Cantina de' Ricci
Cantina de' Ricci
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Anna G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Winery in all of Italy
    I have been to Cantina de' Ricci twice and I am planning another visit this October. The wines are superb, the people are amazing. Such a historical and magical place. I have shipped wine home to the US twice and all arrived in good order. Cannot wait to go back with my family. Highly recommend.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Helen A
    64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fizz, white, red, red, red and red.
    This was a great way to spend a few hours and get an informative insight in to this winery in Montepulciano. We went for the 10.30 tour and were shown around the beautiful cellar and told about the history of the vineyard. We were also shown an Etrusean cave. We were then seated in the tasting room and had 6 glasses of wine to try with bread, oils and brushetta. I didn't think we were getting so much tasting so was pleasantly surprised. There was no rush and no pressure to purchase wines either. We probably emerged at midday having learnt a little more about the wonderful Tuscan wines. Great setting, lovely wines and a great guide too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Sarah S
    Oldham, United Kingdom18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely wine tasting experience
    We hadn’t booked so missed out on the full tour today but we waited a while in the sunshine and got the pleasure of tasting several of the wines. The whole team were very enthusiastic and professional. It was good to lean more about the wines in a relaxed environment. We bought a bottle to take home for a treat as unfortunately Brexit has really messed up shipping bottles back to the UK easily.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Clare
    Wisconsin18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best wine tour in Tuscany!
    We thoroughly enjoyed the staff, they are friendly and welcoming. Emilio's tour was fantastic, he is a sommelier and we enjoyed hearing about this training. He is so very knowledgeable about the winery's history and is able to explain things in a way we could understand and appreciate. The wine is fantastic and we enjoyed a lunch that was prepared by a wonderful woman (I'm sorry we do not recall her name). There was no pressure to purchase (but we did). We highly recommend this tour if you are in Montepulciano.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Inspire552305
    Towson, Maryland29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best wine tour ever!
    This wine tour and tasting was the best out all we did during our trip to Italy. Emilio was so knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. His love and enthusiasm for wine was clear to see. The cellar is amazing. The wine is delicious! We ordered 2 cases!!! And the owner was so friendly and interested in from what country/town every guest was visiting. This should be on everyone's list to experience!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Liz E
    Richmond, Virginia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    My mom and I had an excursion booked for us here by our travel agency (Your own Italy) & it is safe to say we were not disappointed. After traveling to mega producer Banfi the day before (which was also lovely)- De Ricci's small, historic wine cellar was extremely unique. Our guide, Ron was absolutely wonderful- he was very knowledgeable ( the wines, the process, the company history, etc...), gave a history packed tour of the ancient cellar and caves & was friendly and welcoming. Cannot recommend him enough- he was very attentive to our questions & was very generous with our wine tastings (which were also DELICIOUS). We wound up shipping an entire case of wine back to the states. Anyone who is going to Montepulciano, this wine cellar is a MUST SEE & I hope you get Ron as your guide!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • albertobianchi31
    Rome, Italy5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Federico made the difference!
    Sunday April 14th. The visit was amazing, the wine cathedral, the cellars, everything well organized and very well explained. Our guide, Federico, provided one of best explanations I've ever had: detailed but not boring, entertaining but never trivial. From the wine aging techniques to the food-wine coupling, he made this experience unforgettable. A big thumb up.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 17, 2024
  • mamakyns
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience
    We went to the winery outside of the city first for a tour and wine/food pairing. It was a beautiful view and fabulous wine and food pairing with Emilio. We met the winemaker, Niccolo and his wife and he allowed us to taste some of his wine from barrels. We then went into the old city to tour the wine cave. You can't miss it. Emilio met us there and gave us a fantastic tour with ALL the history of the family and the site. It was a very memorable tour.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 22, 2024
  • SoCalCindy
    Huntington Beach, California72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing winery
    Not only did we love the wine tour of this very unique winery, we adored all the wines here as well! Very rarely will we purchase all the wines we taste but here we did just that. Of all the wineries we visited on our three month trip this was in our top five wineries. We shipped home fifteen cases of wine and have a great appreciation of Italian wines.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2024
  • Misty F
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss this!
    We had a wonderful experience and afternoon at Cantina De Ricci. We started in town with the tour through the cellars, and then were escorted over to the vineyard and restaurant by the owners. They were very kind and informative. We had our 4 kids with us (ages 7-16), and everyone enjoyed the time. The food was amazing. They were accommodating to our child with nut allergies, and we just felt like we were amongst friends. Our time here will hold a special place in our hearts. We hope to return.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 7, 2024
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db7920
Washington DC, DC65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Despite several recommendations, this cantine has become too crowded to be pleasant. While the historical cellar is interesting to view, the 20 minute delay in starting the tour, the 5 minute wait
before we could enter the tasting room, and the 15 minute wait after we entered the tasting room before we were given any taste of wine
made it a drawn out affair not worth the time or money. The staff were very nice and the wine was fine.
