The dates of the 2014 wine festivals in Chianti, close to Villa le Barone, are approaching! September 11th to September 14th in Greve in Chianti and September 18th to September 21st in Panzano.
The first wine festival to take place from September 11th to September 14th in Greve in Chianti is the “Chianti Classico Expo”, where nearly 100 Chianti producers will give visitors the opportunity to taste their wines : buy a glass, labeled with the Chianti Classico rooster, and you can taste all the wines you want! But many other festive events are also taking place at the occasion of the festival: olive oil, salami and cheese tastings, many street concerts by the Attraroba Street band, Gli Amici di Chianti, I Blasconati, and many others. There will be also conferences: ”Responsible drinking”, “From wine lover to sommelier, an easy step”. The exhibition of Lorenzo Galligani, a contemporary sculptor, will be inaugurated at the San Francesco Museum…The”Chianti Classico Expo” is certainly an event that should not be missed! A lot of fun! Only 10 minutes driving from Villa le Barone to Greve and, if you wish to hike, we also propose a scenic walk in the countryside of about 1hour one way to reach that small town.
The second wine festival taking place is “Vino al Vino” in Panzano in Chianti from September 18th to September 21th. It is smaller and only the vintners of Panzano meet in the village square to show their wines, often judged as the best of the region. Here too visitors have the chance to sample the different styles of wines, chat with the winemakers and listen to some great jazz! The Vino al Vino Festival is not to be missed either. It is organized by the “ Unione Viticoltori di Panzano”, a free and independent group of 20 wineries founded by Giovanni Manetti, (Fontodi), working to promote a “Sustainable Panzano”. The main things that unify those producers are – the love for the land, Panzano, where they live, work and raise their children. -the passion for their work as vintners and winemakers, each of them making wine with their own grapes and running their winery directly taking care of all principal aspects. -the commitment for furthering the quest for quality, a quest that sometimes can become obsession. The Union is aiming at contributing to a “Sustainable Panzano” with a viticulture, that, if sustainable and organic, will allow to live and work in a cleaner environment, and that will enable a healthier production of wines, without chemical residues and of higher quality.. Hotel Villa le Barone, located in Panzano, also contributes to a “Sustainable Panzano” and has been designated as an “Eco-leader “ by Trip Advisor. One can easily walk from Villa le Barone to the Vino al Vino Festival: it takes only 20 minutes!
Take a week end break and stay at Villa le Barone to enjoy the Vino al Vino festival.