The Macerata vineyards are an undiscovered joy, producing a wonderful range of unusual and extraordinary wines. Ribona, Passerina, Verdicchio and a host of traditional and international verieties all grow perfectly here.Traditional and down-to-earth cantinas (with grandma at the helm) still thrive in this region, alongside innovative and modern wineries. Our vineyard tours, led by professional wine expert Graham, give you a unique, “behind the scenes” opportunity to understand organic wineries and discover the wonders of sustainable winemaking as well as experience a revelation of new flavours and varieties.
Our crafted Artisan wine tours are a must for any visitor to the Le Marche region of Italy. Following several years working alongside the very best winemakers and now producing our own wines, we can guarantee you an unforgettable experience. Many of the winemakers have become great friends, allowing us an even closer insight into their world and their working day.
All tours are fully focused on sustainable wine, the indigenous varieties that are grown here and the traditional artisan wineries that produce these great wines. Don’t be surprised if, during a tour, you are invited to lunch or even dinner by the owners -when we visit a winery we become a part of their family!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ORGANIC FARMER
FERTILIZING THE LAND
PREPARING THE BIODYNAMIC MIX
If you want to learn more about wine, an evening with the entertaining Graham Herbert is just for you. In the beautiful surroundings of their farm and then to a local winery, you are taken on a short, illuminating journey, from the growing of grapes to the sampling of the wine. Graham explains his passion for wine in simple language, laced with a great deal of humour, and a great ability to brake down myths and old wives tales regarding the mystic of wine in a humourous and intelligent way. A tour with Graham is highly recommended and not to be missed.
CHARRING OF THE POSTS
DOING EVERYTHING BY HAND
On the tour with Graham, we observed the process of winemaking from start to finish - by walking through the grounds, vineyards and cellars and discussing wine at length with the winemakers themselves. We also sampled the different wines on offer, alongside local produce such as bread, cheeses, salumi and chocolate which Graham produced out of nowhere! We learned so much on our day out with Graham and had loads of fun along the way. A great all round host.
Recently, I had a very enjoyable wine evening at Graham and Sarannes farm. Graham began by introducing us to the vineyards of Le Marche and explaining how the various grapes were grown to the high standards expected today. We then sampled lots of wine! Graham dispenses wine, wit and wisdom in equal measure. After tasting each wine, Graham encouraged us to ask quick fire questions which he answered with humour whilst displaying his obvious knowledge on the subject. He is an excellent speaker, comfortable with his subject and very easy to listen to. It was the most delightful way to spend an evening: beautiful surroundings; delicious wine, and a speaker who could educate and amuse. Thank you.