Montalcino is the Kingdom of one of the greatest wines in the world, the worldwide famous Brunello. The area around Montalcino also offers many holy and historic sites where vineyards are curated like gardens. Explore the area's imposing abbeys, majestic castles and superb restaurants.
Driving along the winding road that leads to Montalcino from the Valdorcia, you are immediately greeted by neatly ordered rows of vines. Once you arrive at the village, its fortress invites you to explore the medieval village with its ancient walls and narrow alleys.
A few km away from Montalcino the magnificent Abbey of Sant'Antimo is an enchanting and inspirational visit. For those that would love to experience authentic Gregorian Chants (5 times a day) this is a place not to miss.
Just a few hundred meters from the Abbey, two amazing small wineries introduce you to the magic world of Brunello di Montalcino.
Stop off at Uccelliera, 200 mt from the Abbey towards Sant'Angelo in Colle. A family run business, whose wines express the hard work and passion of Andrea and Paola, the owners and creators of these great wines.
Podere Le Ripi is 1km away from the Abbey, towards Ripa d'Orcia. An inspiring biodynamic winery where the owner's great vision and determination has created a true gem with the great help of a young team.
February, Benvenuto Brunello
July, Jazz and Wine Festival
October, The Festival of the Thrush