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Live, taste and connect with the flavours of Brunello di Montalcino at Podere Le Ripi, a biodynamic winery in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. This unique wine tasting experience and tour will not only offer you intimate access to one of Italy’s most prestigious wines, but it will also deepen your understanding of the grapes, terroir, people and passion behind each glass. 

Spend your morning visiting the vineyards, touring the wine cellar and tasting five Montalcino red wines, before sitting down for a light farm-to-table lunch made using produce grown on the very land beneath your feet. At the end of the day, retreat sunkissed and satiated to one of our hand-picked luxury villas in Tuscany, or perhaps one of our family villas if you have young children. 

Classic Terroir Wine Tasting, Tour & Lunch at Podere Le Ripi

On the Classic Wine Terroir Tour, you will visit the different biodynamic and Bonsai vineyards at Podere Le Ripi with one of the team’s specialists. The Bonsai vineyard at Podere Le Ripi is the densest vineyard in the world and produces their most exclusive wine. 

After the vineyard tour, you will get to visit the fascinating Golden Cellar, built using ancient construction techniques from natural clay bricks and lime mortar. The cellar follows the strict spatial dimensions of the Golden Ratio with stunning effect; a domed building that spirals downhill into the earth.

Enjoy the natural tranquillity and captivating views of the Val d’Orcia from the panoramic tasting room or Pagoda rooftop, while you savour five different wines: Toscana Rosso IGT, Rosso di Montalcino and a vertical tasting of three prestigious Brunello di Montalcino reds. Each Brunello comes from a different vineyard, with a unique terroir, climate and exposure that influences its structure and taste. This intimate tasting will be accompanied by a light lunch prepared by a local chef, including homemade pasta and other seasonal, fresh ingredients that come from the estate’s biodynamic garden. 

About Podere Le Ripi 

Owned by Francesco Illy, Podere Le Ripi is a boutique biodynamic winery positioned on the slopes of Montalcino. Arriving at Podere Le Ripi is like stepping into a sustainable bubble, where guests are invited to detach from the stresses of the contemporary world and get back to nature. The team at Podere Le Ripi do not believe in the ownership of the land in the Val d’Orcia, instead, they act as custodians, nurturing and caring for the natural world around them so that it can thrive for centuries to come. The entire estate is one biodiverse ecosystem, where all living organisms, plants, animals and people coexist together. These are the values at the heart of every experience at Podere Le Ripi.
Schedule details

The Montalcino Terroir experience is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours long with a flexible start time. A classic wine tour and tasting of five biodynamic Montalcino red wines, accompanied by a light lunch of local cold cuts, organic pecorino cheese and fresh produce from the estate’s garden, followed by a main homemade pasta dish, dessert and coffee. 

  • Min 2 — Max 20 people
  • Available from April to November 
  • 2 - 2.5 hours 
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Transport is not included in the price
  • €20 per person for children & non-drinkers
Included in the price: The tour of the estate vineyards, Golden Cellar, tasting of five wines and light lunch prepared by a local chef. 
 

Experience details
Min 2 persons - Max 20 persons.
  • Half day
  • Available from April to November
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Transport is not included in the price
Included in the price:
The tour of the estate vineyards, Golden Cellar, tasting of five wines and light lunch prepared by a local chef.
From
€ 120 for 2 people
Or call us on +44 20 7684 8884 to speak with one of our experts
Tour category:
Food & Wine
Price List:
Persons € Euro (*) £ Pounds (*) $ Dollars
2 person € 120 £ 111.6 $ 163.2
3 person € 180 £ 167.4 $ 244.8
4 person € 240 £ 223.2 $ 326.4
5 person € 300 £ 279 $ 408
6 person € 360 £ 334.8 $ 489.6
7 person € 420 £ 390.6 $ 571.2
8 person € 480 £ 446.4 $ 652.8
9 person € 540 £ 502.2 $ 734.4
10 person € 600 £ 558 $ 816
11 person € 660 £ 613.8 $ 897.6
12 person € 720 £ 669.6 $ 979.2
13 person € 780 £ 725.4 $ 1060.8
14 person € 840 £ 781.2 $ 1142.4
15 person € 900 £ 837 $ 1224
16 person € 960 £ 892.8 $ 1305.6
17 person € 1020 £ 948.6 $ 1387.2
18 person € 1080 £ 1004.4 $ 1468.8
19 person € 1140 £ 1060.2 $ 1550.4
20 person € 1200 £ 1116 $ 1632
Please Note: Tuscany Now & More act only as an agent in respect of any bookings for experiences which we take and/or make on your behalf. Your booking with us is subject to our Booking Conditions and the specific booking conditions of the Property Owner and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking.
Note: Transport is not included in the price.
Or call us on +44 20 7684 8884 to speak with one of our experts

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