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Cantina de' Ricci

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Cantina de' Ricci

422 Reviews
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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

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A wine lover’s paradise, Tuscany is home to countless vineyards that can sometimes leave visitors overwhelmed. On this day trip from Florence, your guide introduces you to acclaimed Tuscan wineries in the Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia) region for wine tastings with local experts. Free time is included in the hill towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, and there’s even a pecorino tasting in Pienza, too.
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Martijn V wrote a review Sep 2020
Sainte-Maxime, France5 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked a tour of the wine cellars including a tasting in september 2020. During the tour of the breathtaking cellars our guide shared the great myth of the de Ricci family as well as the history of the palace and cellars with us. As we descended further into the cellars, we were taken further back in time, to end up at the origin of Tuscan civilization, 2500 years ago. The tasting was perfect, with 6 great wines, accompanying bites and very knowledgeable staff. Cannot wait to open the bottles that we took home with us.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Zoe H wrote a review Aug 2020
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The tour guide was very competent and the wine cellar in the middle of the city impressive. The wine we tasted was delicious and they filled our glasses very generously.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Tualie wrote a review Jul 2020
Varese, Italy1,092 contributions319 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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OC-RAM-Clippers-Fan wrote a review Feb 2020
Laguna Beach, California857 contributions92 helpful votes
While there are little wine shops every other door, none offered 200 year old architecture with old barrels the way it was done long ago. Wandering through cavernous spaces surrounded by wine barrels was truly special. Once into the tasting room, the two proprietors were friendly, knowledgable and even made us a reservation at a sold out resturaunt that required reservations. We bought some reserve and can’t wait for arrival.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Laura D wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our tour at de Ricci was nothing short of amazing. The history of the place itself was just mind blowing. The wines were all terrific and the winemaker and his wife were both delightful as were the other staff. We loved everything we tasted and especially enjoyed the wine makes hommage to his father. The legend of the hedgehogs role in the making of great wine in the region is worth the trip! We bought several cases and will definitely be a repeat customer!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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