This wine estate, 15km northeast of Montepulciano, is part of the legendary Avignonesi company, which produces Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vin Santo, grappa and olive oil. Spread over 19 hectares, the estate is known for its 'Round Vineyard', which was designed to establish to what extent the quality of wine is influenced by density of planting and type of rootstock.

Book in advance to enjoy a two-hour tour of the vineyards, ageing cellars and vinsantaia (where Vin Santo is aged), followed by a tasting of Avignonesi wines.