Our full-day wine tour will give you a chance to explore this lesser-known but amazingly beautiful wine region near Orvieto. Experience the enchanting, relaxing Italian countryside while tasting incredible red and white regional Italian wines in the rolling, green hills of Umbria just over one hour's driving time from Rome.
Your full-day Roman wine tour begins when your friendly, English-speaking chauffeur picks you up in a private luxury vehicle at your accommodations in Rome. In just an hour's time you will be out of the region of Lazio and entering the region of Umbria, an agriculturally rich area off the beaten track. Your first stop of the day will be a family-run winery outside of Orvieto. This ancient wine-making area dates back to pre-Roman times and produces both red and white wines of excellent quality. You'll have a guided visit through the wine estate and a tasting of their delicious wines with and English-speaking winery expert while enjoying the view of the surrounding countryside.
Your next stop will be the hillside town of Orvieto, where you can ride the characteristic funicular to the top of the city. You'll have time to explore this charming town and its winding streets housing local shops with artisanal crafts and gourmet foods for sale. Lunch can be held in a local trattoria serving regional gourmet specialties like truffles, wild game and delicious fresh pasta dishes. As your afternoon proceeds, you'll have the opportunity to taste more local wines available in the local wine bars before returning to Rome.
About Umbria's Wine Regions
Orvieto has a long history of wine-making, dating back to ancient times. Towns and villages in the Umbria region, such as Orvieto, Amelia, Lugnano and Narni, all fall within the DOC wine region. DOC wines include both white and red varieties. A few of these are: Rosso Orvietano, Lago di Corbara and Colli Amerini. The province of Terni has several I.G.T. including: Umbria, Allerona and Narni.
Although not as well known as Chianti Classico or other famous Tuscan wines, Umbria fortunately hosts some very progressive local wine-makers pushing the envelope and producing positively delicious results!