Private Wine Tours at Top Vino Nobile Estates in Montepulciano
This delightful one-day excursion is designed for food and wine lovers staying in Tuscany or Umbria and looking for a private wine tasting tour. Arezzo, Perugia and Orvieto are all each an hour’s drive to Montepulciano and within easy reach. Cortona is only a forty-minute drive. Florence and Siena are a bit further afield, but this excursion is still viable and highly recommended! Our elegant and friendly driver guide will come collect you at your villa or hotel and the day will be fully chauffeured so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the wine!
Montepulciano is a splendid medieval hamlet located between the Valdichiana and the stunning Val d’ Orcia. The village is completely surrounded by wineries on all sides and has a magical almost fairy tale like quality. The wines here have a fascinating pedigreed history. The DOCG red wines made here are called Vino Nobile, ie Noble wines and indeed the wines have been famous in the aristocracy since the 15th century poet Poliziano brought these wines to the court of none other than Lorenzo dei Medici. Legend has it that in the late 17th century English King William III actually sent his envoys to the area to buy wine after reading a poem called Bacchus in Tuscany dedicated to Montepulciano wine. These days, luckily those of us not born into the aristocracy can also enjoy these voluptuous and wonderful wines. The wineries of Montepulciano are mainly boutique and family run, and top names like Avignonesi, Poliziano, Salcheto and Tenuta Valdipiatta have found a home in wine collector’s cellars all over the world. On this VIP tour you will visit two of the region’s best wineries, and enjoy lunch right in the picturesque village. This is a day to remember and a wine lover’s treat.
Sample Montepulciano Wine Tour Itinerary
Friendly Winery Staff at Valdipiatta
9AM Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or villa.
Arrive to a charming wine estate such as Valdipiatta. The visit today is ultra VIP and you will even get to taste their Vino Nobile wines straight from the barrel- a rare and exclusive opportunity. Upon arrival you will be warmly greeted by your hosts and you’ll begin the tour in the vineyards with an overview on the region and the wines of Montepulciano. A detailed and interesting tour of the pretty cellars will commence and you will conclude your morning with a tasting- of course! You’ll try the Rosso di Montepulciano as well as the top Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, along with the estate’s excellent Grappa and even Olive Oil. A very complete visit.
Lunch is coming up, right in the middle of the striking medieval hamlet of Montepulciano and is a four-course affair topped off with grappas, benissimo!
After lunch take some time to enjoy a walk around Montepulciano, take some photos of the dramatic views of the valleys below, hit a wine shop, etc. You will enjoy a second winery visit to a contrasting estate, perhaps to one of our favorites such as Salcheto. This is one of the most interesting and fairly new wineries in the appellation and the owners are very dynamic. Visit the vines and cellar and taste some fabulous wines such as their delicious Vino Nobile Riserva.
On the way back to your hotel in the afternoon, you’ll stop at the cute tiny hamlet of Monticchiello, for a short walk and some photo ops. Check out the Rocca, and admire the tidy stone houses with flowers spilling from their balconies, so darling.
You’ll be dropped back at your hotel by about 6PM.
“A VIP Deluxe Wine Tasting Excursion!”
“It was a great day trip. The driver was prompt and courteous and knowledgeable. Fantastic tour at Altesino!! Loved our guide there- Sabine. We really enjoyed the wines and the lunch was very good. The chef cam out so we could meet her. The lunch was great, local food. We loved the Carletti Poliziano wines as well, and the tour and tasting were great. Would absolutely recommend Cellar Tours after this experience.”
Alexandra and Timothy Levin, Philadelphia, USA
This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.
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