Umbria, among the most suggestive and fascinating regions of Italy, is widely appreciated for its historical, cultural and artistic richness as well as for its beautiful landscapes. The hilly scenery is a constant feature throughout the region. From north to south, from east to west, Umbria is a continuous up and down of hills and slopes - a green heart in which dominate the olive and the vine. We've combed through our favourites to offer you not just our top 4 Umbria wineries to visit, but why.
The region, favoured by a particularly mild climate, is of strong wine vocation for the geomorphological characteristics of the soil, loose and permeable, which promote growth and full ripening of the grapes.
After years of paralysis the revival of viticulture and enology begins in Umbria, early 1960s: with its 16,000 hectares of vineyards, an annual production of 740,000 hectoliters, of which 30% is DOC the region is now considered an excellent wine laboratory with a renewed generation of passionate and enthusiastic winemakers, capable to make the enological scenery more various.
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SAIO Assisi Winery is an unmissable stop in the peaceful town of Assisi. Located close to the famous Basilica of Saint Francis, this family-run boutique winery guide visitors through a journey of flavours, tradition and history of a unique land, featured by small productions that best express the union between innovation and tradition.
The name 'saio' which means 'habit' evokes the authenticity and simplicity of the work lead in a territory with a strong spiritual call. Amongst the beauty of SAIO Assisi Winery, guests can enjoy wine tastings and tours to enhance their knowledge and their senses.
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At Di Filippo passion tied to tradition and respect for nature are the cornerstones. In the fields are applied the agricultural practices of the past, such as the use of horses, in the respect of the laws of the biodynamic farming. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of Assisi, the atmosphere of the location and a philosophy of a slow way of life while taking a horse and carriage wine tour through the vineyards.
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Cantina Roccafiore is raised on a hill overlooking the medieval town of Todi. The winery, a modern complex built on a country house reflects the dynamic and modern personality of the Umbrian entrepreneur Luca Baccarelli and offers accomodation at the estate's luxury resort Roccafiore. At the same time, the biological certification and the choice of native grapes are evidence of respect for nature and tradition.
Roccafiore is also one of our top Umbria wineries because visitors can experience picnic and safari, a combination of wine tastings and guided wine tours onboard the exciting off-road to discover the vineyards and farming of Cinta pigs.
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The Lungarotti Winery, a leading producer in Umbria, has its heart in the two estates of Torgiano and Montefalco, the two DOCG areas of the region. The family has always been dedicated to the promotion of Umbria also through the preservation of the environment, respect for traditions, valuation of art and culture. The Lungarotti ONLUS Foundation preserves the artistic heritage in the two museums of oil and wine. At their luxurious 5-star resort Spa Le Tre Vaselle visitors can completely unwind and indulge in vinotherapy treatments or experience the cuisine at the gourmet restaurant.
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