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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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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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Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the FOURTH year in a row!

We are absolutely delighted and extremely chuffed that our wonderful wine guests have once again given us the opportunity to shout from the roof tops that we have received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the 4th year in a row – 2012 -2015 We would also like to thank them all for their fabulous reviews which have put Gusto Wine Tours at: #1 in Montefalco for Top Tours & Activities, #1 in Province of Perugia for Top Tours & Activities, #1 in Umbria for Top Tours & Activities, #9 in the whole of Italy for Wine Tours and Tastings!...

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Gusto Wine Tours Grand Prize Draw …. WINNERS!! We have WINNERS!!

We had a “Christmas at Easter” party at Casa di Stafford last night and Lisa May who IS Paws To Help was there.  We asked Lisa to pick the tickets for the prize draw, we thought she was the perfect person to do it! So, without further ado – we are DELIGHTED to announce the winners! “Third Prize” donated by Yo Harff & Jan Vos of Monteolivo-Umbria of a case of six gorgeous bottles of Cantina Moretti Grechetto wine goes to ticket number #40 which was bought by ALISON EDEN!  We hope you enjoy the wines which will be shipped to...

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Gusto Wine Tours – Grand Prize Draw! *** WONDERFUL UPDATE****

13th March 2015   We are DELIGHTED to say that we have now sold 101 tickets!! This means that the Grand Prize Draw will take place after midday (Italy time!) on Friday 3rd April!  Now we want to reach 200 tickets!  Only €5 per ticket!  A bargain … and to sweeten the deal, we have a THIRD prize on the table now!!  We have such fantastic and generous friends!   THIRD prize offered by Monteolivo-Umbria run by the charismatic Yo & Jan…    You could win 6 bottles of fantastic award winning  Omero Moretti Grechetto organic wine – and have...

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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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