10.00am Departure from Montalcino – Via Circonvallazione, 3 with private minivan .In the bus, we will educate you a bit about the region you are going to visit, its history, culture and wines. The roads are hilly but the countryside is spectacular so make sure to bring a camera!
10.15am We’ll reach CASTELLO TRICERCHI estate. The tour starts by the ancient main entrance, which gives the opportunity to see the castle’s defensive wall. At the end of the tour the guests visit the 16th century bridge created by Baldassarre Peruzzi and Cappella della Vergine, still preserving the relics of a fragment of Maria Virgin’s Veil. In the course of this tour the guests visit Sangiovese Grosso vineyards and the ancient medieval cellars and learn more about the wine production process. Brunello di Montalcino and wine selection tasting in an ancient 15th century guard station court yard
11.45am We move towards SASSODISOLE estate. Sassodisole winery is a family own business. It is situated in a peculiar area within north-eastern side of Montalcino council and the Natural Artistic Park of Orcia’s Valley, which has been recently nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided visit of the property and the cellar, walking in the Vineyard and at the end, wine tasting of sparkling ROSE', Rosso di MOntalcino DOC, Orcia Rosso DOC e Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1.30pm Now, you'll have a time for lunch in the historical villa, (4 coursed menu, starting with traditional tuscan apetizer, main course, hand made pasta seasoned with chianina beef sauce, second course meat with grilled vegetables from the farm's vegetable garden seasoned with extravirgin olive oil) and finish with dessert paired with Vin Santo and expresso coffee). The farm is located 2 km far away from Montalcino, it's a nice way to discover the truly old Tuscany culinary tradition. The meal is paired with Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino Wine. (the food it's genuine and delicious)
Before lunch, guided visit in the cellar
3.30pm Will reach PODERE MARTOCCIA. Passion for wine and land, love for tradition. For two generations, Luca, the owner, try to express these values, together with care and seriousness. In this welcoming cellar, the youngest red wine to the most prestigious Brunello are stored. Here oak barrels and barriques give unmistakable aromas and enveloping fragrances to each wine.
5.15pm We move towards PIOMBAIA – Biodynamic estate
Love and respect for nature brought the Cantini's young brothers to follow the biodynamic method without using chemical pesticedes and fertilizers in favour of natural materials. Their wine totally reflect the tradition and the characteristic of the territory. In their vineyard you will find flowers and butterflies that helps to keep the right harmony to make the vines grow healty. They make wine in the vineyards, not in the cellar!
Guided visit of the property and the cellar, walking in the Vineyard and at the end, wine tasting of IGT red wine, Rosso di Montalcino DOC e Brunello di Montalcino DOCG accompanied by bruschettas
7.00pm we’ll return to Montalcino with full bellies, a happy heart and great memories in good time for dinner in your hotel
DURATION 9 hours