Tasting of Sangiovese at Umberto Cesari
Excursions & day trips

Tasting of Sangiovese at Umberto Cesari

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Tuesday - Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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  • Private tasting at the Umberto Cesari Winery
  • Taste local wines including the Sangiovese and the Pignoletto
  • Enjoy a pairing with traditional, regional food products
What to expect

Umberto Cesari is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an Association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants & unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Located in Castel San Pietro Terme, among the hills that dominate the landscape of the ancient Via Emilia on the border between Emilia and Romagna, this winery was founded in the early ’60s by Umberto Cesari and his wife Giuliana. From the very beginning, Cesari believed strongly in the power of the land, capable of producing extraordinary grapes and excellent wines, on par with the most notable Italian red wines. Therefore, he worked to enhance and promote the potential he saw in this land. As one of the first winemakers in Emilia Romagna to believe in the potential of the Sangiovese grape, Cesari committed himself to this grape and so successfully imparted a productive philosophy that today he is today “Ambasciatore del Sangiovese” (Ambassador to the Sangiovese).

Today, the winery extends over nearly 175 hectares of land and includes 6 vineyards - Casetta, Parolino, Ca' Grande, Laurento, Liano and Tauleto - that spread among the hills that lead towards Tuscany. They are protected by a crown of badlands called the Blue Badlands because of the color that their slopes take on sunny days.

Umberto Cesari boasts a partnership with local notable companies including Ferrari and Lamborghini, both of which have chosen to serve Cesari wine at important events.

On this tasting experience, you will have the opportunity to choose from the following options:

Superior Tour

This tour features a brief walk in the vineyards, a guided tour of the winery, and the ageing cellar where you will enjoy an illustrated explanation of how Umberto Cesari wine is made. You will then enjoy a tasting of three wines in the wine shop.

  • Cà Grande Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore paired with a mousse of Mortadella Palmieri served with different kinds of bread
  • Laurento Romagna DOC Sangiovese Riserva paired with “pink” salame, served with black bread, tangerine marmelade and Caciotta di Monte San Pietro cheese
  • Resultum Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with a special selection of Pecorino cheese (Pecorino Gran Cru di Grotta di Brisighella) and a bittersweet artisanal chocolate waffle

Deluxe Tour

This tour features a brief walk in the vineyards, a guided tour of the winery, and of ageing cellar where you will enjoy an illustrated explanation of how Umberto Cesari wine is made. You will then enjoy a tasting of four wines in the wine shop.

  • Liano Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Rubicone IGT paired with Prosciutto di Parma DOP (aged 18 months), Squacquerone di Romagna DOP cheese, caramalized figs, and classic white bread
  • Liano Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone IGT paired with a potato and Parmigiano Reggiano (aged over 30 months) flan and our Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP)
  • Tauleto Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with a potato and Parmigiano Reggiano (aged over 30 months) flan and our Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP)
  • Resultum Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with with a special selection of Pecorino cheese (Pecorino Gran Cru di Grotta di Brisighella) and a bittersweet artisanal chocolate waffle

Classic tour

This tour features a guided tour of the winery and the aging cellar, where you will enjoy an illustrated explanation of how Umberto Cesari's wine is made. You will then enjoy a tasting of three wines in the wine shop.

  • Pignoletto DOC Frizzante (semi-sparkling) matched with thinly slide La Favolosa di Palmieri mortadella, served with classic white bread
  • Cà Grande Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore paired with sausage and piadina bread (traditional wrap bread)
  • Laurento Romagna DOC Sangiovese Riserva paired with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (aged 30 months), drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP)

Premium tour

This tour features a brief walk in the vineyards, a guided tour of the winery, and the ageing cellar, where you will enjoy an illustrated explanation of how Umberto Cesari's wine is made. You will then taste four wines in the wine shop.

  • Moma Bianco Rubicone IGT (Trebbiano and Chardonnay) paired with very thinly slices La Favoloso di Palmieri mortadella, served with Squacquerone di Romagna DOP cheese and classic white bread
  • Moma Rosso Rubicone IGT (Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon) paired with Passita rustica sausage and warm piadina bread (traditional wrap bread)
  • Laurento Romagna DOC Sangiovese Riserva paired with a potato and Parmigiano Reggiano flan
  • Yemula Rubicone IGT (Sangiovese and Merlot) paired with Parmigiano Reggiano (aged 24 months) and Bio Hombre (aged over 30 months) cheeses and served with our Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico di Moden IGP)
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided visit of the winery and vineyards (time permitting)
    • Wine tasting
    • Local food tasting
    What's not included
    • Transportation (available upon request)
    Where

    Via Stanzano, 2160, 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme BO, Italy

    When
    • From Tuesday to Saturday
    • At 10.00am and 2:00 pm
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    Provider
    CESARI SRL
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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