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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 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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Business e Via Italy’s Case Studies – Expats in Italy.

Business e via Italy’s exclusive series of case studies featuring expats starting businesses in Italy. This week – Gusto Wine Tours Thank you to Fiona Tankard for this interview with us at Gusto Wine Tours – This is a a little snapshot of why we are here and why we do what we do!   Gusto Wine Tours in Umbria             It was just after their wedding in Falmouth, Cornwall in 2000 that Mark and Giselle Stafford decided life was too short to spend on the usual nine-to-five routine. Neither had a serious career (Mark...

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Tasting Sagrantino with Jody Ness of Wine Portfolio & Gusto Wine Tours

A couple of years ago, Jody tries Sagrantino for the first time at Cantina Tabarrini, Montefalco ….

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Venice here we come! Gusto Wine Tours On Holiday!

Venice is always a great city for a celebration! Although we have missed the Carnevale, we can’t wait to get to Venice next week and try some of the local wines of that region! While we have never been big fans of fizz, we are keen to have a sip or three of the Prosecco! We are booked aboard a galleon ship and seafood will be high on the agenda with a magnificent fish laden dinner . We will be cruising around the lagoons of Venice while we eat. Mark and I will be meeting virtual friends, who, we hope will become...

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Happy New Year for 2014 from Giselle & Mark – Gusto Wine Tours!

Many exciting things in store for 2014 …. Take a look at some of the new Gusto ventures! TASTER TOURS WITH GUSTO! Come out with us for a morning or an afternoon and visit a couple of fabulous local cantine! We’ll pick you up locally (local to Montefalco, ask us if you’re not sure!) You’ll visit 2 cantine tasting their wines and, as often as not, their local products… You’ll have a full tour of one of the cantine … We’ll drop you off where we picked you up! From 2 to 8 wine lovers from only €50.00 per person....

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Looking back, to look forward …. Our Loves and Life in Umbria.

Sometimes all it takes is to flick through past photographs to relive the laughs, the memories, the friendships …… I took a peek at just the past few months .. Here’s what I came up with …..   There were, of course so many more photos I could have included, but perhaps there should be a part 2 instead!   Finally, if you have got this far – if you like our photos, please don’t steal them – if you ask me, I’ll in all likelihood say yes as long as you credit me for it!  😀  

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