Trek through the vineyards of a family-run winery in Assisi, learning about viticulture and the wine making process. The enjoy a picnic lunch of wines and local produce under the veranda in the vineyards, with panoramic views of Assisi.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 11:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Booklets
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sample the wines of Umbria under the shadow of Assisi
  • Get panoramic views of the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Learn more about viticulture via convenient information boards in the vineyards
  • Sit under a veranda in the middle of the vineyards to taste local produce of cheese and meats
  • Try some authentic Umbria Torta al Testo and a dessert of Umbrian cookies
Full description
Picnic in the vineyards of a family farm and wine producer, located just 875 yards (800 meters) from the Basilica of Saint Francis, one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.

The Mencarelli family has been producing fine wines and extra virgin olive oil for decades, and on this 2.5 hour lunch tour you will walk through their deep green vineyards, and learn about the wonderful world of Umbrian wines.

All around will be blue sky, ripe grapes, dusky olive groves, and centuries-old oak trees. Armed with a complimentary map, stop at information boards to learn more about wine and viticulture.

Then, under the veranda of the vineyards, a picnic basket will be waiting just for you! Enjoy a glass of SAIO Assisi wine and sample typical Perugia bread, with extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, cured meats from the Subasio Mountains, traditional Umbria Torta al Testo (a salty cheese bread), and Umbrian cookies. All wine glasses, place mats, plates and cutlery will be provided.
Includes
  • Map of the vineyards
  • Picnic basket with 1 glass of SAIO wine of your choice per person, water, typical Perugia bread and SAIO extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, cold cuts from the Subasio Mountains, traditional Umbria Torta al Testo, Umbria cookies, wine glasses, placemats, plates and cutlery
What’s Not Included
  • Additional wine tastings (always available in the wine tasting room)

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Meeting point

SAIO Wine Shop, via Campiglione 94 Assisi (GPS: lat. 43.076725; long. 12.585997) From Perugia: Take SS75, exit Ospedalicchio Sud, direction of Assisi. SAIO is 9 kilometers (5.4 miles) away From Foligno: Take SS75, exit Santa Maria degli Angeli, direction Assisi. At the roundabout under the basilica of Saint Francis take direction Bastia-Perugia. SAIO is 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) away

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Important information
Know before you go
• In case of bad weather, the wine tasting will be in the wine tasting room. You will get 2 wines (instead of 1) with the same food pairing provided in the program you chose
• You can change the day of your tour if you call at least the day before
• SAIO is open all year long, but April to October is the best time to visit
• Opening hours: Monday-Saturday - 10.00-12.30 / 16.00-19.00 (May to October until 19.30); Sunday - 10.00-12.30
• For reservations out of opening hours please contact SAIO
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Scenic, delicious, fun, friendly and informative

Our hostess (Agnes) was very nice and informative. The wine-tasting was instructive and tasty. The walk through the vineyards on our own was appreciated and a lot of fun (including the tasting of grapes on the vine). The gazebo provided a great area to rest and a splendid view of Assisi. The food was plentiful and delicious. The service was excellent. Unfortunately it was a very windy day, but that almost added to the fun.

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October 19, 2018

Beautiful day, wines, staff & views of Assisi

We enjoyed an informative and delicious wine tasting at SAIO before a lovely walk through their vineyards to a covered picnic lunch area at the foot of Assisi - providing majestic views across the vineyards. Lunch, accompanied by a glass each of our selected SAIO wine was a beautiful platter of salami, prosciutto, cheese and breads. We had a wonderful experience and Agnese was a brilliant host - thank you so much!

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September 13, 2017

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

We took the option of a walk from the train station along the rural roads to me our hoist at the vineyard, something we recommend if you are not pushed for time. We found a great mix of historical and personal information from our hoist as we as a most enjoyable picnic lunch in the most pleasant surroundings.

May 11, 2017

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SAIO Assisi

Product ID: 30719