Scacciadiavoli in Montefalco Umbria
Scacciadiavoli is one of the oldest properties in Montefalco.
The name, Scacciadiavoli (from “scacciare” – to banish, and “diavoli” - devils), refers to an episode of exorcism in the 14th century . The story tells of a young woman possessed by the devil who was made to drink some local red wine by an exorcist, banishing the demon.
For some years the fourth generation of the Pambuffetti family has also entered into business, Amilcare, Iacopo, Liù, Romeo and Fiammetta. To date, the winery boasts 130 hectares of surface, of which 40 are planted with vineyards, with a production of about 250,000 bottles. The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 400 meters above sea level, on clayey and medium-deep soils, very suitable for a quality viticulture focused on late varieties such as Sagrantino. The vineyards occupy various slopes of the hill reaching the municipalities of Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo and Giano dell'Umbria.
Ciao Daniel has visited Scacciadiavoli and was greatly impressed. The building all are completely restored, there is a wonderful tasting room and it is close to the town of Montefalco. This is a must to visit.