Across the Val d’Orcia to discover Montepulciano and Pienza, worldwide famous for red wine (nobile di Montepulciano) and pecorino cheese
This tour will give you the chance to visit two of the most beautiful Tuscan Medieval town, Montepulciano and Pienza, plus tasting another great Tuscan red wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the tasty traditional “pecorino” cheese made in Pienza area.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a red wine with a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status made primarily from the Sangiovese grape varietal known locally as “Prugnolo gentile” (minimum 70%), blended with Canaiolo Nero (10%–20%) and small amounts of other local varieties such as Mammolo. And pecorino cheese perfectly pairs with it…
Once in the area we will visit the town of Pienza, UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. We will then move to an organic farm producing the famous DOP “Pecorino di Pienza” cheese, learning about production system and tasting it during a Tuscan lunch based on the products coming directly from the farm.
In mid morning or early afternoon (according to the season) we will stop in Montepulciano area, where the famous Nobile di Montepulciano red wine is produced. We will visit a boutique winery producing biodynamic wines and will have a wine tasting.
As for the other wine tours we have selected small, family owned wine farms, where we use to buy wines for ourselves. So we’ll try to let you live not only an ordinary wine and food tour, but also to share with you a human experience and to “explore” the lifestyle of our region. Visits to farms will not be just a quick stop for a glass of wine, but a real “intercultural experience“.
How many and where: from 2 to 8 people.
Meeting and departure point of all our tours: Piazza Torquato Tasso 13 red (in front of Culinaria Bistro).
Frequency: every day at 09:00/09:30.
Please note that the law in Italy does not allow the sale of alcohol to young people under 16 as children under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages. Let us know in advance any special need or for people with reduced mobility and will do our best to accommodate you. Let us also know if you have food allergies or intolerance!