Our wines, as elegant and authentic as the Umbrian varieties from which they originate, are produced with the utmost respect for nature and tradition.
Bellafonte lies just outside Bevagna, in the heart of the unspoilt Umbrian countryside. It is the realisation of a dream; the desire to reinterpret the ancient heritage of Montefalco and its grape varieties.
The estate covers a total of 30 hectares, 8 of which are under vine. The remainder is comprised of woodland, a small orchard and 2,500 olive trees. The vineyards are set on rocky terrain, which alternates between marl, sandstone and the typical clay of the area. The vines are cultivated with great care, fertilized with manure from selected sources and mechanical equipment is used to avoid the use of herbicides. The most delicate processes are carried out by hand: from pruning and leaf stripping to canopy management and of course, harvest.
Carved into the hillside is the winery. The temperature and humidity of the cellar are maintained by a network of underground pipes which draw in air from outside, ensuring a constant air flow. Production is geared towards small quantities of the highest possible quality, with a particular focus on low intervention techniques. Fermentation is carried out using indigenous yeasts and the wines are neither clarified nor filtered.
Wines produced by Tenuta Bellafonte:
- Collenottolo Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
- Pomontino Montefalco Rosso DOC
- Arnèto Umbria Bianco IGT
- Sperella Montefalco Bianco DOC
Guided tours and tastings are available by appointment.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00 from Monday to Friday. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays by prior appointment.