Would you like to explore the vineyards and wine cellars where is produced the delicious nectar that makes Tuscany worldwide renowned? What do you think about a tour by Vespa through the hills of Siena? This special blend comes true on the occasion of Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars Day), the prestigious wine tourism event planned for May 28th and 29th in Italy.
In Siena and its province are scheduled a lot of wine tours, but this year there is also the opportunity to join guided tours and discover the partnership with the Vespa Clubs that will provide hundreds of scooters, a vintage symbol of Made in Italy.
There are many wineries participating in the initiative, here we point out some in Siena and surroundings for an exclusive weekend in the sign of DOCG wine!
Wine tastings and guided tours to vineyards
The complete list of all the farmhouses and wineries is available here: www.mtvtoscana.com.
We recommend you to start from Siena: you can go to Via del Casato di Sotto, 11 where is the Enoteca Emporio del Mediterraneo, which offers a selection of 30 wines from all over Italy, a guided tasting of 5 wines with the Tuscan AIS sommelier Antonio Dolfi and an exhibition of paintings at the wine shop.
The wine shop is located close to Piazza del Campo, so is very easy to find it.
The Castle of Radda, situated in the land of Chianti, offers a visit to the winery and a free wine tasting from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The vineyards of Castello di Radda are located near the town of Radda in Chianti, close to the Castello di Volpaia, and the quality of the wines produced here has earned numerous awards over the past decade.
Another charming destination is Montepulciano, home of Vino Nobile, in fact you can book a Vespa tour departing from Piazza dell’Amicizia in Montepulciano, visit the premises of the underground wine cellar Vecchia Cantina, follow a panoramic tour in the surroundings, enjoy another visit with tasting and return to Montepulciano.
You can choose between a tour including light lunch starting at 10:00 am and one in the afternoon starting from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm, booking is required by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested, the Cantine Aperte event this year is also sponsored by the Club Amici del Toscano, the famous cigar produced in Tuscany, that smokers can try paired with wines at several wineries.
In all the wineries you can buy wines and take advantage of the delivery service provided by Speedy agency, that offers delivering worldwide at a special price only for the event Cantine Aperte.
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Photo Credits: www.mtvtoscana.com