Umbria
Destination
1.5 hours
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Ita-Eng
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1+
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Montefalco: a dive into history

Experience Umbria from another era! Enjoy a ride on an ancient horse-drawn chariot through the vineyards and olive groves in the rolling hills of Montefalco and taste the most famous Umbrian wines directly in the cellar with the producer.


What you’ll do

  • Stroll through the vineyards and olive groves on board an ancient horse-drawn chariot
  • 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: € 96


What to expect

We will welcome you in Umbria, in the green heart of Italy, a land rich in art, history and culinary traditions.

On board an ancient horse-drawn chariot, you will take an unusual walk through the vineyards and olive groves of the farm to relive the rural life of the past.

Upon returning to the family farmhouse, we will taste four of our wines together: Grechetto DOC, Umbria Rosso IGT and “secco” and “passito” Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, paired with local cured meats and cheeses.

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 1.5 hours
Start time morning 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

afternoon 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

What’s included
Walk on board a horse-drawn chariot
Wine tasting: 4 wines, extra virgin olive oil and local specialities
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 96

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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. 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 the winery tour in Montefalco 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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