Category Archives: Meet the winemaker

Winter Warmer Tours with Gusto – Umbrian-style!  

Fancy a Winter Warmer Tour with Gusto? We are fast approaching the end of 2018!  Now we’re looking forward to those crisp, azure-skied winter days in Umbria.  The vine leaves are starting to change colour from their vibrant green to the stunning hues of reds and yellows, a truly beautiful sight and a mecca for photographers the world over. Wine lovers are discovering that Umbria is a fabulous winter destination, with the robust Sagrantino di Montefalco warming the cockles of their hearts!  But there isn’t just an abundance of full-bodied, elegant reds, the white wine scene in Umbria is undergoing a...

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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 to detail have carried on through the generations. Cantina Dionigi was one of the very first wineries we visited when we moved to Umbria and years later, we continue to love our many visits there! There’s something about the combination of the soil, the...

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New Occasional Feature – The Wineries (we know) of Umbria…..

I wrote this back in 2010, but I’d like to include it here and say that this is the start of our local Umbrian Wineries features! We need to introduce everyone to the delights of Cantina Tabarrini, they are, to our minds and taste, one of the best, most innovative,  local producers Umbria has to offer. The wine-maker is the owner – Giampaolo, he, together with his wife Federica form a formidable team.  A lot of the cantine (wineries)  stick with traditional methods and don’t get me wrong,  make the most fabulous wines – however,  Giampaolo breaks with tradition and innovates,...

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