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The countdown has begun for this year’s edition of Cantine Aperte (Open Winecellars), the beloved appointed of the Movimento Turismo del Vino, in program for Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 from Northern to Southern Italy.

From wine tasting to vineyard visits, there will be many initiatives from the Alps to Etna to celebrated the solidarity between wine and photos. Cantine Aperte is most important wine-tourist event in Italy, Wineries that are members of the the Movimento Turismo del Vino have been opening their doors to the public the last Sunday in May since 1993, thus favoring a direct contact with wine aficionados.

It has become a philosophy, a travel style and the discovery of the territories of Italian wine which see more tourists visit every year in a desire to have an unusual experience. Besides tasting wines and buying them directly in the winery, the tourist can visit the cellar and discover the secrets of winemaking and aging.

The protagonists of Cantine Aperte are young, groups and couples, who contribute to animate the innumerable initiatives of the gastronomic and artistic cultures which flower around the events in all of Italy, thanks to the winemakers.

Cantine Aperte has a growing success, thanks also to the wine producers who have seen the potential for growth surrounding these meetings.

These are the “Cantine Aperte” in the Chianti Classico territory: Azienda Agricola Podere dell’Oliveto, Terre di Perseto, Antinori nel Chianti Classico (San Casciano), Villa Calcinaia, Villa Vignamaggio, Carpineto, Castello di Querceto, Castello di Vicchiomaggio, Castello di Verrazzano (Greve in Chianti), Castellare di Castellina, Castello di Fonterutoli, Rocca delle Macie, Tenuta di Lilliano (Castellina in Chianti), Castello d’Albola, Castello di Radda, Fattoria di Montemaggio (Radda in Chianti), Felsina (Castelnuovo Berardenga), Melini (Poggibonsi), Ruffino-Poggio Casciano (cellar of Bagno a Ripoli).

Matteo Pucci