Wine Harvest Season in Puglia!

One of Italy's most untouched regions has become a favorite of Travel Italian Style! Read more about some of the reasons why we love Puglia!

Two of the most important aspects of Italian culture are the wine and the women - both are highly appreciated and celebrated for the value that they bring to the country’s culture. From region to region, North to South, the wine and the overall culture will differentiate – however, the universal love for it will remain constant, and this is no different down in the beautiful southern region of Puglia!

 The breathtaking "white city" of Ostuni

The breathtaking "white city" of Ostuni

Puglia is one of the most untouched regions of Italy; some of even the most experienced travelers still have yet to visit or even hear about this region. Puglia is located in Southern Italy, and is the area known as “the heel of the boot.” It’s attractive to travelers for many alluring reasons – the stunning “white city” of Ostuni, the unique trullo houses in Alberbello, the famous restaurant in a seaside cave, and not to mention the beautiful beaches.

 Puglia is another region that has an incredible coast to enjoy

Puglia is another region that has an incredible coast to enjoy

The wine harvest takes place each fall in September, when the Mediterranean climate is warm and luxurious, and after the summer beach crowds have retreated back home.

 Italian women celebrating the wine harvest - Photo credit: http://www.swide.com/food-travel/a-weekend-in-puglia-between-food-wine-and-tradition/2015/09/26

Italian women celebrating the wine harvest - Photo credit: http://www.swide.com/food-travel/a-weekend-in-puglia-between-food-wine-and-tradition/2015/09/26

One of the most unique aspects of the Puglian culture is the wine harvest season, which is also one of the best times to visit the region. The wine harvest takes place each fall in September, when the Mediterranean climate is warm and luxurious, and after the summer beach crowds have retreated back home. An interesting part of this wine harvest season is the important role that the women hold. Women are the center of this Puglian wine culture, with responsibility for much of the vineyard work. Historically, the women who were responsible for collecting the grapes spent their days dancing and singing, turning the wine harvest season into a traditional Italian celebration!

 Italian women celebrating the wine harvest - Photo credit: http://www.swide.com/food-travel/a-weekend-in-puglia-between-food-wine-and-tradition/2015/09/26

Italian women celebrating the wine harvest - Photo credit: http://www.swide.com/food-travel/a-weekend-in-puglia-between-food-wine-and-tradition/2015/09/26

Want to experience wine harvest season in Puglia for yourself? Travel Italian Style will be offering an exclusive tour to Puglia in September 2016! Contact us at info@travelitalianstyle.com for more information on how to join us for this intimate and life changing experience! 

Meet Amanda

Amanda is the Travel and Social Media Coordinator for Travel Italian Style and is a student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she studies Modern Foreign Languages and European Studies. She has a passion for travel and a deep appreciation for foreign cultures and loves to document her experiences through writing, social media, and photos. During this past summer when she spent time studying in Florence, she fell in love with the Italian culture and lifestyle and believes that everyone should be able to experience it for themselves!