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Museum of wine

The Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Museum is housed in the Villa della Rocca di Montestaffoli and offers a journey into the history and production of wine, predominantly the well known Vernaccia from San Gimignano. Located at the highest point of town next to the great city walls, visitors can look out over the surrounding vineyards where the grapes begin their journey.

Wine production from the region is now in excess of nine millions bottles a year, with over 70% of produce being sold abroad. The museum contains three small rooms where visitors can gain a detailed understanding of how the wine is made and how the process has changed over the years, including displays of the equipment used. The obligatory wine tasting room houses over 500 bottles, and a sommelier is on hand to talk through the best the area has to offer.


Opening hours: 11.30am – 6.30pm daily (April to October)

Prices: Entrance to the museum is free, wine tasting is extra.
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