DISCOVER THE SURPRISING GOOD UMBRIAN WINES

 

a five day wine tour

 

 

Visiting Umbria will surprises you and it will makes you feel welcome. The astonishing landscapes with rolling hills, small medieval towns, fertile lands with vineyards and olive groves, transparent rivers, small lakes and excellent food will make your holiday in Umbria an unforgettable experience.

Umbria, like Tuscany, has a very good climate for viticulture. So you can imagine that in the sunny hills of this fertile region excellent wines are produced. There are no less then 11 d.o.c. (Denominazione d' Origine Controllata) and 2 d.o.c.g. (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata e Garantita) areas. During this wine tour you will have plenty of opportunity to taste these surprising Umbrian wines and enjoy the lovely Umbrian medieval towns and spectacular sceneries.

 

 

 

 

Day 1

 

Arrival

You are expected in your hotel, which is very appropriately named, Al Grappolo d'Oro (the golden bunch of grapes). The hotel is situated in the little historical centre of Torgiano. The rooms with air conditioning, fridge and private bathroom and are stylishly furnished. From the pool in the garden you have a nice view over the Lungarotti vineyards. Tonight you will dine in a restaurant close by. The excellent Umbrian cookery of the 'menu degustazione'  is combined with a delicious local wine, a red D.o.c. wine from the hills of Perugia or the hills around Montefalco.

 

Day 2

Torgiano and Assisi

This morning you have time to visit the wine museum in the 17th century palazzo Baglioni-Graziani. The museum is opened in 1974 by the wine-producers family Lungarotti. The museum examines different aspects of vine cultivation and winemaking. Also on exhibit is the private collection of Maria Grazia Lungarotti, which includes ceramics, wine jugs, etchings. Around 12.00 o'clock you will be expected in the Osteria of the Lungarotti family (next to the museum) to taste three of their wonderful wines. 

This afternoon there's time to visit Assisi. This lovely town with its fountains, little alleys, characteristic squares and scenic views will make an unforgettable impression. Don't miss the basilica of St. Francis with the frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti and Simone Martini. Vineyards in the hills around Assisi produce interesting red and white wines: Assisi D.o.c. At 5.00 o'clock you will be expected in the wine cellars of a local wine producer. Here you will taste his Assisi D.o.c. and also a remarkable Grechetto D.o.c.

 

Day 3

Montefalco and Lake Trasimeno

Today you will leave your hotel in Torgiano and will go to another beautiful part of Umbria, Lake Trasimeno, but first you will visit an olive oil mill in Vescia. The olive groves in the hills between Trevi and Foligno produce a  deep green, fragrant olive oil.  All will be explained about olive oil and you will also taste it on a 'bruschetta'. After this it's on to Montefalco. This town cannot be visited without tasting its wines. You will have a light lunch in the historical centre combined with a glass of Rosso di Montefalco wine. In the afternoon you will visit an organic wine producer in this area.

At the lake you will stay in a Villa. This B&B is situated in Magione opposite of the castle of the Knights of Malta. There's a swimming pool, gym, bar and lounge.

 

Day 4

The next day you will discover the D.o.c. wine area around the lake. In the hills there are about 350 hectares of vineyard with grapes such as Sangiovese, Merlot, Garmay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grechetto and Chardonnay. Around 12.00 you will visit the wine cellars of Poggio Totone and of course taste their wines. In the afternoon you can just enjoy the surroundings.

Lake Trasimeno is famous for its freshwater water fish, so tonight you will have a farewell diner to taste this fish combined with a local white wine. 

 

Day 5

Departure

 

 

 

 

This tour includes:

  • 4 overnight stays    

  • 2 diners with the wines mentioned before

  • a visit to an olive oil mill

  • a light lunch in Montefalco with glass of Rosso di Montefalco

  • 4 wine-tastings

 

 

 

Period

all year round 

Participants

minimum 2 persons

Price p.p. 2017

In a double room     555,00