Wine and Food Experience
Wine tasting and food pairing with an Italian sommelier
Get ready for a memorable Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano! It is a true Italian wine experience with a certified sommelier.
On this experience we visit a historical family winery where we taste four quality wines paired with local food.
The Wine and Food Experience is a must do in Montepulciano and great fun for wine lovers of all levels!
About this activity
- Duration 3 hours
- Wheelchair accessible
- Suitable for everybody
- Certified sommelier (Italian, English, Dutch)
- Visit winery and Etruscan Tomb
- Complete lunch
- Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the activity starts
Meeting point is the lovely griffins and lions well in Piazza Grande where I start telling you about the story of the winery and the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. 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 13th 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.
After our visit to the wine cellar we go to the restaurant for wine tasting and a delightful lunch. Make sure you have a good appetite because the Wine and Food experience can be considered as a complete lunch!
The menu includes
A selection of local wines with different styles:
- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
- Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
- Sweet dessert wine.
- Antipasto 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
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
One of Italy’s most prestigious wines is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and most importantly, it was the first DOCG wine to appear 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.
Prepare for the Experience
Montepulciano is considered limited traffic zone. It is recommended to park outside the historical centre. Parking 8 is free parking and close to the Piazza Grande.
Meeting point is the well of griffins and lions in Piazza Grande at 12 pm.
Google maps: 43.090095, 11.779402
Wine and Food Experience Montepulciano Meeting point
Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
To keep a safe distance from others the maximum number of participants is 4.
From Monday April 26 Italy will let restaurants with outdoor seating reopen for lunch and dinner in yellow zones. Tuscany returns to yellow zone.
The restaurant is open at half capacity starting in May 2021. It won’t be until June 1st the earliest that restaurants can open indoor.
The price is 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.
Children’s consumption will be paid at the location.
Taxi service can be arranged upon request.
You can cancel your booking up to 12 hrs before the start time. You can decide whether to get a refund or to move the experience to another date (upon availability).