Written May 2, 2022
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
When approaching the town of Montepulciano, can see lots and lots of wine related proposals: tastings and visits. Is all about the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We visited the other wine cellar (by the Big Square, Piazza Grande) it was OK but a little further we came across with this surprise. We entered through this building (Palazzo Ricci) unimaginable that through an “equestrian” staircase (wonder if in the old times they used horses to transport wine barrels up and down!) we would tour an underground world of tunnels, Etruscan caves, water wells, aisles and naves, an underground cathedral of wine!. Free entry, English spoken, tasting if interested, a must do when in Montepulciano.
Written July 12, 2020
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lenchoCalif
Laguna Niguel, CA566 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were enjoying the tour, but it was ruined by allowing a 3-year old child to run and scream uncontrollably all over the place as we tried to listen and absorb our guide’s commentary. Our guide was doing a fine job but nobody could hear him. Parents never tried to control the child or take her outside. Unfortunately, management chose to ignore the distraction, which made it impossible to enjoy the tour and wine tasting. We feel that after paying ~$55.00, we deserved better and children should not be allowed in! Money back?? Larry & Vilma Anderson
Written August 9, 2023
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Ovidiu N
Troy, MI55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately, we only had time for the tour of the cellars and not for the wine tasting as well but we were simply blown away… Our guide, Ron gave not only a very informative but also very entertaining presentation of the site’s history and current business. Visiting the cellars is like fast-forwarding through the city’s history from the Etruscan times to 2023… I will try to attach a few pictures but they pale compared to the real life experience. A total joy…
Written June 15, 2023
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kimsyoung
Seattle24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I really enjoyed the tour and tasting at Cantina de' Ricci. The cellar is so unique and the story behind it is fascinating. I would recommend going, but know that they are pushing through a lot of people on the tour and the tasting is not as personal as we experienced at some smaller wineries in the countryside. That being said, our tour guide was great and the space will blow you away. The wines were very good as well; we ordered a case to ship home.
Written June 5, 2022
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abrv1990
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
We had a nice and informative wine experience: tour of the cellar and history + splendid tasting - 100% worth the fee (you can choose for either 3 or 6 glasses). The history of the hedgehog and family was captivating. Extra surprise: our guide was Dutch, so everything was explained in our own language. He really took the time to answer our questions and was ‘gezellig’. Grazie mille!
Written June 13, 2021
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Mr.Sm1th
Devon, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We started our tour at the vineyard just outside of Montepulciano, we were welcome by Fred who explained the history of the winery with a very pleasant manner. We were then introduced to the table where we sat for a fabulous lunch of simple but delicious food coupled with what should have been 4 wines but ended up being 5. During our tasting Fred explained with great passion each wine, he is very knowledgeable and loves his job.

We were also introduced to the owner’s son who was very humble and had a nice way about him.

After lunch we visited the cellars in Montepulciano where again Fred explained in great depth the history of the building followed by another 2 tastings. After the tour finished with sat with Fred at a local bar and share more wine and stories with him. We have done a lot of wine tastings and this is the best one in terms of explaining the wines and giving the whole experience.
Written July 5, 2024
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Al and Martha
Palm Desert, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
In June 2023, we enjoyed their wine tasting experience, completed a delightful tour of its cave storage facilities, and purchased premium wines which were shipped by them to our home in the US. You should allocate approximately 3 hours for total immersion. While we toured with two other wineries within the confines of Montepulciano, De' Ricci was a far superior experience largely because of the quality of their wines and the fine customer service at the front desk and by our tour guide.
Written June 29, 2023
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MD-USA
Central Florida, FL33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
They were very nice because they let us in despite being late. We were taken back by the tour as the caverns were quite impressive. Our tour guide was great. The ancient history of the caves were overwhelming. But the wine tasting was the clincher because we loved wine and these were exceptional. We bought a case to ship back to the USA. The price of the wine and shipping for what you get was a great value. I will probably order more from their website when I get home. Thank you Cantina de Ricci
Written October 9, 2022
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albertobianchi31
Rome, Italy5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Sunday April 14th. The visit was amazing, the wine cathedral, the cellars, everything well organized and very well explained. Our guide, Federico, provided one of best explanations I've ever had: detailed but not boring, entertaining but never trivial. From the wine aging techniques to the food-wine coupling, he made this experience unforgettable. A big thumb up.
Written April 18, 2024
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