Umbrian Life

Blessing! All In A Gusto Wine Tours Day!
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Blessing! All In A Gusto Wine Tours Day!

We get enquiries sometimes that cause us to do a double-take! This year we had a request from a very nice man from the States asking if we could organise a blessing for him & his fiancé while they were on a wine tour with us. He wanted to surprise her with a little chapel…

A Memorable Gusto Day … Typically Untypical!
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A Memorable Gusto Day … Typically Untypical!

Making Memories! What makes a memorable day out? We are asked all the time “What can we expect from a day out with Gusto?” We don’t like to give too much away, as part of the pleasure, we have found, is in discovering those particular pleasures along the way! So, why don’t I tell you…

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A Very Personal Post … From a guest post on Gloria’s ‘At Home In Tuscany’ Dec 2010

 At Home In Tuscany  Thanks to Gloria for giving me the opportunity to write from the heart! Gloria asked me to write a post  for a series about what it means to be ‘home’…. here’s my take on it ……. Home Is Where Your Heart Is. I’ve been following this wonderful series of Guests Posts…

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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….

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Gusto news and views!

Busy, Busy, Busy!! No apologies for not writing for a while, we have a great excuse! In only our second year, we are exceeding even our own expectations and we’re wonderfully busy and each day brings us new friends along with a daily reason to show off Umbria and a little of what she has…

My Favourite Time Of Year in Umbria …
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My Favourite Time Of Year in Umbria …

The Colours of Autumn What’s your favourite time of year?   When you’ve watched the vines bud, flourish, produce bunches of grapes, see the grapes being picked … I wait with impatient anticipation for the autumn colours to unfold. … Especially the Sagrantino leaves.  When you look across the gently rolling hills with the rows…

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Up close n personal with the Vendemmia…

I couldn’t believe my eyes on the 1st September – there I was wasting time on the computer as usual and, of course, occasionally gazing out the window – I do have a rather spectacular view of Montefalco and the rows of vines at the back of the house – when suddenly there appeared a…

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