A still, slightly cloudy and somewhat magical day saw me off to neighbours Martino and Etain who have the most lovely farm on the other side of the valley here in Valdichiascio.  It was the second day of their ‘vendemmia’ or grape harvest.  Martino farms  a totally organic traditional system, and it was a delight to be able to assist in the picking of grapes and to see them being carried off in a traditional manner to the old press.  Nice to know there are still traditions still being carried on in this glorious part of Umbria..

and Martino’s  wine is always fabulous, light, fruity and additive free…


  1. Glad to see you maintaining fine Umbrian traditions, we also maintain the fine Italian tradition of tax evasion.

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