Discover Sagrantino wine
Come to the green hills around Montefalco in Umbria to discover the best Sagrantino di Montefalco with the winemaker. Visit the winery surrounded by vineyards and taste Umbrian wines.
What you’ll do
- Visit the winery in Montefalco
- Taste 4 Umbrian wines
- Savour local cured meats and cheeses
- Taste extra virgin olive oil
Price per person: € 21
What to expect
I will open the doors of my wine cellar to introduce you to Sagrantino di Montefalco, the red wine that has made Umbria famous worldwide.
We will taste together four wines: Grechetto DOC, Red Umbria IGT, “secco” and “passito” Montefalco Sagrantino, paired with local cold cuts and cheese. There will also be a tasting of another important farm product: our prized extra virgin olive oil.
|Where||Montefalco, Perugia – 30 km from Todi|
|When||From Monday to Saturday – duration 40 minutes|
|Start time||Morning 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – noon
Afternoon 3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 21
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The Food Expert:
The winery, founded in the early 1900s, has always included Sagrantino vineyards: our family has continued to preserve the traditions and winemaking techniques of the best Sagrantino di Montefalco for decades, even when they had all but disappeared elsewhere. Traditionally, Sagrantino di Montefalco only existed in the passito version; recognition of the ‘dry’ version came in the second half of the 20th century.
Cancellation policy: all bookings for this Sagrantino wine experience can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
Our property is 470 metres above sea level, only 3 kilometres from Montefalco, along the south side of a splendid ridge that, rising between Assisi and Spoleto, dominates the Umbrian Valley. This has always been the most suitable environment in the entire municipal area to grow Montefalco Sagrantino.
The winery, founded at the beginning of the 20th century, has always included Sagrantino vineyards: our family has preserved its tradition and winemaking techniques for decades, even when elsewhere they had almost disappeared.
The quantity of wine that we make is very limited: it is only a part of the whole harvest. The vineyards, about 9 hectares, are located near an archaeological site linked to the Roman road Flaminia and to Emperor Frederick II’s Saracen Army.
The production of extra virgin olive oil is also ancient: we preserve age-old trees of precious varieties such as Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio and the rare native cultivar San Felice.
Sagrantino is the native vine of Montefalco, a small town in the province of Perugia.
Pliny the Elder, in his Naturalis Historia, cited a grape variety called Hirtiola, but it is not certain that it was Sagrantino. The earliest mention dates back to 1500. Sagrantino wine traditionally existed only in the “passito” version (sweet version); the “secco” version (dry version) appeared in the second half of the 20th century.