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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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iconOffered in: English
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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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tuscan Escapes by Papilio SRL
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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  • "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

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Fabulous Wine tasting experience
Debbie_D
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Daniele, was very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. Excellent wines to taste and food. We were never rushed but given lots of time to enjoy our day. I would highly recommend it🇮🇹🇮🇹🍷🍷🥰
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Excellent guide
Joseph_L
, Aug 2022
Daniel was an amazing guide-made it a very personal experience. His knowledge of the region, vinyards, and wines was tops
star-5
Wonderful!!
Claudine_O
, Aug 2022
This was such a special magical day. Mattia was an amazing guide who brought some magic to the day. The wines were delicious, and we all learned so much. A simple but perfect lunch made even more magical by the spectacular surroundings. I cannot recommend this place enough.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good wine, good banter and good value for money
Daniella_S
, Jul 2022
This tour is highly recommended. We were only in Siena a few nights, but so glad we gave this trip a go. Will, our driver, was brilliant - so friendly, funny, factual and accommodating and built great rapport with each of us. The things we learnt, the sites we saw and the wines we tasted were great! I don’t want to spoil any surprises for future guests, but the secondary winery/lunch really is incredible - cava doviche! This is great tour and gave a great taste for any budding wine drinkers!
star-5
Fun, Educational, but relaxed and First-Class
Ashish_L
, Jul 2022
The story matters. Daniel, our guide, presented us with the “story” of Montalcino, and the birth of Brunello. With a tremendous pedigree and passion for wine, Daniel provided us with a first-class tour of three diverse and unique vineyards. In between visits, Daniel shared his knowledge and the rich history of the area. While the tour is exhausting (8-9 hours, summer heat), it was well worth it; an escape from the tourist crowds, hosted by wonderful vineyards, and a delicious lunch. Anyone with an interest in wine, and a willingness to learn about Brunello, should attend. Daniel was spectacular; it was like having a university lecturer deliver a tour.
star-5
An absolute must-do activity!
Nichole_P
, Jul 2022
We had an absolute blast on our Montalcino wine tasting and could not recommend it enough. We loved learning about the wine itself as well as the three individual family-run vineyards we were able to visit. Each one was so unique and everyone was so knowledgable and nice. Lunch was fantastic and we overall had an outstanding day. It's important to say that our trip would not have been as fun without our guide and driver, Guillermo. He was an exceptional guide full of so much knowledge not only about wine but Italy and Siena itself. He knows everything about everything and we really appreciated how passionate he was and how much we learned from him. I wish he could take us on every tour!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing day
Valdo_T
, Jul 2022
Mattia was amazing and so was the food and the wine. Beautiful Tuscan scenery and the town of Montelcino.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible experience,...
Sean_M
, Jul 2022
Incredible experience, Guillermo was the best. Lunch with the winemaker was so good. The views throughout the day were great.
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Brunello is a region in Tuscany
Paula_B
, Jul 2022
Our guide was funny, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. We visited three wineries as well as the city of Montalcino.
star-5
Family Vino People
Debbie_M
, Jun 2022
Our driver William, made the trip pleasurable. He gave us key information about the area while driving along with some things about the vineyards. However, he didn't want to give us too much information so we wouldn't hear it again at the winery. He was a very safe driver always taking the traffic /passengers into consideration. We were so impressed of the hospitality of wineries to open up their homes to us & share their life ambition. Their wines were memorable enough that we ordered from all to go back to the states where we will share with other wine drinkers Thankyou for making this tour memorable & worthwhile one !!!!!
star-5
Great experience in Montalcino
David_S
, Jun 2022
We really liked the quaintness of the lunch and wine tasting, very tasty and personable. The 3 vineyards we visited were all unique with their own spin on how to create a memorable product. The wines we tasted were wonderful and varied for the regions the vines came from to give a good sense of the product of the region. Great experience that was limited to small group of 8.
star-5
Georgia was an...
Joyce_W
, Jun 2022
Georgia was an outstanding guide! She provided wine expertise, cultural insight, and historical perspective to the group, tailoring her message to match her audience, after inquiring about the background of all travelers. She was a joy to be with for the entire trip!
star-5
Mattias was great
Jen_J
, Jun 2022
Mattias was very knowledgeable since he was previously a winemaker. The vineyards visited gave us a well rounded view of brunello wines. We were able to stop 3 times in various towns to explore on our own as well.
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The informative and...
Laurie_T
, Jun 2022
The informative and passionate wine story telling by tour guide Danielle. Just brilliant. He kept us entertained for the whole journey especially at lunch with the other tour guide where they made comedy at each other’s expense. It was lovely.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Brunello Wine Experience
NORMAN_R
, Jun 2022
Mira was an excellent guide and the wineries we toured were top notch. The tour and lunch at Cava d'Onice was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. This tour is well worth the money and time.
star-5
A relaxing and fun way to experience the real Tuscany
Shelby_H
, May 2022
It was the best day would 100% recommend! Our guide (Amberia) was great! She had a fun attitude and was very knowledgeable about the wineries and regions we visited. We visited three different wineries which provided a great mix but the highlight was homemade at the family-run winery in their beautiful Tuscan villa. We had a great group and enjoyed the wine, and the company alike. Was a highlight for sure!
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.

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