«Vigneti Aperti is a format that our delegations from Lumbardy and Friuli Venezia Giulia launched successfully last year – said MTV National President Nicola D’Auria – As it was met with great enthusiasm by winelovers, we're now bringing it all over Italy. It's an educational experience open air, thus making it safe in such a distressful moment. Starting from March 20th and lasting up to November, it will give wine tourists a unique chance to follow closely all the seasonal phases that winemaking goes through, from the vineyard to the cellar».
Of course, the calendar will undergo any change that's needed accordingly to constant variations due to the Covid-19 situation. For example, as tomorrow Friuli Venezia Giulia may return to the red zone again, probably next week events will be rescheduled or postponed. MTV already predicted this sort of challenges: «It's a “fluid” program and ready to adapt quickly to any situations we'll have to face – said D'Auria – We know we can count on a very good team with one shared goal, and clearly our top priority is wine tourists' safety». So the agenda will readjust constantly, accordingly to any update linked to the Covid-19 emergency.
Visits will be arranged to guarantee tourists' and professionals' safety: they must be booked in advanced, only small groups of visitors will be allowed entrance and, of course, all safety procedures (masks, distance, etc) must be respected. «Our association has been a leader in wine tourism for many years now – said D'Auria – so our cantine (cellars) are perfectly equipped and the staffs are top level in their job. That's way we look forward to the future with self-confidence, as we've been building our know-how for so long».
Besides Vigneti Aperti, other permanent events have been scheduled, like Cantine Aperte – Open Cellars, and Calici di Stelle during the summer, with its unforgettable wine tastings under the stars at beautiful, historical locations.
Movimento Turismo del Vino 2021 full calendar:
Vigneti Aperti – Open Vineyards: every weekend from March 20th up to November
Cantine Aperte – Open Cellars: May 29th and 30th
Calici di Stelle – Tastings Under the Stars: from July 31st to August 15th
Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia – Open Cellars during Grape Harvest: from August 28th to October 31st
Cantine Aperte a San Martino – Open Cellars for St. Martin's: from the 6th to the 14th of November
Cantine Aperte a Natale – Open Cellars fro Christmas: in December
For infos about events in Friuli Venezia Giulia, please send an email to: email@example.com (tel. +39 348.0503700).
About Movimento Turismo del Vino
The MTV national network counts on 800 high-profile cantine, carefully selected thanks to their quality standards as to wine tourism and accomodation. MTV aims at promoting wine culture through direct contact and visits at winemaking facilities, on one hand getting a greater public to know their associates and, on the other hand, also letting tourists know that it's possible to make wine while respecting both the environment and tradition. The Friulian delegation Movimento Turismo del Vino – Friuli Venezia Giulia consists of 80 winemaking firms, representing all the 8 regional DOC areas.