Vino Nobile di Montepulciano full-day, private wine tour

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour details and itinerary

Montepulciano, is an attractive little mediaeval town south of Siena, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and also more recently famous for the vampire movie "New Moon" that was filmed here. The grape used to produce Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is prugnolo, a variety of the sangiovese grape.

Montepulciano was founded in the 6th century and it is located in a remarkably picturesque setting on the top of a tufa hill surrounded by vineyards.

The regulations for Vino Nobile, a DOCG wine, are very strict regarding the production area (only the territory of Montepulciano), the grapes (prugnolo), the alcohol level (minimum 12%), the aging (for three years after the harvest year and for four years for the Riserva), and the bottling location (must take place in the production area).
Your transport will be our comfortable minibus which is the most relaxing way to see the countryside without any worries about winery appointments nor road signs. And you’ll enjoy the expert commentary of your driver-guide while in transit and wine tastings with your personal sommelier.

Our first stop will be in Montepulciano to see some of the stunning Etruscans cellars now located under the town. We will then go to one of the best vineyards to taste their Nobile di Montepulciano as well as their Super-Tuscan wines, and their olive oil.

After a light lunch of traditional Tuscan food "under the Tuscan sun", we will visit another winery to taste their wines and olive oils.

This is the programme for the day:
• 9.00 a.m. Departure from Florence
• 11.00 a.m. Arrival at Montepulciano and visit to the first winery, where you will meet the wine grower who will explain all the secrets of wine making, followed by a wine tasting.
• 1.00 p.m. Light lunch at the local restaurant or at a winery.
• 2.45 p.m. Driving through the hills where you will see the different types of vineyard.
• 3.30 p.m. Visit to the second winery, where you will visit the cellar and have a second wine tasting.
• 4.30 p.m. Return to Florence at approx. 6 p.m.
Private Tour Prices
Private Tour Price
2 - ­ 3 people: € 400 per person
4 ­ - 5 people: € 300 per person
6 ­ - 8 people: € 250 per person

Meet/DepartPiazza dei Cavalleggeri
What time does the tour start?At 9.00 a.m.
What time does the tour end?At 5.30 p.m.