The 2021 edition of Cantine Aperte is waiting to be discovered

The 2021 edition of Cantine Aperte is waiting to be discovered

Cantine Aperte is back in attendance for this 2021, with two appointments: 29 and 30 May and 19 and 20 June with Vigneti Aperti.

14 regions, over 280 wineries and 2 weekends : these are the numbers of Cantine Aperte . The 2021 edition of the flagship event of the Wine Tourism Movement kicks off on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May ;open cellars will be followed by open vineyards on June 19th and 20this repeated on 19 and 20 June with Vigneti Aperti . Opening their doors next weekend are the wineries of Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Piedmont, Lombardy, Sardinia, Tuscany, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Puglia and Sicily. At the heart of the initiative is proximity wine tourism and sustainability , without forgetting the aspects related to safety but above all the great desire to restart and have fun in the open air. On the Open Vineyards front, the big news of 2021, Umbria and Marche will be at the forefront: from June to November the program will be continuously updated faithful to the chosen theme: #Winecation, in perfect harmony with the trend of the moment, the “staycation”. In short, a way to invite you to discover the nearby vineyards and visit the areas suited to the vine closest to us.

Each region has unique initiatives

Each region proposes its own initiative. In Abruzzo , in the 22 participating wineries it is mandatory to purchase the kit with a glass, bag (if necessary) and at least 3 tastings of the company’s wines with a contribution of 5 euros. In Calabria , Emilia Romagna , Sardinia and Trentino it is possible to visit and see up close the activities of 11, 27, 4 and 18 wineries respectively, while in Piedmont it is enough to consult the map to discover the 20 participating realities.

In Campania , trusting in good weather, 12 wineries offer picnics in the vineyard, wine trekking on the slopes of Vesuvius, guided tours, educational lunches and tastings. In Friuli-Venezia Giulia , tastings combined with the special dishes of Cantine Aperte as well as dinners and lunches with the winemaker: 46 wineries participate. Saturday 29 May for those who appreciate haute cuisine, as part of a collaboration with WeFood, a festival dedicated to the discovery and knowledge of the Factories of Taste is scheduled : it is held in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Emilia Romagna . In Lazio , time for Angolo dei Sapori for 4 wineries: the wines of the territory meet the typical products of local agriculture for winning couplings.

While in Veneto the activities of the 32 wineries go beyond the usual visits by offering aperitifs and agrimerende , in Lombardy the 31 wineries promote the “ smile, taste and visit ” initiative including walks, picnics, barbecues, music and vineyard tales. And at sunset, a walk in the vineyards complete with itinerant tasting. Eight excursions in Puglia among vineyards, cultural events and tastings with the winemakers; finally in Sicily 5 wineries organize walks among the rows, picnics and meetings with winemakers.

Dante in the Vineyard

In Tuscany , the world of wine pays homage to the great poet: 45 wineries are ready to celebrate Dante in the vineyard , on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the death of Alighieri. Expected wine walks among the vineyards, para-infernal tastings , packed lunches in the woods and in the vineyard, rides and readings of the Divine Comedy among the rows, live art installations. Many weekends in wine resorts and farmhouses for a restful relaxation. For the complete program consult the website .

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