WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTING
Avignonesi - Highly recommended, in a class of its own in the area. Pass through Petrignano and at T junction at the bottom of the hill, turn right towards Cortona. Vinyard is on the right after about 1,5 km Beautiful setting and highly rated wines. Vineyard tours and tastings can be booked as well as exclusive lunches by appointment only during the week.
Madrevite - A local up and coming family run business, owned by the Chiucchiurlotto family for over three generations. They pride themselves with vines and organic produce found only In the particular microclimate of the nearby Trasimeno Lake. The historic family vineyard has collected a vast array of vines and today at Madrevite you can findSangiovese, Syrah, Montepulciano and Trebbiano Spoletino in addition to Gamay del Trasimeno, an ancient and traditional variety of this land. They offer intimate wine-tasting sessions accompanied by tasty seasonal dishes of their wonderful homegrown produce.
La Braccesca - Just a few miles away from Montepulciano and Villa l'Antica Posta you will find the La Braccesca estate, surrounded by a spectacular views of vines as far as the eye can see. The land owned by La Braccesca and owned by the Antinori Group, sits between Montepulciano, the classic and prestigious land of “Vino Nobile”, and Cortona, renown internationally for it's prestigious Syrah. These two different “souls”represent the La Braccesca wine. Visits include a pici making demonstration and a delicious lunch that includes a course local Chianina steak(veg options available upon request). Tours and tastings must be arranged in advance.
Numerous producers have their own outlets with free tasting within the town walls as well as an magnificently stocked wine shop half way up the main street. The "Bravio delle Botti" week long festival during the last week of August is most enjoyable, with street restaurants, live music and wine barrel racing
Fattoria dei Barbi - Private visits can be arranged by appointment at the vineyard. These are booked up well in advance, so reserve your tour early.
OLIVE OIL TASTING
Please contact us if you are interesting in doing an olive oil tasting and tour during your stay.
WINE & CHEESE TOUR
A wine and cheese tasting tour of Montepulciano & Pienza are also available upon request.