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.

Careful selected beautiful local wines from Italy

Available from our stock in temperature controlled warehouses in Holland, we’ve preselected some of the finest and more unique and value wines from the Italian regions Tuscany and Veneto.

A seasoned sommelier at your service

Sylvia moved from The Netherlands to Italy years ago, plunged into the world of wines and has become a top shelf connaisseur of not only local Italian wines, but also food pairing. See for yourself!  

Get ready for an Italian experience!

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Recommended by the Dutch wine critic and journalist De Grote Hamersma:

Wine tasting experience with your sommelier in Tuscany

Get ready for a memorable wine tasting experience! A must do in Italy and great fun for wine lovers of all levels.

Virtual wine tasting experience

If you’re unable to travel, join me for one of my virtual wine tastings in Tuscany.

With this free virtual wine experience I will bring you through a virtual tour of Montepulciano and the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

By tasting the wine I will explain you the aromas and flavors.

Experience the Piazza Grande and enjoy the Tuscan countryside.

The English Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience is available around the world at any date and time of your choice.

The tasting lasts about 1-2 hours. Let’s Zoom and taste together!

“It was lots of fun – definitely hope we can do this in person in the future!” ~ Larissa (Great Britain) 19 August, 2021

Wine Shop

Available from our stock in temperature controlled warehouses in Holland, we’ve preselected some of the finest and more unique and value wines from the Italian regions Tuscany and Veneto.

Visit our wine shop where you can order single bottles, pre-selected cases, or as many as you like – delivered to your door in only a few days.

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 my blog about wines, running and local food!

The best Chianina steak in Foiano della Chiana

The best Chianina steak in Foiano della Chiana

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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.

“This was a fantastic experience with Sylvia in a magical location. I can’t imagine having more fun. Great wine, great company. I’d definitely do this again.”
~ Danny (USA) 20 August, 2021


I am a certified FISAR sommelier. I have passed all my exams and I have gathered plenty of experience in the world of wines. I also completed the level 2 and the level 3 WSET study Award in Wines. Both certificates with distinction. WSET is an international recognized diploma.

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)


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)

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)