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

Experience

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. 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.

By walking through the wine cave we discover a wonderful treasure of an ancient Etruscan Tomb dating from the 6th century BC.

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

Wine

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.

Food

  • 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

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

Important information

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 at the Santa Maria dei Servi church 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.

Reservations

To keep a safe distance from others the maximum number of participants is 6.

The restaurant is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Free cancellation

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).