Umbria Blog | Wine tasting at Pucciarella

Umbria Blog | Wine tasting at Pucciarella

Umbria is the green heart of Italy and these green hills, the climate and the soil are excellent for making good wines. Abroad Umbrian wines are less known, which is a shame because the wines of this region are of high quality. In Umbria the Etruscans made wine two thousand years ago, but also the Romans in the 3rd century b.C. appreciated the wines. The […]

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Umbria Blog | Meeting our Belgian friends

Umbria Blog | Meeting our Belgian friends

Last year I’ve met some families from Belgium who stay in Montone, Umbria @ Montone Rental. It is one of their favorite holiday destinations in Italy. This agriturismo has a total of 5 rental units with shared pool, barbecue and tennis court. In August 2015 we went together for a wine tasting in Montepulciano where we drank a few glasses of quality wines before eating at the sagra in […]

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Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino di Montefalco

Last week I was invited to come to Montefalco where the owners of La Vigna, an agriturismo near Saragano in Umbria, were to expose their wines at Enologica. This is a wine tasting event to celebrate the grape harvest and the production of yet again new top wines in the Montefalco area. The wines of La Vigna or Il Torrione have become quality wines. They produce […]

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sagra and wine tasting in Montepulciano

sagra and wine tasting in Montepulciano

Last weekend we organized a spontaneous wine tasting for a group of Belgian guests. Five families and friends who were in Italy for the first time. Every year they go on holiday together and this time they decided to come to Umbria to Montone Rental. They contacted us for information about sagra’s or a winetasting. A sagra is a typical Italian event, which is very […]

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wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

Maybe the wine production in Umbria is limited but the wine itself is excellent. The prices are good, Umbria is a great place for wine lovers! Orvieto’s white wines and the Montefalco Sagrantino wines are some of Italy’s best known wines. This time we headed out to the south of Umbria, cantina Ponteggia in San Gemini. A place close to the city of Terni and the […]

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Spoleto Wine Festival

Spoleto Wine Festival

If you like wine festivals you’ll like Italy. Take this one for example, vini nel mondo in Spoleto. In exchange for some euro’s you are handed a wineglass and a ‘winemap’ of Spoleto. You then head into town and dive into one of the buildings marked on the map to get your glass filled. It is not only wine, there is also food to be […]

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