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A wine & local food festival in Monterado,

Wines Olive Oils, and and lunch in the Olive Groves

Our stay at Castello di Monterado in Ancona coincides with a wine and food tasting in the historic cellars of the castle. A perfect opportunity to taste the best the of the regional produce. We see the wonderful folk from Terre di San Ginesio , who produce the delicious Sapa , made purely from grapes and continuous boiling of the must to produce a sweet viscous drop that can be used to dress cheese, fruits, icecream, or salads. Quite different, and seriously delicious, and available through Benfatti in Brisbane. They also make a great range of wines, all tasted tonight. If we get back we will definitely visit the family Baleani.
The evening is spent tasting Salami's, local beers ( with hops from the USA ?? strange ), wines, truffles, truffles and chocolate, olive oils, more wines, honey,and learning just how much amazing product comes from Le Marche.

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We were then invited by the producers to join them for dinner at a nearby Trattoria , and a fantastic evening was had by all, making new friends, planning next visits, and consuming copious quantities of wonderful wines.

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Then a quick stroll back to a castle on the hill , some research on the local Olive Oil industry as tomorrow we attend an Olive Oil workshop. Sounds serious, and looking forward to it , starts after breakfast so a chance to try the freshly baked pies they make each morning.

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Posted by Bruco 06:37 Archived in Italy Tagged castles italy marche wine le oil olive Comments (0)

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