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Impruneta Grape Festival
Photo © Costanza Giovannini
Photo © Costanza Giovannini

Wine festivals: September in the villages of Tuscany

At the end of summer, the villages of the Tuscan countryside come alive to offer tastings of excellent wines and typical products

September is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Tuscany: the colors of nature, the sweetness of autumn products and the decidedly pleasant climate provide the perfect setting for the many events dedicated to grapes and wine.

Contents
  • 1.
    Festa dell'Uva in Impruneta
  • 2.
    Festa del Vino in Montecarlo
  • 3.
    Festa delle Cantine in Manciano
  • 4.
    Festa dell'Uva in Scansano
  • 5.
    Expo of the Chianti Classico
  • 6.
    Vino al Vino in Panzano in Chianti
  • 7.
    Festa dell’Uva e del Vino in Chiusi

Festa dell'Uva in Impruneta

Grape Festival
Grape Festival - Credit: Leonardo 1971

Impruneta, the village in the hills of Florence that is also famous for its terracotta, has been celebrating its peasant traditions with a Grape Festival since 1928.
Throughout the month of September a series of events take place in the historic town center and the town's districts battle it out with large floats and choreography during a huge a parade. The days are also packed with tastings, wine and local products stands, art exhibitions and events held in the town's museums.

Festa del Vino in Montecarlo

Fortress of Montecarlo
Fortress of Montecarlo

Every year in Montecarlo, in the hills of the Lucchesia area, September is the month of the Wine Festival. The charming village comes alive with stands to taste local wines and sample typical dishes - spelt, artisanal pasta, Garfagnana trout - while numerous exhibitions are set in the palaces of the historic town center.

Festa delle Cantine in Manciano

The ciaffagnoni
The ciaffagnoni - Credit: Flavia Cori

A Winery Festival that takes place every second weekend in September in Manciano. This is a true journey into taste, to discover local wines to try along with traditional dishes such as the ciaffagnoni - tasty crepes topped with pecorino cheese - wild boar or acquacotta.
Opening the event is an amazing horseback torchlight procession.

Festa dell'Uva in Scansano

Scansano
Scansano

The Grape Festival in Scansano - the Tuscan town famous for the Morellino wine - is an invitation to learn about local traditions through wine, typical products and a craft market. It begins on the second weekend of September with open wineries and continues the following week with many events in the historic town center.

Expo of the Chianti Classico

Expo Chianti Classico
Expo Chianti Classico

In one of the more iconic of the Tuscan countrysides takes place the historic Expo del Chianti Classico, every year in mid-September in Greve in Chianti: tastings of wine, olive oil, cured meats, cheeses and other typical products, as well as many artistic and cultural events, are scheduled.

Vino al Vino in Panzano in Chianti

The village of Panzano
The village of Panzano - Credit: Shutterstock / Stefano Cellai

The "WIne to WIne" festival is held every year during the month of September in Panzano in Chianti to taste old and new vintages of Chianti Classico and all the local IGTs wines.
The short route inside the main square of the village becomes an experience to be lived step by step: a real journey among the different food and wine realities, where producers tell their stories proposing their history and philosophy in a unique context.

Festa dell’Uva e del Vino in Chiusi

Chiusi
Chiusi

In Chiusi a fun weekend, with dinners and tastings in typical Chiusine taverns - wine shops with a wide selection of excellent wines - open cellars, tastings, music and entertainment: it's the Grape and Wine Festival.

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