On May 25th & 26th, 2013, the last Sunday of this month as it has been for 21 years, Umbria and the entire National territory will return to host Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars), the most important and famous wine tourism event of Italy, promoted by the Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement), appreciated even by the merely curious.
Not simply tastings in the winery, but to explore the whole wine culture: "A come Amicizia" ("F as Friendship"), the theme of this edition. The wine is to be together, well-being, confront each other. You have to appreciate and care for it, never abuse it. Worth the loss of the pleasure and taste of conviviality.
And what better region of The Gren Heart of Italy is lowered in view of intimacy, spirituality, respect and the slow living?
2013 Cantine Aperte in Umbria will involve 26 towns (Allerona, Amelia, Baschi, Bettona, Bevagna, Cannara, Castiglione del Lago, Collazzone, Fabro, Ficulle, Foligno, Gualdo Cattaneo, Magione, Marsciano, Montecchio, Montefalco, Montegabbione, Narni, Orvieto, Perugia, San Venanzo, Spello, Todi, Torgiano and Umbertide) and is divided into:
2013 A Tavola con il Vignaiolo (At the Table with the Winemaker), Saturday, May 25th, 2013. In some of the participating cellars the best products, dishes and flavors of the local cuisine paired with superb wines (reservation required);
2013 Cantine Aperte, Sunday, May 26th, 2013. In addition to the nectar of Bacchus, often accompanied by food tastings, such as chocolate, outdoor happenings, vineyard tours, children's games and concerts, like the one of the 2013 Young Jazz Festival at the Cantina Scacciadiavoli of Montefalco.
Also this year Cantine Aperte will work with the Daniele Chianelli Committee for Life with "Un bicchiere per la Vita", glass-ticket for the tastings. And with Amorim for the harvest of corks to be recycled in green building. The Proceeds from the collection will be earmarked for Amateur Sports Association "Viva" for the project "SportVivo", aimed at increasing the accessibility of sports for the disabled.
The participating wineries for 2013 Cantine Aperte in Umbria will be 52. To know them all and for more information mtvumbria.it.