21 Gourmet Destinations to visit this spring

Hello my dear Gourmets!

 

Here’s a list of Gourmet Destinations around Europe where you can enjoy some incredible food and wine experiences.

Wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, farm to table restaurants, and country stays. Something to take you away from your desk and bring you close to nature, to enjoy the sounds, colours, smells, and tastes that will help you relax and recharge.

 

Giusti Wine

Via Arditi, 14/A, 31040 Nervesa della Battaglia TV, Italy

 

The emblem of the Giusti Wine project is the new, state of the art 5-floors underground cellar going 8 meters underground.

The winery was built in full respect of Giusti Wine’s philosophy, in complete harmony with the landscape that hosts it, which is subject to environmental constraints. Designed to reproduce the natural movement of the hills, it is overlooked by a vineyard to be even better integrated into the landscape.

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Tenuta La Gatta

Via la Gatta, 33, 23030 Bianzone SO, Italy

 

Built in the distant 1500s, this Dominican convent was for years home to the aristocratic de Gatti family, from which the name derives, and subsequently it belonged to the Mascioni family. La Gatta estate has belonged to the Triacca family since 1969, which transformed it into a gathering place for the many connoisseurs of Valtellina wine.

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Chateau du Carrubier

1590 Chemin du Carrubier, 83250 La Londe-les-Maures, France

 

The Chateau du Carrubier, in La Londe Les Maures (Var), has been a family estate since 1973. It extends on about 88 hectares, 24 of which grow fully classified Appellation d’Origine Protégée “Côtes de Provence” vines, which nest close to the sea and the Maures hillsides: they very much benefit from this exceptional location, which favours a strong and specific expression in the wines of this specially priviledged soil.

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Pomario

Loc. Pomario, 06066 Piegaro PG, Italy

 

Pomario is located in Umbria, between Città della Pieve and Orvieto, not far from Lake Trasimeno, at an altitude of 500 m. It is a small, very bright hillock isolated from the rest of the territory. The Spalletti Trivelli family, having sensed the potential of this uncontaminated and exceptionally rare “agro ecosystem”, manages the 9 hectares of vineyards and 8 of olive groves following the dictates of organic-biodynamic agriculture while maintaining the natural balance.

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Figuière

605 Rte de St Honoré, 83250 La Londe-les-Maures, France

 

Overlooking the Iles d’Or off the French Riviera, nestled in a 210 acre vineyard that has been organic for almost 40 years, Figuière is a family-owned Domaine that captures the vast aromatic complexity of this irreplaceable protected natural environment, all its mineral potency and inspiration to craft signature wine collections steeped in tradition yet driven by innovation. Sun-drenched wines that express a love for the land of Provence.

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Il Roncal Wine&Resort

Via Fornalis, 148, 33043 Cividale del Friuli UD, Italy

 

Back in 1986 young Roberto, wise oenologist from three generations of winemakers, found a winery in which to combine respect for the land, preservation of tradition yet renewing the wine-making techniques and product quality.

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Tenute Falezza

Via Belvedere, 35/A, 37131 Verona VR, Italy

 

Our passion was born back in 1974 with Mr. Luigi Falezza. Over the years we have expanded to become owners of 18 hectares of land in the area of ​​San Felice Extra in Verona. Tradition, passion and innovation: they are the values ​​of the grandfather Luigi that are still handed down today from Family Falezza through native wines of the Veronese landscape.

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Ville D’Arfanta

Località Parè, 31020 Tarzo TV, Italy

In 1999, nature-loving brothers Giorgio and Gerardo Serena fell in love with the land and vineyards located in the splendid hills on the north side of the DOCG area and purchased the Ville d’Arfanta estate. The Serena family has turned Ville d’Arfanta into a place where they welcome customers and friends, renovating the building but maintaining the typically Veneto rustic style that emanates a cozy, family atmosphere.

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Duemani Costa Toscana

Via del Commercio, 80, 56040 Castellina Marittima PI, Italy 

The name Duemani /Two hands/ represents two hands from two people, Elena Celli and Luca D’Attoma. Elena is the sales engine of the winery while Luca is the oenologist and “father” of the vineyards and wines. Through their great effort and determination, they have farmed biodynamically since the very beginning.

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Gurrieri

via Zottopera, 97012 Chiaramonte Gulfi RG, Italy

The history of Gurrieri is born from a family passion, in the scenery of Sicilian viticulture. Giovanni and Angela, born and raised with the agricultural and peasant passion of father Vincenzo and mother Graziella who have been producing grapes for fifty years, continue the family tradition and decided to produce grapes, wine, and oil in Sicily, in Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the province of Ragusa. The dream of making a Sicilian wine, which represents the identity of the territory of birth, begins in 2010 with the first bottling.

