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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this day trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.
  • Small-group wine-tasting tour from Siena
  • Explore Brunello di Montalcino wine cellars and learn about the wine-making process from your expert guide
  • Visit three wineries and enjoy a Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting at each one
  • Enjoy a walk through Tuscany’s lovely town of Montalcino and the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo
  • Savor a delicious Tuscan lunch at a family-run winery
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a unique and intimate experience
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Local Guide
Lunch
Visit to wine cellars and wine tasting
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza San Domenico , Piazza S. Domenico, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Meet your guide under the large tree next to the red brick church.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Begin your day trip with pickup in central Siena. Meet your guide and hop aboard your minivan, setting off toward Montalcino.

Travel into the Tuscan hills and stop first at a small winery for a walk among the vineyards. Swirl and sip the famous Brunello di Montalcino, and check out the cellars with your guide.

Next, arrive in the town of Montalcino, the region’s namesake. Soak up some free time to roam the area independently, enjoying the views of the valley below, perusing the shops or tasting more of the celebrated Brunello wines.

Afterward, journey to a family-run winery, where you’ll meet the winemakers. Delve into some of the region’s culinary favorites with a lunch of antipasti, pasta or risotto and dessert, complemented by delicious local wines.

Appetites sated, continue to the ancient Benedictine abbey of Sant'Antimo. Learn about the stunning structure’s history as you follow your guide inside. On occasion, visitors will hear the monks singing Gregorian chants while taking in the scenery.

Top off your trip with a visit to a third winery for a fascinating lesson on production, the aging process and more. Take a seat for a final tasting before returning to Siena.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tuscan Escapes by Papilio
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a full day so don't plan on doing much else on that day." See review
  • "There are a few tours leave from the same spot in the morning but you venture off onto your own tours." See review
  • "We also had 30 minutes to explore Montalcino on foot, which is something that other tours don't offer." See review

