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Vineyard near Montepulciano

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Vineyard near Montepulciano

I'm looking for one or two vineyards near Montepulciano, for a tour and tasting. Cheese would be a bonus! We will have a car and are interested in something interesting and beautiful, not a large international operation. Thank you!

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1. Re: Vineyard near Montepulciano

Why not visit places that specialise in either wine or cheese making? I recently stopped by the vineyard at Bindella to simply buy some wine but was invited to join a tour that the guide was just taking. It was a very low key affair, informal, unhurried with a charming Italian girl, we visited the cellars and then walked a few hundred metres through the vineyards to the tasting room. It’s a gorgeous estate, one of the prettiest in Montepulciano (views to die for), and their wines are outstanding. We're very fond of their extremely quaffable rosso, Fossolupaio, but note they also make an excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Gemella, for those who prefer whites or, like us, want something lighter to drink on a hot summer’s day. Can’t recommend their wines or the tour highly enough.

http://www.bindella.it/

Then for cheese producers, consider either the very well know Il Casale http://podereilcasale.com/en/ (the drive alone is worth the journey) or the even smaller www.fattoriapianporcino.it/index.aspx… We buy all our cheese as well as Orcia DOC wine from here. It's maybe 20 mins drive from Montepulciano right in the heart of the Val d'Orcia.

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Great suggestions! Thank you!

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We are staying in Montepulciano for four days in September. Thanks for the great suggestions!

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Although perhaps too late for the original poster of this topic, I'll add some addittional info for others who might benefit.

Il Casale was already mentioned for cheese, and I agree. The tour of this organic producer is very interesting, and the owners speak several languages.

Another small scale wine producer very near Montepulciano is Manvi. The owner will give you a very personalised tour and tasting, and discuss with you all aspects of his wines, from the perspective of one who has passion for the art.

A very different operation, but with it's own charm and history, is Tenimenti Andreucci, close to Montefollonico (near Pienza, and perhaps 20 minutes from Montepulciano). A larger estate steeped in history, producing many different types of Reds and Whites. The owners will likely lead the tour, but this is significantly larger commercial operation, so you can see a different perspective as well.

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Hi KenningtonColorado, I would like to know where did you stay when you were in Montepulciano. I am going for Christmast and I am searching a good place to stay and visit the area.Thank you in advance!

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If you are coming for Christmas you may find your options limited to wherever is open, especially if you come before Christmas. As always, the best place in town (assuming it's open for the holiday season) is the Locanda di San Francesco, right up in the heart of the old town, there's even parking outside. You may be tempted by country properties but do please bear in mind you will probably have to eat there (assuming they offer dinner) as it's not always fun driving out along the country lanes to dinner on cold, wet, foggy or - dare I say it - even snowy winter nights. Stay in town. Next door Pienza is also stunningly lovely at Christmas.

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Thank you very much for your answer Andrés advice. I will be staying un Pienza the first 3 nights.

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