A magnificent site inside and out.
The Capezzine Estate lies just a few kilometres from Montepulciano near the village of Valiano. With its villa, chapel and ancient stone wine cellar, it is the very heart of the Avignonesi winery. We welcome guests who wish to learn about winemaking, Tuscan cuisine or the Sangiovese grape, as well as those guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy a delicious Tuscan meal accompanied by our fine wines in a beautiful setting.
Our winery tours take approximately 2 hours and include a visit to the estate vineyards, the ageing cellars and the Vinsantaia, leading visitors through the different stages of winemaking, from terroir to bottle. We conclude with a tasting of 5 wines carefully selected from the Avignonesi portfolio. In order to give special attention to each participant, tours arelimited to a maximum of 15 persons.
Tours are usually in English. Please enquire about other languages available.
From May to October, tours are offered in the morning,
midday and afternoon: From Monday to Friday:
10.00am Tour + Wine Tasting
12.00pm Tour and Tasting with wine-paired meal in the Foresteria
3.00pm Tour + Wine Tasting Weekends:
10.00am Tour+ Wine Tasting
12:00pm Tour + Tasting with wine-paired meal in the Foresteria (on Saturdays from May through September)
3.00pm Tour+ Wine Tasting
From November to April the winery is available for tours only during weekdays, but remains closed on weekends.
Please book your winery tour in advance.
Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cuisine and learn how to pair typical savoury dishes such as “pici” (handmade pasta, Montepulciano style), “ragu dell’aia” (Tuscan farmer’s meat sauce), “anatra in porchetta” (slow roasted, stuffed duck, seasoned with Tuscan herbs), “torta della nonna” and many, many other dishes with our wines.
Our exclusive cookery classes are available from Monday to friday and held by one of our own winery chefs. For our chefs to be able to give special attention to all participants, each class is limited to 8 persons.
We privilege organic ingredients and seasonal produce. Many vegetables and fruits come from our own garden.
Reservations are required.
Cookery Class Programme
Arrival at Le Capezzine with welcome coffee, introduction and cookery class guided by an Avignonesi chef.
Guided tour of the winery, including an introduction to Avignonesi winemaking and to visit to the estate vineyards, our ageing cellars and the “vinsantaia”.
Wine paired meal in Foresteria. Each participant will receive an Avignonesi apron, cork screw, drop stop and recipe collection.
For more information about our activities, please contact Hospitality and Event Manager Tamara Marini by email, phone or fax, or fill in the form for more information about a specific Avignonesi activity.
Tel (+39) 0578 724304
Fax (+39) 0578 724308
Where are we?
Le Capezzine Estate could become the exclusive location for your next private event. We schedule a few private dates each year, including conventions, weddings and anniversaries
Delight your senses with a genuine, Tuscan lifestyle experience and join a winery tour paired with seasonal, organic meals, featuring local Tuscan dishes prepared by chef Luca Biancucci.
The dishes are created to reflect the unique Tuscan terroir and complement the wines which we produce. In our selection of ingredients we privilege organic products, many of which come from our own vegetable garden.
Take the time to enjoy our wines on our panoramic outdoor terrace or in the elegant Sala di Degustazione.
Visitors can choose from a selection of our wines and a range of fresh, seasonal dishes.
Wines available include Vignola Toscana IGT, Il Marzocco Chardonnay Cortona DOC, Cantaloro Toscana IGT, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Grifi Toscana IGT, Desiderio Merlot Cortona DOC, 50&50 Merlot Cortona IGT, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate DOCG, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, and Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC.
This in depth winery tour and tasting focuses on the grape Sangiovese, main ingredient in some of Tuscany’s most acclaimed wines. The tour and tasting takes approximately 2,5 hours and includes a visit to the estate vineyards, the ageing cellars and the Vinsantaia, leading visitors through the different stages of viticulture and winemaking specific to Sangiovese.
We conclude with an exclusive theme tasting aimed at exploring the characteristics of Sangiovese in the wines of the classic “Toscana Trio” Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and how they have found new expressions in the so-called Supertuscan wines.
Please use our contact form to make your reservation.
Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
50&50, Toscana IGT