The Brunello Wine Tour in a horse-drawn carriage is a unique experience to reach and get to know the heart of the most famous Italian wine area in a sustainable way
Jump on the carriage and let these majestic horses drive you along the vineyards of Brunello, immersed in the unspoiled Tuscan countryside. You will be charmed by the rhythm of the slow, ancient and safe step of these animals who are also the protagonists of a new project of viticulture with draft horses.
From the field to the cellar and then arriving inside the glass: a journey that starts from the vineyard where everything is born and continues to the dark belly of the cellars where the magic of fermentation and aging in barrels takes place. Together we will taste many Brunello di Montalcino wines in the company of the protagonists.
We start in the morning around 10am. Our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up directly at your accommodation in a luxury and very comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle.
At the winery, you will meet the host and the horses. Soon we board on the carriage and start the tour along the vineyards with scenic stops to take great pictures and technical stops to explain you the project of horse viticulture with draft horses.
We will follow up visiting the cellars, the fermentation area and the barrels where the great wines of Montalcino rests for the period before the release. At the end of the tour, we have our own reserved area for the tasting, usually with a view.
Here you will taste a flight of these wines guided by the expert who will tell you everything about their characteristics and best pairings. If necessary, your guide will also provide a brief introduction to the correct way to taste wines as well as an explanation of how the Italian system of wine denominations works.
For lunch we reach a nearby hilltop town of Montalcino where we will have the chance to taste delicious Tuscan dishes prepared by the expert hands of the family who owns the restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit a second boutique Brunello winery walking in the vineyard guided by the owner like a local. Its iconic wines, tasted in the spectacular tasting room, will taste different and special after our day of exploration so close to the fields and terroir of Montalcino that gives body to some of the finest wines in the world.
During the day, you have the possibility to buy wine directly at the estates at the most reasonable price. We also provide a service to ship the bottles directly to your home. We will take care of your wine by storing it in a refrigerated depository until you get back at home to receive it.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to your accommodation around 5pm.
- private transportation in a luxury, fully licensed Mercedes Benz vehicle with a/c, free water
- local, fluent English-speaking, food & wine expert driver guide who will accompany you during the day explaining the secrets of the Montalcino terroir
- the horse-drawn carriage vineyard tour
- 2 private visits with wine tastings (sometimes also grappa and extra virgin olive oil) at Brunello wineries
- 3-course lunch
What's not included
- wine at lunch
Is the horse drwan carriage safe?
Yes of course, even more than a car. It’s slower, comfortable and shaded in the middle of the summer when the sun can be aggressive. Horses are very well trained and quiet, specifically selected to work with people.
Are children admitted on this tour?
Yes, we love children in Italy, and they are always welcome. Please note that children are not allowed to taste wines at the wineries until they are 18 years old.
Can you pick us up in Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Chianti, etc.?
Yes, of course. Before booking, we will provide you with a specific quote for this extra service.