I am hoping to visit a local winery during my 3 days stay in Montepulciano but do not want to commit myself to any fixed day or with any tour group. I'd like to visit a small winery/cellar in the Montepulciano region with the vineyard nearby to stroll around. I had a good look at TA reviews and the Strada Del Vino Nobile website and there are so many to choose from that it's a bit overwhelming.
Also I have read in some reviews that the staff treat the individual travellers less favourably than group tourists. Is that true ?
Being vegetarians and also with 2 kids in tow we are not that interested in having a full lunch with a visit.
Is it possible just to turn up at one of the smaller wineries and have a decent experience of tasting, visiting the cellar and having a quick stroll through the vineyard ? Which time of the day should we choose to do so ?
I can also try some in the Montalcino area as I'd be definitely visiting the Val D'Orchia region at least once, perhaps more. I'm seriously interested in buying a few bottles of Nobile and/or Rosa as well.
Planning to travel between 31/08 -04/09. I realise that's a busy time.
Or do you think I should book one tour through Strada delle Vino Nobile portal to have an enjoyable experience?
Any comment/suggestion greatly appreciated.