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 Montepulciano and great fun for wine lovers of all levels!
“A wonderful experience learning about the area and the wines. It was interesting to try the local Montepulciano wines and area cuisine. I especially enjoyed meeting the fellow travelers and sharing stories. Thank you, Sylvia. You are a charming and knowledgeable host! Lori, California”
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.
Welcome in 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.
Meeting point is the Santa Maria dei Servi church where I start telling you about the story of the winery and the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
After the small talk and introduction we walk to the winery Gattavecchi.
Today the historical winery is beautifully renovated. The restaurant’s terrace offers a great view of the Tuscan landscape and San Biagio church.
This beautiful wine cellar is found under a church which belonged to the 12th century monastery “Convento dei Padri Serviti”.
The wine cellar is filled with Slavonian oak barrels used for the aging of the wine up to two years. The temperature is stable and the humidity is optimal. It is a perfect location for storage and aging of wine.
By walking through the wine cave we discover a wonderful treasure of an ancient Etruscan Tomb dating from the 6th century BC.
After our visit to the wine cellar we go to the restaurant for wine tasting and a delightful lunch.
A selection of local wines with different styles: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and a sweet dessert wine.
- Antipasti misto consisting of the local meats and cheeses
- Primo piatto specialty of Montepulciano “tagliatelle al ragù”
- Sweet dessert wine and biscotti (cantucci the specialty of Montepulciano)
- Water and bread are included
*There are options for vegetarian meals
Make sure you have a good appetite because the Wine and Food Experience can be considered as a complete lunch!
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
One of Italy’s most prestigious wines is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and most importantly, it was the first DOCG wine that appeared on the Italian market.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a red elegant balanced wine made primarily from the Sangiovese variety “Prugnolo Gentile”.
Wine and Food pairing
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a high level of tannins. The wine pairs perfectly with steak, game, local meats, pecorino cheeses, pasta with meat sauce and especially with wild boar stew.
Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
- FISAR sommelier
- Visit winery and Etruscan Tomb
- Lunch (antipasti misto and pasta)
- Four quality wines
- Water and bread
65 Euro per person
Solo travellers are welcome. You can book a private Wine and Food experience for one person without extra charge.
0 – 3 years old free of charge
4 – 8 years old 50% discount
Taxi service can be arranged upon request
You can cancel your booking up to 24 hrs before the start time. You can decide whether to get a refund or to move the experience to another date (upon availability).
The Wine and Food Experience is for small and large groups. It’s a 2,5 hour everyday tour by appointment starting at 12 p.m. except on Wednesdays.
For pricing, reservations and other information just contact me.
In addition to the Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano I also organize the Brunello Wine and Food Experience in Montalcino, Tuscany.