Montepulciano (Siena) Tuscany Italy
+39 335 704 3517
We are delighted to arrange a local cook to prepare a meal at the villa by hand from scratch for you and your group at the villa. The meal is four courses including two antipasti selections, two main courses served consecutively with side dishes and dessert. These are all Tuscan specialties, with fresh seasonal locally sourced ingredients. The dinner includes wine with each course. The dinner can be customized around dietary constraints and special requests.
We offer a cooking course at the villa exclusive for your group. It is an entertaining and informative event which brings a professional chef to prepare a five course meal with participants. The participants enjoy the meal together while preparing each course. The meal includes three antipasti selections, three main courses prepared and served consecutively and dessert. Participants will have hands on experience such as making and rolling pasta dough from scratch. The chef will prepare local specialites of the Southern Siena area. He is quite a character and Maurizio helps with translation. The chef is happy to customize a cooking course for groups with children!
Traditional Tuscan Dinner prepared by hand and served exclusively for guests of Villa Montepulciano
Includes 4 courses plus wine with each course.
Cooking course with a professional chef at Villa Montepulciano
Includes a 5 course lunch prepared and enjoyed by participants, plus wine with each course.
Experience the wines of Montalcino and Montepulciano with a guided tour
Includes transport to and from the villa, exclusive tour and tastings at a beautiful and historic winery in both cities, and a four course lunch with wine included.
Guests will be picked up in a mini-bus at Villa Montepulciano, and then the day will start at an award winning vineyard set in the beautiful countryside of Montalcino, an area that produces Brunello di Montalcino considered one of the top Italian reds. The experience starts with an introduction to the estate and the history of the wines produced there. Then visitors are taken on a tour of the vineyard, highlighting the details of planting and harvesting. Guests then visit the wine cellar to discover the secrets of the winemaking process and aging of wine. To finish the morning guests are invited to sample the range of wines, with insights provided by the guide.
Following the morning in Montalcino, the tour will visit a traditional Tuscan restaurant for a several course lunch that includes a variety of Tuscan dishes and wine to enjoy al fresco.
The afternoon includes a visit to an award winning vineyard in the beautiful city of Montepulciano. The visit includes a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar and tasting of full range of wines produced at the estate. Guests will be returned to Villa Montepulciano late afternoon, following a delightful day.
About Montalcino and Montepulciano
Montalcino is one of the most dramatic hilltowns in Tuscany, with dominant views over the Valley of the river Orcia, a UNESCO heritage sit. The Brunello, traditional wine of Montalcino, has an intense bouquet with a remarkable oaky fragrance, a velvety flavor and a great harmony. The Brunello wines to be tasted in Montalcino are strong, structured, and tannic wines with a very long life
The drive between Montepuclaino and Montalcino is considered one of the most spectacular scenic vistas in all of Tuscany.
Montepulciano is considered the 'Gem of the Renaissance' for its incredibl well preserved architecture. The wine from Montepulciano has been known to be of the highest quality since the eigth century. Most of the bildings of the historic city center were built on top of Etruscan tombs, which were transformed into wine cellars throughout the centuries. Vino Nobile, the traditional wine from Montepulciano, has a rich ruby color, fruity cherry bouquet, and a strong but balanced flavor with a long finish.