It's the most wonderful time of the year in Italy, Open Winery Weekend!
Dating back to 1993, this annual event filled with culture, art, food & wine was once called "Open Cellar Day." Now, it has been extended for two days in many areas of Italia!
What is it? This important event for Italian tourism was created to bring awareness and appreciation to their wine regions. Just like regional dishes, each areas wine is unique to them and they want to prove it!
Exploring Italian's vineyards in not like in the USA. Most tastings are appointment only but this weekend guests have the ability to hop around from place to place, touring the cellars & tasting amazing local wines from big names to boutique/family run homes. In addition to wines, many will offer local cheeses, olive oils and other homemade specialities.
The best part is that this event is run by the winemakers themselves, giving you the ultimate experience.
Working for a tour company and having amazing Tuscan friends gave me the upper hand in experiencing this special day in the best possible places (about 4 times)!
This week on my newsletter I will be sharing two of my favorite locations in Tuscany as well as other regions to consider visiting, so be sure to sign up to find out more!
Also, I have a question for you: Would you be interested in joining Travel Italian Style on a tour during this day? Comment below if so!