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Florence Tours: Food and Wine Tours

Lunch with Wine Tasting at Castello Banfi and Visit to Montalcino


A Day of Wine, History, and Tuscan Beauty

Embark on a journey to the heart of Tuscany with Your Own Italy’s exclusive experience: “Lunch with Wine Tasting at Castello Banfi and Visit to Montalcino.” This curated excursion blends the exquisite pleasures of Tuscan wines with the historical charm of Montalcino, offering an immersive exploration of one of Italy’s most renowned wine regions. Set against the backdrop of rolling hills and vineyard-clad landscapes, this tour invites you to indulge in the luxury of Castello Banfi, a leading name in Italian winemaking, and discover the medieval beauty of Montalcino, all in one unforgettable day.

A Day of Wine, History, and Tuscan Beauty

Castello Banfi Wine Experience: Begin your Tuscan adventure at Castello Banfi, an estate celebrated for its dedication to excellence in winemaking. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars, where you’ll learn about the innovative techniques and passionate commitment behind their award-winning wines. Following the tour, sit down for a gourmet lunch at one of the estate’s restaurants, where each dish is paired with the perfect Banfi wine, elevating the dining experience to new heights.

Montalcino’s Medieval Charm: After indulging in the flavors of Castello Banfi, continue to Montalcino, a picturesque town famed for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. Stroll through the ancient streets, visit the fortress for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and explore the local shops and enotecas, offering the chance to taste and purchase the region’s exquisite wines.

Your Own Italy: Savoring the Essence of Tuscany

Your Own Italy’s “Lunch with Wine Tasting at Castello Banfi and Visit to Montalcino” offers an unparalleled exploration of Tuscan wine culture, set against the region’s breathtaking natural beauty and rich historical backdrop. This experience is designed for wine lovers, culinary enthusiasts, and anyone in search of the authentic Tuscan lifestyle.

Ready to Experience the Best of Tuscany’s Wine Country?

Are you prepared to immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan wines, savoring the flavors and traditions that make Montalcino a destination like no other? Contact Your Own Italy to customize your tour, ensuring a memorable journey through the heart of Italy’s celebrated wine region. Discover Tuscany with Your Own Italy, where every sip and every scene tells a story of heritage, excellence, and the simple joys of life.

What's Included

You’re Embarking on an exquisite journey to the heart of Tuscany, starting with a visit to the prestigious Castello Banfi Winery. This family-owned estate is not just a vineyard but a beacon of winemaking excellence in the Brunello region, celebrated for its commitment to blending traditional techniques with innovative practices. The estate’s accolades are a testament to its role in advancing Italian winemaking on the global stage.

Following a sumptuous 3-course lunch paired with a selection of the estate’s finest wines, your exploration continues to Montalcino. This enchanting village, nestled within the Val d’Orcia Natural Park, stands as a timeless tribute to Tuscany’s rich history and viticultural heritage, especially renowned for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. Montalcino’s well-preserved 16th-century architecture, highlighted by the formidable Rocca, offers panoramic views that are sure to captivate your heart and imagination.

Explore the Winery: Take the time to absorb the beauty of the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process. Castello Banfi’s commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of their operation.
Savor the Lunch: Each course is an opportunity to experience how food and wine can complement each other beautifully. Pay attention to the pairings to enhance your understanding and appreciation of Tuscan wines.
Embrace Montalcino: While wandering through Montalcino, immerse yourself in the village’s rich history and culture. Don’t miss the chance to climb the Rocca for its breathtaking views.
Capture the Moments: Whether it’s the scenic vistas from Castello Banfi or the historic streets of Montalcino, make sure to capture these moments with your camera.
Taste and Learn: Use this opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s most prestigious wines. Ask questions, taste, and learn about the characteristics that distinguish this wine from others.

This day promises to be a memorable exploration of Tuscan winemaking, history, and culinary delights, enriched by the stunning landscapes of the Val d’Orcia. Enjoy every moment, from the exquisite wines of Castello Banfi to the historic charm of Montalcino, before concluding your journey in Cortona.


Tips for Your Tour

Expert Guidance: Throughout the tour, benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who offer deep insights into the winemaking process, the history of Montalcino, and the art of wine tasting, ensuring a rich and informative experience.
Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your visit to include specific interests, whether you’re keen on exploring more local vineyards, wish to spend additional time in Montalcino, or desire a visit to other nearby Tuscan towns.
Scenic Drives: Travel through some of Tuscany’s most picturesque landscapes, with opportunities to stop for photos and simply soak in the beauty of the rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyard vistas that define this iconic region.
Local Culinary Delights: Beyond the gourmet lunch at Castello Banfi, explore the culinary offerings of Montalcino, from traditional Tuscan fare to innovative dishes that showcase the region’s fresh, local ingredients.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.