Calici di stelle in Montepulciano

On August 10, the most awaited night by wine lovers in Tuscany returns

Calici di stelle in Montepulciano is the midsummer night awaited by wine lovers. The 2022 edition will make the public dream with the elegance of Montepulciano, where the embrace of beauty and taste becomes magic, with a new format that combines itinerant tastings and guided tastings in exclusive locations in the Renaissance village. Discover the official program here below.

The tastings

  • Itinerant tasting - Buy the Stella Coupon on the evening of the event and taste the Rosso di Montepulciano and the VIno Nobile di Montepulciano in the alleys of Montepulciano. Cost € 15 per person. To be purchased on 10 August.
     
  • Guided tasting - Choose one of the locations and book your place online (subject to availability). Cost € 22 per person. Reservations available online (San Biagio, Vicolo del Leone and Via di Pie 'Al Sasso).
     
  • Tasting in contrada - Buy a bottle of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG in the Contrade del Bravìo delle Botti di Montepulciano to taste the noble wines of Montepulciano during your dinner. To be purchased on 10 August.

The program of the event

From 6:00pm / Itinerant tasting (€ 15 coupon star, to be purchesed the night of the event)
Piazza Grande - Sant'Agostino

The traditional format of Calici di Stelle. You will buy a coupon star and you will receive the glass and the glass holder that will accompany you in the tasting of five wines, two labels of Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and three of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, in the two points of Piazza Grande and Sant'Agostino with the sommeliers FISAR.

  • How to taste: buy the coupon star during the night of Calici di Stelle
  • Tasting method: itinerant, in Piazza Grande and Sant’Agostino
  • Includes: 5 wine tastings (2 of Rosso di Montepulciano + 3 of Vino Nobile), goblet with goblet holder
  • Cost: € 15 per person

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7:00pm and 9:30pm / Guided Tastings in 3 exclusive locations in Montepulciano (€ 22 per person, online reservations open)
Terrace of Vicolo del Leone - Canonica di San Biagio - Via di Pie 'al Sasso

Tasting of 3 labels of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG guided by the producers and at the presence of the FISAR sommeliers. Paired with wines: extra virgin olive oil, Chianina tartare or local cheeses and pappa al pomodoro. The atmosphere will be completed by the performance of the musicians of the H.W. Henze of Montepulciano.

  • How to participate: online booking
  • Tasting: seating tasting guided by certified sommeliers.
  • Includes: 3 tastings of Vino Nobile paired with typical local products
  • Duration: 1.30h (30min per label)
  • Cost: € 22 per person / €10 per children (3-10years old)

Terrace of Vicolo del Leone (close by the Municipality building)
A secret corner of beauty few steps away from Piazza Grande in Montepulciano; is the panoramic terrace located at the end of Vicolo del Leone, adjacent to the Town Hall. The walls of the historic buildings protect this pretty square, which for the occasion of Calici di Stelle in Montepulciano becomes the exclusive lounge in the village.

For tasting: 3 labels of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG paired with Chianina tartare and local extra virgin olive oil.
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Loggiato della Canonica di San Biagio 
You will taste the three labels of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano amdmiring the temple of San Biagio, Antonio da Sangallo's masterpiece, is the Canonica, an elegant late Renaissance work with a double loggia and five large arches. The colors of the evening warm the travertine walls and accompany the tastings with a unique show, given by the perfect combination of man-made work and natural landscape.

For tasting: 3 labels of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG paired with Chianina tartare and local extra virgin olive oil.
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Via di Pie’ al Sasso 
In the historic center of Montepulciano, few steps from Piazza Grande, there is Via di Pie al Sasso, an alley close to the ancient walls of Montepulciano where you can breathe the authentic atmosphere of the town and where you can admire one of the best landscape of Valdichiana Senese. Some of the most evocative underground cellars of the historic center are nearby. In addition to the exclusive tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano, the location will host a special magic show for children.

Magic show for children (open to all).

For tasting: 3 labels of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg paired with pappa al pomodoro, pecorino cheese and local extra virgin olive oil.
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From 8.00pm / Dinner with the red wines of Montepulciano
In the eight contrade of the Bravìo delle Botti

Montepulciano wines will accompany dinners in the eight contrate of Bravìo delle Botti. Buy the bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG or Rosso DOC directly in the contrada, at the official desk of Calici di Stelle.
 

During the event

Live music, Magic show for children (open to all), visit of the historic cellars of Montepulciano.

Extraordinary activities
7pm / Medieval cortege of the flag and drummers of Bravìo delle Botti di Montepulciano
7.30pm and 10.00pm / Magic show for children and adults in the location of Via di Piè al Sasso
Until 10pm / Special Opening of the Enoliteca del Consorzio del Vino Nobile.(Via di San Donato 21, inside the fortress)
 

Special guided tours 

Tuesday 9 August 9.00 pm / Waiting for Calici di Stelle
Departure from Piazza Grande, 7

Walk under the stars on the eve of the night of San Lorenzo, for an unusual and exclusive experience in the tiny streets of the historic center of Montepulciano. Nose upwards to see your shooting star in the sky and make a wish on the panoramic terrace of the Enoteca of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, at the Poliziana Fortress and taste a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.

Special price: € 29.00 per person
Min. 8 people
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10 August from 3:00pm to 4:30pm and from 5:00pm to 6:30pm / Tour of the cellars of Montepulciano Calici di Stelle special edition 
Departure from Piazza Grande, 7

Discover curiosities about Montepulciano and let us take you on a suggestive visit to one of the monumental underground cellars of the historic center. Includes:

  • Walk in the historic center of Montepulciano
  • Visit of a cellar in the historic center of Montepulciano
  • Tasting of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Special price: € 20.00 per person
Min. 8 people
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