If you visit Tuscany from mid-September to October, you'll find local farms getting ready for the grape harvest and many hamlets preparing for wine and food festivals; every town seems to have one! An expression of the importance of wine culture in Tuscany lies in the fact that there are a lot of wine tastings and wine festivals here: almost like an Italian response to the famous German Oktoberfest.
The Grape Festival in Impruneta, for example, is one of the longest-running Italian festivals. During the celebration, the town’s four neighbourhoods challenge each other to make the best float. Renowned for its wine, Montecarlo hosts its Wine Festival every year, offering music, art exhibitions and wine tastings. During the first weekend in September, the historic centre of Pitigliano comes to life with thousands of people, music, shows and endless wine. There's much more to discover, here's our selection of wine festivals in Tuscany.
Original article by Serena Puosi