"Cantine Aperte" is the most important event with repercussion in the whole Italy, which protagonist is the WINE, this ancient drink that was considered the nectar of the Gods. The “Cantine Aperte” Festival is organized by the association “Movimento Turismo del Vino” (Wine Tour Movement), divided in Regions as each Region will organize and provide information about all wineries which join the initiative.
This is not a sommelier event, like for example the “Vinitaly” which happens every year in Veneto, where the wineries present their new vintages for the experts’ evaluation. This is a Festival dedicated to all tourists and wine enthusiasts interested to know better about wine, visit the wine cellars, learn how the wine is made and above all things, taste many different types of wine.
“Cantine Aperte” means “open cellars” and that is the concept of this Festival. The wineries literally open their wine cellars and offer to the public the possibility to visit, many times with a free guided tour. Some of them with take you among the vineyards and explain their methods of cultivation.
Others will prefer make you enter the wine cellars while explaining the whole process of making wine, and all of them will be glad to present you their own wines, their characteristics, peculiarities, aroma. Each bottle of wine is unique. Many wineries organize stands al fresco as you can go one by one to taste the wine and listen to the explanations.
Together with the event itself, the local governments and local community will also organize many side events involving food, culture, folklore, handicrafts and so on. Every year, “Cantine Aperte” takes place on the last Sunday of the month of May. To be sure of the dates, visit the Official Website of the Movement or the Tuscan Region Movement’s website. From this website you can download the Official Map with all wineries in Tuscany which will participate to the Festival with their direct contacts.
For any further information please contact the National Office:
Movimento Turismo del Vino - National Office
Address: Via Mario Angeloni, 16 - 06089 - Torgiano (PG)
Phone/Fax (0039) 075 9889529
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