Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience


Italy has been in lockdown since March 9. Since then I have been in Montepulciano without any physical contact with other people.

As a sommelier I continued studying and learning about wine on my next WSET level 3 course.

From May 4 the Covid-19 are somewhat eased. To protect ourselves we must maintain social distancing, wear masks in shops, bars, museums and libraries. 

Italy has opened its borders to European tourists from early June.

Cantina Gattavecchi has reopened the restaurant on June 20.

Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience

Last year I have organized this wine experience and I have welcomed many people to this family winery in Montepulciano. I got really good reviews.

Now again I would like to share my knowledge of wine through this virtual wine tasting experience.

The Noble Virtual Wine Tasting Experience takes place every Sunday at 4pm local time (CEST) / 10am EDT (East Coast) / 7am PDT (West Coast).

This virtual wine tasting experience in Montepulciano is great fun for wine lovers of all levels!

About this activity

  • Free of charge
  • Duration +/- 1 hour
  • Zoom application
  • Suitable for Italian wine lovers
  • Certified sommelier (Italian, English, Dutch)
  • Online Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine tasting
  • Virtual tour at the Piazza Grande
  • Free cancellation

Full description

While you are at home I am in the wine cellar of Gattavecchi.

I start telling you about the story of the winery and the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.

By tasting the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG I will describe the characters, flavors and aromas.

I will show you the Slavonian oak barrels in the underground wine cellar with my camera.

Meet also the winemaker and ask him whatever you want to know about the local wine.

The front label of the bottle has a lot of interesting information as well. The illustrations on the label display the main square in Montepulciano “Piazza Grande” and the Griffon.

After the wine tasting we take a virtual walk tour to the main square in Montepulciano: Piazza Grande. The square is dominated by the beautiful tower of the Palazzo Comunale, the cathedral and historical buildings.

We are in Montepulciano and I’ll make sure you learn something more about this amazing Sangiovese based wine!


  • 1-hour live webinar with sommelier
  • Registration and link information received upon booking

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

A classic Tuscan red wine based primarily on the Sangiovese “Prugnolo Gentile” grape variety. The wine has a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status. It was the first DOCG wine to appear on the Italian market in 1980.

In the 16th century pope’s cellar master defined Montepulciano’s wine as “vino perfettissimo” while Redi is famous for writing “Montepulciano is of all wines The King” in his Bacco in Toscana in 1685.

The consortium Vino Nobile di Montepulciano was found in 1965 with the aim of protecting and promoting the image of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in Italy and abroad.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a red elegant age worthy wine, thanks to acidity and pronounced tannins. This wine is made from Sangiovese, not to be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo made from the Montepulciano grape.



June 28, 2020

In the times of a pandemic, when you cannot fly out to experience new cities, a virtual wine tour with Sylvia is what I needed. Her knowledge on the wine and history, her story telling and live videos of Montepulciano made me feel, like I was in Italy for a brief moment. Loved it! Thank you, Sylvia! 

Kat (Ukraine)

July 12, 2020

Thank you for the tasting last month! It was wonderful to enjoy it from Austin.

Erika (USA)

Prepare for the virtual Noble wine tasting

Important information

I would love to have you visit us through a virtual wine tasting at the wine cellar.

It would be useful to actually taste the same type of wine for a better understanding of the characteristics I try to explain you.

I will use the application Zoom for the virtual tours to connect with the participants that have signed up.

The live stream will be in English.

This is a virtual online experience, so there is no physical meeting point. 

When you click the link in your confirmation email and join my experience, make sure your audio and video are on so you can ask questions along the way.

Google maps: 43.090095, 11.779402

Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience in Montepulciano


Only guests who meet the legal drinking age can participate to this online wine tasting.

Participation is free but a small donation can help me.

The Noble virtual wine tasting takes place every Sunday at 4pm local time (CEST) / 10am EDT (East Coast) / 7am PDT (West Coast).

Next available dates:

Sunday October 25, 2020

Sunday November 8, 2020

Sunday November 22, 2020

Sunday November 29, 2020

To make a reservation click the booking button mentioned below. Upon booking you will receive the zoom link by email within 24 hours.

Free cancellation

You can cancel your booking. You can decide to move the virtual experience to another date.