As a sommelier it is my job as well to create an enjoyable atmosphere. I want everybody to have the best Italian wine and food experience ever.
Watch the videos below to get an impression of Montepulciano and the wine experiences.
Or read some reviews of my guests.
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Hi Sylvia, I’ve just arrived in Montepulciano with my partner and dog Lulu fir 3 nights. Your article ‘ My Montepulciano’ has been brilliant to find. We now have a great plan for our 3 days. Thanks so much. If you are here, you may just spot Lulu, she’s a beautiful Vizsla. You have an amazing town to live in, enjoy.
Vandaag de tour gedaan met Sylvia op de boerderij. Zeer vriendelijke ontvangst, goede uitleg van de eigenaar met vertaling naar het Nederlands door Sylvia. We waren met 4 volwassenen en 4 kindjes. Dit ging prima. Bijzonder om de Chianina runderen te zien en de historiek van het bedrijf te horen. Nadien zeer lekker gaan eten en nog een bezoek gebracht aan de slagerij onder het restaurant. Een echte aanrader.
The wine tasting and food experience in Montepulciano was amazing. Sylvia was so knowledgeable about all aspects of the wine making process and so personable, sharing other recommendations for Tuscany as well. The tour into the cellars was very interesting leading down into the Etruscan room at the bottom. The lunch with the wine pairing was amazing! So scrumptious! Highly recommend!!
Great way to celebrate my birthday! Sylvia is very kind and extremely knowledgeable about wine. Thank you again!
Our group enjoyed this food and wine tasting experience with Sylvia. Her Sommelier studies are so interesting as is Montepulciano and it’s wines.
This was an excellent experience to have in the heart of wine country. Sylvia knows her stuff and was lovely to spend the afternoon with. She told us about the wines as we enjoyed a delicious lunch. And she gave us a bit of history about the region as well! Great time!
Wilma van Onna
Aanrader! Wijnproeverij voor familie, vrienden, personeel of gezellig avondje met veel informatie over verschillende Italiaanse wijnen, de wijnhuizen en historie. Lekker, leuk en leerzaam.
What a great experience! After receiving bottles of Pian delle Ginestre Brunello di Montalcino to cold Oslo, nine people were able to sit around a table and receive a virtual visit from Sylvia via the TV screen and Zoom. The visit included a live stream tour through beautiful Montepulciano commented by Sylvia on the go, followed by a joint wine tasting 2600 kilometers apart. The Brunello wines are a relatively recent acquaintance to us, but we have observed that our state-owned Norwegian Vinmonopol (in Norway all trades of vines go through one state-owned company) has gradually got a good selection of Brunello wines in their temperated treasure rooms. We now understand why, but to taste a wine from such a small and dedicated winery like Tenuta Pian delle Ginestre made the experience very special. It tasted as beautiful at it looks, forest fruits, leather and tobacco but not as intense as it blocks out a good meal, it is more like a very faithful companion. A revisit to Tuscany and a first visit in real life to Montepulciano is high on the Bucket list now 😊
Wow! What an amazing experience. I cannot recommend Sylvia enough. Can’t wait for the next virtual experience. She really puts her heart into it!
Last week, we had a wonderful wine and food experience with Sylvia. She couldn’t have been a more knowledgeable, interesting and friendly host. We knew very little about the wines of Montepulciano, but now we have a base knowledge we can work off of. In fact, we just purchased Gattavecchi wines here in the USA.
If you are going to spend any time in Montepulciano, we urge you to take a tour with Sylvia at the beginning of your stay. What you learn will enhance the rest of your experience there.
We strongly recommend the wine and food experience led by Sylvia.