Umbria
Destination
40 minutes
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Ita-Eng
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1+
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Discover Sagrantino wine

Come to the green hills around Montefalco in Umbria to discover the best Sagrantino di Montefalco directly with the winemaker. Visit the winery surrounded by vineyards and taste the most famous and appreciated Umbrian wines.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the winery in the rolling hills around Montefalco
  • Taste 4 Umbrian wines: Grechetto DOC, Umbria Rosso IGT and “secco” and “passito” Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, paired with local cured meats and cheeses
  • Taste our fine 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.

Sagrantino grape is the native variety of our territory, which gives its best results in the green hills around Montefalco and Bevagna. You will discover the best Sagrantino with its scents and flavours, the result of an extraordinary combination of factors such as territory, climate and vineyard care.

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 included
Winery tour in Montefalco
Tasting: 4 wines, extra virgin olive oil and local food
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 21

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The Food Expert:

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.

Sagrantino grape is the native variety 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 di Montefalco. 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.


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.

Montefalco Sagrantino

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.

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