Take a trip through the beautiful vineyards of our region and taste Umbria’s excellent wines from a selection of carefully chosen Wineries.
More information on our “One Day Wine Tour” in Umbria
Umbria is a small, compact, cautious but focused region that has something special for every palate. On this tour we will travel through the vineyards, visiting the wineries where the best local wines are produced, sampling and comparing wines from different producers. We will also discover the centuries-old history of wine production. As Orvieto wine maker Bernardo Barberani clearly states: “All our wines show that Etruscan touch; we learned everything from them”.
The Montefalco/Bevagna area, on the other hand (which is within easy reach of Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto and Todi) produces the excellent Sagrantino di Montefalco, one of only two Umbrian wines to be awarded the prestigious DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita –the highest Italian wine appellation) in both secco and passito (sweet dessert wine) forms, the Rosso di Montefalco DOC (produced from a combination of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot grapes) as well as Grechetto and a number of other wines. Considered a rising star among Italy’s elite circle of ageworthy red wines, Sagrantino di Montefalco has attracted the curious eye of wine lovers around the world. Deep historic ties to the territory and microclimate of Montefalco also distinguish the DOCG wine. “You can’t separate the two; Sagrantino and Montefalco share an extraordinarily intimate bond”, says producer Marco Caprai.
That identity has been the wine’s competitive edge in foreign markets, curious about the new flavours offered by little-known indigenous grapes. Sagrantino di Montefalco is a symbol of Umbria’s winemaking excellence.