Umberto Cesari is a winery of The Grand Wine Tour, a project that puts together some of the most prestigious Italian wineries that share excellence in tourism, wine and hospitality.

Located in Castel San Pietro Terme, among the hills that dominate the landscape of the ancient Via Emilia on the border between Emilia and Romagna, this winery was founded in the early 60’s by Umberto Cesari and his wife Giuliana.

From the very beginning, Umberto believed strongly in the power of the land, capable of producing extraordinary grapes and excellent wines, on par with the most notable Italian red wines. Therefore, he worked to enhance the potential he saw in this land.

As one of the first winemakers in Emilia Romagna to believe in the potential of the Sangiovese grape, Umberto committed himself to this grape and so successfully imparted a productive philosophy that today he has been crowned the Master of Sangiovese (“Ambasciatore del Sangiovese”).

Today, the winery extends over nearly 175 hectares of land divided into 8 estates: Casetta, Parolino, Cà Grande, Laurento, Liano, Tauleto, Miravalle and Claterna. The winery also rents an additional 180 hectares of vineyards in the vicinity. The vineyards spread along the rolling hills that lead towards Tuscany and are protected by a crown of badlands called the Blue Badlands because of the colour that their slopes take on sunny days.

Umberto Cesari boasts partnerships with world-class brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, both of which choose to serve Umberto Cesari wine at important events.

The connection of this winery to the world of the arts is very strong. The Umberto Cesari Art Contest started in 2011 with the intention of promoting emerging artists and new talent by offering them the opportunity to propose a new label for the MOMA line of wines, originally marked by a label showcasing a work of Giorgio Morandi, one of the most noteworthy Italian painters of the 20th century.

The Tauleto wine (90% Sangiovese Grosso, 10% Bursona Longanesi), one of the wineries most important wines, won the title of Best Sangiovese in the world at the WSC in London in both 2003 and 2007.

Sangiovese Rubicone IGT Tauleto

Winery visits and wine tastings

Winery Tour

Umberto Cesari opens up the world of Sangiovese in Emilia-Romagna to visitors through four unique wine experiences. Discover the stunning beauty of this estate and the family’s rich heritage of winemaking.

Languages spoken
Italian, English, French, Spanish and German


Wines Range
Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana di Romagna e Pignoletto

Guided winery tours, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical tastings, Picnic in the vineyards, Cooking classes

Wine shop