Borgo San Vincenzo, Tuscany’s newest luxury boutique hotel named for the patron saint of winemaking, invites guests to experience the region’s legacy of warm hospitality and culinary excellence offering a delightful array of reimagined Tuscan classics, sophisticated wine experiences and artisanal craft cocktails designed by the hotel’s talented culinary team.
Nestled in the serene countryside of Southern Tuscany, Borgo San Vincenzo is located within the prestigious Vino Nobile vineyards in Montepulciano, Italy. This region is renowned for its deep-rooted winemaking traditions, embracing a genuine approach with small-scale local producers who meticulously craft high-quality products using time-honored methods passed down through generations.
“At Borgo San Vincenzo we want guests to connect meaningfully and authentically to one of the world’s most storied destinations and to savor the flavors of locally crafted products, skillfully handmade by our neighboring artisans, all within the backdrop of our stunning surroundings,” said Shannon Kircher, one of the founders of Borgo San Vincenzo.
TUSCAN CUISINE WITH A TWIST
At Il Ciuchino, the restaurant at Borgo San Vincenzo, executive chef Giulio Lombardelli delights guests with a delectable array of dishes that celebrate Tuscan inputs with an international twist. The dishes bring Tuscan classics to life and embrace the philosophy of seasonal dining, highlighting fresh, high-quality natural ingredients sourced from local and small producers. Among the culinary highlights is the revered Tuscan BBQ, a beloved local favorite that showcases local meats grilled to perfection in a traditional brick oven.
THE STANDOUT BAR
At the core of the hotel lies The Flying Monk Bar, a vibrant place where guests can discover an expanding collection of wines, indulge in expertly crafted timeless classics, and seasonal craft cocktails meticulously designed by mixologist and food & beverage director, Francesco “Franky” Bonauguro. This inviting space serves as a gathering place for guests to connect while enjoying wine flights, aperitivo and late-night tipples. Embracing a modern, refined, and innovative approach, the Flying Monk Bar caters to both classic and sophisticated drinkers.
WINE TASTING EXPERIENCES & MIXOLOGY WORKSHOPS
Whether an aspiring wine enthusiast or an experienced connoisseur seeking to deepen their knowledge, Borgo San Vincenzo offers an array of sophisticated and fun experiences that celebrate the region’s finest wines through sommelier-guided wine tastings. An exclusive monthly culinary event, the Winemakers’ Dinner Series, allows guests to enjoy carefully curated multi-course dinners paired with wines from independent producers across the Tuscan region. Moreover, wine enthusiasts are also invited to participate in the hotel’s newly announced Italian Wine Essentials program. This immersive 5-day wine education experience is held twice per year in collaboration with the esteemed Wine Scholar Guild, the leading provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy, and Spain. The program is limited to a small number of guests and offers a comprehensive exploration of Italian wines.
Guests can also participate in custom cocktail making classes and learn the art of the aperitivo. These immersive sessions take place at either The Flying Monk Bar or at the newly built wine cellar where a special Coravin wine selection is offered.
With a focus on catering to individual preferences, Borgo San Vincenzo’s dedicated concierge services and experiences team are on hand to assist guests in curating personalized and private tastings, cocktail classes, or intimate dinners. These exclusive gatherings can be arranged in the hotel’s wine cellar or outdoor pergola, delivering an unforgettable and tailored experience.
Originally built in 1780, Borgo San Vincenzo presents awe-inspiring UNESCO-protected vistas and embodies a fresh take on a traditional Tuscan design harmoniously blending with luxurious comforts. Guest amenities also include The Library and Winter Garden, providing serene spaces to unwind and cozy up with a book or a glass of wine; a pool deck to soak up the Tuscan sun; and an outdoor terrace with a fire pit perfect for enjoying the evenings in Tuscany.
About Borgo San Vincenzo
Tucked into Montepulciano’s most prestigious Vino Nobile vineyards, Borgo San Vincenzo pays homage to St. Vincent, the patron of the saint of winemaking. The luxury boutique hotel celebrates Tuscany’s historic wine scene, culinary excellence, and vibrant culture offering a place to connect authentically with one of the world’s most storied destinations. Borgo San Vincenzo features twenty-one uniquely curated guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, two bars, a wine cellar, a library, and a pool with a sundeck. All guests have access to on-site experiences, concierge services, and luxurious Italian amenities. For more information, visit borgosanvincenzo.com.