VISITS

Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano opens its doors to give you a unique experience!

By appointment it is possible to visit the cellars accompanied by our staff; they will guide you on a journey that starts from the history of the company and reaches the barrel cellars, where the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano rests waiting to arrive on tables all over the world. At the end of the visit we will delight your palate with a tasting of our wines.

Come and see what it's like to be part of our world!

INFORMATION

Tours are available for individuals and groups of up to 50 people, to be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

For larger groups, more notice is required for a feasibility check.

There is one free ticket every 20 people. The guides are available not only in Italian but also in English, German and French. The duration of the tour is approximately one hour.

TASTINGS

The cost of the guided tour varies according to the type of tasting chosen. Six proposals are available all year round, in addition to thematic ones for special occasions:

POLIZIANA

12 per person

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC

 

CLASSIC TOUR – Wine and Oil. The typical poliziano pairing!

2 “Cantina del Redi” wines with Bruschetta with EVO oil

SENESE

20 per person

Riccio – Bianco Toscana IGT

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine

 

3 wines from the “Cantina del Redi” selection to taste the elegance.

Accompanied by Bruschetta with EVO oil and Pecorino cheese

TUSCANY

24 per person

Riccio – Bianco Toscana IGT

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC

“ARGO” Noble wine of Montepulciano DOCG

Vinsanto di Montepulciano DOC

 

“Cantina del Redi” wine selection with the new “ARGO” wine and the inevitable Vinsanto!

4 wines with Bruschetta with EVO oil, typical cold cuts, Pecorino di Pienza cheese and Cantucci Toscani

ALL UN-IO ORGANIC WINES!

25 per person

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG UN-IO Bio – Vecchia Cantina

Chianti Classico DOCG UN-IO Bio – Castelli del Grevepesa

Tuscany IGT 50 + 50

 

A meeting between two historic Tuscan cooperatives to give life to an organic and sustainable project. To try!

3 Organic wines accompanied with products from our members

FULL IMMERSION VINO NOBILE

30 per person

Vino Nobile Poggio Stella  

Vino Nobile Cantina del Redi

Vino Nobile Riserva “Briareo”

 

It is a true full immersion in our world to understand the characteristics of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, discovering it through different vintages and different styles.

3 Wines accompanied with Pecorino cheese of different ages

VINO NOBILE 'LE PIEVI' - News

30 per person

“Argo” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2018

“Argo” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2019

 

It is a truly interesting tasting! A preview of the third type of Nobile di Montepulciano, which arises from a historical investigation and an analysis of the characteristics of the territory.
A selection that will put together in the same bottle, past, present and future of our wine.

2 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano accompanied with Pecorino di Pienza cheese.

Opening Hours

The visits are carried out from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00, by reservation.

Mail: accoglienza@vecchiacantinadimontepulciano.com

For more information call +39 0578 716092

Recommendations

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.

For informations and bookings:

    THE TERRITORY

    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.

    To Visit

    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.

    To Taste

    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.

    THE EVENTS