Food & Wine Tour in Orvieto and Todi
Wine, cheese, olive oil tastings and bespoke and guided experiences with local producers in Umbria in Orvieto and Todi.
Private food and wine tour in Todi and Orvieto with driver-guide and transportation from Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Spello, Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano and all Umbria and Tuscany.
- Private food and wine tour in Orvieto and Todi with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the Umbria region
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Visit of a cheese producer with Pecorino cheese tastings
- How extra virgin olive oil is made in an olive-press and taste delicious EVOO
- Enjoy the lunch based on many authentic food specialties of Umbria
- Winery visit in the Orvieto wine region, private tastings and authentic experiences with the local producers
- Orvieto and Todi: two of the most beautiful hill towns in Umbria
This food and wine tour in Orvieto and Todi is the perfect chance to explore the flavors of the west of Umbria, with its great traditions for great wines, olive oil, Pecorino cheese and many other food specialties.
The daytrip is a private experience, and begins meeting your English-speaking driver-guide at your accommodations in the morning.
Travelling across the green and lush valleys of Umbria with a comfortable car or minivan Mercedes-Benz, you will arrive at the first activity of the day, the visit of a small dairy producing Pecorino cheeses, where you will learn how local Pecorino cheeses are made and you can sample Pecorino in the many phases of aging, ranging from soft and fresh, to hard and structured.
Next stop of your food and wine experience in Umbria will be a family-run olive mill located in the hills between Orvieto and Todi. The owner will guide you on a tour of their olive-press, learning all about olive varieties and about the coldpress extraction methods of the extra virgin olive oil. Lunch will be then served with a tasting of different extra virgin olive oils, learning the differences of their flavors, and how to use them cooking; lunch will also include a selection of the best regional salami and charcuterie, and a wine of the Orvieto wine region.
Speaking of wine, last stop of your food and wine experience will be in a renowned winery in Orvieto. After a guided visit of the estate and of the cellar, you will have a wonderful tasting session of their fruity and minerals wines, comparing the styles and techniques of the Orvieto’s wines, and enjoying a pleasant afternoon in Umbria. Cheers!
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Orvieto and Todi is a private experience with departure from all the main locations of Umbria and Tuscany including Assisi, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto, Montefalco, Deruta, Bevagna, Narni, Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Chianciano, Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, Siena, Arezzo, Trasimeno lake area (Passignano, Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Tuoro, Panicale).
- 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
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Olive-Press visit and extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Traditional Umbrian lunch (vegetarian menu is also available)
- Winery visit and wine tastings
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).