The picnic becomes star-studded thanks to the partnership between the Arnaldo Caprai winery and star chef Gianfranco Vissani, who for the summer of 2022 signs for the winery headed by Marco Caprai a proposal for dejeuner sur l'herbe, or perhaps it would be better to say déjeuner dans les vignes, designed ad hoc. News that arrives just in time to celebrate World Picnic Day on 18 June.
The gourmet picnic by Casa Vissani for Arnaldo Caprai will consist of: cinnamon-flavoured pappa al pomodoro, onion omelette with papaya sauce and Cuvée Secrète reduction, coratella with passion fruit, cylinders of fresh pasta stuffed with lamb ragout and Christmas Tea grapes, peposo di scottona al Sagrantino with orange potatoes, lemon Card Natura, and durum wheat pagnottina. All enclosed in practical jars capable of preserving the flavour, easy and safe to transport, but, at the same time, glamorous and refined, for a stylish and unique picnic. All accompanied by a welcome aperitif and two of the company's signature wines, Grecante Colli Martina Grechetto and Valdimaggio Montefalco Sagrantino, to be enjoyed amidst the vineyards or on the beautiful Belvedere Terrace, nestled between the rows of vines and in a panoramic position in the shade of a centuries-old oak tree.
Alongside this novelty, the traditional Arnaldo Caprai picnic proposal is also confirmed for 2022one of the first in Italy to offer the possibility of combining a simple visit to the winery with a picnic on its estate. The picnic in the vineyard, As usual, reservations can be made no later than the day before, because everything is prepared express the morning of the visit by resident chef Salvatore Denaro: omelettes, selected cold meats and cheeses, handmade pasta, soups, salads, desserts, freshly baked bread to be enjoyed with the extra virgin olive oil produced by the company and, of course, the wine.
Whichever type of picnic you choose, everyone will receive blankets, pillows, glasses and a basket, filled with everything they need, and then they can go in search of their favourite corner where they can spend not only lunch but also the entire afternoon, in total relaxation, until sunset, among meadows, lakes, vineyards and the magnificent landscape of Montefalco in the background.
The Casa Vissani Signature Gourmet Picnic is available on Thursdays and Fridays, by reservation only one week before the chosen date, at the following costs:
Pic-nic Gourmet by Casa Vissani
180 euro per person
Minimum 2 people
Duration of the experience: free
The picnic in the vineyard can be booked directly online http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/posts/pic-nic-in-vigna at the following costs:
Picnic in the vineyard
75.00 euro per person
1 to 6 years free
6 to 10 years 20.00 euro per child
Minimum 2 persons - Maximum 8 persons
Duration of the experience: free
ARNALDO CAPRAI FARM AT A GLANCE
Few other wineries in Italy and around the world are immediately identified just by mentioning the name of the denomination to which they belong, like Arnaldo Caprai, itself a symbol of Sagrantino di Montefalco. A unique reality, synonymous with Italian excellence, capable of creating wines that are out of the ordinary in terms of depth, elegance and longevity: not only reds, but also whites. The credit for this adventure that began in the late 1970s goes to Marco Caprai, Arnaldo's son. It was he, in fact, more than anyone else who believed in the richness of Sagrantino, reinterpreting it in a modern key, through the most innovative production and business management methods, which have enabled him to win the favour of the public and critics all over the world. Not to be outdone by the whites: Arnaldo Caprai's Grecante, 100% Grechetto, managed to conquer Wine Spectator's Top100.
A great company, Arnaldo Caprai, that guards a green soul, considering issues concerning sustainability, protection and safeguarding the environment as fundamental. The point of observation always remains the same: trying to behave in harmony with natural evolution cycles, preserving and enhancing the territory in which it operates. This is why the company decided to create an Environmental Management System that complies with international regulations, developing a voluntary territorial protocol of environmental, economic and social sustainability of the production process.
It is in this unparalleled context that wines of unforgettable substance are born, complex and elegant, capable of narrating the best of an entire region, Umbria.