About your host
Hi my name is Sylvia, I was born in Holland and I live in Montepulciano where I work in the tourism and wine industry.
I am a sommelier and agent for several wineries in Italy. I give presentations and wine tastings where I discuss the history and the story behind the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Montepulciano is one of the most charming and romanti Tuscany hill towns. It is a jewel of Renaissance history in art and architecture with the most fabulous wines
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a high quality award winning wine rated in America as one of the top 15 wines to drink.
Wine and Food Experience
I invite you to taste and learn about our wines during your visit in Tuscany.
We will begin our tour at the Piazza Grande where I will tell you about the story of Montepulciano and its famous wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. In the 16th century Montepulciano formed an alliance with Florence and I will share with you some of the symbols of Florence’s authority through art and architecture.
After a tour of the town we will walk to one of the most important wineries of Montepulciano.
This beautiful wine cellar is found under a church which belonged to a 14th century monastery “Convento dei Padri Serviti”.
We will visit the underground caves where the wine ages in oak barrels. When walking through the wine caves we’ll discover a wonderful treasure of an ancient Etruscan Tomb.
The visit to the caves will be followed by a wine tasting and lunch – dinner at the wonderful restaurant Gattavecchi.
- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
- Rosso di Montepulciano
- Vino Santo di Montepulciano
- Antipasto consisting of the local meats and cheeses of the area
- Primo piatto specialty of Montepulciano followed by Vin Santo and biscotti (cantucci the specialty of Montepulciano)
- Water and bread are inclusive
*There are options for vegetarian meals.
The wine and food experience at the winery of Gattavecchi is a true Italian experience. I hope to welcome you in Montepulciano!
Cost 40 Euro per person (children under 2 years old free of charge)
*Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Tour at the Piazza Grande
Sommelier guide (English speaking, Dutch mother tongue)
Visit winery and Etruscan Tomb
Lunch – dinner (antipasto and pasta)
Would you like to book a Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano? Please contact me!
Sylvia van der Male