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Vineria del Carmine reviews
Incredible location, magnificent staff, and delectable wines. It was far too easy to order a couple cases by the end of our tasting. My only regret is not ordering more.
Incredible location, magnificent staff, and delectable wines. It was far too easy to order a couple cases by the end of our tasting. My only regret is not ordering more. more »
Even in December, it is absolutely worth the visit. The surroundings are breathtaking and so is the arrival at ‘del Carmine. The people are experienced, professional and charmingly interesting! We.... more
Even in December, it is absolutely worth the visit. The surroundings are breathtaking and so is the arrival at ‘del Carmine. The people are experienced, professional and charmingly interesting! We.... more »
Overall: Vineria del Carmine is easily one of the greatest dining experiences in all my travels. The ambiance is very charming. The food was heavenly and the wine amazing. The staff is very welcoming, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It was truly a magical experience. I almost don't want to tell the world because I want to keep it for myself and my friends but it's too nice to keep a secret. Once in a while, as travelers, we get lucky and we stumble upon a beautiful place slightly off the beaten path which offers not just great food but also an unforgettable experience that will forever leave a beautiful mark in us. I found out about Vineria Del Carmine through a local friend who happens to know David, the Estate Manager. Here's a more detailed explanation of how we found the place and why we love it and why we'll keep coming back. The Why: I am a lawyer based in New York City and I had this random idea of bringing friends to Umbria. I've been in Umbria a few times and I love it so much that I always want to come back. Celebrating a birthday dinner is certainly good reason to ask people to fly to Italy. So, I asked local friends for recommendations. That's when David & Chrissie were introduced to me. I reached out via email and they've been very helpful with the whole planning from that time on until the day of the dinner. The How: Chrissie handed me to Rachel, the events coordinator. Rachel is amazing at planning. Because some of my guests were coming from different cities/countries, it was difficult to estimate how many people could really make it (also, people RSVP 'yes' and then cancel last minute) Rachel was very flexible with this variable. Planning a dinner that involved guests flying trans-Atlantic is bound to encounter issues (especially during this unusual time of travel cancellations/delays and with the pandemic still a concern). The original RSVP was around 20 people. Unfortunately, some guests had to cancel last minute because of travel problems and flight rate hikes. Rachel was able to accommodate these changes as they were happening. I would reach out to her and she always had a potential solution to offer. In the end, we had 8 people (2 from NYC, 1 from Paris, 2 from Luxembourg, and 3 Umbrian locals). This actually made it a more intimate experience for us. The staff were still able to show us an amazing time despite the turnout. The What: We really didn't know what was in store for us expect we knew the place was beautiful and we would have a nice sunset in nature. It's one of those beautiful places where you wouldn't mind eating a cracker because the views make up for it. BUT this was not our experience. We went to Vineria just for the ambiance but we got a lot more than that! For starters, we experienced Michelin-level dining quality. It was more than we bargained for. Much, much more! The gastronomic experience was unexpected but a welcome surprise and became a highlight of the evening. The chef, Delfo, has worked as an executive chef for Heinz Beck and was a sous chef of the first and only (still) 3-starred Michelin restaurant in Rome. Delfo brought his culinary expertise and added his own touch to our dinner that we all finished the meal thinking we reached the heavenly heights of gastronomy. The food was really that good! Flexibility: Half of us were late for dinner and David, Rachel, and the rest of the crew were very flexible. They even offered to go and get the others in case they were lost. While waiting, David gave us a tour of the vineyard. Knowledge: The products of a restaurant are its food and drinks, so having a thorough knowledge of the food in the restaurant is part of providing excellent customer service. Rachel and the whole staff were very familiar with the menu, especially the wine offerings, that they were able to answer questions about everything. The staff did their best to make our dinner an exceptional dining experience. We were already guaranteed a beautiful sunset over amazing scenery. And they still managed topping that with excellent food and service.
Beautiful winery with the most welcoming and wonderful team. An absolute must visit if you are in the area. The whole experience was so intimate, informative and special. Fantastic wine. Ensure you pre book a tasting with food and you will have the most amazing time
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