Here we'll detail all the events in Friuli Venezia Giulia during the first week of Calici di Stelle, that is from August 2 up to August 8, and next week we'll publish all the events from August 9 to August 16.
The event was created to promote wine tourism through tastings, open air dinners under the stars directly at the winemakers' venues, or in Italy's most beautiful old town centres. It has been rescheduled due to Covid crisis, and all the events taking place will be respectful of social-distancing rules, for which reason most of them will need a reservation beforehand.
And the title given to the 2020 edition is a sign of hope as well for the wine sector: “E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle”, “and at last we came out to see the stars again”, a famous quote from 13th century Italian writer Dante Alighieri's “Divina Commedia”. That's just the point with Calici di Stelle: it would like to take the wine business by the hand and lead it out of the pandemic darkness gently.
All Calici di Stelle's first week events in FVG – From August 2 to August 8
Almost all Italian regions are taking part in Calici di Stelle, and a lot of events have been scheduled in Friuli Venezia Giulia too. So here we go with the full list in FVG! Be sure to save the date if you're interested, and to ask for your reservation because it's mandatory in most of the events.
Beside the scheduled events, many winemakers will host tastings under the stars at their own venues: Borgo Conventi in Farra d'Isonzo (Gorizia), Cantina Puntin in Aquileia (Udine), Elio Vini in Cividale (Udine), Ferrin Paolo in Camino al Tagliamento (Udine), Graunar in San Floriano del Collio (Gorizia), I Magredi in Domanins (Pordenone), Isola Augusta in Palazzolo dello Stella (Udine), Le 2 Torri in Corno di Rosazzo (Udine) and Parovel Vigneti&Oliveti 1898 in San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste).
CALICI DI STELLE NEAR UDINE:
August 2 – Dolegna del Collio and Prepotto: CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST!!
Gala dinner on the Schioppettino bridge, with Dolegna del Collio's Ribolla Gialla and Prepotto's Schioppettino
These two towns joined forces for a night of wine tasting and stargazing, on the bridge over the Judrio creek, between Mernico and Albana. They chose the two most representative wines for their own territories, for a night to remember.
August 7 – Moimacco
A Night at De Claricini estate with historical local producers
Various local winemakers will be at the fabulous De Claricini estate, in Bottenicco di Moimacco, for a night of wine tastings. Among the cantine you'll surely find, beside De Claricini, also Elio Vini, Le 2 Torri, Parovel Vigneti&Oliveti 1898, Rocca Bernarda, Tonutti Vini&Vigneti, Vini Grillo: they're all historical winemaking firms and they'll introduce to participants their most celebrated wines. Visitors will also enjoy the 17th century Villa De Claricini and its marvellous surroundings, including the farm where legumes and cereals too are grown: all of them belong to the De Claricini Dornpacher Foundation. From 8 pm to 12 am, for more infos and reservations please contact De Claricini at firstname.lastname@example.org .
August 7 and August 8 – Aquileia
In the city of Unesco's World Heritage: Agro Aquileiese's tasting experiences
Aquileia is an ancient city of Roman origin, featuring on Unesco's World Heritage list since 1998 due to its relevant archaeological area and the Patriarchal Basilica, this one being just one of the beautiful scenery for the three-days event. Live music in piazza Capitolo will provide the perfect background for local products&wines' tastings, and interesting Night Tours will bring tourists around the city to enjoy all the historical places: from the Roman burial ground and the Domus, to the Bishop's Palace and the National Museum of Archaeology. All sites will be open by night thanks to Fondazione Aquileia and Polo Museale del Friuli Venezia Giulia. For more infos please call (+39)389.12858620 or send an email to: email@example.com.
August 8 – Buttrio
Tastings and tour guides in Villa Toppo Florio
Live music and the best local wines' tastings at the magnificent 18th century Villa Toppo Florio, where is also to be found the Museum of Wine Civilization and tour guides to the museum will run all night. Buttrio flaunts a long history of winemaking and the most expensive wine in FVG is from here. From 7 pm to 12 am, for more infos please call (+39)0432.636114 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALICI DI STELLE NEAR TRIESTE:
August 7 – Duino Aurisina
A toast from Sistiana Bay, in the heart of Carso
Overlooking the sea from the extraordinary scenery of Sistiana Bay, the tasting event will provide participants with the local producers' best wines, along with delicious typical dishes. Wines coming from the Carso area, Trieste, Gorizia's Collio and Slovenian Carso will be introduced by sommeliers and paired with finger foods, in line with the “Duino Aurisina Città dei Sapori” project. In collaboration with Comune di Duino Aurisina and ProLoco Mitreo. From 7 pm to 11 pm, for more infos and reservations please call (+39)348.5166126 or (+39)349.6649480, or send an email to email@example.com.
CALICI DI STELLE NEAR PORDENONE:
August 6 – Casarsa della Delizia
Burovich Palace: A bond between theatre and Filari di Bolle 2020's sparkling wines
Dino Persello, along with musician Pasqualino Petris (accordion) will play his show “Parole e Musica. Lungo la Strada del Vino e dei Sapori del Friuli Venezia Giulia” (Words and music, along FVG wine and flavours' road) in the breathtaking scenery of Palazzo Burovich de Zmajevich's ancient orchard. Meanwhile, sommeliers from AIS Friuli Venezia Giulia will introduce the sparkling wines that won Filari di Bolle 2020 competition. More events in Casarsa here. From 9 pm, for more infos and reservations please call (+39)0434.871031 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 7 – Lestans di Sequals
Tastings at Corte Morea restaurant
Live music and speciality foods by Corte Morea (which is both a restaurant and a hotel-bed&breakfast) will enhance the local wines' flavours for a unique night under the stars. Reservation is mandatory. Starting from 7.30 pm. For more infos please call (+39)3404019647 or send an email to: email@example.com.
CALICI DI STELLE NEAR GORIZIA:
August 7 and August 8 – Capriva del Friuli
Wine tastings in Piazza Vittoria
The little town of Capriva is just right in the heart of the famed Collio hills, scattered with vineyards as far as the eye can see. In the area there's also the beautiful Castello di Spessa, a stunning location consisting of tourist accomodation, restaurants, a golf club and also its very own winemaking firm. The Castello di Spessa's wines are among those to be tasted at the central Piazza Vittoria, along with some of the most celebrated local winemakers and farm estates. Just to name a few, there will be wines from Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore, Villa Russiz, Roncùs, Russian Vini, Schiopetto, Agriturismo Orzan, Budignac, Azienda Agricola Coceani, Vini Vidussi, Attems, Pighin Aziende Agricole, Amandum, Murva and Azienda Agricola Blasizza. Promoted by the association Proloco Capriva. From 7 pm, for more infos please call (+39)347 7834024 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 8 – Ronchi dei Legionari
Il vate nella terra dei vini – The poet in the land of wines
At the stunning estate Tenuta di Blasig, local winemakers and their wines will delight visitors' palate. Here are the cantine introducing their wines for a night of tastings: Conte d’Attimis-Maniago, Elio Vini, Parovel Vigneti&Oliveti 1898, Tenuta di Blasig and Tonutti Vini&Vigneti. For more infos and reservations you can contact Tenuta di Blasig by phone (+39)0481.475480 or with an email to: email@example.com.