My wife and I are vacationing in Italy in May and are interested in visiting some wineries in Tuscany. We will be driving from Florence to Montepucliano and we thought of driving the "Chianti road" and stopping along the way at some wineries. We greatly enjoy visiting npa and doing this. We heard that in Italy you can't just stop by a winery and sample the wines that instead you needed a reservation and a tour. Is this true?
We are also interested in visiting some wineries near Montepulciano, do you have any recommendations? I heard some offer both wine tasting a lunch or dinner.