Tenuta Bellafonte is located in the heart of the most unspoilt part of Umbria, not far from Bevagna, near the beautiful village of Torre del Colle which, once surpassed, reveals a most breath taking view: hills and hillocks that alternate with woodlands, set among orderly vineyards and olive trees with ruffled silvery crowns.
The vineyards, are located at a height varying between 260 and 320 meters above sea level. They grow on sunny lands, tough and rocky. The typical clay of the area alternates with marly and arenaceous formations. Approximately 11 hectares (24 acres) of vines in all, with old rows and recent installations, give an idea of the project’s size, heedless of small numbers and wholeheartedly striving for the highest possible quality with special attention to natural processes. The fermentions of the wines are made only by natural yeast, and all our wines are not filterd. The rest of the property, which covers 30 hectares (74 acres), includes woodlands, a small orchard, and 2500 olive trees of local varieties: ‘frantoio’, ‘leccino’ and especially ‘moraiolo’, able to produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil. The Estate has been conceived to have a complete energy balance and a very low environmental impact, with photovoltaic panels and a biomass boiler which also utilises the crop residues.