Posted on gen 17, 2014

Umbria - Wine

Umbria one of the ” 10 BEST WINE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2014″ USA  MAGAZINE ” WINE ENTHUSIAST “, crowned the land of Sagrantino. Torgiano, Montefalco, Orvieto……, are among the top world wine tourism destinations.Umbria. A recognition that comes with the affirmation of the Umbrian wine production , but also the beauty of the landscapes and the rich history of the area, as explained by Kerin O’Keefe, “Italian ” editor of the magazine: ” unlike other tourist destinations in Italy more known , the hills and valleys of Umbria, covered with olive groves and vineyards, seems untouched by time. Next to the pristine natural beauty , Umbria is full of well-preserved medieval town . Orvieto rests on a volcanic soil , and is home to one of Italy’s most beautiful cathedrals .Assisi home  of St. Francis, Perugia, the capital of the region, a great cultural town offers a variety of museums including the chocolate museum for foodies. The beauty and history of Lake Trasimeno, or the beauty of the Nera Valley and towns such as Gubbio , Foligno, Spoleto, Todi , Norcia and others, or cultural festivals like Umbria Jazz Festival , to name just a few examples.What to say: a mix of great wines, nature, well preserved history and modern cultural vitality , which led to the only Italian region landlocked , narrow as it is between Tuscany, Marche and Lazio , at the forefront of the wine tourist destinations in the world. Also thanks to entrepreneurs and professionals in the wine & food , which over the years have given value and prestige to the territory like: Caprai (formerly European Winery of the Year ” 2012 in the ” Wine Star Awards ” for ” Wine Enthusiast “, who raised the Sagrantino di Montefalco and its territory , on which then also affected other brands of Italian wine as the last in order of time , the family Lunelli (Ferrari wines) , with the Tenuta Castelbuono, known as “The Carapace ,” the cellar , created by the famous sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro , or  Decugnano dei Barbi , Orvieto wine reference , or Lungarotti , leader of Torgiano reality , has always been among the leaders of wine tourism with its wine museum , and Castello della Sala , Umbra Antinori winery , where the famous Cervaro della Sala and muffato della Sala are produced. How Not to mention, from the gastronomic point of view , the name of Gianfranco Vissani , one of the most well-known and renowned Italian chef , with his Vissani House Hotel in Baschi , or  Riccardo Cotarella , Italian famous enologist who, starting from ‘ Umbria , has become one of the landmarks of world enology , and producer with Falesco cellar , along with brother Renzo .
Happy to know that Umbria in the elite world of wine tourism.