Category Archives: Sagrantino

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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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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Cantine Aperte – Last Sunday in May – Ground Rules.

Party Time in The Umbrian Wineries! Cantine Aperte Umbrian Views   The nationwide Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) in Italy is always the last weekend of May. This is one of the few days in the year we DON’T work!  We use part of the day to go to new cantine that we normally don’t have time to visit in Umbria. The latter part we go local – so we can get home easily! So, if you’ve never been, how do you go about it?  I’m here to tell you how!  You have a few months to book your holiday in Umbria! This is an...

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