Montalcino by Podere Le Ripi

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Visiting a territory and a "wine" country is always an intimate and exciting experience for those who make this their passion and / or their work. Gabriele from Podere Le Ripi takes us on a tour around the hills of Montalcino. ⁣

Although there is the possibility of arriving by bus in Montalcino, we strongly recommend that you come by car, as to have the necessary freedom to move between the various villages in the area. Once you reach the town, the fortress will welcome you with its incredible visual impact. You can have a stroll down the streets of the historic center, from where you can admire breathtaking views of the Val d’Orcia and the other valleys surrounding the town.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast at the Caffè Fiaschetteria Italiana 1888, in Montalcino, one of the historic places in Italy, where the furnishings and atmosphere will make you relive the times past.⁣⁣

Quick lunch (without ever neglecting the possibility of choosing a good bottle) around Montalcino: Enoteca della Fortezza (within the suggestive walls of the Fortress), La Sosta (in front of the fortress itself) with an excellent selection of natural wines, or le Logge di Piazza, in the historic center.⁣⁣

Trattoria Osenna, in San Quirico d'Orcia,⁣ is definitely a “must eat”.⁣⁣

When in Monticchiello, treat yourself to an aperitif at La Guardiola, just outside the town door, and then have dinner at the Da Daria restaurant.⁣⁣

In Montepulciano, the historic buildings and historic cellars (which still have their headquarters and part of the aging rooms in the city's basement) are scattered around the town. The Contucci winery is one of them, located at the corner of the central square of the town, it will definitely catch your attention. Then take a few tens of minutes to have an aperitif at Caffè Poliziano.

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The abbey of Sant’Antimo, in the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Magical place, immersed in the countryside, this abby one of the most important Romanesque architectural examples in Tuscany.⁣

Monte Amiata, where you can visit the Garden of Daniel Spoerri in the countryside of Seggiano. This magical place is a large garden within which you can follow a path between artistic installations and relax in the shade of olive and chestnut trees.⁣⁣

Thermal waters of Bagni San Filippo, where you can choose the comfort of the thermal structure or the atmosphere of the White Whale.⁣

Horti Leonini, in San Quirico d'Orcia, a classic example of an Italian garden dating back to the end of the 1500s.⁣

Vitaleta Chapel, on the way to Pienza, dating back to the late Renaissance period. Then vist the Duomo of Pienza, Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo Borgia. 



Il Giglio Hotel is a piece of Montalcino history.⁣⁣

Osteria dell’Orcia, inBagno Vignoni, just outside the small village, and have dinner at the Osteria del Leone, which is located inside the village.⁣⁣

La Bandita, in the town center in the town center of Pienza. Otherwise the countryside is scattered with various agrituirsmos.


Visit & Taste

Montalcino has more than 200 producers and each of them is worth a visit. Choose the ones that suit your idea of wine. Podere Le Ripi is a few kilometers from the abbey of Sant’Antimo. Otherwise, Il Paradiso di Manfredi, Pian dell’Orino, Cupano and Stella di Campalto. ⁣⁣

At Podere Le Ripi The Wine Tour and Tastings are on-demand and always private. You will be guided by their experienced staff throughout the whole winemaking journey: from the farming in the vineyard all the way to the processing of the grapes in the Wine Cellar cave, to end up in the tasting room where you will be able to choose between three different types of wine tastings.⁣
Around Montepulciano, stop halfway at the farm Il Casale: you can visit their dairy farm and then finish with a tasting tour of their products, all of which are excellent!⁣

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