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This is a fascinating underground cantina that is fun to explore. It ends off with excellent wine... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Norm B
A fun experience!

Our first stop on our wine tour was Azienda Agricola Ercolani - Citta Sotterranea. We were a large... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Elmira, Canada
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Via di Gracciano Nel Corso 82, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Cantina Ercolani is located in Centro Montepulciano. There are a number of wine shops located in Montepulciano - but this is the best. The store is located above a huge underground wine cellar which is open to the public. There is even an Etruscan...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We sought out the Ercolani wine tunnels in Montepulciano. It is near the main entrance to the walled city by the Leonardo's giant horse statue. Having been to other wine tastings in this town we were familiar with the price of freight to ship wine...More

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Citta_Sotterranea1, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Azienda Agricola Ercolani, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello Mr.Grahm, we do not want to make fun of anyone, we are a small company and we offer free shipping with a minimum quantity of bottles, we do not export abroad and it is our way of promoting ourselves. We are sorry for the...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a fascinating underground cantina that is fun to explore. It ends off with excellent wine tasting and snacks served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Surprisingly, its all free - but you cannot help but buying some of their great products. We picked up...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Our first stop on our wine tour was Azienda Agricola Ercolani - Citta Sotterranea. We were a large group (14) so we were offered our own tour of this incredibly interesting wine cellar. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the cellars as...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews we were excited for a tour type learning situation but actually it was more like a walk around and view for us. I think it depends on the time of day and season. Everyone we spoke to was lovely, but I...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We came here for a tour of the Montepulciano region and stopped by this winery which offered a free tour. We were a bit hesitant but decided to give it a try. The tour was very interesting and informative and was led by a lady...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Upon entering Montepulciano we were greeted by two very persistent Italian salesmen bearing maps offering free tours of noble escape routes/wine caves. The free tour included a wine tasting as well as pecorino, salami and other things sold on the shop. We were planning to...More

1  Thank DvTh
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I chose this winery because of the reviews read. We traveled to Montepulciano with this purpose in mind as we drink Montepulciano wine every time we go to an Italian restaurant in UK. One member of the family told us to go and follow Caroline,...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This place is awesome!!! Looks like a real touristy spot - BUT NO!!! It was such an incredible pleasant surprise. We were there for about an hour!! They will take you on a private subterranean tour that is not just their cantina. The cellars are...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We went here because the agriturismo where we were staying recommended it. Otherwise we might easily have walked past assuming it was a typical, probably slightly kitch / tacky, tourist trap. Actually it's nothing of the sort. We were accosted as we approached and told...More

1  Thank nuttingcdef
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

In Montepulciano,i find this wonderfull place, producer of wine and pecorino, which offers you the entrance to a mini underground town filled with wine barrels and old cheese in ashes. I left with pleasant memories in there and some bottles of wine

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

As you walk up the street into Montepulciano, there are a host of enotecas, all apparently offering the same products. This one has the added bonus of a free, informative & delightful guided tour of the cellar, showing the family history in the town. The...More

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July 29, 2016|
Response from lllaroo | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the winery by email and order that way -- I did so in June. The winery's email address is info @ ercolanimontepulciano. it (Trip Advisor won't let me post an answer that includes the email address without... More