Taste the Val d'Orcia
During this wine tour, discover the Val d'Orcia south of Siena. This beautiful part of Tuscany has inspired many artists. Because of its unique beauty it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List! Two world-famous wines are produced on the rolling hills of this region: the Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Tuscany is characterized by a wide variety of wine regions that are very different in location, landscape and wine. Over the last few years, around thirty new wine cellars have been built with impressive architecture. This is the first in a series of tours with the title Cathedrals of Wine. In this tour we focus on the Val d'Orcia.
The beauty of travertine
The first and second day we will taste the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We visit the architecturally exceptional wineries Icario, Cantine Dei and Salcheto. Of course we will also explore the town of Montepulciano. The third day is for the Brunello di Montalcino. We take the scenic route through the Val d'Orcia to Montalcino. There we will visit the winery of Podere le Ripi of the Illy family. We will explore the old center of Montalcino and finish at the winery Col di Lamo. Daan ter Avest guides us these days and provides the architecture with comments.
During the days the travel times are limited and everywhere we take the time so you can fully enjoy the Val d'Orcia with its architecture, landscape, delicious food and excellent wine!
Daan ter Avest
Daan likes to discover new areas. He is fascinated by journeys whose results cannot be predicted in advance. Just like on these tours. The individual interest of the participants and the interaction ensures that it brings more than could have been expected. This way, with its program and good preparation, these tours still retains its surprise. During the tour, Daan is also a source of information about the deeper knowledge about the objects that we are going to visit. You can request specific information from us in advance.
Daan ter Avest is an architect and co-owner of MAS architecture. A broad-based architectural firm with an inquisitive attitude, where cooperation with users is central.
"Because harmony has always been my dream." Francesco Illy
We stay at Podere Spedalone, an authentic farmhouse with B&B. Nestled among the hills in the Val d'Orcia, Spedalone offers you a warm, genuine and natural hospitality. You will be welcomed as a family on this estate, rich in charm.
You will stay in comfortable rooms with private bathroom. And every evening Alessandro will provide a great culinary dinner in his small restaurant.
- Arrival Tuesday 06/10/2020
- Departure Friday 09/10/2020
Price € 995 p.p.
For 4 days based on a double room.
- overnight stay including breakfast, lunch and dinner
- transportation to and from Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport
- transport during the day program
- visit 5 wineries with wine tastings
- visit to Montalcino and Montepulciano
- Single room € 150 p.p.