September 5, 2018
Sylvia organized a wine tasting tour at the Gattavecchi winery in September. We started with a white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano on the terrace. Then walked to the wine cellar and had a nice tour through the authentic wine cellar including a visit of the Etruscan Tomb. Then moved on for a delicious meal with 2 different red wines and as dessert a vin santo and grappa.
Four boxes of wine returned with us to the Netherlands. No regrets, because we have already ordered new Vernaccia di San Gimignano at Sylvia. Everything was and will be arranged down to the last detail.
Thank you Sylvia!
20 oktober 2018
Zeker 5 sterren. Begin september een hele leuke dag gehad met Sylvia! Eerst bij San Biagio een aperitief en vervolgens een rondleiding en proeverij gehad bij Gattavecchi. Helemaal fantastisch, iedereen heeft genoten. En niet geheel heel onbelangrijk, we gingen met een lading super mooie wijnen naar huis waar we nu nog steeds van genieten! Een wijnproeverij met Sylvia is zeker een aanrader.
Kim (Rotterdam, Nederland)
22 oktober 2018
We hebben op 18 oktober een wijnproeverij gehad met 10 personen bij wijnhuis Gattavecchi. Eerst uitleg over de omgeving en de geschiedenis van de druiven en de wijnen en daarna een rondleiding in de kelder. Vervolgens in een schitterende ruimte mooie wijnen geproefd en lekker gegeten. Italiaanser dan dit wordt het niet! Hartstikke leuke beleving die ik iedereen kan aanraden. We waren overigens met 5 kinderen waar ook goed voor gezorgd werd en die hebben ook genoten.
Koen (Uden, Nederland)
March 30, 2019
Sylvia gave us a terrific time in Montepulciano from the time we met by the ancient town water well, talking through some local history and a short walk to one of the oldest vintners in Montepulciano.
We visited the underground cellars and below this an Etruscan tomb room. We met the very friendly owner of the winery and his family, had a delicious lunch accompanied by vin noble tastings.
We needed a siesta by the time we were finished! Sylvia is a super simpatico and positive person who is happy to discuss any topic – wine and food related or just if you are curious about something Tuscan or Italian. Strongly recommended!
Tim (Wellington, New Sealand)
April 25, 2019
Splendid afternoon! Sylvia is very charming and knowledgeable. She went out of her way to accommodate us. Shelley (New York, USA)
April 25, 2019
Bella esperienza, ottimo vino, consiglio assolutamente!!! Federica (Genova, Italy)
April 25, 2019
Excellent experience! Peter (New Jersey, USA)
May 23, 2019
Sylvia was great and it was a really fun experience to meet the owners of the winery and the other guests in our group. A great value too! Favoloso!
Sylvia è stata fantastica ed è stata un’esperienza davvero divertente incontrare i proprietari della cantina e gli altri ospiti del nostro gruppo. Un grande valore anche!
Lori (Washington, USA)
23 mei 2019
This was a great experience in Montepulcio. Sylvia guided us to a wonderful family winery where we experienced a generous wine tasting and a fabulous meal with our new friends. Thank you Sylvia!
May 25, 2019
We will be back to Montepulciano and hire Sylvia very soon, we had a wonderful experience and want to share this with others!
Amy (Elmhurst, Illinois, United States)
May 28, 2019
An amazing experience that I can’t recommend enough. Whether you enjoy wine, history or just spending time with great people, this experience has it all. Sylvia’s beauty and charm is only surpassed by her love and knowledge of wine and the gifted way in which she shares it. She delighted us with tales of local history and made us feel welcome. More like spending time with a lost family member than meeting her for the first time. The wine was superb, the pasta and cheese excellent, everyone should experience this if they visit Montepulciano…you won’t regret it.
Lee (Pennsylvania, United States)
May 31, 2019
Sylvia has a great passion for Italy and its wine. She takes you through a well balanced mixture of sightseeing, food and wine tasting. You start in one of the most amazing squares in the world (sunny in our case), you will descend in a deep and cool Etruscan tomb. And finally you will taste delicious Tuscan food in a former monastery of XIII century. Of course the highlight is the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Alberto (Brussels, Belgium)
A wonderful experience learning about the area and the wines. It was interesting to try the local Montepulciano wines and area cuisine. I especially enjoyed meeting the fellow travelers and sharing stories. Thank you, Sylvia. You are a charming and knowledgeable host!
Lori California, United States
6 juni 2019
If you love Italian food, wine and culture, you should definitely go on this experience with Sylvia. This very friendly Dutch-Italian lady knows a lot about Montepulciano and maybe even more about its wonderful wine: Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano. We enjoyed half a day with Sylvia at the welcoming Gattavecchi-winefamily and their restaurant + winecellar. We tasted a generous(!) amount of their wines, accompanied with delicious cold cuts, cheese and pasta. We would highly reccomend this experience.
@Sylvia: veel dank en tot ziens!
Madelon en Jules (Amsterdam, Nederland)
June 8, 2019
Sylvia is amazing! My friends and I had the best time at this event. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about wine and gave us a wonderful experience. The food and wine is amazing, highly recommend!
Annabelle (Michigan, United States)
I had a great experience with Sylvia. She was very knowledgable and sweet. She walked us around and gave us suggestions on what we could do outside of the experience. She’s arranged for us to meet with the owners of the winery and we took some pictures altogether. It was an amazing experience that I wouldn’t exchange for anything. Highly recommend.
Izzy (Michigan, United States)
June 13, 2019
It was a pleasure to meet Sylvia and learn more about the wine from Montepulciano. We felt that Sylvia is passionate about her work and her country of adoption. We went to the winery and had the chance to meet a part of the family owning it, all were very welcoming ! My partner and I are very grateful to Sylvia for that experience and the time she spent with us, she was the perfect guide.
Anne (Toulouse, France)
June 15, 2019
This was one of the best experiences we have ever had! Sylvia was SO passionate and knowledgeable and we were treated like royalty and felt so special. She went over and beyond to make this experience fantastic. I can not recommend this experience enough. We were spoiled with fantastic wine and extraordinary food from the highest quality. If you are in Montepulciano this the the one experience that is a MUST DO!
Wandi (South Africa)
Our afternoon with Sylvia was wonderful! She was very personable, full of information and truly want everyone to have a great experience! It was wonderful meeting people from other states/countries. The wine was wonderful, Jon was a great host and well as his wife! We had such an amazing time, we will be back again!
June 29, 2019
Sylvia is an exceptional guide who understands the wines as she recently received he sommelier certification. She was very patient with us and allowed us to direct much of the conversation.
July 13, 2019
We loved our tour with Sylvia! The wines were excellent and the food was superb. We were treated so well by the winery and by Sylvia! Highly recommend!