Private tour: a day in Montalcino, in the heart of Brunello
The time of departure from Villa Elda Boutique Hotel is after breakfast. Your chauffeur will pick you up and drive you to the first stop, crossing the breathtaking Val d’Orcia. The first farm is just a few minutes from the center of Montalcino, on top of a privileged hill, which offer unique views. The main county house, leading back to 1500, has its internal beautiful cellars, where its excellent wines are produced. Your provate guide will accompany you trough Sangiovese vineyards, the grapes which make Brunello and will show you how the grapes are tended and treated. The tour will continue in the historical cellars, where you will be impressed by the size of some of the casks which can hold up to 10.000 liters of wine. Once the tour is over, the long awaited moment arrives: wine tasting of five various types of wine from different years, to finish off with a flourish and typical pic-nic under the wonderful olive trees with local deliciousness. When you will be ready, your chauffeur will take you to visit the town of Montalcino, its fortress and wine shos. Here you will have some free time to spend to visit the city as you wish. The tour will the continue to a very special cellar, situated on a magnificent owned hillside. This cellar will astound you: a perfect mix between wine tasting and art, with small produce wine but very special in their being. You will be spellbound by the care and the detailed attention which make a real jewel of this cellar. Wines, craftsmanship, wood and workmanship will leave you breathless. After the tour you can relax in the garden for another wine tasting, along with cheeses and salamis, sipping wine in front of the romantic panorama of the Val d’Orcia. This experience will leave you feeling content and full of wellbeing.