Montalcino offers the perhaps the most in-depth experience of Tuscan wine making. Located to the southwest of Castello delle Serre, the DOCG zone of Brunello di Montalcino hosts almost 200 fine wine producers ranging from small family owned farms to large international labels. Wine enthusiasts curious about vintage ratings, micro-climate zones, laws regulating production and Brunello events can visit the website of the Consorzio Brunello.
Since the late 1800’s Brunello di Montalcino has been pursued by wine connoisseurs for its bold character and exceptional ability to age. Today the international regard for the 100% Sangiovese grape wine brings thousands of wine lovers to the medieval village. Quality shops and restaurants line the quaint streets, while majestic views and centuries old abbeys lie on the roads leading to the village.
Take a moment to taste all the local delights including aged cheeses and meats, not to mention the highest quality honey available in Italy.