The 21 Best Wineries In Montepulciano

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In this article, we will look at 21 of the very best wineries in Montepulciano with a local Italian as our guide.

Besides the best wines, we will also highlight the breathtaking views, wine production style, and lovely tasting rooms of these top regional winemakers.

We will also showcase other local products such as extra virgin olive oil, of which many local producers offer free tastings.

The town of Montepulciano, and the surrounding area, are renowned for their historic Sangiovese grapes and their famous Vino Nobile of Montepulciano (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG) varietal.   

Montepulciano, nestled in the heart of Tuscany, is a dream destination for wine lovers seeking to indulge in world-class wines and explore one of the world’s most wonderful wine regions.   

Our Local Wine Expert

With its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and charming town, the Montepulciano “wine district” or “wine region” offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts. 

Guiding us to each beautiful location will be Vera Sarzano, a local wine expert and virtual Italian language coach, who lives in the nearby Chianti Classico wine district.

So off we go to Montepulciano in the region of Tuscany in Central Italy to taste the best Montepulciano wines and visit family farms with their rich history of winemaking in this beautiful place.

1.) Gattavecchi Winery

When planning your winery visits, Gattavecchi Winery should be at the top of your list.

This historic winery offers a remarkable tasting room experience.  

Their well-known Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, made from Sangiovese grapes, is one of the great wines of the area.

The winery’s commitment to quality winemaking, combined with its beautiful vineyards and panoramic views, are just a few of the many reasons Gattavecchi Winery is at the top of our list of the best wineries of Montepulciano.

2.) Cantina Ercolani

Cantina Ercolani is well-known in the Montepulciano area as a top wine shop.   

This is a great starting point on your tour of the area as it is one of the most popular wineries with truly fantastic local wines.

3.) Talosa Winery

Immerse yourself in the world of fine wines at Talosa Winery, a historic establishment with a legacy dating back to the 16th century.

This picturesque winery offers guided tours of the vineyard, where you can stroll through hectares of vineyards and learn about their dedication to sustainable winemaking practices.  

Their remarkable Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is truly a noble wine with excellent aging potential.

The winery’s inviting tasting room allows wine enthusiasts to sample their extraordinary wines while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

4.) Contucci Family Cellars

Contucci Family Cellars is one of Montepulciano’s oldest wineries.

With a history spanning over a thousand years, this winery offers a captivating glimpse into the region’s winemaking heritage.

Cellar tours will take you through an underground sea of oak barrels filled with the family’s delicious wines made from the famous Montepulciano grape varietal.

5.) Avignonesi Winery

Avignonesi Winery is located in the picturesque Val di Chiana area.

It is well-known for its dedication to organic and biodynamic practices.

This environmentally conscious winery produces fantastic wine, including the prized Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and the iconic Vin Santo. 

Take a guided tour of their vineyard and observe their commitment to sustainability.

The Avignoesi family makes the perfect wine for the organic wine enthusiast. 

6.) Boscarelli Winery

Nestled among olive groves and vineyards, Boscarelli Winery is a hidden gem in Montepulciano.  

This family-owned winery produces exceptional Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wines that beautifully reflect the true character of the Sangiovese grape.

This incredible winery’s welcoming tasting room invites wine lovers to savor their red wines while immersing themselves in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

7.) Poliziano Winery

Located in the heart of Montepulciano, Poliziano Winery is a true blend of tradition and innovation.

With their meticulous vineyard management and modern winemaking techniques, they produce exceptional wines that capture the essence of the region.

Their historic wine cellars are absolutely gorgeous.  

The winery’s tasting room, with its elegant atmosphere and beautiful view of the vineyards, provides the ideal setting to sample its impressive range of wines.

8.) Bindella Winery 

A visit to Bindella Winery is the perfect way to experience the rolling hills of Montepulciano.  

With a focus on organic cultivation and minimal intervention, Bindella produces exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of the Montepulciano region.

9.) Canneto Winery

Located just a short drive from the city centre of Montepulciano, Canneto Winery is a hidden gem known for its commitment to traditional winemaking techniques.

This boutique winery focuses on producing limited quantities of high-quality wines, including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC.  

Be sure to add this understated winery to your Montepulciano wine tour.

10.) Salcheto Winery

Salcheto Winery stands out for its innovative approach to sustainable winemaking.

Embracing biodynamic and carbon-neutral practices, Salcheto produces exceptional Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wines that express the unique characteristics of the terroir.  

Take a tour of the vineyard and learn about the family’s commitment to energy efficiency and eco-friendly production.  

Salcheto is one of the best places to taste the organic wines of the Montepulciano region.   

11.) Icario Winery

This winery is a truly fantastic location in the Tuscan area of Montepulciano.  

Their Nysa Rosé wine is rated as the best in Tuscany by visitors.

 A visit to Icario is a great way to see and taste the local wines of this unique region.  

A private wine tasting tour at Icario is the perfect way to spend your time in Montepulciano.

Whether you’re a white wine or red wine connoisseur the best way to enjoy both, while visiting Tuscany, is at this boutique winery.

12.) Dei Winery

Located just a few miles from the city walls of old town Montepulciano, Dei Winery is an impressive winemaking facility.

With vineyards extending over 700 acres, Dei Winery is one of the most exceptional wineries in the region.  

Behind the cellar doors at Dei are some of the best wines in the area, especially the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG which is well-known for its elegance and structure.  

Of the numerous wineries in Montepulciano, this is one you won’t want to miss.

13.) Villa Sant'Anna

The wine at Sant’Anna is “Smooth and soft with an elegant structure” according to owner Signora Simona.  

