Brunello Wine Tasting in Montalcino, Italy

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour
Included
Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Countryside, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
67
39
/ Person
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Activity Overview
Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition. The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its century-old fortress, and the best wineries reviewed on specialized magazines are the main destination of our outing.

Great skill in the cellar, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood, make Brunello, holder of the title of “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality”, the most highly regarded wine in the world.

You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries in Montalcino and to discover Montalcino itself and the wonderful surrounding area.
 
Practical information
Tour operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
 
Included
  • Shuttle service from your accommodation and back
  • Private minivan with all comforts for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert bilingual escort (Italian-English)
  • Tour of Montalcino and its stronghold and short break to shop for typical products and local crafts
  • Wine tasting at two renowned Montalcino winery reviewed on the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter.
  • Tasting of bruschette and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese.
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
67
39
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday2:00 PM
Duration
5 H
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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