cantineChianti Classico è… In the end of May lovers of the black rooster wine can enjoy ten days of wine tastings and culture at Chianti Classico è…, which is focused on Chianti Classico wines and held in Greve in Chianti and surrounding towns. There are also dinners, art competitions, flower markets and street food events.

Chianti Classico wine festival. Chianti Classico wine festival in Greve in Chianti – every year on second weekend of September. On Thursday, the festival starts at about 5 pm, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at about 11 am and the stands close at about 8 pm. You can buy a wine glass from the Segretaria along with a ticket that allows you to taste the wines offered at the stands.

Terra di Vino. Terra di Vino is an annual wine festival, that takes place starting in the end of August in the old center of the village called Montecarlo near Lucca, and the tiny streets leading off with various stands, among which the wine-and-food ones will be crowded with people queuing to taste local specialities (such as ham, salami or cheese) that, as is well known, must go with wine.

GustaRufina. GustaRufina wine festival is held on May, and it celebrates Chianti Rufina wines, conveniently takes place in Florence. The grand finale is a concert at the Pergola Theatre in three acts (for three types of wine). Wine bars and restaurants will be offering tastings and special menus to experience Rufina wines during the week.

Chianti wine festival. Chianti wine festival is held on May in Montespertoli town. The festival usually is overflowing with local wine producers. Visitors can sample excellent local wines paired with traditional cuisine.

Festa dell’uva e del vino. The City of Chiusi the last week of September organizes the Festival of Grapes and Wine. You can combine cultural events, degutations and fun.

Vino al Vino Panzano. Every year on the third weekend of September the vintners of Panzano meet in the village square to show their wines, often pronounced as the best of the region. You have the chance to sample the different styles of wines, chat with the winemakers and listen to some great jazz!

Calici di Stelle. Every year in town squares and wineries all over Italy on August 10, the night of the shooting stars, wine lovers raise their glasses for the most-anticipated toast of the summer. Movimento Turismo del Vino and Città del Vino, the association of Italian winemaking cities, unite to give life to an event that revolves around a myriad of events all the way from the Val d’Aosta to Sicily. Wine and cultural offerings together with the magic of the territories under the stars make for a winning combination during the event in a formula that unites the philosophy of good drink, shows, design and art.

Cantine aperte. Arguably the most important event in Italy for wine lovers is the Cantine Aperte. In the end of May, some 1,000 wine cellars across the country open their doors and offer visitors the opportunity to taste the region’s premier wines with a direct experience in the cellar. Visitors can learn about wine production and food pairings along with tours of cellars. It is perfect for couples or small groups, but there is never a shortage of families with children at this celebration of wine and gastronomy.

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