Food & Wine Tour in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto
Guided food and wine experience in Umbria in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto with private car service and food and wine guide visiting the best wineries producing Sagrantino wine, tasting delicious extra virgin olive oil and many other regional specialties.
Private food and wine tour in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto with private driver service and transportation from Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Orvieto, Todi, Trasimeno lake area and from all Umbria and Tuscany.
- Private food and wine tour in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the gorgeous Umbria region
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Visit of a olive-press in Spello with extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Relax and enjoy the country life visiting a cheese maker farm and tasting delicious cheeses
- Winery visit in the Sagrantino di Montefalco wine region, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Enjoy a traditional Umbrian lunch and many authentic food specialties of Umbria
- The charming atmosphere of the medieval towns in Umbria
At the heart of Italy, with the untouched landscapes of its valleys, the charming villages, an amazing cultural experience made of fine wines and delicious food products, Umbria is a perfect destination for a food and wine tour and Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto are some of the most representative spots for the best Umbrian wines and gastronomy.
The food and wine tour in Umbria starts meeting your English-speaking driver-guide at your accommodation, for then starting your discover of Umbria on board of a comfortable Mercedes-Benz car or minivan.
Driving through charming hills and passing by lovely medieval hamlets, tour will reach the first location of the day: a family-run olive mill in the Spello area. The owner will open the door of his olive-press giving us the chance to learn how Evoo is made, for then having a private tasting of his excellent extra virgin olive oil.
The wine and food tour in Umbria continues enjoying the rural life style of a cheese maker farm. During the tour, you will see all the cheese making activities, from the milking to the aging, for then enjoy a tasting of all their best cheeses and dairy products.
Next stop on the tour schedule will be in a winery located in the Montefalco wine region where you will taste amazing Sagrantino wines. You will visit the winery and cellars, learning different wine-making and aging techniques, and then you will be led through a guided wine-tasting of these wonderful and unique red wines.
The last activity of our food and wine tour in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto will be enjoying lunch in the beautiful setting of an Umbrian hill town, tasting traditional Umbrian salami, truffle and many other regional products paired with excellent Umbrian wines.
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto is a private experience with departure from all the main locations of Umbria including Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Trevi, Foligno, Norcia, Trasimeno lake, Città della Pieve, Orvieto, Todi, Deruta, Gubbio, Città di Castello, Umbertide and the closer locations in Tuscany including Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Arezzo, Chiusi, Chianciano, Cetona, Sarteano, San Casciano dei Bagni, Anghiari, Sansepolcro.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Food guide and wine expert
- Extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Winery visit and wine tastings
- Traditional Umbrian lunch (vegetarian menu is also available)
Umbria Dop Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The cultivation of olives in Umbria has very ancient origins, dating back to the Etruscan populations. Today, the production area of Umbria DOP extra virgin olive oil includes the entire territory of the Umbria region, while the most cultivated varieties of olive trees admitted by the regulations are: Leccino, Frantoio, Moraiolo, San Felice, Rajo and Dolce Agocia. The fresh olive oil is bright green in color, which becomes yellow when mature. With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, the Umbrian blend of Evoo has a well-rounded taste and a fragrant aroma; it is a very eclectic olive oil, ideal for seasoning and enhancing simple food but also dishes with a strong flavor. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.
Umbria Wine Regions: Located in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic, historic towns. Umbria is well known for its white wine production. Trebbiano (also named Procanico in Umbria) and Grechetto are the most prominent white varieties, both in blend in the Orvieto DOC, the region’s largest appellation, even if the most valued white variety produced in Umbria is Trebbiano Spoletino, cultivated especially in the hills of Spoleto, Montefalco and Todi. Although well-known for its whites, Umbria’s two top DOCG appellations are for red wines. The native red grape Sagrantino has gained prominence in Montefalco area, creating wines of great depth, structure and power and receiving the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG status on 1992. Sangiovese is the region’s most planted grape variety, and it is the principal grape of the second Umbrian DOCG wine: Torgiano Rosso Riserva. There are also 11 DOC and 6 IGT appellations especially concentrated in the central hills (Colli Martani) of the region, near the western border with Tuscany and around the Trasimeno Lake, where one of the most popular variety cultivated is Gamay del Trasimeno (Grenache).
Umbrian Food Specialties: produced from sheep’s milk, Umbrian pecorino cheese is a soft, semi-hard and aged cheese produced in all the territory of the region. Norcia is one of the most important towns of Umbria regarding the food products and it is well-known for its Prosciutto di Norcia IGP and for all its charcuterie. It also gives the origin and the name to one of the most famous Italian cooking recipe: Pasta alla Norcina. Umbrian Truffles, white and Black, are considered very precious and some of the best food products of the region; their territory of origin and their environment are generally the woods of the Apennines mountains, near the eastern border with Le Marche. Legumes (Lenticchie e Cicerchie di Colfiorito, Fagiolina del Trasimeno) are produced in many of the districts and they are the main ingredients of the Umbrian Legumes Soup. Crescia di Gubbio, also named Torta al Testo, is one of the best known and most appreciated flat bread: origins are very remote and the dough is obtained by kneading very simple ingredients by hand: flour, water, salt; it is traditionally cooked on the Testo, a stone or iron disc placed directly on the embers of the fireplace. Other well reputated Umbrian specialties are: Cipolla di Cannara (onion from Cannara), Anguilla e Persico Reale del Trasimeno (eel and perch from Trasimeno lake), Patata rossa di Colfiorito, Torta al Formaggio (Easter Umbrian bread with cheese), and Umbricelli (pasta).