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Umbrian Vineyards

Listed under Wine Regions in Umbria, Italy.

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Umbria’s major wine, Orvieto, isn’t as popular outside Italy as it once was and most of the other wines produced here are unknown to international palates, so there isn’t as much wine tourism here as there should be, but this is beginning to change. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes have been grown here for centuries and are well suited to the conditions and wine makers have plenty of experience growing and blending the perfect local flavours, once celebrated by Popes and royalty.

The scenery is also beautiful, lots of quintessentially Italian vistas of warm coloured valleys and hilltop medieval villages like Assisi, Spello and Montefalco.

If you’re looking for the wine road less travelled try the reds produced around Umbria’s Torgiano and Montefalco which are supposedly full of character and visit the estates of La Carraia and Lamborghini where new local red blends are being tried and tested.

For a great selection of places to stay in the area, visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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