Looking for a wine tasting in Siena in May?
Cantine Aperte is the event for you and it takes place on May 26th and May 27th.
Born in 1992 in Tuscany, Cantine aperte is the most important wine event in Italy. Every year more and more people visited the wine cooperative opened for the public during the event. The appointment is for Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. Is there a better chanche to do a wine tasting in the nearby of Siena?
Around Siena you can find 30 wine cooperative that will be opened to the public. Driving through San Gimignano and Montepulciano you will easily explore the Chianti region and visit the holdings that made one of the most-accomplished wine in the world! You will also have the chanche to taste many typical products such as Cheese, ham, sausages and pastry.
The topic of the event, this year, is “Taste the beauty of Tuscany”. Is up to you to find what this”beauty”is. Every wine cooperative will give their own idea of beauty, showing a special feature of the holdings. During the tasting you will can watch the barrels where the wine is stored, personal belongings of movie directors that stayed in the holding and many other different things. This event is a travel among traditions and culture of Tuscany, that has its roots in the wine production.
The route that we want to suggest you starts from Siena and goes to Montalcino and Montepulciano. Here you can find 16 holdings. After this, return to Siena and explore Castellina and Gaiole in Chianti, where the othere ine cooperative are placed. If have time, at only 50 minutes from Siena, there is the manor where Leonardo da Vinci painted “La Gioconda. Is located near the city of Greve in Chianti.
Borgo Grondaie is pretty close to all the wineries taking part to the event. Here you can relax after a day spent among wine and food. Don’t hesitate to ask us informations about the event, and maybe drinking a glass of wine at the end of the day.