we'll be traveling to Tuscany for 5 days. We want to make it a romantic getaway plus wine tasting. any recommendation?
we're looking for a nice posh hotel to relax in
and excellent winerys. we love brunello
Why don't you base yourselves in Montalcino (home of Brunello) and take day trips to Siena, Montepulciano if you get bored of the scenery or from wine tasting. I was with a group a couple of years ago and explored the region for a few days. We wish we had more time. November can be a great time to go. We were lucky with the weather. I know the region is experiencing a drought situation. So it may just be a matter of time before the rains (hopefully) comes. White truffles do need moisture and are generally available around this time.
The Locanda di San Francesco is justifiably a very popular place to stay and it comes with the huge advantage of not just good service and beautiful views from some rooms but parking right out front too. However, there are many more options in the surrounding villages and countryside subject to your budget. When precisely in November will you be coming for some properties take the opportunity to close between 2nd November - 26th December.
WE will be arriving 11.9-13
I want a guest house that is upscale
Upscale is a rather subjective thing but here are four places that would possibly fit, especially as you use the term "guest house" as opposed to "hotel". Note these are all in villages, which is what I would recommend coming when you are as you may not want to be driving out to dinner if the weather is bad, as it could well be. Again, you’ll have to check with each property as to availability for your dates for many places around here close during that time.
In San Quirico: https://www.palazzodelcapitano.com/en/
Sorry, re-read your opening post and notice the term "posh". Again, hugely subjective but just in case the places mentioned below don't hit the mark, here are a few upper end places. By their very nature, they are rural properties and unless you drove out in the evening to the nearest town you would have to eat on site. Also, although, Banfi and Velona are approached via asphalted roads, Castiglion del Bosco is on a dirt track.
Again, have no idea if they are open mid-November, you'd have to ask.
We have stayed at the Locanda di san francesco 3 times and it’s better each time...it fits the posh factor and the owner cinzia is the consummate host....montepulciano is wonderful and Pienza is close by...montepulciano is fun, compact, has great restaurants, great wine tasting and is magical at night. Poliziano is not far for great nobile ...listen to everyone about weather as I would rather be In montepulciano on a rainy or cold night enjoying fine food and wine and no driving after...the Locanda is extremely small, posh and romantic..it does sell out quickly due to what you have read hereEdited: 26 October 2017, 00:32