The Monte Chiaro Winery is best described on their own website
Early morning take off with the hot air balloon from the Monte Chiaro Winery near Siena.
This is a flight over the surrounding area of vineyards with landing in countryside followed by a tour of the cellars and a brunch prepared by the winery chefs and paired with premium wines.
Directions to Monte Chiaro Winery
The winery is situated about 5 km east of Siena and 6 km north of the Casetta – Monteaperti junction on road SS73. From the Casetta – Monteaperti junction drive 2 km north towards Monteaperti on road SP111/a. Just at you enter Monteaperti, turn left by the monument towards Vico d’Arbia (brown sign). After 0.8 km veer slightly left by the 30 sign and continue on this unpaved road for another 0.8 km until you come to a junction. At this junction, veer right towards Montevarchi. After 0.8 km, by a 30 sign you will see a gate on the right and some buildings on the left in from of you. Please turn left into the track to the Olive Grove and park immediately on the right. You should see our balloon sign by the road but the crew might not be on site until 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time so if you are early, don’t panic, you are probably at the correct location waiting for us to arrive.
If we need to use a backup site to move further away from the Chianti hills, we will write this very clearly on our Flight Status page that you will be checking the day before your flight to also see at what time the flight is called on in the morning. The backup location is the Siena launch site and meeting point (Casetta). After the flight we will bring everyone back to Monte Chiaro for the Wine Brunch.
As with any commercial flight, if you miss your flight no refund will be due but if you think you are going to be late you can try to contact the pilot on the mobile number you will be given after you have booked your flight. There is no guarantee that you would be able to contact the pilot in the morning since the mobile phone signal might not be good at the launch site and after the balloon is inflated, about 20-30 minutes after the meeting time, it might not be possible to delay the launch. If you miss your flight we would try to fit you in to a flight one of the following mornings, subject to available spaces.