Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Wine Tour from Rome

Montalcino Wine Tasting Tour in Tuscany from Rome

duration:10 hours

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM

highlights

  • Enjoy an unforgettable day in Tuscany from Rome in your private deluxe vehicle and English-speaking Driver
  • Discover the exquisite flavors of Brunello di Montalcino on a winery visit and wine tasting in Tuscany
  • Visit the mystical 12-century Sant’Antimo Abbey, home to Benedictine monks
  • Stroll through Montalcino, the hilltop town crowed by a towering medieval fortress
  • Savor additional wine tasting opportunities at local wine shops in Montalcino
  • Our Tuscany tours are private just for you and your party for optimal tour enjoyment, comfort, and privacy.
  • We make our Tuscany tours from Rome easy with convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Rome
  • Appreciate a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on our private luxury tours by car
  • This tour does NOT include a Tour Guide, you will Self Tour when away from the Vehicle
  • * Please read ALL the information on the tour page before booking to ensure this tour meets your expectations. If you have any unanswered questions let us know. Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.

itinerary

  • Tuscan Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Visit Sant'Antimo Abbey
  • Visit Montalcino

included

  • English speaking Driver
  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • All Italy VAT taxes
  • Highway Tolls, Parking fees

not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Tour Guide / Sommelier / Walking Tours
  • Winery fees (approx * 30 Euros Per Person)

description

Wine lovers love our Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Wine Tour from Rome as it combines sightseeing opportunities with a winery tour and wine tasting in Tuscany’s idyll countryside. Indulge in a sampling of wines and deepen your knowledge of winemaking during a wine cellar tour at a well-established Tuscan winery, treasure a visit to the mystical Abbey of Sant’Antimo, and enjoy sightseeing (and additional wine tasting at your leisure) in the celebrated Tuscan town of Montalcino.

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TUSCANY WINE TOUR PRICE LIST

  • Minimum 2 persons from Rome Hotel  500 EUROS
  • For up to 4 persons from Rome Hotel   550 EUROS
  • For up to 6 persons from Rome Hotel   600 EUROS
  • For up to 8 persons from Rome Hotel   650 EUROS

 

* Prices do NOT include Winery Fees (approximately 30 Euros Per Person)

** You may also do a QUICK PRICE CHECK using the Price Check & Booking Form on the Right Side of this page.  Once you receive the PRICE QUOTE based on the information you input, you may proceed to SUBMIT your Tour Request.

*** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.

 

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Tuscany Winery visit with Wine Tasting 


Begin your Tuscany wine tour from Rome with a visit to a well-established Tuscan winery nestled in the picturesque countryside surrounded by nature and vineyards.  Here you have the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the cellars and learn about local viticulture and traditions of winemaking from growing and harvesting to aging and bottling. 

Luxuriate in a wine tasting experience inside the wine tasting room, and savor locally produced varieties of  Brunello di MontalcinoPoggio Torto, and  Rosso di Montalcino  along with a tasty platter of locally produced selection of cheese and cold cuts.


Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Wine Tasting Tour from Rome


The winery fee will be 30 Euros Per Person, and it's NOT included in our Tour Price in order to allow flexibility for guests who are not of drinking age or who prefer not to partake in wine tasting and tour. Guests who do not partake in wine tastings can enjoy relaxing at the serene winery and bask in the tranquil Tuscan countryside atmosphere. The winery visit will last approximately 1.5 hours. Winery visits must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

 

Visit the captivating SANT’ANTIMO ABBEY


Following your winery experience,  your personal driver will take you for a brief stop at the nearby Sant’Antimo Abbey which stands majestically in perfect solitude among olive groves and pastoral fields situated below the medieval hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

 

Sant Antimo Abbey Montalcino Tuscany Wine Tour from Rome

 

The original abbey dates back to the 8th-9th century AD with accounts of Charlemagne founding the monastery, however, the current Romanesque style abbey was built in the 12th century with the original  Carolingian chapel  still visible.

Regarded as a masterpiece of medieval architecture, this simple yet solemn and mystical abbey will transport you back to the middle ages and its austere monastic life of bygone eras. Today, the abbey of Sant’Antimo is home to a small community of diocesan priests and laypeople with established ministries whose daily services reflect the Benedictine monastic spirituality. 

If you find the monastic pharmacy open on your visit, you may also stop in this charming apothecary to purchase food products made from recipes of centuries-old monastic herbal traditions, and body care products crafted with the natural essence of medicinal herbs and oils.

 

Visit Montalcino

Your Tuscany wine tour continues to Montalcino, a prized hilltop town in Tuscany that boasts splendid views of the surrounding Valley of Orcia (Val d’Orcia) and the birthplace of the award-winning and much sought after, Brunello di Montalcino wine.

 

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting Tour from Rome in limo

 

Montalcino’s extensive history extends back to the beguiling  Etruscans  who ruled this region for centuries before being overtaken by the Romans.  Montalcino’s ancient name, Monte Ilcinus, draws from the oak trees that once covered the terrain of this area. The first written documents that refer to its modern name of “Montalcino” appeared in the early 9th century.

