The Mezzetti Winery organizes every day from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., tastings of its products at the Agriturismo “La Casa Colonica” in Vernazzano Basso (Tuoro Sul Trasimeno), which is located a few kilometers far from Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. This tastings include all the wines produced by Mezzetti both in Umbria and Tuscany.
Every Wednesday they organize full-service wine tours, leaving at 10 a.m. from the Agriturismo, visiting the vineyards and olive yards. After coming back to the Agriturismo, you will enjoy a tasting of wines and local products like bruschettas, cold cuts, cheese etc. The tour is available only upon reservation and it costs €5,00 per person.
The farm has 10 hectares of vineyard in totla. Eight hectares are cultivated with red Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes, while the other two are cultivated with white Grechetto and Trebbiano IGT grapes. Part of the vineyard is located within the Agriturismo, where they produce IGT wines of Umbria, whereas the other part is in Terontola Alta of Cortona, where they make DOC wines. Here you can find the cellar for the wine-making, which is accurately managed all over the year by skilled professionals and by people who love nature and the fruits of the earth, which gives us a high quality product every year. The particular structure of the vineyard, the different kinds of grapes and the care put in growing them make everything beautiful to see as well as producing high-quality wine.
To reach the farmhouse “La Casa Colonica” leave the A1 highway exit “Valdichiana”, take the freeway Siena-Perugia (direction Perugia), exit at “Tuoro sul Trasimeno” and keep right at the intersection, right again towards Passignano sul Trasimeno. After about 1.5 km on your left you will see a sign for Vernazzano Basso. From there, follow the signs for “La Casa Colonica Agriturismo”, which is to be exact at Località La Casella snc – Vernazzano Basso – Tuoro sul Trasimeno (PG) – GPS North 43° 12’37” East 12° 05’43 ”