Chianti Classico Wine Festival 2013

Chianti Classico regionThe Chianti Classico Wine Festival: 10 days of wine & food events, seminars, tastings, excursions and games to get acquainted with Chianti Classico producers and their beautiful territory. For winery tours and tastings the wineries have to be previously informed through the contacts given in the program. Information from
May 24, 6 to 10 pm: Live Painting with aperitif and wine tasting
Live painting by Leonardo Borri and Mattia Vegni during an aperitif featuring the winery’s products
Info and reservations: 392 3851416 – –
Radda in Chianti

Castello d’Albola
May 28, 11 am, 4 and 6 pm: The finest Chianti Classico wines meet those of Castello d’Albola
Art & Wine tasting: Chianti Classico is also means discovering the allure of paintings of the territory combined with wines of the Radda winery
Info and reservations: 0577 738019 – –
Radda in Chianti

Castello di Ama
Monday, May 27, 3 pm : “The Ama Experience”
Marco Pallanti expresses himself through a vertical tasting of the past six Castello di Ama vintages (2004-2009)
Reservations limited: 45€. Book by May 23, 2013 at daily “Experience the splendors of the place, twixt wine and art”. Tour of the contemporary art installations, with wine tasting. By appointment only.
Info and reservations: –
Gaiole in Chianti (SI)

Castello di Gabbiano
May 28, 4:30 pm: Vertical tasting: the 8 best vintages since 1997 – Reservations required – 30€
May 30, 10:30 am: Sangiovese in Chianti Classico: talk by agronomist Federico Cerelli with tasting of Sangiovese wines – Reservations required – 25€
May 24/June 2, 9 am – 5 pm: Art exhibit of works by Jules Maidoff
San Casciano in V.P.

Castello di Verrazzano
May 25 at 11:30 am and May 30 at 7 pm: Verrazzano, who was he?
Presentation of Giovanni da Verrazzano, discoverer of New York Bay, born at the castle in 1485. Reservations required.
Info and reservations: 055 854243 – –
Greve in Chianti

May 24 – June 2, 10 am-7 pm: Photography exhibit
Info and reservations: 0577
322613 – –
Castelnuovo Berardenga

Fattoria Castello di Starda
May 25-26, 10:30 am and 3 pm: At Starda with vintage motorcycles
Tour of the Starda hamlet, a lovely setting for a weekend featuring fascinating vintage motorcycles.
Reservations required.
Info and reservations: 0577 744017 – 366 6421598 –
Gaiole in Chianti

Fattoria di Corsignano
June 2: Black Rooster amateur astronomers and food mavens
Cooking courses, dinner serving the Fattoria’s wines and star-gazing with the Siena Union of Amateur Astronomers.
Cooking course begins at 5 pm (45€ per person – dinner, included), diners only at the 8 pm dinner (30€ per person). Reservations required.
Info and reservations: 0577 322545 – –
Castelnuovo Berardenga

Fattoria di Luiano
June 1, 7:30 to 10:30 pm: Let it BEef
Mixed grill in the farmyard, Chianti Classico and the rhythm of the Beatles with a live concert by the tribute band “The Shout”. Reservations required
May 2 – June 2, 11 am/6 pm: Art in the cellars
Exhibit of “four-handed” decorative art in the ageing cellar.
Info and reservations 339 2409040 – –
San Casciano in V.P.

Frantoio Pruneti
May 25, 6 pm: Oil weds dessert
Snacks with a special taste at the Frantoio: sweets made with oil
Info e prenotazioni: 055 8555091 – –
Greve in Chianti

I Fabbri
May 25, 7 to 8 pm: Wine full immersion
Enjoying the sunset. 5€ per person
A tasting in the historic Lamole vineyard “Le Terrazze”.
Info and reservations: 339 4122622 –
Greve in Chiantiì

May 25, 5.30 pm: Conference “Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci”
Stories about the two most fascinating people in Italian history told by one of the world’s experts on Leonardo, Prof. Hammer. Afterwards, a dinner (reservations required)
Info e prenotazioni: 055 828471 – –
San Casciano in V.P.

June 2, 9 am to 6 pm: Painting competition “Chianti Classico Territory”
Painting amongst the Montefioralle vineyards with tasting of the winery’s products
Info and reservations 339 5701799 – –
Greve in Chianti

Rocca delle Macìe
May 26 – June 2, 9 am and 7:30 pm: Contemporary art exhibit “Premio Internazionale Zingarelli – Rocca della Macìe”
An international award in tribute to Italo Zingarelli, the winery’s founder.
Info and reservations: 0577 7321 – –
Castellina in Chianti

June 1 and 2, 3 pm-6 pm: Tenuta di Santedame. Twixt culture and agriculture
Theatrical improvisations and narrations. Wine and its history recounted amongst the rows of grapevines.
May 27 – June 2, 3 pm-6 pm The heart of Chianti Classico
Marly soil explained by expert guides, exploring a vineyard dating from1937: picnic on the scenic terrace.
Info and reservations:; –
Castellina in Chianti

May 24 – June 2, 10 am/9 pm: Berkel in Chianti: true passion for traditional quality
Delightful discoveries of two excellent products: vintage Berkel slicing machines and Chianti Classico wines
Info and reservations: 338 1611191 – –
Radda in Chianti

Villa Cafaggio
May 26, 5 pm: Wine full immersion
Wine education course. Reservations required, 15€ per person
Info and reservations: 055 8549094 – –
Greve in Chianti

Villa del Cigliano
June 1-2, 10 am/7 pm: Artisans at the Villa – Cigliano in blossom
Special opening of the Villa that will host selected artisans and flower and plant purveyors along with a gourmet food stand and the chance to picnic.
Info and reservations 328 4414922 – 338 7444676 –
San Casciano in V.P.

Villa Montepaldi
May 24-25 and 31, 10 am -12 noon: Tasting at the sensory analysis workshop
Info and reservations: 334 6760231 – –
San Casciano in V.P