The Zanchi winery is located in one of the most scenic and beloved landscapes in all of Umbria, on the route of the Strada dei vini Etrusco Romana, the Roman-Etruscan Wine Road. It lies just a couple steps from Amelia, enclosed within its massive polygonal walls, which legend has it were constructed by the Cyclops. The majestic statue of Germanicus in the local museum is eloquent testimony to the pervasive Roman character of the road. A visit to Zanchi’s cellars is an opportunity to discover this still little-known area, to stroll through the vineyards, or to appreciate the deer-filled woods next to the winery.
Guided tours may be arranged of the vineyards and cellars, concluding with a tasting of the wines, olive oil, and grappa, accompanied by traditional Umbrian food specialties. Visitors are received in atasting salon boasting millennia-old rock walls, as well as a small wine museum.
Visits and tastings are offered every day, except Sunday and holidays; reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance, by telephone or e-mail.