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Wine Lover's Guide to Siena

Wine Lover's Guide to Siena

Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is just a stone’s throw from several of Italy’s most celebrated wine-producing regions. Wine lovers who make their base here will have plenty of chances to learn about—and taste—sought-after labels and rare vintages. Here’s what you need to know about wine tasting in Siena.

Must-Try Varietals

Wine lovers in this part of Italy can choose from among a number of famous wine-producing regions. North of town, between Siena and Florence, is the famous wine region of Chianti. Chianti is well known for its production of medium-bodied Chianti Classico reds, which are made using at least 80%sangiovesegrapes, with the rest made of up blends that may includecanaiolo,colorino,cabernet sauvignon,syrah, andmerlot

South of Siena lies Montalcino, where Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino wine is made using 100% sangiovese grapes. Also south of Siena is Montepulciano, whose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red is again made mostly of sangiovese, with small amounts of other varietals such ascanaioloandmammoloblended in. White-wine lovers may want to make the journey northwest to the hill town of San Gimignano to try Vernaccia di San Gimignano, made using the whitevernacciagrape. 

Must-Do Experiences

  • See medieval castles such asCastello MonteriggioniandCastello Di Meletoduring a wine tour of Chianti. 

  • Hike to a winery on the vineyard-surroundedVia Francigenaancient pilgrimage route.

  • Learn about the production of Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti wines duringwinery tours.

  • Train your palate during a guidedwine-tasting workshop

  • Drive a vintage Italian car through the Tuscan countryside before stopping at a local winery for amulticourse meal accompanied by Tuscan wines

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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this day trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.
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Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena

Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena

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Discover the fine wines and rich historical heritage of Chianti on a full-day trip from Siena. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the sublime Tuscan countryside and visit castles cradled by rolling green hills and sprawling vineyards. Visit Castello di Brolio, the esteemed birthplace of Chianti wine, and delve into the opulent chambers of Castello di Ama. Pleasure your palate with fine samples of Chianti Classico wine during tasting sessions and feast on a traditional Italian lunch during your tour. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 8 hours
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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Siena: Tuscan Hills and Winery Lunch

Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Siena: Tuscan Hills and Winery Lunch

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See Tuscany in classic Italian style by exploring the rustic region via a vintage Fiat 500, the classic, beloved and diminutive Italian automobile. Get picked up at your hotel in Siena and then ride to the stunning hilltop town of Monteriggioni, cruising through the rolling hills of Chianti along the way. Stop at a local vineyard and sample some delicious Italian wines with a hearty lunch of local fare. Follow the guide in a caravan. The number of participants on this small-group tour is limited to just ten, so you’re sure to get plenty of personalized attention from the guide.
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Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting

Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting

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Become a pilgrim of sorts and take a scenic hike on the historic Via Francigena, an old pilgrimage route that stretched from Canterbury in England to Rome. The rural route takes you through villages, vineyards, and some of the most scenic countryside in Tuscany. Best of all, once you get to the medieval village of Monteriggioni you're rewarded with a wine tasting. At the end, head back to Siena via train.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Siena and San Gimignano with Dinner in a Boutique Winery

Small-Group Siena and San Gimignano with Dinner in a Boutique Winery

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Get a true taste for the Tuscan countryside with this day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and a Chianti winery for dinner. Departing from Florence, venture first to the city of Siena for a guided tour through the Piazza del Campo, the site of the renowned Palio horse races, as well as a surprise food tasting. Afterward, wander the hilltown of San Gimignano before heading to a Chianti winery for a delicious 3-course dinner, complemented by fine local wine. Your trip is reserved to 16 people to keep the experience intimate.
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