In 2006, for the first time, the ancient cellars of the Friars Minor Conventual of Montefalco were made accessible and opened to visitors. The cellars, which had come to light during the most recent restoration work, were filled with 18th and 19th century items relating to the processing of grapes and wine production.
("Studio e Ricerca delle Tradizioni Popolari Umbre Marco Gambacurta" Association private collection).
The ancient vats, where grapes were collected and crushed and wine stored, are perfectly preserved and the recess for housing the wine presses can also be seen.
Wine production by the monks is documented in the Municipal Statute of 1692, which gives indications regarding its sale and refers to the above-mentioned cellars as "the largest in Montefalco".
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