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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 her husband, Topps spent six years renovating a derelict farmhouse into The Hideaway, a set of self-catering holiday apartments in the idyllic rural town of Amandola. Then last year, a series of earthquakes damaged both their home and the apartments. To keep their home from collapse,...

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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 original works of art to fantastic breaks in Italy and England!  There are tours, workshops, wine tastings, vintage items, designer goods, Umbrian wine and more, all ready for your bids!  We hope to raise as much as possible for Mark and Sarah so they can...

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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 for you! For our previous guests This is a shout out to ALL our marvellous wine-loving guests who have come out with us over the years – you know who you are! Book a tour with us before 31st May 2017 for any time this...

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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 pick a bunch of grapes or two! When do you get to see Sagrantino being harvested? The Sagrantino grape is one of the last of the grapes to be harvested, usually around the middle of October. The bunches are carefully picked by hand, and brought...

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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 in the States. Of course, we, Mark and Giselle from Gusto Wine Tours (@gustowinetours).  We will be talking about our beloved Umbria and how we started our business here in Montefalco!  We will be tasting the Fongoli Sagrantino 2010 and pairing with aged parmesan and...

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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! We arrived at Cantina Dionigi and immediately, Peter Kollar, the owner of Balloon Adventures Italy SRL and our wonderful pilot and host for the morning took control, guiding us to a parking spot, showing us where to sign up, introducing us to everyone who had...

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The Last Sunday of May – Cantine Aperte.

Originally Posted  by Gusto Wine Tours on May 22, 2011 Thought I’d quickly update this blog post from 2011! We originally thought when we first started Gusto Wine Tours that this would be the busiest day of the year – Cantine Aperte (Open Wineries).  We were also under the impression that only Umbria did this open day. We were wrong on both counts.  The world and his wife descend on the cantine on this day making it nigh on impossible to contemplate organising an intimate personal wine tour!  We now know, of course that this special day is for every...

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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 do here in beautiful Umbria and knowing that you love what we do too, makes it all worth while! If you haven’t been on a Gusto Wine Tour yet, check us out on Trip Advisor, then book your flights to Italy!  If you live in...

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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 DOCG. Compare different years vintages from each winery and complement the wines with local produce to bring out the full flavours. Treat your tastebuds even further with a fabulous leisurely Umbrian lunch enjoying local wines. Meet the wine-maker, the face behind these stunning wines. Taste...

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It’s HERE! New updated Gusto Wine Tours Website.

We are very proud and excited to announce that our new website is up and running. We would love it if you took a tour of the pages and gave us your feedback – we will be tweaking it as necessary! Check out the new tours and Special ‘New Website’ offer! See you in Umbria on one of our Gusto Wine Tours! Ciao for now, Giselle & Mark www.gustowinetours.com

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