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Altesino Vineyards

Address: Localita Altesino n. 54, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 806208
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Ranked #3 of 42 Activities in Montalcino
Type: Farms, Wineries, Sights & Landmarks, Food & Drink
Activities: Horseback riding, Wine tasting
Owner description: Altesino is a leader in various, important innovations in the production of Sangiovese from...
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Type: Farms, Wineries, Sights & Landmarks, Food & Drink
Activities: Horseback riding, Wine tasting
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Altesino is a leader in various, important innovations in the production of Sangiovese from Montalcino, causing it to stand out and become a reference point for the entire territory. Some of the positive contributions putting Montalcino on the world map are: the introduction of the "Cru" (Montosoli) concept in 1975, the first experiments with barriques in '79, the production in '77 of the first Grappa from a winery and the first Futures (purchasing wine before its release) for Brunello 1985.
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Perth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We booked a tour at Altesino during our 5 day stay in Tuscany and we were so glad we did. Ilaira was our guide and is fantastic. The tour was interesting and afterwards we had a tasting plate with approx. 5 wines from the estate - they were amazing! We would highly recommend visiting the estate and tasting their gorgeous... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I traveled to Altesino Vineyards based on recommendations from various websites and it was wonderful. We were attended by Laura who took us through a very nice, personalized tour and then experienced their wine tasting - which is phenomenal. Although a quieter experience because it was mid-November, Laura basically became our main event and helped us understand... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ilaria was our amazing tour guide (be sure to request her if you need an English speaking guide!). She is completely delightful. The winery is clean, elegant and beautiful. I wish we were still there. Not only is the wine incredible but the olive oil is perfection. Their body lotion (made with their olive oil) is silky and lovely as... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went to Altesino for the wine tour and tasting. Our warm welcoming by our hostess, Ilaira, was the start of our day. She provided a wonderful tour of the winery. The grounds are spectacular and the views of Montalcino with their vineyards on the slopes in front were breathtaking. Our wine and cheeses with our tasting were delicious along... More 

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We enjoyed our time with Ilaria and the tasting was well done. We purchased many bottles and shipped home to USA. There were grapes being hung for the winter before being made into dessert wine. A first time experience for us.

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Altesino S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Altesino Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for your kindness. Please come to visit us soon again! More 

Denver
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

i went to Altesino in 2001 and again in 2002 before they developed the amazing winery that exists there today. it was great then, and i've drunk the Rosa and Brunello frequently over the past 10 years. i went back this fall with some friends who had not been before, but who have frequented wineries in CA, Chile, NZ and... More 

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Altesino S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Altesino Vineyards, responded to this review

We want to thank you again for all your kindness and your trust in Altesino's wines year by year. Have a nice day! More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If only we could have brought home more wine.... What a beautiful vineyard. Illaria was an excellent host. My wife and I tasted all of the wines available and Illaria also gave my wife a taste of the amazing Vin Santo (we bought a bottle) and she gave me a taste of the grappa riserva (we bought a bottle). We... More 

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Altesino S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Altesino Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your consideration and for all the nice things you've written about us. We will be very happy to host you again in the future if you will have the chance to come back. Warm Regards More 

Rosemount, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The facilities were great, the staff was very helpful and informative and the wine was excellent. The winery is easy to find and well marked. We shipped wine home for enjoying later. Would definitely recommend this winery for a tour and tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Among our eight days in Florence, was a 9/13/2014 private tour of Altesino Vineyards in Montalcino, a tuscan hill town in the province of Sienna Italy. Aside from the breath taking landscapes, they grow the grapes of Montosoli Vinyards, which has produced the 2008 Brunello Montosoli wine. A ruby red wine whose fragrance on the nose and taste on the... More 

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Ansbach, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Is a beautiful vineyard. I wish if We have gone prior and earlier to spend more time in but definitely We are visiting back. The Vineyard is so cozy and the customer service is amazing. We took Our son, daughter-in-law, my wife mother and my grandson to an esquisit vacation throughout Tuscany and We end up in here. The wine... More 

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