A taste of Tuscany!

Private group tasting

During the soft lockdown in Italy I have started something new: an online wine tasting with three different Tuscan wines!

Let me, as an Italian sommelier, guide you through the tasting. From my home town Montepulciano I will tell you everything about the winery Gattavecchi and the wines of il Convento while we enjoy a good glass of wine.


Gattavecchi is an important winery in Montepulciano. A Tuscan winemaker family for over 80 years.

With the fourth generation Luca, Daniela and Gionata Gattavecchi greater focus is placed on making quality wines, good positioning in the international market and running a family restaurant.

The name “il Convento” refers to the former monastery of the Santa Maria dei Servi church. The monastery was built in the 13th century by the “Padri Serviti” who have lived here until the 19th century.

The Gattavecchi family bought the monastery in 1958. The underground wine cave is perfect for aging the prestigious Vino Nobile wine.

Il Convento is a line of wines from the winery Gattavecchi in Montepulciano.

I am agent for this winery and I will be happy to share my knowledge of Tuscan wines with you!

How to join the online wine tasting?

The online wine tasting is great fun for wine lovers of all levels! To participate you need three bottles of wine that will be delivered to your home.

I’ll take you on a virtual walking tour through the historic centre of Montepulciano. In the 16th century Montepulciano formed an alliance with Florence and I will show you some characteristic symbols of Florence’s authority through art and architecture.

I will tell you all about the winery by slides in my presentation.

While tasting the wines I will describe the characteristics and tell you the history of the famous wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

I use the Zoom application, for which you will receive a link per email. The live stream is in English and lasts approximately 1,5 hour.

What do you need?

  • 3 bottles of il Convento wine; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG; Rosso di Montepulciano DOC; Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
  • smartphone; tablet or computer
  • internet connection
  • wine glass
  • a good mood!


The price of the online tasting including three bottles of wine is Euro 44,95 per participation (excluding shipping costs).


Looking for an entertaining afternoon or evening with a group of friends, family or colleagues? I am more than happy to host a tasting party on a date and time of your choice.

There is no limit to the number of participants.

Getting excited? Sign up now!


You can cancel the online wine tasting A taste of Tuscany! or you can postpone it to another date.

In case you want to cancel an order which hasn’t been shipped yet you can easily send an email to info@sylviaitaly.com


January 30, 2021

What a wonderful experience! Though we cannot travel right now due to COVID-19, we felt like we were in the middle of Montepulciano for a couple hours during our virtual tour with Sylvia. Every part of it was exceptional — the wines being shipped to our door ahead of time, the walk through the historic city center of Montepulciano, and, of course, the wine tasting with Sylvia as our guide. We learned so much and would recommend this experience to anyone out there who wants to taste and experience Tuscany for a couple hours.