Brunello Tuscan Wine TourItaly is renowned throughout the world for its exquisite wines. Some of its finest wines come from Tuscany, where Brunello wine is made in Monetpulciano and Montalcino. This eight-hour tour will allow you to sample the finest aspects of Italian life: wonderful wines and the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
Italy is home to countless tours in its various wine-producing regions. With varying group sizes, tour guides, and vineyards, it can be difficult to guarantee that your experience will be worthwhile. Explore Italy Tours offers a guaranteed elite experience for new and experienced travelers alike; our Brunello Tuscan Wine Tour takes you through the stunning countryside of Montepulciano and Montalcino and allows you to sample the fine wines that earned Italy’s first DOCG designation.
With roots dating back to the 14th century, Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine grown from the vineyards around the Tuscan town of Montalcino. Since that time, Brunello wines have developed to achieve an international reputation. Brunello di Montalcino was the first wine to receive the designation of Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, a guarantee of quality and local production. By law, Brunello di Montalcino wines must be produced using only the Sangiovese grapes grown around Montalcino.
Located 70 miles south of Florence, Montalcino is an idyllic Tuscan village situated atop a high hill. The town’s location offers a premiere vantage point for multiple valleys and orchards in the surrounding area. Today, visitors to Montalcino can see buildings dating back to the 1300s including the impressive built on the town’s highest point. Other interesting architectural structures include the Cathedral, built in the 14th century but extensively renovated by the 19th century architect Fantasici. Even older is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a Benedictine monastery that dates back to the time of Charlemagne. The Abbey first appears in historical documents in 1051.
Like Montalcino, Montepulciano is situated on a hilltop providing glorious Tuscan vistas. And like its twin mountaintop village, Montepulciano produces its own high-quality wine: Vino Nobile. The history of this wine is as old as the town itself, as its vineyards are mentioned in documents from the 700s. A bottle of Vino Nobile is prized for its age and flavor; the wine must be aged for at least 2 years before bottling. Montepulciano is renowned for fine food in addition to fine wine, and no visit to the town is complete without a sampling of some local honey and cheese.
A Premiere Experience
Our Brunello Tuscan Wine Tour has been designed to offer a daylong tour of the finest tastes and sights available in Tuscany. Our guides are well-versed in the history of the Siena region and the intricate details of the winemaking process; even wine connoisseurs will be satisfied with the answers to their questions.
Explore Italy Tours is able to guarantee tour groups of no more than eight people so that you get the attention you deserve on your Italian holiday. This tour begins at 9:00AM and lasts for eight to nine hours.