Reviews

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star-5
So worth it!
Susan_D
, May 2022
Such a wonderful day. Exactly as advertised plus lots of color and fun stories along the way. The wine was amazing and we learned a lot in the process.
star-5
Loved the wine tasting tour day!
Stacey_G
, May 2022
Had such a great time wine tasting. Fun group that we spent the day with. Our guide, Mattea, was very knowledgeable, having been a wine maker himself in the past - and he just made the day so much fun and very interesting. So nice to just relax and let someone else take control of the agenda. Great way to spend the day!!
star-5
Fun experience, Great wines
Michael_C
, May 2022
We had an amazing time on this tour. We learned about Brunello di Montalcino and drank some great wines. Our tour guide Mare was friendly and knowledgeable. She made time for stops along the way to each of the wineries to give us a flavor of all that Tuscany has to offer. If you are looking for a relaxed but educational tour this is a great choice.
star-5
Superb Day
Claire_H
, May 2022
A really superb day, with a superb guide - Mare. The small family run vineyard, Cava D'Onice, where we had lunch was a particular highlight.
star-5
Fabulous day out!!
Nancy_G
, May 2022
What a fantastic day with our guide Guglielmo! He was the perfect guide. Not only did he bring us to fabulous wineries, he was able to provide a ton of historical info about the area. Which we loved. Lunch was perfect, paired with great wine. All the wineries were scenic and provided a great opportunity to meet winemakers who are passionate about their vineyards and their region. I don't even like red wine and I would do this again!
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Jagadeesh_M
, May 2022
Daniel was a wonderful tour guide, as he had so much insight over many years of experience in the area. The tour felt very natural, and it felt like we were able to learn from Daniel’s interest in the subject. He was fun to talk to, and had great answers to any questions as it seems he enjoys what he does. The experience was great, and definitely helps us appreciate the work going into the varieties of wine in the region.
star-5
Incredible day !!
Katie_D
, May 2022
Our guide Mattia was Incredible!! He was not only knowledgeable but made our entire experience so much fun! The three different wineries we went to were amazing! I could not recommend this tour enough !!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Linda_K
, May 2022
Elio was terrific! Great vineyards and wine. There we were three great vineyard options. We highly recommend this adventure!
star-5
Best guide, amazing wine
Kirby_H
, May 2022
Elio was an exceptional guide - hilarious, inclusive and with so much knowledge about the wines and the local area. We had such an amazing day - would love to do it again. Thank you Elio 🙏🏻
star-5
Excellent Tuscan Wine Experience
Angelo_P
, May 2022
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about wine and winemakers. The sites we visited were memorable with postcard views of the Tuscan countryside. Each of the wineries had its own character, and the wines were superb.
star-5
Great day out with knowledgeable guide
Jeremy_G
, May 2022
Really enjoyable day. Daniele, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about wine and the history of vine growing at Montalcino. The trip includes wine tasting at 3 wineries, all quite different on scale and we got to try 3 different wines at each winery - a rosso di Montalcino, a brunello, and at 2 of the places, a rose. Highlights were a wonderful lunch with the 3 wines at the second winery, and a visit to Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, an ancient monastery outside Montalcino. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Small group Brunello wine tasting
Mukhtar_A
, May 2022
First of all I have to appreciate Elio our competence and tour guide in Tuscany he was experienced and professional. Second we enjoyed a lot with all three farms specially the second where we had our lunch with Simoni and his wife Lucia the food was great and the wine was excellent.
star-5
Awesome tour!!
charlene_d
, May 2022
We had an amazing day of touring the Tuscan countryside and wine tasting at three wonderful wineries in Montalcino. Our guide Emilio was very knowledgeable about the area, wines and history of Tuscany. Highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Learn more about wine in a day, than you’ve learned in a lifetime.
Vicki_O
, May 2022
Our guide was fantastic, gave us such knowledge and insight into the process of producing the wine and how to taste and evaluate our tastings. Loved how hands on and how proud each of the wineries were of the wines! What a wonderful experience!
star-5
Great experience
Karina_f
, Apr 2022
A very special day thanks to our guide, Mathias, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wineries were great.
star-5
Thrmps way up
Diane_C
, Apr 2022
Super tour.. Our guide Danny was marvelous.. Highly recommend. Wonderful lunch at a beautiful Vineyard with very hospitable family..
star-5
Best experience
Lanette_S
, Apr 2022
This tour was amazing! Daniel knew everything and anything about wine. We visited three wineries and a hilltop ton. I would recommend this to my friends and family! It’s a must do!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Become a mini-expert in Brunello di Montalcino!
Katy_W
, Mar 2022
Great tour! Highly recommend. Will be recommending to friends who come to Siena. Danielle is a great tour guide. He was enthusiastic, well-educated about wine, shared local knowledge, and had great relationships with winemakers. He told us background and history as we were driving to each place. Although it was 9 hours, the day flew by. We were 7 guests plus Danielle. Wonderful lunch. Didn’t feel rushed. Plenty of opportunities to use restrooms. We first drove to one winery and did a tasting around 11. On the way to next winery, we stopped and walked around a beautiful old abbey. Then we had family-style lunch and a tasting at the same time. Next we drove to the town of Montalcino and walked around on our own for 30 minutes. Finally we stopped at one more winery for a final tasting, then drove back to Siena and got back around 7pm. We got 3-4 wines at each place. Usually one rose, one Rosso di Montalcino, and of course a Brunello di Montalcino. Delicious!
star-5
This is a memory for a lifetime!
John_C
, Mar 2022
Danello was a great guide and host! This was an incredible experience that we all had high hopes for and every hope was exceeded! He took us to three different wineries (all simply outstanding) and the lunch in the home of one of the owners was an experience that we will never forget. The wine was incredible, the tours at each were very quaint, and Danello is a passionate expert on Tuscan wines. We could not have enjoyed it more!!! Cannot recommend enough!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I recommend it to everyone. One of the best wine tour I did
Luc_M
, Mar 2022
It was an amazing day. The car was super confortable. The guide was outstanding and the stops were all unique and awesome to learn from them. This was a unique and wonderful experience

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