The town of Montepulciano is the ideal destination for those who want to know the peculiarities of Tuscany: here there is the soothing landscape outlined by hills that embrace Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana, here rise the most beautiful Renaissance palaces of Tuscany that frame a town founded by the ancient Etruscans, here is born one of the most prestigious wines in the world, the Noble Wine.
Visit a so special place is easier with the help of those who live each day immersed in this cozy slice of Heaven, as the team of Villa Poggiano, an XIX century noble palace now completely restored; the owners of the Villa chose to share with travelers their favorite routes in Montepulciano, in order to give a unusual view of this amazing town.
Welcome to the Palace of Wine
The first recommended step for gourmet tourists is the association the Strada del Vino Nobile, located at Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, in the historic center. This place is also known as Palace of Wine (Palazzo del Vino) because here you can get information on wine tastings in the cellars and custom itineraries in Montepulciano, furthermore you can buy here souvenirs and gadgets dedicated to wine lovers (wine glasses, corkscrews, wine funnels, etc..).
The Information Centre is open to the public all year round and is born to promote local traditions through themed events and the ideal path that combines wineries, natural attractions, monuments, churches and small villages in the surrounding area of Montepulciano, characterized by rows of vines. Which are the most interesting tours for those who have never been in the land of Vino Nobile?
You can start with an Educational Tour of 3 hours dedicated to the techniques of wine tasting, with the help of an expert who will make you appreciate the uniqueness of Noble Wine, born from a selection of grapes from vineyards of Sangiovese and Canaiolo.
You will learn to savor this delicious nectar that features a ruby color and an intense aroma; the tour also includes a guided tasting of extra virgin olive oil, so at the end you'll be able to recognize IGP oil from DOP oil! For further information please consult the website of the center: www.stradavinonobile.it
Top Wine Cellar In Montepulciano
There are many renowned wine cellars to visit; our advice is to book a tour in different wine cellars, to have a fulfilling overview of the Montepulciano jewels.
Cantina del Redi, the oldest wine producing company in Tuscany, is located at the basement of Palazzo Ricci, in the center of the town. Salcheto is an eco-friendly winery, because reduces to zero the carbon footprint using the most modern technologies and the sources of alternative energy.
The top wine cellar in Montepulciano is Avignonesi, the perfect balance among tradition, innovation, high quality and genuineness: the Avignonesi staff offers guided tours of the winery facilities and all inclusive enogastronomical experiences. At Avignonesi, in fact, you can have a lunch in the panoramic Foresteria, enjoy a wine tasting at the terrace, where to admire the stunning landscape, or book a cooking class, the exclusive way to learn how to cook the typical Tuscan dishes. To get additional information and book a visit, check the website of the winery: www.avignonesi.it.
Discover the greatest excellences of Tuscany, spend a noble holiday in Montepulciano!