Today,  Montalcino is mostly recognized for a different plant that grows within its region: the Sangiovese grapevine (also called the Brunello grapevine) that produces the prestigious local wine Brunello di Montalcino. 

  • To learn more about the history of Brunello di Montalcino and how it’s made along with Wine Tasting Tips, scroll down past the Important Information below.

Montalcino is a favorite on Tuscany Tours not only for its distinguished wine but also for the town’s historic, artistic, and architectural treasures. Montalcino is crowned by an imposing 14th-century fortress that was built on top of previous fortifications and served as the last bastion of resistance of the Sienese Republic against Medici’s conquests and expansion.  

 

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The characteristic streets are lined with shops and boutiques that sell local crafts and products, charming cafes, and wine shops (enoteche) for more opportunities for wine tasting or to purchase some of the delicious Brunello di Montalcino. You will also enjoy free time on your own to enjoy a relaxing lunch, window shop, and stroll through the town taking in the lovely Tuscan atmosphere.

From here you will enjoy a leisurely drive through Tuscany’s resplendent landscape as you make your way back to your hotel in Rome where you will be conveniently delivered to your hotel by your private driver. 

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Important Information

 
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AND ACCEPT THE   TERMS OF SERVICE  AND PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE BOOKING.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS for this Tuscany Wine Tour

Payment for this Tuscany wine tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you confirm your Tour.

Winery / wine tasting fees are paid directly to the winery and are NOT included in our Tour Fee.

If you wish to PREPAY for our tour fee you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY of this Tuscany Wine Tour

All Cancellations must be made in writing to us via E-Mail and confirmed by our office at least 7 days in advanceCancellations are not accepted by phone, text message, or 3rd party.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.

 

WINERY TOURS, FEES, INFORMATION:

** Winery fees are 30 EUROS Per Person payable to the Winery.

Winery Fee includes Winery Cellar Tour, Wine Tasting, and locally produced tasty cheese & cold cuts platter to accompany wine tasting before the lunch meal.

Advance reservations are required for winery tours and are subject to availability. Your winery visit will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and will last approximately 1.5 hours. The winery visit time is booked in accordance with the winery's fixed visit schedule.

Winery visits must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.
 

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR DRIVER

This Wine Tasting Tour to Umbria and Tuscany Tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide or a sommelier.

Italian laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle.

In order to comply with Italian laws, drivers are obliged by law to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on foot.  Drivers are happy to offer basic touristic information while at the vehicle, however you will SELF TOUR on your own when away from the vehicle.

Information about wines and wine productions can be provided by the wine experts at the wine shops.

  • Interesting information about BruneLlo di Montalcino


How is Brunello di Montalcino made?


Brunello wine is a fairly “new invention” crafted by Clemente Santi in mid-19th-century when he set out to diversify local wine production using barrels and meticulous selections for making wine suitable for aging.  His experiments yielded a rich deep reddish-brown hue “bruno” colored wine that was named Brunello. 

Brunello di Montalcino was formed in the 1860s when this select red wine received coveted awards for its distinctiveness and inclination towards longevity that set it apart from other Sangiovese grape wines.  The success of this esteemed wine is credited to Clemente’s grandson Ferruccio Biondi Santi who later expanded on the previous invention to create the formula for Brunello made purely from the  Sangiovese Grosso  grape. 

According to production disciplinary, Brunello di Montalcino must age a minimum of 2 years (24 months) in cask, and longer for reserve wines.  Brunello di Montalcino is characterized by a strong robust structure and was also the first wine to be granted the coveted Italian DOCG status ( Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita ).


How to Taste Wine / 5 Wine Tasting Tips:

  • SEE - See the color, depth, and intensity of the wine in your glass.  The color also indicates the types of grapes used or if the wine was aged in wood.
  • SWIRL:  Swirling aerates the wine and allows oxygen to “open it up” revealing its complexities
  • SNIFF/ SMELL - It’s essential to sniff the wine before tasting it as a wine’s quality can be judged by its aroma.
  • SIP - Take a larger than normal sip and hold it in your mouth for 3-5 seconds to taste the characteristics of the wine’s flavor: sweetness, bitterness, fruitiness, alcohol...
  • SAVOR - The taste doesn’t just end once you swallow the wine. The finish is the duration of time the essence of the wine lingers and stays with you. A long finish is ideal, especially when the overall taste of the wine leaves you craving another sip.


On Wine Tasting Tours, please taste wine Responsibly 


Our wish is for all our clients to enjoy our Tuscany wine tours. Please keep in mind that in Italy only guests who are of the legal drinking age of 18 can participate in wine tastings.  Guests who are not of legal drinking age or do not wish to partake in wine tastings can still enjoy sightseeing and a leisurely visit to the winery.

For your enjoyment of this Tuscany wine tasting tour, please wine taste responsibly and never on an empty stomach. Evaluate your personal tolerance of wine consumption and refrain from overindulging as it will interfere with your enjoyment of your tour. RomeCabs does not accept responsibility for guests’ personal wine tasting decisions should they be excessive and interfere with their tour enjoyment. Guests who overindulge and wish to return back to their hotel sooner will not be reimbursed for shortening their tour duration.