Brunello Wine Grand Tour in Siena, Italy

Meet The Maker, Tour
Tour guide
Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Greta W
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several hours
Activity Overview
Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in Montalcino. Ancient winemaking traditions have been handed down from generation to generation making this winemaking region exceptionally special.  
The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you savor its natural wholesomeness. Montalcino has a century-old fortress and the best wineries which have been featured in specialized wine magazines all over the world.

You will discover Montalcino, the splendid St. Antimo’s Abbey and the unbelievably beautiful surrounding areas. 

Along with a selection of other prestigious wines you will be tasting, you will also be tasting Brunello di Montalcino, known as the “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality”, presently the most appreciated wine product in the whole world.
  • Journey by GT Coach with air conditioning
  • Expert multilingual escorts (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian)
  • Guided tour of Montalcino and its stronghold and short break to shop for typical products and local crafts
  • Guided visit to St. Antimo’s Abbey, renowned for its celebrated Gregorian Chants
  • Tasting of wines at a renowned Montalcino winery reviewed in the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter
  • Tasting of bruschettas and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese
  • Possibility of buying wine at the estate visited at advantageous prices (deliveries almost all over the world)
5 H
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  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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After our guided tour, you will be led to a sensational wine tasting to comprehend and break down the composition of our wines. The tour will conclude with a traditional light meal with garden-fresh seasonal produce.

Visit the Vineyards: From pruning to harvesting
At the vineyards, you will be taught the farming of organic grapes including the physiology, genetics, ecosystem, trimming, handling of the soil and harvesting.

Visit the Cellar: From crushing of grapes to maturation of wine
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Sensorial Tasting: From bottle to emotion
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Light-Lunch: Combining Food and Wine
Finally, will indulge in a light meal matched with excellent wine and our organic extra-virgin olive oil.
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Spend the day among the breathtaking rolling hills of Chianti and Crete Senesi tasting wine and enjoying a Thermal Wellness Spa.... more

You'll spend your afternoon in the Chianti area, a land of ancient winemaking traditions which produces a wine known around the world, with a special guided visit to a local wine cellar, with a wine tasting of Chianti Classico and sampling of new extra virgin olive oil. 

Along the way between the charming undulating and unforgiving territory of the Crete Senesi and the rolling hills of Chianti, you will reach the spa complex at Rapolano Terme, immersed in the landscape of the south of the province of Siena.

Go for a swim in the thermal pool where you can enjoy the soothing warmth of the water and rejuvenating spa, be pampered in the charming atmosphere of the vapors thermal bath that will give vitality and harmony to your body.
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Pick up from your accommodation and arrival at an historical winery in the Chianti Classico Area around 10 a.m. Your experience will start with a private tour of the cellar with an explanation of the process of winemaking and winery's philosophy.

Then a professional hiker and Environmental Guide will guide you on a tour around the vineyards where you will discover fantastic landscape: grape vines, rolling hills, woods, lakes and typical Tuscan country houses spread in the 350 hectares belonging to the property.
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