Epic wine tasting week with Francesco: Feb 16- Feb 22, 2020
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About the Event
Epic wine tasting week in Tuscany with Francesco: we hope to reach the MINIMUM number of 15 guests. We promise we will start planning much more in advance for 2021! February is the month in which all the new vintages of the most important wine appelations are released, so we would like to have you here in Montepulciano for a week discovering Tuscan wines with Francesco, you will become an expert after all these incredible tastings! We will help finding a hotel and transport to go to the events in Montalcino and Florence, plus the wine tour day with Francesco. We are hereby asking around to see if we can find 15 people, prices will be estimate for the moment.
Feb 16, Vino Nobile Preview in Piazza Grande, Montepulciano. Here we will be able to try ALL the Vino Nobile for the new released vintage 2017, plus Riserva 2016 and Rosso di Montepulciano 2018. Lunch at Osteria del borgo which is only 3 minutes walking distance from the Fortress where the event will take place. We will meet at Fortress at 10,30AM, end 5,30PM
Feb 18, Chianti Classico Collection: more than 730 labels available in Florence for one of the biggest and most spectacular wine tastings you can find in Italy! Depart 12,00PM, we will be back at aprox 10,00PM
Feb 19. Wine tour in Montepulciano with Francesco: we will rent mini-vans and we will visit 3 wineries in Montepulciano, to understand how they work both in the vineryard and in the cellar. Depart 09,30AM, we will be back at 6,00PM aprox
Feb 20. Wine Dinner at Osteria del borgo, we will take a break from Tuscan wines and will taste wines from all other regions of Italy. 7,30PM
Feb 21. Cooking class at Relais Ortaglia with Sandy and Phil Ferretti, great friends and lovely owners of this beautiful Relais in the heart of Tuscan Countryside.
Feb 22. Brunello di Montalcino preview, with release of epic 2015 vintage of Brunello. We will taste some incredible wines meeting the producers. It will be crowded but a unique experience. Depart 09,00AM, we will be back at aprox 7,00PM
Other optional activities:
Walking tour of the historical cellars in Montepulciano.
Visit to Pienza, Bagno Vignoni and Monticchiello.
Price: 250€ for the tickets of the 3 previews and wine tastings in 3 wineries, 325€ for the trasports to Montalcino, Florence and Montepulciano tour, 70€ for the wine dinner, 125€ for the cooking class. Total 770€.
We can help finding your accommodation, without going through Booking.com in order to get more convenient deals.
Partner Hotels: https://www.relaisortaglia.com/en/ Relais Ortaglia, luxurious agriturismo recommended by Rick Steves
https://iltosco.com/ Il Tosco, highly reviewed luxurious B&B in the heart of Montepulciano, run by Elena and Mom Clori.
let's give it a try!