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Hours of Operation

November 1 - April 30
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

May 1 - October 31
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Tastings of our wines in our Cellar Door are available all day and are FREE with a purchase of wine.

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Tour & Winelover's Lunch

Our midday winery tour starts with a visit to the estate vineyards to reflect on the importance of terroir. We then move to the ageing cellars and the Vinsantaia, concluding with a four course wine-paired meal in our elegant and panoramic Foresteria.

Il Marzocco Cortona Chardonnay DOC
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Desiderio Cortona Merlot DOC
Grifi Toscana IGT
50&50 IGT
Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice DOC The Menu
The menu, created by Virginie Saverys and implemented by Chef Luca Biancucci, features seasonal, organic dishes with locally sourced products, many of which come from our own vegetable garden. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are always present on the menu. Savour the flavours of Tuscany in the heart of Tuscany. Groups of 10 or more are subject to special conditions.
The Tour & Winelover's lunch is available from Monday to Friday, March through November, and Saturdays from May through October.

All wines are available for sale in our Cellar Door. Staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have about the wines.

Our Midday Winery Tour & Winelover's Lunch is available upon reservation only.

Cooking Classes

Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cuisine and learn about our wines through the cuisine of this area. Learn how to make typical savoury dishes such as “pici” (handmade pasta, Montepulciano style), Tuscan “sugo all'aglione” (tomato garlic sauce), pecorino flan with swiss chard puree, “torta della nonna” and many other dishes. Enjoy a glass of wine while you're cooking!

Our exclusive cookery classes are available from Monday to Friday and are taught by one of our own winery chefs. They are designed for 4-8 guests, but single individuals or couples should contact us to check availability.

We privilege organic ingredients and seasonal produce. Many vegetables and fruits come from our own garden.

Reservations are required.

Cooking Class Programme
9:00 am Arrival at Avignonesi: welcome coffee; cooking class guided by an Avignonesi chef. Each participant will receive a luxury gift bag comprised of an Avignonesi apron, cork screw, drop stop, bottle of wine, and recipe collection.
12:30 am Winelover's lunch in Foresteria with the possibility of choosing from the weekly menu.
3:00 pm Private tour of the winery.


For more information about our activities, please contact our offices by email, phone or fax, or fill in the form .
Tel (+39) 0578 724304
Mobile (+39) 346 5805310
Fax (+39) 0578 724308

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Exclusive Events
Our winery could become the location for your next private event. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Morning Tour and tasting
  • Afternoon Tour and tasting
  • Midday Tour and Winelovers Lunch in Foresteria
  • Cooking class
  • Sunset Wine Tasting

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Afternoon Tour and Winetasting

After a complete tour of the winery facilities by one of our guides, enjoy a tasting of our top wines on our panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards and valley.

Wines will be chosen from the following:
Il Marzocco Cortona Chardonnay DOC
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Desiderio Cortona Merlot DOC
Grifi Toscana IGT
50&50 IGT

All wines are available for sale in our Cellar Door.

The Afternoon Tour and Winetasting on the Terrace of the Foresteria is available from Monday to Friday, March though November, and Saturdays from May through October.

The tour is usually in English but our Italian staff speaks a wide range of languages including French, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Space is limited to 20 people. Please use our contact form to make your reservations.

Technical Winery Tour for Experts

This in-depth winery tour and tasting is a chance for professionals in the wine industry to visit our estate and learn more about what we do from a trained specialist. The tour includes a visit to selected areas of our vinification cellar.

Please use our contact form to make your reservation.

Possible tasting list:
Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
50&50, Toscana IGT

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