Wine Tours

Scacciadiavoli

photo credit Scacciadiavoli
photo credit Scacciadiavoli
Written by Alina
The name Scacciadiavoli comes from a nickname given to an exorcist who lived in a village at the edge of the property.

The legend says that one day a young woman who seemed to be possesed was entrusted to him, to free her from a demon.

Using his potions and infusions, he tried to help her, but it was of no use, until he tried the “if all else fails” remedy, making her drink the red wine from the area until she was drunk.

The girl came back to her senses: it was the wine of the exorcist which freed the girl from her demons. In time, the village where the exorcist lived, and the whole zone including the property of the Prince, came to be called Scacciadiavoli.

It is one of the oldest wineries in the Montefalco territory.

The cantina was realized in the second half of the 1800s, when Prince Boncompagni left Rome to dedicate himself to the production of wine. It was in the period of the second Industrial Revolution that the Prince founded the “factory” of wine: a noble wine complex which could produce almost 1 million bottles.

At the moment the estate covers 130 hectares, for which 35 hectares are vineyards.

The annual production is 250,000 bottles.

The soil is composed of clay shale; the exposition of the vines is East – Southeast; and the mean altitude is 400 meters above sea level.

The reconversion and the development of the vineyards, have made possible the realization of almost 5000 plants per hectare, achieving the highest quality possible in the production of Montefalco wines.

On the ancient coat of arms of the noble family Boncompagi-Ludovisi, it is written “SOLA FIDES,” FAITH ALONE. The brothers Francesco, Carlo, and Amilcare Pambufetti, mindful of the significance of this motto, have commited themselves to Scacciadiavoli with all of their energy and endurance; and thanks also to the active participation of expert collaborators and everyone working at the winery, they are striving to reach their goals.

Info and booking:
For guided tours with wine tasting RESERVATION are needed.
FOR RESERVATIONS contact us at visits@scacciadiavoli.it or on 0742 / 371210

PHOTO CREDIT Scacciadiavoli 1

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WINE TASTING AND VISITS TO THE WINERY

Winery guided tour: our winery is open to the public every day during the same hours of the wine shop. We would advise prospective visitors to contact the winery to book tours as hours and days could see changes based on the season.

Wine tasting: In our tasting room it’s always possible to conduct tastings, either free or by payment, on all our wines: Vino Spumante Brut Bianco Metodo Classico – Vino Spumante Brut Rosé Metodo Classico – Montefalco Grechetto DOC – Montefalco Rosso DOC – Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG. It would be advisable to contact the winery for reservations, prices and opening hours.

Matching local produce: (reservation needed) We offer our clients the possibility of tasting local products. We kindly ask you to contact us in advance for more information.

Scacciadiavoli  OFFER FOR TASTINGS:

Divine tastes

Tasting of 3 WINES of choice – Brut metodo classico bianco and rosè, Montefalco Grechetto doc, Montefalco Bianco doc, Montefalco Rosso doc, Montefalco Sagrantino Secco doc, Montefalco Sagrantino Passito docg

The Scacciadiavoli Holding

Wine Tasting – Brut metodo classico bianco and rosè, Montefalco Grechetto doc, Montefalco Bianco doc, Montefalco Rosso doc, Montefalco Sagrantino Secco docg Montefalco Sagrantino Passito docg

From 10€ *

Prince Ugo Boncompagni Ludovisi (reservation needed)

Wine Tasting – Brut metodo classico bianco and rosè, Montefalco Grechetto doc, Montefalco Bianco doc, Montefalco Rosso doc, Montefalco Sagrantino Secco docg, Montefalco Sagrantino Passito docg.

From 15€ *

 

About the author

Alina

I'm a professional Wine and Olive Oil Sommelier and Chef expert.
I'm from Rome, but my life Today is at Fontanaro, Paciano, Italy.
I'm 38 years old, I love organic food and wines.
I promote the country slow living here and I love to share my passions for the Tuscan and Umbrian heritage with my guests.

... I have two chocolate labrador retriver named Ettore and Bacco!