Wine barrel race experience

Wine and food

I invite you to experience the Wine barrel race in Montepulciano Bravio delle Botti.

Contrada Talosa

Bravio delle Botti

Menu dinner and what we’ll provide


Bravio delle Botti Montepulciano
Bravio delle Botti Montepulciano

Bravio delle Botti

Every year on the third Sunday in August is the Bravio delle Botti in the old town of Montepulciano. It is a wine barrel race between the eight contrade that compete for the painted “Bravium” (a colorful banner with the city’s patron).


The Bravio delle Botti 2020 takes places from August 16 till August 23.

The pushers roll the barrels uphill for about 1800 meters through the historical centre until they have reached the Piazza Grande.

Piazza Grande Montepulciano

The week prior the Bravio delle Botti is full of great experiences. Every evening is a trial of each contrada in the centre of Montepulciano. During this event the contrade will welcome you with local food, ceremonies, parades, music and wine.


We will start our experience at the Piazza Grande where I will tell you about the story of the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Piazza Grande Montepulciano

After a small tour we will walk to one of the most beautiful taverna of Montepulciano. A taverna is a casual eating place where people sit outside enjoying good local food and excellent wines.

Taverna Talosa
Taverna Talosa

A visit to this historical taverna will be followed by cheering the barrel pushers along the main streets.

Bravio delle Botti 2020

The Bravio delle Botti is a traditional local festival but is also the perfect opportunity to visit and learn more about Montepulciano.

Menu dinner and what we’ll provide

  • Antipasto consisting of the local meats and cheeses of the area
  • Primo piatto specialty of Montepulciano pasta i pici
  • Secondo piatto specialty grigliata di carne
  • Contorno seasonal vegetables
  • Dolce

Wine “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano” and water are inclusive

Pasta i pici
Grilled meat
  • Tour at the Piazza Grande
  • Fisar sommelier guide (Italian English speaking, Dutch mother tongue)
  • Visit local tavern
  • Complete dinner
  • Quality wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Water and bread

Price 65 Euro pp

Children’s consumption will be paid at locations
Taxi service can be arranged upon request


Would you like to book a Wine barrel race experience in Montepulciano?

Two dates:

Tuesday August 18, 2020 7 pm
Wednesday August 19, 2020 7 pm

Just contact me for more information.

Sylvia van der Male
+39 3496879051