From June 2010 there is one more reason to visit Umbria: Monte Vibiano’s eco-tours, to discover the secrets of the company’s world-famous wines and olive oil while touring its spectacular estate in central Italy.

All tours are conducted aboard electric vehicles around Monte Vibiano, the first 0 greenhouse emissions farm.

Visitors gather at the wine cellar in the valley and from here they board electric cars for a ride to the nearby hills and fields, across the many hectares and hectares of vineyards and olive groves. There is always something happening here, no matter the time of the year: from picking grapes for Monte Vibiano’s unique red and whites, to hand-picking olives from century-old trees (we have some that are 500 years old), the eco-tours are always a chance to observe different and exciting aspects of life in the fields.

The highlight of the visit is a stop at ‘vigna Lorenzo’, a jaw-dropping vineyard extending for several hectares, a natural jewel that takes its name from that of Monte Vibiano’s CEO, Lorenzo Fasola Bologna.

From ‘Vigna Lorenzo’ visitors can see the historic Monte Vibiano castle towering over the valley: it is 2,000 years old and currently the home of the Fasola Bologna family, which owns Monte Vibiano.

With a descent to the valley, the eco-tours reach back at the wine cellar and Monte Vibiano’s state-of-the art electric charging station: inspired by the movement of a sunflower, with a panel mounted on its roof to capture solar energy, the station is the place to recharge the fleet of Monte Vibiano’s electric vehicles in an eco-friendly way.

The tours end with a visit to the brand new “Green Wine Bar”, where it is possible to taste Monte Vibiano’s exquisite wines and bruschetta, seasoned with the company’ssignature frozen olive oil.

The “Green Wine Bar” is inspired by Monte Vibiano’s ecological mission and designed by Monte Carlo designer Maryam Shams with old woods and recycled materials, including hundreds of unused corks.

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