You can visit our wine cellars by appointment, in compliance with the new Covid-19 protocols envisaged by the National Association of Wine Cities. Our staff will take you on a journey that starts from the history of the estate and continues to the barrel cellars, where Vino Nobile di Montepulciano rests before it finds its way to tables all over the world. The visit will end with a tasting of our wines to delight your palate.
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Visits are available for individuals and groups of up to 100 people, to be booked at least 48 hours in advance. For larger groups, we require more advance notice in order to carry out a feasibility check. Guides are available not only in Italian, but also in English, German and French.
The cost of the tour varies depending on the type of tasting:
2 wines with bruschetta
(available for goups > 10 guests)
3 wines with bruschetta ,
cheese and charcuterie
4 wines with bruschetta,
cheese, charcuterie and cantucci
Visits usually take place from Monday to Friday at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays by specific request.
The visit lasts about an hour but may take longer in the case of particularly large groups.
The itinerary has architectural barriers, making access by wheelchairs, pushchairs and other mobile aids with wheels impossible.
For reasons of hygiene, animals are not allowed in the cellars.
To better preserve our wines, the temperature inside the cellars is about 16°C, so we suggest that you wear clothes suitable for this temperature and, in summer, that you bring something warm to put on.
Visits to the cellars and tastings are temporarily suspended, in compliance with the anti Covid-19 regulations.
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Montepulciano is a delightful renaissance village in the province of Siena, certified by the Touring Club with the Orange Flag, the tourism-environmental quality mark. In 2018, Forbes included Montepulciano among the must-see Italian destinations for fans of food and wine tourism which combine places of charm, breathtaking landscapes and excellent wines.
Perched on top of a hill from which you can admire a splendid view of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, Montepulciano is a place that deserves to be visited all year round, as well as being the ideal place from which to discover the part of Tuscany considered to be one of the finest wine regions in the world.
The elegant buildings, ancient churches, splendid squares and exquisite views that characterise the town centre make Montepulciano a veritable open-air museum, so much so that it has been nicknamed the “Pearl of the 16th century” for its extraordinary cultural and architectural heritage. It is no coincidence that it has been chosen as the set for numerous films including “The Devil in Love” by Ettore Scola, “The English Patient” by Anthony Minghella and, more recently, for “New Moon” in the “Twilight” saga, with scenes filmed between the main square, Palazzo Comunale and what was once Cantina del Redi.
The historical part of town develops around the main street, “Il Corso”, which, with its historic buildings and craft workshops, links the lower part of the town, from Porta al Prato, to the top of the hill, where Piazza Grande, which hosts numerous cultural events of national and international importance, is located.
Along the way, it is worth stopping to admire the famous Torre dell’Orologio, the clock tower featuring the figure of Pulcinella, which marks time for the townspeople and for the many tourists who immortalise it in their photos every year.
Visitors to the Piazza can admire Palazzo Comunale, with its tower and crenellations, reminiscent of those of Palazzo della Signoria in Florence, and the Duomo, dating back to the end of the 16th century, with its large unfinished façade and the extraordinary works that it houses, like the triptych of the Assumption by Taddeo di Bartolo.
Immediately outside the city walls are the Church of Sant’Agnese with its original Gothic gate and Viviani’s balzana façade, the Medici Fortress by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, the 14th century gate by Gracciano, restored by Sangallo at the beginning of the 16th century, and the temple of the Madonna di San Biagio, another masterpiece by Sangallo, which became a source of inspiration for Michelangelo for his work on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Museums worth visiting are the Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani, where, together with numerous archaeological finds, there are over two hundred authentic masterpieces, including a portrait recently attributed to Caravaggio, and the Museo della Tortura Palazzo Bellarmino.
Montepulciano is the land of Nobile DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Vin Santo, Chianti Colli Senesi and Bianco Vergine Val di Chiana.
Nobile is the ideal wine to accompany the local cuisine, which offers simple but robust and tasty products and dishes: ham, Cinta Senese charcuterie, barbecued Chianina steak, delicious toast with spleen and livers, pansanto made with bread, beans and extra virgin olive oil, often eaten during Lent, and crispy bruschetta.
The area’s typical pasta dish is pici: handmade spaghetti served with meat sauce. Also worth trying are pappardelle with a sauce made of hare or wild boar, bread soup, grilled porcini mushrooms served with ciaccia, flattened bread dough seasoned with oil, or fresh bread, strictly without salt to give way to all the other flavours.
Desserts worth mentioning include the famous cantucci, the almond biscuits that are so perfect for dipping in Vinsanto.
You can taste all these delicacies in an elegant restaurant or a typical trattoria in the heart of the village, or perhaps an agriturismo in the local countryside.