Wine tasting in Tuscany; May 24/25
Do not miss “Cantine Aperte” this weekend, May 24/25, with wine tastings and visits at many wine cellars just outside of Florence and beyond. This is one of those rare tourist events in Tuscany when you will find just as many (if not more) Italian speaking participants as foreign tongue partakers. This national event, started in 1993, is the wine producer’s response to making their life’s work, the passion that propels them into pursuing an enological career and its end result more accessible to those curious enough to venture out and explore. And honestly, who wouldn’t be up to touring the Italian country side and visiting wine cellars and tasting reds, whites, bubblies and more?
The “Cantine Aperte” weekend, translated as “Open Wine Cellars”, is the result of a vision topromote tourism in the wine sector, present local producers and to educate the public on various steps behind the creation of a bottle of wine. The truth is: not all wine is the same and it is thisvariety that makes every sip you taste an opportunity to learn. Behind each harvest, each fermentation, each barrique and each label is a procedure, a belief and an end result that is unique to each vineyard – this is what Cantine Aperte endeavors to share with its participants and one that will undoubtedly help you enjoy your next glass… AND it’s not just about the wine, many of these vineyards also make olive oil, honey, cheeses, salumis and delicious fruit creations. This is the perfect opportunity to taste a bit of everything.
No matter where you’re staying: Florence, Chianti, Lucca, Arezzo or Siena it is possible to find a vineyard nearby to visit. Check out this page for the list: http://www.movimentoturismovino.it/risultati.php?reg=TOS
Movimento Turismo del Vino National Secretariat
Palazzo Comunale – Costa del Municipio, 1 – 53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Tel: 0577/847047 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times: from Monday to Friday – 9.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m.