Il Rusticale Fumanelli: A Hidden Gem in Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano, Italy

This post originally appeared in Wine Tourist Magazine

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Remember the movies A Good Year (2006) or A Walk in the Clouds (1995)? Yes, these movies are old but in case you have not seen them or the memory has faded, each involves living in a vineyard. Despite the premise of the stories, they both speak to my secret fantasy of having a home in the middle of an Italian vineyard. After all, is there anything more romantic than waking to a vineyard sunrise, strolling into town for breakfast at a local café and then spending the afternoon wandering among the vines?