Cantina Scacciadiavoli, Umbria

Visitors at the Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

 

We first learned of Scacciadiavoli winery from a winemaker dinner at SPQR in San Francisco where we met Liu Pambuffetti, who invited us to visit next time we were in Umbria. We love their wine, so we took her up on that offer when we stayed in Norcia at Palazzo Seneca.

 

Visit Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
Wine tasting at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

Cellars of Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
Tasting Rose at Inside the Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

House at the Vineyards at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
The Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

Cheese and meat platter with your wine tasting at Scacciadiavoli winery in Umbria, The Taste Sf
Vines at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
Inside the Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
The vineyards to Visit at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

Vineyards at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

 

Montefalco, Umbria has several incredible wineries. One of the most remarkable things about Scacciadiavoli is that they produce an entire range of wines, from sparkling to dessert. The Spumante Brut Bianco and Rosè are more recent additions to the winery’s offerings, both made from native Sagrantino grapes. Two white wines complement the winery’s flagship red wine offerings, Montefalco Rosso DOC and Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG. The Montefalco Sagrantino Passito dessert wine is made with dehydrated Sagrantino grapes. It’s hard to find a winery that does everything well, but everything we’ve tried from Scacciadiavoli was excellent.

 

Tasting wines at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF
Winemaking at Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

Looking over the vineyard the Cantina Scacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco Umbria Italy, The Taste SF

 

In case you’re curious about the name, the winery was founded in 1884 and takes its name (“chases away the devil”) from an exorcist that lived at the border of the property and purportedly used the wine in his ritual. This special winery is definitely worth a visit. It’s easiest to rent a car. Driving in Umbria is not challenging at all. The wine tasting includes meat and charcuterie pairings, but make sure you also ask to see the vineyards. They are located uphill from the main winery building, and the views are stunning.

Thank you to Cantina Scacciadiavoli for hosting us.

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