- Between 14 and 8 days: 25% as administration fees
- Between 7 and 3 days: 50% as administration fees
- Less than 3 days or no-show: 100% NO REFUND

Children on SHARED TOURS
- Recommended minimum age to participantes is 16 yrs.
- Infant and children are not allowed on shared tours. (infant age 1-3 yrs)
€ total
€ per PAX
This page describes an experience on a SHARED TOUR with other participants. If you are looking for a more intimate experience with your group of friends or family, I suggest you should book a private wine tour.
Please select our Montepulciano Wine and Food TourMontepulciano Wine and Food Tour
€ 220
per person
shared tour
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Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, next to the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library". (pick-up in Siena on request).
Wine tasting of Nobile di Montepulciano DOCGStrolling in a vineyard of MontepulcianoPrugnolo Gentile grape a clone of SangioveseWine tasting at Boscarelli wineryVineyard of Sangiovese grape
map Montepulciano Vino Nobile wineries

Brunello di Montalcino day tour

Small group day tour to Montalcino, home of the Brunello wine. From Florence and Siena.
  • from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Montalcino
  • Tuesday and Saturday, from April until November
Book Now pax
€ 220

Chianti Castle & Historic Cellars

Small-group wine tour of 2 Chianti estates housed in a Medieval castle and a Renaissance villa.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Rufina
  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from March until December
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€ 170

Chianti & Supertuscan 3 winery tour

Visit 3 wine estates to sample their Chianti Classico and Super-Tuscan wines and olive oil.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, All year round
Book Now pax
€ 170
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