Autumn Wine Festivals in Tuscany 2019

Sep 16, 2019 256

BY: Elisa Scarton

Every September and October, wine drinkers, winemakers and all around wine nuts come together to celebrate the vendemmia or wine harvest in Tuscany.  Wine making is an old tradition in the region with some local varietals dating back to the Etruscans, a pre-Roman civilization that learnt everything they knew about vino from the Greeks. 

But don’t worry, you don’t have to get your hands dirty picking grapes to enjoy the vendemmia in Tuscany. You don’t even have to be a wine drinker. Every year, the region celebrates its love of all things wine with a host of amazing festivals that aren’t just about the national tipple. They’re also a fantastic excuse to snack on regional products, listen to (some pretty corny) local bands and engage is some friendly neighbour-against-neighbour competition. Wine-themed parade, anyone?  

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