Lots going on Thursday which all is fun. First the market, then we head to the cemetery and then to Palazzone vineyard.
Vendor with olives, nuts , dried fruit.
Orvieto as seen from the cemetery.
A view from Palazzone. Below Giovanni took me to see the new, wonderful operation he is setting up in the old Etruscan caves at the top of his property. He is going to make wine in the old way and ferment, age and store the wine in the caves.
The entrance above and Gioivanni with the stick for mixing the must before moving it to barrels for fermenting and aging.
This is an old hand pump that he’ll use to move the juice from the open barrel to the closed ones seen here. He also found and restored an old hand cranked wine press.
There is no way to get pictures that adequately convey the beautiful ambiance of the caves. Eventually you will be able to have wine tastings up here.
Back down in the vineyard the grapes are getting ripe, some are ripe and being picked.
Table set for the tasting with Orvieto in the background.
The evening slowly turned to velvet.