Wine festival in Panzano in Chianti


Enjoying wine  by J and D Fields , winners of the photo contest at Villa le Barone
Enjoying wine by J and D Fields , winners of the photo contest at Villa le Barone

Less than one month from now, September 10th to September 13th, Panzano in Chianti’s yearly wine festival “Vino al Vino” will be held in the main square of the village allowing local winemakers to present their wines. This is a great occasion to sample most of the local wines … and to listen to great jazz!

Panzano in chianti, with its southern oriented large valley named “Conca d’Oro” (Golden bowl), enjoys a very privileged micro climate. The top of the slopes are covered with cypresses and other type of trees, while vines producing the best of wines grow on the most favoured slopes. The vines, though, don’t have it entirely their own way and share the terrain with olive trees also being well represented.

There are twenty vintners in Panzano in Chianti, each one of them bottling under their own brand names the wine made with their own grapes. Their quest for quality is well known. The wines they produce incorporate in their taste and aroma the typicity of their territory, which make them unique and impossible to be reproduced elsewhere in the world. Local Panzano wine makers have developed a viticulture that uses natural products and methods. Most of them are now working under organic and even biodynamic protocols, thus making the whole territory of Panzano “sustainable” and enabling workers and more broadly the whole population of Panzano to live in a protected environment.

View on the Chianti vineyards  from Villa le Barone
View on the Chianti vineyards from Villa le Barone

Coming to “Vino al Vino”, September 10th to September 13th in Panzano in Chianti, you will be able to sample the different styles of wines, chat with the winemakers and participate in a wonderful festive atmosphere. The Panzano jazz band is also part of the attraction!

Panzano square is at a walking distance from Villa le Barone, through a small country road with wonderful views! And if you cannot come for the exact dates of “Vino al Vino”, no problem! This special event signals the beginning of the grape picking season and you will be able to take part in wine tastings that Villa le Barone can organize for you. In our wonderful restaurant or on the terrace, you will also be able to get the best Chianti classic wines produced in Panzano and sitting in our garden you will be able to enjoy a protected environment as well as magnificent views on the Chianti hills and on the vineyards.