The rise of the wine tour is considered an important turning point that permitted wine lovers to get into the wine cellar. The tours facilitate a direct one-on-one relationship with the producer, and transform the passing of knowledge about a complex product, wine in this case, into a personal and authentic experience. The wine tours in Montalcino, Italy are a personal experience of exploration and discovery that go beyond just tasting.
The quintessential activity of wine tourism is most certainly the wine tour, during which the tasting of wines often is preceded by a visit to the wine cellar - the location where the winemaking process takes place to create the final product that will eventually be tasted (post-harvest, aging of the grapes, bottling). Equally important is a visit to and exploration of the vineyards themselves and the tasting of other typical products from the area. So let’s discover what characterizes the wine tours at Poggio Rubino.