Montepulciano wine tour: Where to eat
Le Logge del Vignola
Creative seasonal dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients are accompanied by local wine in cosy Le Logge del Vignola.
Meat lovers will adore Macelleria Belli in picture-perfect Torrita di Siena – its famous bistecca alla Fiorentina T-bone steak is exquisite.
Ristorante La Grotta
A brick ceiling presides over the interior of Ristorante La Grotta, in the village of San Biagio, a five-minute drive from Montepulciano. Revel in the guinea fowl and prune pappardelle, followed by pigeon cooked two ways. The wines focus on local labels.
Unwind at the decadent Caffè Poliziano in central Montepulciano – the ambience is a throwback to another era.
Montepulciano: Things to do
Strada del Vino Nobile
Take a Strada del Vino Nobile food or wine tour – options include the Chianina Cattle Tour featuring a visit to a farm, or the Water and Wine experience, which includes a treatment at a spa and a visit to a local winery.
Helen Farrell is editor-in-chief of The Florentine.