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Sagrantino di Montefalco wine tour: the wineries to visit in Montefalco and Bevagna

Sagrantino di Montefalco wine tour: the wineries to visit in Montefalco, Umbria A journey to discover Sagrantino is one of the experiences that every wine lover must do sooner or later.

Sagrantino di Montefalco is one of the most famous, tannic and controversial Italian red wines: finding the right wineries in Montefalco, Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Giano dell’Umbria and Castel Ritaldi is not easy, as many have boarded this train and have started producing low-key.

We spent 2 weeks in Umbria and the beauty of the hills of Montefalco has few rivals, so much so that it is called the terrace of Umbria.

Speaking from a purely vinous point of view, the wineries that deserve we tell you immediately, there are not many: they are the historic ones that preserve delicious nectar, especially the passito, but which are also of great beauty on an architectural level.


Wine tourism in Umbria, Montefalco cellars for visits to visit the cellars Let’s start with a historic cellar, where wine has been produced since 1884. It was born as a Fazenda, for almost industrial production at the time, but today it maintains all its charm unchanged with an imposing structure, a splendid barrel cellar and dream vineyards.

Fongoli winery

A classic family-run winery that has been converted to biodynamics in recent years. The wines are intense, persuasive and full of intoxicating aromas, let’s say that the style and philosophy are to support the territory and not to make cheesy wines. The passito is always a masterpiece, the Vigna dei Sospiri reserve never disappoints, but also prepare yourself for a delicious extra virgin olive oil that knows how to whisper to the taste buds like few others.

Cantina Botti

Small winery, but managed by a vigneron, Francesco Botti, who has contributed greatly to making Sagrantino unique. Get ready for a journey into the memories and history of Umbrian wine and unpredictable and lively wines, with aromas that will seduce your nose. Gold medal extra virgin olive oil, very honest prices and a small surprise: Mrs. Maila Orazi, wife of Francesco, for years curator and manager of the museum complex of San Francesco in Montefalco, who will be able to give life to the splendid frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli.

Bellafonte estate

With a sigh of relief and joy, we present and highly recommend this small winery nestled in the hills of Torre del Colle, just behind Bevagna. Sabrina and Peter Heilbron are the emerging faces of Sagrantino, which here finds new life with a masterful, true and lively interpretation, full of nuances and great elegance. Of course, the substance, the matter is perceptible but always led back to an excellent drinkability. Winery to visit not only for the wine but also for the human warmth, for the sidereal oil and for the possibility of staying in magnificent rooms. If you are looking for an accommodation surrounded by nature, you know where to book.

Paolo Bea

Here is another winemaker with a well-sculpted idea of ​​wine in mind. Sangiovese and Sagrantino are treated with respect in this winery which offers a range of good and elegant wines, but always with perfect drinkability. They are not wines to eat, smell or taste, but to drink! And this is one of the greatest compliments that can be given to a bottle. Stylish cellar.


Food and wine trip in Umbria, visit the best Sagrantino wineries Perticaia means plow and there will be a reason: Guido Guardigli from Romagna moved to Montefalco years ago and has since become a master of Sagrantino, declined in an elegant and precise key, but above all he is having great success with Grechetto. If you are looking for a beautiful winery to visit, with a winemaker who has a lot to tell, especially on a technical level, take a trip to the Perticaia winery and you will never want to leave.

Antano Milziade

Old-fashioned cellar, but with real wines, alcoholic and full of gritty tannins. The wine selection is of good quality, with consistently intense roughness and taste. If you like tough and muscular wines, you are in the right cellar. The prices are a bit expensive, but the raw material is ok.


The historic winery is now managed entirely by women. Wines are modeled with precision but are not afraid to speak and bring out a powerful and lively vein. Grechetto of savory verve, Sagrantino “Il Domenico” is always in great shape, but also Sagrantino passito is nectar that deserves more than a taste. Winery nestled in an enchanting setting of vineyards.

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