BloGusto!

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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A Very Happy and Exciting 2015 for us all!!

I’ve put together some snapshots of our lives in 2014 and look forward to creating more fabulous memories this year!  It’s a big year for us!  We are celebrating five years doing what we love to do!  I (Giselle) turn the big FIVE .OH. later in the year, and I plan on having many adventures to celebrate that! So, Happy New Year from Gusto Wine Tours in beautiful Umbria! Do pop by and say hello!    

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Life, Montefalco style …

Life is funny sometimes – the longer you stay in one place, the more you can take it for granted. Then something happens or you see something that brings you right back to why you chose to be in that particular place way back when! Simple pleasures, walking right near our house with the dogs.  Seeing their joy in running free and discovering new smells and trails, chasing each other, playing … I haven’t captured it on camera yet, but DJ’s greatest pleasure is running and jumping after any flying insect – from a scared little pup, recently thrown out...

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Umbria – Green Heart of Italy!

FIRST PUBLISHED JUNE 1ST 2011 … BUT I LOVED THE SPRINGLIKE PHOTOS, SO I’M REPUBLISHING IT! They really don’t call Umbria the Green Heart of Italy for nothing, you know! Right now it’s really living up to its name with the blossoming of that almost fluorescent-lime spring green.  The vines are suddenly looking like they are badly in need of a haircut with tendrils sticking out every which way! It’s an exciting time to be observing the vines right now with the embryonic grape bunches peeking out from the oversized vine leaves. Then Mother Nature makes sure there is a...

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