This woman-owned and operated winery is just one more good reason to visit Montepulciano.  

While savoring la Bottega del Nobile vino or Vin Santo, at this fantastic winery, you will be so grateful you included it in your winetasting tour of the area.

14.) La Braccesca

This small family-owned winery is well worth the visit.  

Their Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the best DOC wines in this wine region.  

You can expect to get VIP treatment at La Braccesca Winery.  

After a short walk at your own pace through the Trebbiano Toscano vines and tasting their Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine, you will add this winery to your list of favorites.

15.) Manvi Winery

The first thing you will appreciate about this gorgeous location is the stunning view out over the Montepulciano hills.  

A close second to the views is the delicious wine that is poured by the warm and inviting owners and staff.  

This boutique winery is well-known for transforming local grape varieties into some of the region’s most fabulous wines.

Rather than searching for Manvi wines in Montepulciano town wine shops, go directly to the source and taste them at the winery.  

This winery is guaranteed to become one of your favorites.

16.) Cantina Crociani

This family-owned local Montepulciano winery is truly unique.  

The Crociani family will make you feel welcome and spoiled during your visit.  

If you have the unique opportunity to indulge in their incredible wines in the comfort of their beautiful tasting and dining room you will never forget it.

Besides the wine, the family and their staff will serve you fresh-made local bread with their very own extra virgin olive oil.  

Don’t miss the chance to experience this wonderful winery just a short drive from the main street of Montepulciano.

17.) Carpineto Winery

Carpineto Winery, located in the picturesque Montepulciano countryside, is recognized for its portfolio of premium wines that capture the essence of the region.

With vineyards spread across Tuscany, Carpineto Winery combines tradition with modern techniques to produce wines of exceptional quality.

Carpineto Winery offers special guided tours of its vineyards and cellars, allowing visitors to explore the winemaking process and appreciate the scenic beauty surrounding the estate.

18.) La Ciarliana Winery

La Ciarliana Winery is truly a hidden gem nestled in the rolling hills of Montepulciano.

This family-run winery is known for its commitment to organic and sustainable winemaking.  

While visiting La Ciarliana, sample their range of exceptional wines, including their flagship Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, which beautifully represents the region’s terroir

La Ciarliana Winery offers personalized tastings and guided tours, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the authentic and intimate atmosphere of the estate. 

19.) Tenuta Valdipiatta Winery

Tenuta Valdipiatta Winery is a prestigious estate situated on the outskirts of Montepulciano.

With a focus on sustainable viticulture, the winery produces a range of outstanding wines including the acclaimed Riserva. 

Visit their fantastic tasting room, where knowledgeable staff guides you through a selection of exceptional wines, known for their balance, complexity, and longevity.  

Just a few kilometers from the main square of Montepulciano, perhaps this should be the first wine you taste in the area.

20.) Tenuta Valdipiatta Winery

Besides wine, be sure to taste some of owner Gabriella’s special Lemoncello while visiting Azienda Agricola Romeo winery.

 You will be telling all your friends and family about this wonderful place and counting the days until you can return.

The great wine, excellent service, and beautiful location are a must while touring the Montepulciano wine district.

21.) Podere Le Berne Winery

Podere Le Berne Winery is a small, family-owned estate in Montepulciano’s picturesque countryside.

Embracing organic and biodynamic practices, the winery produces a limited quantity of artisanal wines.  

Indulge in the flavors of their exceptional wines, including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC.

Podere Le Berne Winery also offers vineyard tours and walks through their olive groves, allowing visitors to connect with nature and experience the harmony between the vineyards and the surrounding landscape.

The Closest Airport To Montepulciano

If you’re planning a trip to Montepulciano and are looking for the nearest airports, there are two you should consider.  

The city of Florence has a small regional airport named Amerigo Vespucci.  

Pisa, which is also in the region of Tuscany, has a small airport as well which is called Galileo Galilei.   

You will want to fly to a larger international airport, such as Milan or Rome when flying to Italy.

But once you’re in Italy you may want to take a local flight into one of these smaller, less-crowded airports to get around Italy quickly.

Conclusion 

By exploring these remarkable wineries in Montepulciano, as a wine enthusiast, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s winemaking heritage and indulge in the flavors of the world-class wines it has to offer.

With their sustainable practices and artisanal approach, each winery showcases the unique characteristics of Montepulciano’s terroir and the passion of its winemakers. 

As you embark on a wine journey through Montepulciano, let the beauty of the vineyards, the passion of the winemakers, and the exquisite flavors of the wines captivate your senses.

Whether you prefer the complexity of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG or the charm of other local varieties, these wineries promise an unforgettable experience that combines history, tradition, and the artistry of winemaking.

Each winery mentioned above offers a distinct experience, showcasing the diversity and craftsmanship of Tuscan wines.

Take the time to explore the tasting rooms, vineyards, and cellars, immersing yourself in the flavors and stories that make these best wineries of Montepulciano, truly remarkable.

While visiting Tuscany you may also want to visit the Chianti Classico Wine Region.   

Read our local guide to the 23 Best Wineries in Chianti.

Official Websites For The Montepulciano Wine Region:

https://montepulcianoit.com/

 

 

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Nathan Heinrich

Nathan Heinrich

Nathan is a writer, designer & horticulturist. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of "All Roads Lead to Italy" Magazine & host of the Top-10 Travel Podcast, "I'm Moving To Italy!". Nathan was born and raised in a 6th generation farming family in Northern California, he is currently, a dual Italian citizen, living in the Prosecco Valley of Northern Italy, near Venice.

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