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Altesino Vineyards

Localita Altesino n. 54, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
0577 806208
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Ranked #14 of 37 Activities in Montalcino
Type: Wineries
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Kenwood, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We chose to come to Altesino based on strong trip advisor reviews and very good ratings in Wine Spectator...we were not disappointed. The location is relatively easy to find on the Northern edge of the Montalcino region. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by our guide, Ilaira, who took us on an interesting tour of Altesino describing the process of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Altesino was the last stop on an 8-winery tour of Montalcino and this was one of our favourites. The tour was very nicely done, and the tasting came with regional specialities of dried meats and excellent pecorino. Some of the best wines of the area! As with pretty much all the blessed vineyards of the region, some amazing views to... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We have tasted wine here on two trips. Always very friendly and informative. Most importantly the wine is fantastic.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Our tour guide, although I cannot remember her name, was from Reggio Emilia, where we had just visited a few days before. She was delightful. Her English was excellent. She explained the process of wine making and walked us through the tasting. She was enthusiastic about her job and wine and it was refreshing. The your and tasting is 12.50... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As part of an organized tour, we visited Altesino for a wine and olive oil tasting, lunch, and tour. Our guide, Ilaria, was lovely. The lunch/tasting and tour were really nice.

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Ontario, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
83 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A mid-sized winery, Altesino has lovely Brunellos to try. Whether you are a oenophile or wine newbie, it doesn't matter.... they welcome questions, speak good English, and go out of their way to explain. With a little effort on both sides, even the questions about toasting the barrels were perfectly answered. Wine snobs are boring, so go with enthusiasm and... More

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Laveen, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our hostess in Pienza recommended we take the tour w/ Altesino, and we're so glad we did. She setup the tour for us so I'm not sure about normal reservation protocol. I believe there is a fee for the tour, but since this was set up for us I'm not sure what it is. The location was easy to find... More

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Gold Coast
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife & I had the tour & found it very pleasant, particularly so given we were the only ones on the tour. It was a beautiful day so, of course, the vines looked wonderful. Our guide was nice, spoke good English & was quite knowledgable. The tasting was limited to 4 wines but we were given good portions to... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This vineyard was easy to find off the main drag in Montalcino. We had a reservation for a tasting but they offered to give us a tour as well which was much appreciated. The tourguide was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tasting was a wonderful experience. She had set out about 4 wines to taste but as we were discussing the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This was a lovely setting for a great vineyard. The tour and the tasting was done with great care and this was the only vineyard we visited where they seasoned the wine glasses. Very professional.

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