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January 25, 2021

The vineyards of “Orvieto”


  • Orvieto and its territor (“Orvieto” DOC production area)
  • Orvieto, Castel Viscardo, Ficulle (the production area of the “Orvieto Classico” DOC)

Visiting time

  • 2 days

How to get there

  • Car required

Lovers of good food and above all good wine cannot remain indifferent, and must try Orvieto wines in their various production areas and typologies. Wine was produced in the area by the Etruscan populations and always appreciated even outside its borders. In this regard it is enough to remember that due to its qualities, the wine of Orvieto was renamed “the wine of the Popes”. In the Orvieto hills where the presence of vineyards is constant, there are many wineries and high-level producers that also offer guided tours and tastings.

A path for wine lovers in the hills of Orvieto and the surrounding area, in the wine production area Orvieto DOC, which is a wine that obtained the denomination of controlled origin in 1971. This noble wine is obtained from the Trebbiano, Procanico and Grechetto grapes. The controlled denomination of origin “Orvieto” also includes the sub-class “Orvieto Classico” and is reserved for white wines with different typologies: dry, medium sweet, sweet, superior, late harvest and muffa nobile.

A red wine whose denomination of controlled origin is more recent than white, is the DOC “Rosso Orvietano” (conferred in 1998). Rosso Orvietano is a wine obtained in its different types from the following grapes: Cabernet, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese and Aleatico.

Another important wine of the territory is the “Lago di Corbara” which became DOC in 1998, reserved for red and white wines that meet the conditions and requirements established by the production discipline for the following typologies: red, red reserve, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet sauvignon reserve, Merlot, Merlot reserve, Pinot noir, Pinot noir reserve; Sangiovese, Sangiovese Riserva, Bianco, Bianco Riserva, Grechetto, Grechetto Riserva, Vermentino, Vermentino Riserva, Chardonnay, Chardonnay Riserva, Sauvignon, Sauvignon Riserva, Late Harvest, Passito and Passito Riserva.