Umbria Wine


Umbria is a wine region tucked in central Italy, surrounded by Tuscany, Latium and the Marche. It’s a hilly area, with many of its 11 DOC’s beginning with ‘Colli,” Italian for slope or hill. The region is landlocked, and the first civilizations, the ancient Umbri and then the Etruscans, established their villages along the Tiber river as a hydration source. If you follow the legends of saints, one of the big ones, Francis of Assisi, for which the iconic town is named, was based here.
Umbria is best known for its white wines, particularly Orvieto, produced from the Trebbiano (here sometimes called Procanico) grape. This wine accounts for the majority of all the wine produced from the region. This is kind of a little black dress of a white wine, changing in style through the decades but always in fashion. Some trends dictate a young, fresh style, while others call for more sophisticated techniques in which the juice is left in contact with the skins for longer Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Umbria View all

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Grechetto

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Umbria

  • Orviéto

      Orvieto is the most famous wine produced in Umbria, Italy. This celebrated white wine has ...

  • Montefalco

      The Montefalco wine region, named for the Medieval hilltop town at its center, is located ...

  • Umbria Igt

      Umbria is a wine region tucked in central Italy, surrounded by Tuscany, Latium and the Mar...

Popular Wineries in Umbria View all

  • Barberani

    The vineyards of our estate are only a few kilometers away from Orvieto. They are on the hills ov...

  • Castello Delle Regine

    Property of lawyer Paolo Nodari, the company extends for 400 hectares around the fortification kn...

  • Tili

    It is unknown exactly what the head of the Tili family found here among the hills of Assisi when ...

  • Paolo Bea

    As a child, I learned this craft from my father. Our history and tradition is the source of our k...

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

    The Farm covers 30 hectares of land, of which five are given over to mixed crops, five to olive g...

  • Goretti

    The Goretti Gisberto agricultural company and the Goretti winery began in the 1960s.In 1992 the...

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Adanti Azienda Agricola Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2003


    Opens with a meaty nose, medium tannns and firm acids. Flavors of figs, black currents, and a tannic finish with hints of leather. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Antinori Orvieto Classico Santa Cristina Campogrande 2003


    This was a pleasant surprise. For less than $10, it provided quite a few classic Bordeaux flavors. Great ripe cherry, red plums, cassis and just a hint of leather come through on both the nose and palate. Ripe and full in the mouth. A nice old world style with a hint of new world fruit. Read More

    Wine review by rcscgrhpx

  • Poggio Bertaio Crovello Umbria IGT 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by Tulio

  • Castello di Magione Rosso Carpaneto Umbria IGT 2004


    supah fab pizza wine --- easy drinker with a little extra kick on the berry. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • On Thursday May 7th, New York Vintners is proud to host Alessia Antinori, of ... family's empire south into Umbria, eventually making his way to California. With numerous world-renowned labels, Alessia will be on hand to guide us through some of the family's most collectable wines alongside a perfectly paired 4-course dinner. This evening is s... Read More

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  • Sangiovese IGT -Lungarotti NV


    Andrew - mehRachael - pretty goodSmooth, dry Read More

    Wine review by winetipcolt

  • Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano 2005


    scents of leather and berrydry and tangy, mocha flavor Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray

  • Terre de Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco 2001


    Dark purple color with a full seductive body. Aromas of Black Currant, Cinnamon, clove and fruit cake. Spicy, rich raspberry jam on the palate that finishes fresh with a long cherry aftertaste. This bottle held up perfectly to the complexity and spiciness of the dish it was paired with. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Bea Santa Chiara Tavola Bianco 2006


    A gorgeous golden, amber color. With aromas of fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon rind. Fresh cut grass honeysuckle comes to the fore as it warms above cellar temp. A medium to almost full bodied white with flavors of peach, melon and hazelnut. This unique bottle could be mistaken for a red if tasted blind. Beautiful fresh finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Falesco Vitiano Umbria IGT 2005


    Fresh, bright young red blend. Big cherry aroma, soft tannins. Terrific value at under $10. Read More

    Wine review by judgelog

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