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Cantina Madrevite

Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Tours and Tickets by Cantina Madrevite

Light Lunch Premium

1 to 4 hours
from US$43.03
Guided tour of the vineyards, the centuries-old olive grove and the cellar. During the tour the history of the area, its traditions and all the stages of development of the vineyard are explained, from winter pruning to the harvest. Once back in the cellar, the techniques of processing the grapes and refining the wines are illustrated, both in steel and in wood.
The tasting includes the tasting of 3 labels during a light lunch based on traditional dishes. The visit lasts about 3 hours and is recommended throughout the year.
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Vero_mom wrote a review Jun 2019
Twin Cities, MN51 contributions31 helpful votes
Everyone was amazed at the quality of the wines. We tried 8 wines and our group bought 2+ cases, olive oil and beans. It was a wonderful experience. Every wine was better than most we’d tasted while in Italy. Prices 12 to 35 euro.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anthony wrote a review Jun 2018
Caserta, Italy2613 contributions776 helpful votes
We did a wine tasting / dinner event here for what they call in English "Open Cantina" night. The food was actually pretty good and paired with a very large meal. The wine itself was unspectacular.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Takapuna wrote a review Oct 2017
Albany, New Zealand414 contributions140 helpful votes
The Madrevite Winery is at Cimbano, about 20 minutes from the main Castiglione del Lago town and is certainly worth the drive. We were met by Elina who sat us in the courtyard with a small glass of their white wine, while we waited for some other people. While we waited she told us about the process for drying the Fagiolina beans - quite a long, labour intensive process! After a while some other people turned up - they had only booked for the tasting and not the tour, but they ended up joining us for the tour. We wandered over the property, to the Olive groves, and vineyards. All this took about 45 minutes, then we were shown in the winery. All very interesting stuff. Then my husband and I were seated in the cellar for our light lunch, while the others went off for a tasting. We started with some bruschetta with tomato and onion, a liver pate, and one with beans. The beans were just plain, cooked in water for abut 20-30 minutes, salt added after and that was it. We did pour some of their olive oil over the whole lot and they were beautiful. Next came a penne pasta ragu, which again, was just perfect. Simple, plain and so tasty. After this was a plate each of ham, prosciutto and cheese - we were very full by this stage. Each course was paired with one of their lovely wines. It turned out the the restaurant we went to the previous night, the Porta Sense, is owned by these people - so good food all round! As we left we bought 6 bottles of their Rose Wine and a litre of their olive oil! A wonderful day out - we really enjoyed ourselves - and learnt heaps too!
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Date of experience: October 2017
grayc wrote a review Sep 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire49 contributions17 helpful votes
Nicola's story is a truly authentic one. It is not one of foreign owners, faddish blends or en vogue cultivation choices. He speaks as honestly and compellingly about his vintages and his family's agricultural story as he does about climate change and immigration. His wines are have a focus on local grapes and are in the traditional style. Some are fantastic, some are good and some are simply to be enjoyed for what they offer. We bought only a few bottles, but having visited other vineyards, reflected that we should have bought more, not only so we could enjoy them but also so we could commercially support his approach and style. Beyond him, there is also the land. Situated with views of both Lake Trasimeno and Lake Chiusi, of Umbrian and Tuscan beauty. Simply put, the most stunning "double view" of our trip. Perhaps this is what allows him and his product such honesty and perspective - he sees both sides, preferring one, but having sympathy for the other. Lastly, his suggestion to visit his resturant in Castiglioni del Lago was a good one. Portasense, like Madrevite, was of high quality and integrity while also being of reasonable cost. I have included both a picture I took as well as one (of the previous day's sunset) he shared with me. Taken tougher, I felt they capture both innate the beauty of the land and his open, honest and generous spirit. Go here. Speak with Nicola. Drink in the wine and the view.
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Date of experience: September 2017
Romaguy333 wrote a review Sep 2016
Chicago, Illinois67 contributions33 helpful votes
In early September we spent a spectacular week in Umbria based out of a villa overlooking the city of Castiglione del Lago. Not surprisingly, our group of nine travelers/friends was replete with wine lovers interested in sampling some of Umbria's finest grape products. Upon the recommendation of a local, our group showed up at the Madrevite vineyards/winery for a tour and a sampling - what we received was a first class education from Simone Sacco in the process of growing, cultivating and harvesting grapes and the science behind turning those grapes into fine wine. Simone's passion for his work and his knowledge was obvious with every word and description he provided. With our new found education in the art of growing and processing the grape, we moved on to sample Madrevite's wine offerings. Our group was unanimous in its appreciation of the fruits of the labor of Madrevite's owners and employees. Our visit concluded only after we arranged for a few cases of our bottled memories to be shipped to our respective homes. If you are within striking distance of Castiglione del Lago I would highly recommend a visit to the Madrevite vineyard for a valuable education and some very excellent wines.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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