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

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Grechetto

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Goretti

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

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

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

  • Arnaldo Caprai

    In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulf...

  • Barberani

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

  • Paolo Bea

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

  • Tili

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

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Palazzo Simoncelli Orvieto Classico 2006


    Crisp, clean but has no flavour whatsoever. It's amazing, it really doesn't. All I get is sweetness on the tongue followed by a slight sourness as its swallowed. The flavour is too subtle to be noticed and so doesn't do anything for me. Probably needs to be drunk while eating. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Properzio-Sangiovese Riserva Colli Martani Italy Umbrien di Filippo 2005


    I just got back from Italy where I visited this winery. How wonderful; a ma and pa vineyard. They let us taste everything they had. (If going make sure you call ahead for apt.) This wine was heaven I bought one bottle and brought it home to drink. Now I am looking for more of it.. it's a ++ wine. If you fine one drink it up and enjoy!2/16/0... Read More

    Wine review by joy evans

  • Arnaldo Caprai Umbria Poggio Belvedere 1998


    No written review

    Wine review by dontdivedrunk

  • Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 1998


    No written review

    Wine review by alavaughn

  • Antonelli Montefalco Rosso 2003


    Not overly sweet, but good for beginning wine drinkers, like myself :) It was really great with braised pork and pasta. One of the best pairings I've ever experienced. Read More

    Wine review by zuckerman

  • Falesco Sangiovese Umbria IGT 2006


    This was my first Sangiovese. I am learning to drink reds and trying to learn to review wine in general. This wine had the aroma of blackberry. It was a full bodied red - full of flavor. The after taste had a hint of vanilla and berries. Allowing it to breath mellowed it - and I liked it. Read More

    Wine review by katzafrau

  • Rosso di Spicca Rosso Orvietano Umbria 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by joinerz

  • Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano 2006


    A top choice for a daily drinker. Vitiano Falesco offers great value at $7.99 a bottle, delivering a solid performance and outperforming wines that are double its price point. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese, this wine delivers on the palate, with lots of fruit flavors including berries, cassis, cherries, oak and hints of ... Read More

    Wine review by ktam12

  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 1999


    Floral and a bit porty on the nose with hints of cedar and raspberry jam. Medium ruby color and deceptively light causing you to expect something lean and dry but then on your first sip you're hit with intense, sweet fig, candied ginger and chocolate. The sweetness is not overwhelming and perfectly balanced with fruit and acidity, leaving you w... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2006


    bought 3 bottles @ $12/ Zachy's 1/1/09 Read More

    Wine review by drake42

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