Welcome to Avignonesi. The Avignonesi winery 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














Closed: January, February

Throughout the summer season, tastings of our wines in the Cellar Door are available all day and are FREE with the purchase of one of the wines tasted. 

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 Toscana IGT
DesiderioToscana IGT
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.

Max 12 guests per reservation.  Maximum seating capacity: 35 guests.

The Tour & Winelover's lunch is available from Monday to Friday, March 21st  through November 18th, and Saturdays from May through October.

Total length of this activity: 3 hours

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

Visit the vineyards and Vinsantaia, and enjoy a tasting of 4 wines. 

Total length of this activity: 1.5 hours

Wines will be chosen from the following:
Il Marzocco Toscana IGT
Desiderio Toscana IGT
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 7th through December 22nd, and Saturdays from May through October. Only tastings are  available on Sundays. 

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

Space is limited to 12  people. Please use our contact form to make your reservations.

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 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.

3 pm
End of the activity


Our winery could become the location for your next private event.  
We offer technical  tours  for professionals in the wine industry who want to visit our estate and learn more about what we do.

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

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.


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