Siena Wine

What and Where to Drink in Siena?

We spent two weeks in Siena researching what local wines to drink and where to drink them. We’ve compiled a summary of the information we collected so you can start enjoying these wines as soon as you arrive!

Significantly, Siena is located deep in the heart of the Tuscany region. Tuscan red wines are famous around the world. Significantly, most Chianti Classicos and all Brunellos and Vino Nobile are from areas near Siena.

Many wine shops in Siena offer wine tastings and sell wine by the bottle. Not surprisingly, most of the wine will be red wine. But, this is not a problem because much of the food in Siena will involve red meat. Fortunately, these two are a match made in heaven! You can enjoy them together while marveling at Siena’s unique red brick architecture.

If you want to drink like a local, you should visit one of the town’s excellent bulk wine shops (vini sfusi). They offer quality wines at very affordable prices.

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Local Wine in Siena

Siena is in the Tuscany wine region, where the Sangiovese grape dominates wine production. The most famous wines include Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, and Rosso di Montepulciano.

The Sangiovese grape is also the primary component in the wines known as Super Tuscans. This blend may include small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc and is typically aged in French oak barrels.

The tannins and acidity in Tuscan wines range from moderate to high with fruity tones. They also have a wide range of aromas and flavors, such as clove, cherry, red plum, strawberry, fig, leather, dried roses, floral, cinnamon, chestnut, violet, tobacco, clay, brick, tomato, thyme, or oregano.

Some of these wines can be enjoyed when they are relatively young, and others can benefit from aging in the cellar.

Wine Shops in Siena

Cantina del Brunello de Montalcino Wine Shop in Siena, Italy

Cantina del Brunello de Montalcino

Address: Via della Sapienza, 66, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Vini di Toscana Wine Shop in Siena, Italy

Vini di Toscana

Address: Via di Città, 17, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Il Salotto del Vino Wine Shop in Siena, Italy

Il Salotto del Vino

Address: Chiasso del Bargello, 2, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Bulk Wine Shops in Siena

La Bottega del Vino in Siena, Italy

La Bottega del Vino

La Bottega del Vino was our “go-to” source for wine in Siena. They have a large selection of high-quality bulk wines at reasonable prices. Don’t forget your bottles!

Address: Viale Trieste, 20, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Vini Sfusi in Siena, Italy

Vinaio del Buongustaio Siena

Address: Viale Camillo Benso di Cavour, 59, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Il Vinaio di Furio Bulk Wine Shop in Siena, Italy

Il Vinaio di Furio

Address: Via G. Mazzini, 20, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Wineries Near Siena

La Lastra

La Lastra offers and Educational Wine Tour and Tasting

Address: Str. della Befana, 2a, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Winery San Giorgio a Lapi

Winery San Giorgio a Lapi offers a tasting tour that begins with a walk in the vineyards and a visit to the Church of San Giorgino. Afterward, you will visit the cellar and taste their wines on the terrace.

Address: Str. di Colle Pinzuto, 30, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Castel Di Pugna

Castel Di Pugna offers a winery tour and tasting of wines including their Chianti Colli Senesi doDOCG, Chianti Superiore DOCG, Chianti Riserva DOCG, and Toscano Rosso IGT, which are paired with foods from Tuscany.

Address: Str. Val di Pugna, 11/B, 53100 Siena SI, Italy


Montechiaro allows visitors to choose from various options, including different wines or tours.

Address: Str. di Montechiaro, 3, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Fattoria Castello di Monteriggioni

Fattoria Castello di Monteriggioni offers tours of the vineyards, the cellar, and tastings of their wines paired with products from Tuscany.

Address: Str. delle Torri Cimate, 2, 53035 Monteriggioni SI, Italy

Tolaini Winery

Tolaini Winery offers various tours and wine-tasting experiences that can be booked online.

Address: SP 9 di Pievasciata, 28, 53019 Loc. Vallenuova, Castelnuovo Berardenga SI, Italy

Self-Guided Winery Tour from Siena

If you only have one day for a wine tour, we suggest visiting some of the recommended wineries in the following order:


If you have a driver (and you definitely should), you could visit these four wineries while spending just a little more than 1 hour in the car during a roundtrip from Siena. Of course, how long the entire tour takes will depend on how long you spend at each winery. Regardless, it will be a long day of wine tasting, and a stop for lunch is strongly recommended!

NOTE: Some wineries in Italy require reservations for tastings and tours. We suggest you contact them ahead of time to make any necessary arrangements.

Wine Tours from Siena

Want to taste wine in the Tuscan countryside during your stay in Siena? Book a highly-rated wine tour from Siena to enjoy the local wines of Tuscany!

FAQs About Siena Wine

What Wine Is Siena Known For?

Given the city’s superb location between the Chianti region to the north and the Montalcino and Montepulciano areas to the south, Siena is a great place to discover a wide variety of Tuscan wines. The wines produced in the province of Siena include some of the most famous wines in the world, including Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Chianti and Chianti Classico.

Is Siena a wine region?

Siena is the capital city of the province of Siena in the Tuscany region of Italy. The region is known for its red wines made from the Sangiovese grape. These wines have unique flavor profiles and are enjoyed by wine enthusiasts worldwide. So if you’re a fan of Italian wine, be sure to check out the wines produced in Siena!

What Wine Region Is Near Siena?

Two of the major sub-regions of Tuscany near Siena are Chianti and Le Colline Senesi (the Sienese Hills). These regions are known for producing red wines made primarily from the Sangiovese grape variety.

Where is the Best Place to Stay in Siena?

Hotels in Siena

There are many great places to stay in Siena. For the best experience, we recommend staying near the Piazza del Campo (the castle marker on the map below).  It is centrally located, near the most popular sites, and is where the best restaurants and bars are located.

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