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Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio

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Address: Monte Vibiano Vecchio di Mercatello, 06072, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 075 878 3386
10:30 - 13:00
15:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 13:00
15:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

From June 2010 there is one more reason to visit Umbria: Monte Vibiano's...

From June 2010 there is one more reason to visit Umbria: Monte Vibiano's eco-tours are the key to discover the secrets of its worldwide-famous wines and olive oil while touring its spectacular estate in central Italy. All tours are conducted aboard electric vehicles around Monte Vibiano, the first 0 greenhouse-emissions farm in Italy. Visitors gather at the wine cellar in the valley and from here they board electric vehicles for a ride to the nearby hills and fields, across hectares of vineyards and olive groves. There is always something happening here, no matter the time of the year: from picking grapes for Monte Vibiano's refined red and whites, to hand-picking olives from century-old trees, the eco-tours are always a chance to observe exciting aspects of life in the fields. The highlight of the visit is a stop at 'vigna Lorenzo', a jaw-dropping vineyard extending for several hectares, a natural jewel that takes its name from that of Monte Vibiano's CEO, Lorenzo Fasola Bologna. From 'Vigna Lorenzo' visitors can see the historic Monte Vibiano castle towering over the valley: it is 2,000-year-old and currently the home of the Fasola Bologna family, owners of Monte Vibiano. With a descent to the valley, the electric vehicles return to the wine cellar and the brand new "Green Wine Bar", made of recycled materials. Here it is possible to taste Monte Vibiano's exquisite wines and bruschetta, seasoned with the company's signature frozen olive oil. The "Green Wine Bar" is inspired by Monte Vibiano's ecological mission and designed by Monte Carlo designer Maryam Fasola Bologna with old woods and hundreds of unused corks.

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Wonderful experience! Best olive oil I've ever had.

We visited Monte Vibiano a few days ago and loved it! Manuela was very friendly and knowledgeable. We felt the tour was a little short but that may also have been due to the off... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited Monte Vibiano a few days ago and loved it! Manuela was very friendly and knowledgeable. We felt the tour was a little short but that may also have been due to the off season. One of the owners, Maria Camilla, spent much of the afternoon with us. Taking the time to discuss her wines, family, and ask us... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the winery due to a chance encounter with Maria Camilla at a small town in Italy. She invited us to her winery and we of course had to visit since her passion for her wine, olive oil and family history was just so passionate. We can see why, the place is stunningly beautiful, self sufficient and eco friendly.... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We met Ms. Maria Camila, and we're delighted with our tour. Our daughter, 16, enjoyed herself immensely at the history. Manuela personally ensured that we enjoyed ourself. Make sure you ship a case of olive oil to your home. It will be a pleasant reminder of your trip.

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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We selected this winery to visit based upon the five star rating here on TripAdvisor. It's amazing to see any location with that high of a rating but after being there I can tell why! First of all, I had emailed the winery to arrange the tour, ask about local accommodations, and probably asked more questions than needed but the... More 

Thank Karen W
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

There are lots of reviews with facts about this winery and what to expect. We've been on tours and tastings in other places, mostly in the US, but have never had anyone drive us to their vineyards. Made for a nice experience. Learning their history was interesting and the oil and wines were quite good. We met Maria Camilla as... More 

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Foligno, Italy
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had the pleasure to take my friend Jocelyn Dame from Montreal Canada to celebrate his wife's birthday, together with their friends. It was October 3rd. It was an amazing tour with electric jeeps, the weather was beautiful. We had the chance to taste all the wines and spend few hours in a fantastic atmosphere. Thank you Maria Camilla and... More 

Thank Gianluca B
Seward, Alaska
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was my first true formal wine tasting experience. I'm not a real wine type of person but this may have changed me. First, our lovely guides were excellent. They were not only knowledgeable but were genuinely interested in making sure our experience was a good one. Then came Maria...one one the owners of the family business. our family had... More 

Thank Marc S
Montpelier, Vermont
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited this winery on the recommendation of our hotel staff, and found it to be one of the best vineyards we have visited in Italy over multiple trips. It is a family owned vineyard that produces excellent wine and olive oil. The owner exhibited pride in the history of her family's vineyard, and in the products they produced -... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I read a few reviews on trip advisor on what to do for a day our and saw this vine yard. It certainly was an excellent choice. The vine yard is set in the most stunning location, the views are simply amazing. Very easy to book, just wing over a quick email, the response was very rapid. The electric buggies... More 

Thank sayital
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

OMG, what a great time!! Maria, the owner, and her staff, especially Chiara, really know how to make their guests feel special! Not only was our visit informative, it was full of stories about the family, and the history of the region. Maria is so passionate about the winery, her family, her employees, the environment and especially her guests!! She... More 

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