Discover Decugnano deci Barbi, a boutique winery in Orvieto, Umbria.
The meaning of Decugnano’s name is unknown, lost over time. The first written testimony dates back to 1212, when wine was made at Decugnano for the clergy in Orvieto. These were the lands of Saint Mary of Decugnano.
In 1973 Claudio Barbi discovered Decugnano and it was love at first sight. The first wines were produced in 1978 and the success was immediate.
Decugnano dei Barbi produced the first Sparkling wine Traditional Method in Umbria (1978) and the first Noble Rot wine (1981).
The soil rich in fossils, oysters and shells, together with the microclimate, the ideal ventilation and a wide temperature range are all factors particularly suitable for winemaking. Besides a very modern cellar, visitors have the possibility to admire the caves dating back to the Etruscan times, today utilised for the production of Spumante Method Champenoise and to mature certain wines in French oak barrels.
For guests willing to spend the night, Villa Barbi offers a stunning view on Umbria hills and vineyards and is also located on the estate.
Book your winery experience
The activity is only available prior to a visit of the beautiful Estate.
A qualified guides will take you through a journey of understanding each step of winemaking in an extraordinary historical setting. Ancient caves are still used for the production of Sparkling wine Traditional Method and the refinement in barrels of the estate's best red wine.
The wine tasting will take place in a XIII century Chapel, Saint Mary of Decugnano, restored by the family and overlooking Orvieto and the Umbrian valley.
It will be accompanied by a small selection of charcuterie and cheese.
You will taste three wines: The Spumante Brut Metodo Classico, Mare Antico (Orvieto Classico Superior Doc),
AD1212 (Umbria Igt).
Duration: 2 hours
A local cook and an English speaking Wine Educator run the traditional cooking classes in Saint Mary of Decugnano chapel. The initial tour will be followed by the preparation of a 4-course meal, where you will play an active role in the making of each dish.
The menu, always in season and strictly linked to the culinary tradition of Orvieto, will be served in the Chapel together with 5 of the estate's wines.
The sleek Decugnano dei Barbi’s apron will be given to the clients as a memory of the class.
You will taste five wines: Spumante Brut Metodo Classico, Tramonto d'Estate (Rosè Igt), Mare Antico (Orvieto Classico Superior Doc), AD1212 (Umbria Igt) and Pourriture Noble (Orvieto Classico Muffa Nobile Doc).
Duration: 4 hours.
While immersed in the captivating atmosphere of Villa Barbi, you will enjoy 5 of Decugnano dei Barbi’s finest wines with a traditional lunch prepared with good, fresh, simple ingredients by a local Cook.
An exclusive opportunity to discover the elegance and beauty of this historical residence and the perfect scenario for a corporate event and business lunch.
Meeting new clients? Presenting a new brand? The estate will tailor your perfect business lunch with wine tasting to match your special occasion.
You will taste four wines: The Spumante Brut Metodo Classico, Tramonto d'Estate (Rosè Igt), Mare Antico (Orvieto Classico Superior Doc), AD1212 (Umbria Igt), Pourriture Noble (Orvieto Classico Muffa Nobile Doc).
Duration: 5 hours.
Discover the secrets of the authentic Umbrian culinary culture with a precious wine tasting experience.
Featuring four of the estate's most remarkable wines and a premium selection of DOP products from the Region, this wine tasting is both exclusive and educational.
The wine educator will take you through this beautiful experience, teaching you more about Decugnano dei Barbi wine & food pairing and how they enhance each other’s flavour.
You will taste four wines:The Spumante Brut Metodo Classico, Tramonto d'Estate (Rosè Igt), Mare Antico (Orvieto Classico Superior Doc), AD1212 (Umbria Igt).