Wine Tasting – Wine Tours in Italy


»» Touring Grignolino Wine Land, in Piedmont

SlowFood, the organization aiming to combine the pleasure of food with sustainability and harmony with the nature, offers a wine tour through the Monferrato hills — one of the major wine growing zones in Piedmont — on May 22.

The tour, focusing on Grignolino wine, features visits to local wineries producing this famous wine.

Each of the 25 wineries involved in the tour will be welcoming the visitors with a broad selection of local specialties to pair with their wines.
The tour also features a visit to a Grappa museum.

Where: Casale Monferrato, Piedmont;
When: May 22, 2011.
For more information and how to book the tour, visit .

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»» Primavera del Prosecco DOC – Prosecco Wine Festival in Veneto

The annual Prosecco Doc Spring Festival, started on February 26, runs through early July. The festival — known as “Primavera del Prosecco DOC” — features wine shows and a number of other events dedicated to Prosecco wine.

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Mostly concentrated in the week-ends, Prosecco-themed events take place in hill towns located in the growing zone of Prosecco, the Altamarca Trevigiana, lovely hills just a few miles north of Venice.


Here you have the schedule of events for 2011 “Primavera del Prosecco DOC”:

» Vidor: from Feb 2 to Mar 13;
» Santo Stefano: from Mar 3 to Apr 4;
» Col S. Martino: from Apr 4 to Apr 25;
» Guia: from Apr 4 to Apr 25;
» Miane: from Apr 8 to May 5;
» San Giovanni: from Apr 9 to Apr 17;
» Conegliano: from Apr 9 to Apr 17;
» Villa di Cordignano: from Apr 16 to Apr 25;
» Fregona: from Apr 16 to May 1st;
» S. Pietro di Barbozza: from Apr 23 to May 8;
» Saccol: from Apr 23 to May 1st;
» Refrontolo: from Apr 30 to May 15;
» Combai: from May 6 to May 15;
» Vittorio Veneto: from May 13 to May 29;
» Corbanese: from May 21 to Jun 05;
» S. Pietro di Feletto: from May 28 to Jun 12;
» Serravalle – Vittorio Veneto: from Jun 10 Jul 19;

More information about “Primavera del Prosecco DOC” wine festival is available at

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»» Wine Tasting and Classical Music in Chianti, Tuscany

The wonderful medieval village of San Donato in Poggio, located in Tuscany, in one of the major Chianti growing zones, hosts the fifth edition of “Chianti in Musica” festival from July 24th to July 31st.

Located in the heart of Chianti, midway from both Florence and Siena, with “Chianti in Musica” San Donato in Poggio offers a week of tastings of the fine red wine produced in the Chianti region accompaned by a number of classical music concerts as well as by culinary and wine theme events.

When: July 24 – 31, 2010 (annual)
Where: San Donato in Poggio (Tuscany)
Directions by car: take the Florence-Siena superstrada, and exit at San Donato in Poggio.
Find out details on .

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»» Prosecco Wine Festival in the Surroundings of Venice

The Altamarca Trevigiana, that part of Veneto comprised between the Pre-Alps mountain chain and Venice, every Spring welcomes wine enthusiasts with “Primavera del Prosecco Docg” — Prosecco Docg Spring — festival.

The event offers 17 wine shows and a number of wine themed initiatives, mostly concentrated in the week-ends, from March through June, held in hill towns located in this land.

Major wine-growing zone, the area is well known for its excellent wines, with Prosecco being one of them.

“Primavera del Prosecco” offers Venice visitors ideas for day trips including visits to historic towns, wineries, and wine shows and tastings.
The calendar of the events scheduled in spring in Altamarca Trevigiana at “Primavera del Prosecco Docg” festival is available at

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