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Borgogno Rivata Winery

Regione Cerreto, La Morra, Province of Cuneo, Italy 

The winery was founded in 2010 from the union of the companies of two friends Alberto Borgogno and Massimo Rivata. We’ve always been passionate about the world of wine but, in a land rich in historic cellars, we have decided to differentiate ourselves from the traditions.

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Le Vie Angarano

Contrà S. Michele, 4/B, 36061 Bassano del Grappa VI, Italy

A historical house surrounded by 8-hectare vineyard, a venetian family that numbers Dogi among its members, a direct lineage, an entrepreneur, a destiny. That is Giovanna’s challenge, the second of five sisters who committed herself to this activity with passion and determination.

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Buzzarone

Via L’Aquila, 8, 66010 Torrevecchia Teatina, CH, Italy 

Buzzarone, family nickname for generations. The legacy of a dream – born and raised in the costumes of the company of the same name of which he is now the promoter. Near the age of majority, he is unconsciously sculpted by the arts of the winemaker and begins to metabolize what was the family dream, starting to make the land he owns flourish, a gift from his grandfather Agostino, his source of inspiration.

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Fattoria di Montemorli

Località Montemorli, 13, 53036 Poggibonsi SI, Italy

The Farm of Montemorli, known and appreciated for the production of its class wines, is located in the municipality of Poggibonsi in one of the most picturesque and advanced hilly areas of the Siena area of “Chianti Colli Senesi” wine production.

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Prediomagno

Via Professor Innocenzo Garrone, 43, 14031 Grana AT, Italy

For Emanuela Novello and her husband Giovanni, who brought in 2016 the winemaking company Prediomagno into existence in the area between Montemagno and Grana, the Lower Monferrato district has been a privileged location for over thirty years, with its rolling hills and a deep-rooted food and wine culture.

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Tenuta Maule

Contrada Selva, 10, 36054 Montebello Vicentino VI, Italy

We are a new company that produces and vinifies its own grapes in Montebello Vicentino. In our winery, we produce as sustainably as possible with territorial care and harvesting of grapes strictly by hand in small boxes to preserve all the aromas in the wine, with temperature control, and with soft pressure on the grapes. After that we proceed with the Battonage technique every two days until next spring, so wine is naturally strengthened by taking a better structure.

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Fattoria la Ripa

Strada Provinciale Castellina in Chianti, 27, 50021 Barberino Val D’elsa FI, Italy

In 1495 La Ripa was part of the wedding dowry of Monna Lisa for her wedding to Francesco del Giocondo. La Ripa is owned by S.A.Santa Brigida from 1941. Fattoria La Ripa is certified organic (bio) from 2006.

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Kranemann Estates

N323 44 Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias, 5120-445, Portugal

Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias is situated in the Távora Valley and has been integral to the Douro’s history. It dates back to the 12th century when Cistercian Monks settled on this estate in Tavora. The Cistercian monks created many of the structures you see at the convent today and contributed to the start of wine growing in the region. In addition to its history as one of the oldest producers in the Douro, the Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias extraordinary terroir sets it apart from other estates. The Quinta is a reference for port wines and DOC Douro.

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Vigneti Fassone

Via Ponte del Mulino 15 15050 Fabbrica Curone (AL) Italy

Founded in 2018 we are a young company but it continues with passion the history of my family rooted from 1400 in Val Curone -Tortona- a territory of great artistic, historical and oenological value. A territory in which we intend to replant ancient wine cultures to affirm the value of its wines in the world.

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Villa Travignoli

Località Pelago Travignoli, 78, 50060 Pelago FI, Italy

 

Travignoli’s success and longevity marks it as one of the 150 most antique enterprises in Italy, with our vineyards having a long history in wine cultivation dating back to the Etruscans in 500 BC. In the 1800s the villa complex is owned by the Fiaschi family but, after the marriage between Sofia Cuccoli Fiaschi and Count Francesco Busi, Villa Travignoli becomes part of the Busi estate.

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Cantina Leonardo Manetti

Via Maestro da Greve, 84, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI, Italy

Azienda Agricola Leonardo Manetti is located in one of the most suggestive areas of Tuscany, Chianti hills, in Via Maestro da Greve 84 in Greve in Chianti. The vine-olive growing farm covers about 10 hectares of land that gives life to the famous Chianti Classico DOCG wine as well as an excellent Tuscan IGT wine. Together with these two flagship productions, the farm produces excellent extra virgin olive oil obtained from the union of the four most characteristic olive varieties of the Chianti hills: the Frantoio, the Moraiolo, the Correggiolo and the Leccino.

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Enjoy!

The Good Gourmet

 

 

 

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