In Ferragosto (mid-August, big summer festival in Italy) you know, forbidden to stay home and required to be in company. Password? Have fun! For those who still was undecided what to do we have selected for you some of the best wineries in Italy that will be open on the weekend of Ferragosto (14-16 August) for tours and tastings.
The offer concerns the whole country from the Piedmont, where you can taste Barbaresco at Ada Nada (Treiso – Cn) that at the 15th of August at 6 p.m. organizes a guided tour of the cellars while Pecchenino (Dogliani – Cn) Friday 14th of August you can book your own private tour. In Lombardy at PrimeAlture winery (Casteggio – Pv) you can taste the bubbly Oltrepò Pavese maybe near the pool, perhaps after a lunch in the charming restaurant overlooking the vineyards or directly in one of the elegant rooms that have the structure; in Emilia Romagna as not combine wine and balsamic vinegar? The proposal comes from Opera02 (Levizzano Rangone – Mo) that taste offers guests the possibility to visit the prestigious “acetaia” (where balsamic vinegar is produced). Continuing the tour arrives in Liguria where the cellar Maria Donata Bianchi (Diano Aretino – Im) organizes all weekend visits with tasting of its wines representative of the Riviera Ligure di Ponente. Inevitable Tuscany where in Friday 14 and Saturday 15 you can taste wines of Casa Sola in Barberino Val d'Elsa (Si) and for those who want to you can also stay in accommodation that has the winery. Every afternoon you can visit Livernano (Radda in Chianti – Si) with its wineries and charming village within which there is a restaurant open for lunch and dinner; other destination not to be missed is San Gimignano in the province of Siena, where the Azienda Agricola Cesani is open day during the whole weekend; and always in San Gimignano you can visit Mormoraia, Charming farmhouse nestled in the heart of Tuscany. For those located in sunny Sicily a visit to Riofavara (Ispica – Rg) that every day of the month of August organizes an evening drink directly in the vineyard.
As usual all visits must be booked in advance.
It takes little to transform a classic mid-August on a special day to enjoy and share their passion for wine and its beautiful places.
The detailed program of the cellars:
-Ada Nada (Treiso – Cn): Saturday, August 15 at 6 p.m. free tour
-Pecchenino (Dogliani – CN): Friday 14, open all day for tours and tastings
- Prime Alture (Casteggio – Pv): open for the entire weekend for visits and tastings. Also available for lunch, dinner and overnight accommodation at the winery
-Opera02 (Levizzano Rangone-Mo): opened to the inside weekend with possibility to visit the vinegar factory and taste wine and balsamic vinegars. Restaurant on the estate
-Maria Donata Bianchi (Diano Aretino – Im): open for the entire weekend for visits and tastings
- Casa Sola (Barberino Val d'Elsa – Si): Friday 14, open for tours and tastings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 15 from 9 a.m. at 10:30 p.m. . Overnight in the hotel.
-Livernano (Radda in Chianti – Si): open all weekend for tours and tastings from 12 p.m. at 17 p.m.
-Azienda Agricola Cesani (San Gimignano – Si): open all weekend for tastings from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-Mormoraia (San Gimignano -Si): : open for the entire weekend for visits and tastings.
-Rio Favara (Ispica – Rg): throughout the month of August aperitif in the vineyard from 6 p.m. to 20:30 p.m.
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