Author: gustowinetours

We are Mark and Giselle and we live in the green heart of Italy - Umbria. We have a simple philosophy in life: Work at what you love, then, you never work a day in your life! We love the wines, the food, the people, the countryside, the culture, the history of this little corner of the world and we want to share this love with you!An intimate approach to tasting the delicious wines of Umbria. Small groups of no more than 8 adult wine lovers (over 16 yrs old)! We go into the Umbrian countryside and take you to the lesser known, usually family owned and run cantinas in the gorgeous rolling hills. Meet the wine makers and their families, taste their freshly made delicacies, sample their fabulous wines. Mark will guide you through the day and keep you entertained with stories of the cantinas! If you want a day to remember, a fun experience with like-minded folks and plenty of wine-tasting memories to take home, then this is the wine tour for you!
Meet The Wine-Maker!
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Meet The Wine-Maker!

‘Rock Star’ Wine Makers! Umbria seems to have more than it’s fair share of Rock Star wine-makers!  Young, enthusiastic and innovative guys! We’d like you to meet Roberto Dionigi from Cantina Dionigi near Bevagna, Umbria. The family Dionigi have been in the wine & olive oil making business since 1896.  The care, passion and attention…

Enologica Montefalco 2017 – 25 years of DOCG Sagrantino
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Enologica Montefalco 2017 – 25 years of DOCG Sagrantino

This year’s Enologica Montefalco celebrates 25 years of the DOCG Sagrantino This year’s Enologica Montefalco is from Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September when Montefalco once again opens its doors for a weekend of bacchanalian fun! Umbria Domani – (In Italian) Shows the partaking wineries. (I put this link here as a result of…

We Are Proud To Announce …
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We Are Proud To Announce …

We have been very busy lately – so busy, in fact, that I forgot to announce officially that for the 6th year in a row we have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!  #certificateofexcellence     We are very proud of this achievement – but it simply would not have been possible without…

Addition to our Auction appeal – An article in The Local by Catherine Edwards.
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Addition to our Auction appeal – An article in The Local by Catherine Edwards.

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’ Sarah & Mark. “Our little valley spoke to us like nowhere else had before and we both said together “This is it!’” said Sarah Topps, who set up a holiday rental business in Le Marche in 2007. Together with…

Auction to raise funds for Earthquake affected friends in Le Marche.
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Auction to raise funds for Earthquake affected friends in Le Marche.

This upcoming Auction is to raise enough money to pay for a temporary home for Mark and Sarah. Save the Date!  Sunday 19th March at 9 am Italy time!  Running for one full week and ending on Sunday 26th March at 11.30 pm Italy time https://www.32auctions.com/SarahandMark2017    We have amazing donations for the auction… From…

Special Offers from Gusto Wine Tours, Umbria. Come and join us!
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Special Offers from Gusto Wine Tours, Umbria. Come and join us!

Gusto Wine Tours presents Special Offers for 2017   2017  Special Offers! This will be our 7th year of having the best time showing off the wonderful wines, tasty produce and introducing you to the delightful and friendly local artisans! To celebrate and to show how much we appreciate your support, we have a superb offer…

Sagrantino – Unique Grape of Montefalco, Umbria
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Sagrantino – Unique Grape of Montefalco, Umbria

The Vendemmia is upon us!! We are very fortunate to live right smack bang in the middle of the Sagrantino area in and around Montefalco. Wine-lovers who take a Gusto Wine Tour  at this time of year (September/October) are often lucky enough to see part of the vendemmia  (grape harvest). Sometimes, they might even be able to…

Gusto Wine Tours and Cantina Fongoli Twitter-Chat!
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Gusto Wine Tours and Cantina Fongoli Twitter-Chat!

TONIGHT ON TWITTER AT 9PM ITALIAN TIME! On Twitter tonight:  We are guests of Tina Moray of Protocol Wine Studio (@ProtocolWine & @winescop) (use #winestudio to join in the Q & As). Along with Angelo Fongoli, award-winning wine-maker of Cantina Fongoli (@CFongoli). And Amy Ezrin, Senior VP of Massanois Imports (@massanois) who imports Fongoli wines…

Gusto Wine Tours on a Balloon Ride Adventure!
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Gusto Wine Tours on a Balloon Ride Adventure!

Balloon Ride Adventure for Gusto Wine Tours! Highly recommended for an unforgettable experience! We had an unforgettable morning on a hot air balloon ride over the spectacular Umbrian countryside!  Getting up and out by 6am was on the sleepy side, but the dawn light was beautiful and the sunrise gave promise for a gorgeous day!…

Every Last Sunday of May – Cantine Aperte.
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Every Last Sunday of May – Cantine Aperte.

Originally Posted  by Gusto Wine Tours on May 22, 2011 First impressions We originally thought when we first started Gusto Wine Tours that the last Sunday in May would be the busiest day of the year! Cantine Aperte (Open Wineries) is THE day to get out and try the local wines.  We were also under…

Certificate Of Excellence 2016 !
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Certificate Of Excellence 2016 !

  Thank you to all our wonderful Gusto Wine Tours guests! We have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the FIFTH year in a row – and it’s all because of you! We continue to strive to exceed your expectations and we hope that we do just that.  We love what we…

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Sagrantino Vertical Tasting VIP Tour

 IT’S HERE!! Over the past few years we have been adding shorter tours and then we thought – Let’s do something different!  A very special day with Sagrantino! We have had fun putting this wonderful new tour together!  Join us for a truly remarkable day tasting Umbria’s King of the wines – Sagrantino di Montefalco…

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