Finding Brunello wineries

Feb 26th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Finding Brunello wineries

I'm visiting Tuscany in June, and hope to visit several wineries in/around Montalcino, as Brunello di Montalcino is my absolute favorite wine. Any info on how to find and arrange these visits/tours would be great. I will have a car.
mdinsmoor is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:28 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 235
This may not be much help but there is an enoteca in a corner of the castle in Montalcino where you can sample Brunello wine - and a lovely area where you can sit outside at picnic tables and enjoy the weather. My guess is that the people in that enoteca (I think that's the right word) could direct you to nearby wineries. Montalcino is a wonderful town! Also, Montipulicano, not too far away.
peggi is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 982

Lots of info on this site about the winery and the surrounding area.
grimmy is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 982
Sorry that should be
grimmy is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,509
On the same road to Castello Banfi is Poggio Antico, and on your way back ,after seeing the St. Antimo abbey, stop at Fattoria Barbi. Both have web sites.
bobthenavigator is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 11,244
We toured Castello Banfi, and I would recommend it for tasting. They had a nice gift shop w/free tasting. We had lunch there (need a reservation). Three courses paired with 3 wines, the last one a Brunello. The food was just OK, but they kept your wine glass charged. I believe it was 40 Euro per person, and you can sign up for it on their website.

You can sign up for a tour of their winery which is in a separate location. Basically explain the process for winemaking. It was interesting if you know nothing about the process.
Budman is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 250
I have been told the best (cheapest)place to buy Brunello is at the Agriculture Store in Montalcino.
mikej48 is offline  
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,155
Most places require you to call and set up an appointment but be aware that a lot of them do not offer tours.
See http://www.consorziobrunellodimontal...3&cur=0&did=25
for a list of producers. Click on the icon for phone numbers and locations.
Henry is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:59 PM.