The “Cantine Aperte” (Open Cellars) and “Vigneti Aperti” (Open Vineyards) initiatives are organized by Movimento Turismo del Vino (MTV), a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with the purpose of encouraging visits to wine-producing sites and meeting with its protagonists.
The initiatives take place throughout the year and involve about 1,000 wineries representing all wine-growing areas of the national territory. Participating wineries offer visitors not only the opportunity to taste and purchase products directly in the winery, but also the opportunity to discover the secrets of wine harvesting, wine making and wine aging in real time, directly from the producers’ words.
A style of travel that allows for a deeper knowledge of a culture that is fundamental to Tuscany and Italy: the culture of wine.
The list of participating wineries in Tuscany includes both small family-run business and realities housed in historical buildings, such as villages, villas or castles, others are masterpieces built by great contemporary architects. All of them express the love for the territory and for the earth’s noblest fruit: grapes.
The visit to vineyards and wine-producing sites is therefore a journey full of surprises, traditions and diversity, enriched by landscapes that seem to come out of a painting and typical gastronomy full of flavor.
Throughout the year, over the course of several periods, the farms and wineries that join the project open their doors to the public, offering guided visits, tastings and a special program of activities for the whole family.
Vigneti Aperti is the extensive program of events held between spring and fall, from March to October.
Calici di Stelle (Glasses of Stars) is the summer event for tastings under the stars, with events held in the days around August 10 (Night of San Lorenzo, the night of shooting stars).
During Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia, in the months of September and October, wineries welcome wine lovers during the most important and fascinating time of their work.
December is the time for Natale in Cantina, a magical and exciting time, during which the tasting of great wines can be combined with the purchase of original gifts.