Best wineries to visit in Umbria

Which wineries to visit during your vacation in Umbria?

Today we take you on a discovery of a territory rich in breathtaking landscapes, ancient history, art, culture, and delicious cuisine.

Through the exploration of the 5 best wineries to visit in Umbria, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s traditions in every aspect.

Table of contents 

  1. Main production areas
  2. Tenuta le Velette
  3. Roccafiore
  4. Cantine Goretti
  5. Argillae
  6. Blasi Cantina

Main production areas in Umbria

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Umbria is a renowned region for the production of high-quality wine.

The region has a long winemaking tradition and offers a variety of fine wines. Some of the main wine-producing areas in Umbria are:

  1. Montefalco: This area is famous for Sagrantino di Montefalco wine, an intense and robust red wine primarily made from Sagrantino grapes. It is considered one of the most sought-after wines of central Italy.
  2. Torgiano: This area is known for Torgiano Rosso Riserva wine, a red wine primarily made from Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes. It is a well-structured wine aged in oak barrels.
  3. Orvieto: The city of Orvieto is famous for its namesake white wine, Orvieto Classico. It is a fresh and aromatic wine often made from Grechetto and Trebbiano grapes.
  4. Colli del Trasimeno: This wine-producing area is located around Lake Trasimeno and produces a variety of wines, including white, red, and rosé wines. Some examples include Trasimeno Bianco and Trasimeno Rosso.

Discover with us 5 wineries not to be missed in Umbria!

1. Tenuta le Velette 

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Let’s begin our journey from a family-run winery in the municipality of Orvieto.

In the wines of Tenuta Le Velette, you will find the story of a reality that since 1870 has been telling the great transformation of a product that today is a recognized excellence worldwide.

The vineyards cover approximately 100 hectares, all on the Orvieto volcanic plateau. This imparts great minerality to all the wines, which are produced almost entirely in concrete tanks. The barriques, on the other hand, rest in underground tunnels carved into the tuff stone.

Through various organized tours in the winery, you will have the opportunity to visit the 19th-century villa located in the heart of the estate, the modern cellars, and those carved into the tuff stone.

It will be an occasion to savor the territory in its entirety. You will be able to taste the winery’s wines accompanied by typical products from the Umbrian region.

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2. Cantina Roccafiore

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Roccafiore is a winery in Umbria where the awareness that humans are at the center of everything is still preserved.

Leonardo and Luca, in the name of a long-standing tradition, manage a young and ambitious company, passing on values that are clearly felt in the nuances of their wine.

The Roccafiore winery, nestled amidst vineyards and forests, is a journey into ideal winemaking: concrete, steel, glass. The architecture harmoniously blends with the hills, and everything is designed to follow the rhythms of nature and transform precious fruits into exquisite wines.

The winery is a pure object of design, and despite its modern shapes, it integrates perfectly into the landscape. The production areas are underground, following traditional winemaking practices, ensuring maximum efficiency in the vinification processes.

At Roccafiore, you can experience numerous activities in contact with nature and the traditions of the territory. From the winery tour to a picnic in the vineyard, you will discover every hidden secret behind the production of high-quality wines.

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3. Cantine Goretti 

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Goretti Estate stands on hilly terrain just outside Perugia. The alternating sunrises and sunsets allow visitors to admire intense colors and breathtaking views framed by the fertile Umbrian land.

Goretti winery perfectly combines the winemaking vocation of the place, the entrepreneurial experience of the family, and the enthusiasm for producing excellent quality products.

Some distinctive elements of the estate include the recently restored 14th-century tower, a flagship and undisputed emblem of Goretti labels, and a helipad from which guided tours of the different estates depart.

Throughout your visit, you will be accompanied by an expert who will guide you to discover their products at the end.

Certainly not to be missed is their Sagrantino DOCG Montefalco, an excellence of the Umbrian territory that you cannot miss.

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4. Argillae

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The Argillae farm extends among the hills of Allerona and Ficulle, northwest of Orvieto, covering an area of approximately 120 hectares.

The territory is characterized by a strong presence of clay and sandy soils, distinguished by the famous “calanchi” formations. The unique composition of the soil, excellent exposure, specific microclimate, and careful selection of grape varieties make it a special terroir suitable for producing excellent quality wines.

At the Argillae farm, you will have the opportunity to live a unique and exciting experience, walking through the vineyards and discovering the most important agronomic techniques for organic production.

You will taste their wines accompanied by bruschette with their own extra virgin olive oil and a platter of typical Umbrian products.

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5. Cantina Blasi 

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“Dedication” is certainly the word that best characterizes the work of Cantina Blasi.

The presence of the Blasi family in this part of Umbria dates back to Bino Blasi, who was born in 1893. Starting in 2009, Didi and Mauro Blasi decided to plant vineyards and build a modern winemaking cellar, in addition to the aging cellar located in the underground of the Palazzo dei Conti Bertanzi, dating back to 1742.

Michele, who now coordinates all the work in the winery, represents the fourth generation of the family that has set the goal of leaving a strong mark on their territory.

The municipality of Umbertide, like the whole of Umbria, has an ancient winemaking tradition, yet there is no real historical record regarding the use of indigenous grape varieties different from the most well-known in the region.

For this reason, the Blasi family decided to plant some established quality Umbrian indigenous grape varieties such as Trebbiano Spoletino, Grechetto, and Sagrantino, but also focus on international grape varieties that are best suited to the microclimate and soils of their estate, such as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

During your visit to Cantina Blasi, you will have the opportunity to taste many wines produced by them, from whites to sparkling wines, and savor many specialties of the estate produced locally.

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