Explore the Brunello wine region on a full-day tour in the Tuscan countryside with tastings of Brunello wine, lunch in a typical local Osteria, and a visit to the charming town of Montalcino and the Sant'Antimo Abbey.
What to Expect
A wonderful day exploring the Brunello wine region begins when you are picked up at the hotel and taken on a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside comfortably seated in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
The first stop will be to a cutting-edge Brunello winery where you will taste an amazing Brunello wine and sample the spicy, intense extra virgin olive oil produced by the estate. You will visit the winery’s grounds and most importantly, the historic cellars.
Next stop is the charming town of Montalcino, where you can have time to explore the town’s narrow winding streets filled with artisan food and wine shops. The unspoilt character of the town of Montalcino and the surrounding countryside is impressive, and nowadays rather rare.
No visit would be complete without a look at Montalcino’s famous fortezza, the fourteenth-century fortress to which Sienese forces withdrew when Siena was definitively conquered and annexed by Florence in 1555. The view from the ramparts is spectacular. On the ground floor there is a well-stocked wine shop where it is possible to sample Brunello by the glass.
Later in the afternoon you will visit Sant' Antimo Abbey renowned for its celebrated Gregorian Chants and part of this wonderful excursion.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transport in air-conditioned car or minivan
- Visit to two prestigious Brunello of Montalcino wineries and wine tasting
- Visit to Sant'Antimo Abbey