TOURS - TASTINGS - WINE-PAIRED LUNCHES -
COOKING CLASSES - TECHNICAL TOURS

Welcome to Avignonesi. The Avignonesi vinery is located near the village of Valiano, just a few kilometers from the historic  town of Montepulciano in one direction, and the splendid town of Cortona in the other. With its vineyards, villa, chapel and ancient stone wine cellars, it is the very heart of the Avignonesi winery. We greet guests who are interested in learning more about winemaking and wine pairing, who wish to enjoy a tasting of our wines or indulge in a gourmet wine-paired lunch.  Read more about visit opportunities below.

Hours of Operation

May 1 - October 31
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm

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

Throughout the summer season tastings of our wines in the Cellar Door are available all day and are FREE with a purchase of wine. In the months of December, January, and February we do not offer tours and tastings.

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.

Wines

Il Marzocco Cortona Chardonnay DOC
Desiderio Cortona Merlot DOC
Grifi Toscana IGT
Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
50&50 Toscana IGT
Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano  DOC

The Menu

The menu, created by Chef Luca Biancucci under the directions of owner Virginie Saverys, 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.

Afternoon Tour and Winetasting

After a complete tour of the winery facilities by one of our guides, enjoy a tasting of our top wines.

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

All wines are available for sale in our Cellar Door.

The Afternoon Tour and Winetasting is available from Monday to Friday, March through 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 and Spanish.

Space is limited to 12 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

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” or 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

9:30 am
Arrival at Avignonesi for your 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.

After the lesson you will enjoy a tour of our vineyards and historical cellars as well as the Winelover's lunch in Foresteria with the possibility of choosing from the weekly menu.

 

 

CONTACT US

For more information about our activities, please contact our offices by email, phone or fax, or fill in the form .

info@avignonesi.it
Tel (+39) 0578 724304
Mobile (+39) 346 5805310
Fax (+39) 0578 724308

Our address is:
Avignonesi Winery - Le Capezzine
Via Colonica, 1, Valiano, 53045 Montepulciano (Siena)
 

GPS coordinates are:
43.17306 N / 11.93306
43° 10' 23" N/ 11° 55' 59"

Please download directions and maps for reaching Avignonesi below.

Exclusive Events

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

Images

SangiobarriccaiaappassitoioAppassimento 1Vinsanto 5602875_10201039796210630_796455139_nDSC00779giovialitàterracelambCapezzine Estateroselecapezine-9_lowdetails-3_lowdetails-7_lowrestaurant_lowrestaurant-7_lowrestaurant-low1shop-4_lowwinetasting-3-low

Visit Request Form

I am a:


Is this your first contact with Avignonesi wines?

Stories

03Dec
2014

Panettone and Avignonesi Vin Santo

panettone.jpg When the traditional sweet breads Panettone and Pandoro start to appear on the Italian dining tables you know the holiday season is near. This Italian classic may not be much to look at. Most of all it looks like a big loaf of bread with... Read more
24Nov
2014

Harvest Report 2014: Part 3: The Wine Whisperers

winetasterslow.jpg How many times have you heard the words “when the product coming in from the vineyards is great, all the winemaker has to do is make sure not to spoil it”. Simple words, but pure truth, as we all agree that the main character of a wine is given... Read more
27Sep
2014

Recipe of the Week: Porcini Mushrooms

crema.jpg Another delicious autumn dish from winery chef Luca. One of the season's traditional Tuscan products is mushrooms, and the most tasty ones are porcini ... and do you know what goes great with porcini? Sangiovese! Read more
View more stories