Cantine Aperte is one of the most important wine tourist events in the Italian calendar. Since 1993 on the last Sunday of May, in an effort to encourage direct contact with all wine lovers and not just those ‘in the business’, the Cantina’s associated to the Wine Tourist Movement have been opening there doors to the public.
Over the years the event has become more and more popular with tourists and wine enthusiast, and it offers fantastic experience for those who like to try something different. It gives a real the opportunity to explore the cellars and discover the secrets of wine making. All of the Cantina’s, in varying degrees, also combine a gastro experience with the wine tasting. Some provide just a few nibbles, whilst others provide local dishes to bring the best out of the wine. One of the places I visited last year even laid on a full BBQ. If you plan ahead you can get around to many to many Cantina’s and have an amazing experience.
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To participate you simply purchase a wine glass for €10 from one of the participating Cantinas.
Check the Cantine Aperte Brochure for more information regarding participating Cantinas and how to get involved in this years event.