A taste of Italy through food and wine

Get to know the area, the rich wine and food culture, and the limitless hospitality of the Italian people together with a sommelier.


Get ready for an unforgettable Italian experience

Wine and Food Experience with sommelier

Get ready for a memorable Wine and Food Experience! It is a true Italian wine experience with a sommelier. A must do in Tuscany and great fun for wine lovers of all levels!

Your host Sylvia

The world of wine is all about passion, history, culture and food pairing. As a sommelier it gives me pleasure to be able to share my knowledge of wine with other people. I speak Italian, English and Dutch. Furthermore I have a lot of information for you and truly want everyone to have a great experience. Read more about me.

Wine and Food Experience

A must do in Montepulciano and great fun for wine lovers of all levels! Meet the wine maker, enjoy a generous wine tasting and a fabulous meal with Sylvia.

Brunello Wine and Food Experience

The Brunello Wine and Food Experience with a sommelier is an enjoyable and informative tour and one of the most personalised wine and food experiences in Tuscany!

Chianina Food and Wine Experience

The Chianina Food and Wine Experience is a true Tuscan Food experience. Here you eat the best Bistecca ever!

Wine Barrel Race Experience

This is a super special typical Italian experience! Join the spectacle of a wine barrel race and spoil yourself with delicious food and wine.

Run and Wine Experience

This is a combination of two of Sylvia’s passions: running and wine. You will run through amazing vineyards, sightseeing along the way. A bottle of fine wine is included.

Welcome to Montepulciano

The Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano is a unique and unforgettable experience. On this wine tour we visit a historical family winery where we taste four quality wines paired with local food.

It was a fantastic experience. The atmosphere, wine and food were superb. Sylvia is a wonderful and very kind host. Strongly recommended!”
Patryk (Poland) 20 September 2019

Certified sommelier

Sylvia is a certified FISAR sommelier, she passed all her exams and has gathered plenty of experience in the world of wines during the last 11 years. She also completed the level 2 WSET study Award in Wines. WSET is an international recognized diploma.

Honeymoon highlight

This was the highlight of our honeymoon! It ended up just being myself and my husband on the tour, as the rest of our group didn’t show up. Sylvia and the team at Gattavecchi went above and beyond for us to make the day special. Also, Montepulciano is just breathtaking. If you are debating on stopping here, DO IT! 🙂 We 110% recommend! Thank you Sylvia! ~ Sara (Calgary)


It was a nice tour. We really enjoyed the lunch and we had a lovely time with the other group members. The wine was very good and made us all very joyfull. 🙂 Sylvia did an excellent job in choosing the restaurant and she acted like a very good host. ~ Anda (Romania)

Amazing experience

An amazing experience from start to finish. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this experience. Sylvia is welcoming and knowledgeable and above all, a fantastic and friendly guide. This made our trip! ~ Alex (UK)

Latest posts from my blog

Here you can read background articles about various topics, not only Italian wines, Tuscany and Umbria, but also about one of Sylvia’s other passions such as running. Have a good read!



The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, WSET, provides education and qualifications in wines for professionals and enthusiasts. Level 2 Award in Wines is an intermediate level qualification. During the course we studied about wines, grape varieties of the world, the...

Hand picking the grapes

Hand picking the grapes

Grape harvest Hand picking the grapes means that pickers go through the vineyard and pick the grapes bunch by bunch. They can choose the ripe grapes, or rather, they can avoid picking rotten or bad grapes. Hand picking of the grapes The grape harvest in Tuscany...