Italian Winemaker Visit - Umani Ronchi of Abruzzo in Italy

We were super lucky to have Federica Gismondi of Umani Ronchi vineyards over for a visit  and wine tasting on Wednesday 9th May in the coffee shop.

The story of Umani Ronchi vineyards began more than half a century ago at Cupramontana, in the heart of Verdicchio Classico country, and has spread further and further ever since.

Strong advocates of traditional Italian grape varieties (specifically Verdicchio whites and Montepulciano reds) Umani Ronchi are hugely quality focused and all their wines are made from organically grown grapes. 

A great night was had by all, and even our youngest member of staff (wee Niamh) was converted to wine (we think). At least she no longer comes out with "what flavour of wine is it"!?.... work in progress...

 

 5 circles... 5 delicious wines...

5 circles... 5 delicious wines...

 Studying hard :)

Studying hard :)

 Federico in full flow...

Federico in full flow...

 loads of wine!!!...

loads of wine!!!...

 Elaine sheds a little light on the matter...

Elaine sheds a little light on the matter...

 That's better...

That's better...

 Darren from our importers and the rest of the gang....

Darren from our importers and the rest of the gang....

 The staff wind down post event!!!

The staff wind down post event!!!