Avignonesi Winery

Via Colonica, 1, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy

The true character of the Montepulciano terroir takes center stage at this noted winery, which, since 2009, has been adhering to organic and biodynamic methods. During a visit to the facility, there are lots of ways to experience the richness of the landscape—from tasting wines made from estate-grown grapes to floating in a hot-air balloon over the vineyards. The classic tour and tasting includes a visit through the two main vineyards and the winery, including the drying rooms, aging cellar, and barrel tunnel, as well as a lesson in biodynamic viticulture. Other tours are available that include activities like a wine-paired lunch, cooking class, hot-air balloon ride, or even a drive through the countryside in a Ferrari. Whichever you choose, you’ll savor glasses of beautiful reds (including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), sweet Vin Santo, and bracing grappa.

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Wine, Ferraris, and Hot-Air Balloons

The true character of the Montepulciano terroir takes center stage at this noted winery, which, since 2009, has been adhering to organic and biodynamic methods. During a visit to the facility, there are lots of ways to experience the richness of the landscape—from tasting wines made from estate-grown grapes to floating in a hot-air balloon over the vineyards. The classic tour and tasting includes a visit through the two main vineyards and the winery, including the drying rooms, aging cellar, and barrel tunnel, as well as a lesson in biodynamic viticulture. Other tours are available that include activities like a wine-paired lunch, cooking class, hot-air balloon ride, or even a drive through the countryside in a Ferrari. Whichever you choose, you’ll savor glasses of beautiful reds (including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), sweet Vin Santo, and bracing grappa.

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