Matching DOC wines and street foods may seem unusual, but this bizarre meeting will really happen during Calici di Stelle, the event that each summer promotes the excellence of the wineries with tastings and guided tour in the evening.
The 2016 edition of Calici di Stelle will be held in August from 6th to 14th in Tuscany, however the highlight event will be on 10th, because you can taste, in the participating wineries, the Doc Orcia wine or Brunello di Montalcino combined with the Greek street food, or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with paella and Spanish tapas, or even the Chianti tripe and lamprey, or the great Tuscan red wines paired with Chianina burgers.
To organize your holidays devoted to wine tours around Siena, we show you a list of wineries offering a series of themed activities, usually to be reserved in advance (use the contact information for each winery).
AZIENDA AGRICOLA CANNETO
From August 6 to August 14 from 10:00 to 19:00
Guided tour of the winery and vineyards, panoramic walk (even in cars, motorcycles and bikes) through the company with a view of the Temple of San Biagio, Montepulciano and Montefollonico. The winery will host La Posada Latina: Paella and Spanish Tapas at € 10 per person, including tasting of at least 3 wines and tastings of local products.
Address: Via dei Canneti, 14 Montepulciano
0578 757737 – firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA
From August 6 to August 14 from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 19:00
Tour of the wine cellar and tasting of 3 wines. The tours are only organized by reservation. Free tastings at the counter without reservation.
Visit with wine tasting € 10.00 per person.
Address: Loc. Castellare, Castellina In Chianti
0577 742903 – email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
COL DI LAMO
August 10 – 12 -13
Wednesday August 10 from 10:00 until the evening
The winery will be open all day, from 10:00 onwards. You can taste two glasses of wine (DOCG Brunello and Rosso DOC) at a cost of € 10 per person and visit the wine cellar for free.
The winery will host Torotosco with Bico (torta al testo Tuscan version) with sausage and sautéed vegetables and Chianina hot dog
For further info and reservations: email@example.com, phone numbers 0577 834433 / 345 3700864
Address: Col di Lamo Torrenieri, Montalcino (Si)
ENOTECA EMPORIO MEDITERRANEO
From August 6 to 11 from 18:00 to 24:00
Approach courses to wine, only for groups of 4 people minimum (time to be determined – reservations required)
€ 15,00 – 5 wines for tasting + course
August 12 and 13 from 18:00 to 24:00
Tasting of our “selection Enocuriosi”: over 35 wines from all over Italy, in particular from: Val d ‘Aosta, Franciacorta / Lombardy, Tuscany and Sicily.
10 € includes silkscreened Goblet RCR
EXTRA: € 5 plate of typical Tuscan products (cured meats and cheeses)
Address: Via del Casato di Sotto 11, Siena
339 7184592 – firstname.lastname@example.org
FATTORIA DEI BARBI
Friday August 12 from 16:00 to 22:00
16:00 Departure from Montalcino walk through the vineyards with a guide
17:30 Guided tour of the winery Fattoria dei Barbi
20:00 Buffet Dinner (at the Brunello Museum)
21:00 Observation of the sky to the museum with music and wine tasting
Buffet € 35.00
Address: Località Pordenovi, 170 Montalcino
0577 841111 – email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
FATTORIA DEL COLLE
Wednesday August 10 from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 up to the end of event
The winery will host “La Taverna Greca” with Greek speciies such as Gyros, Souvlaki Pita.
Thanks to the partnership with the association Streetfood, this year Fattoria del Colle will host the street food Taverna Graca by Erjon. Since the afternoon throughout the evening will propose the typical Greek dishes.
At 20.00 Roberta Archetti, chef at Fattoria del Colle and Donatella Varlunghi chef at Osteria delle Crete of San Giovanni d’Asso will join Erion. They will present a buffet of Tuscan dishes with a touch of Greek cuisine following the theme of the event. There will be also a traditional Tuscan menu. Donatella Cinelli Colombini propose its two wines Rosa di Tetto IGT and Orcia DOC Leone Rosso.
At the end of the buffet, dance under the trees illuminated by production designer Philip Robinson (the same who worked in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral) and fun games.
Address: Località Colle – 53020 Trequanda (SI)
For further info: 0577 662108 – email@example.com
ROCCA DELLE MACIE
Wednesday August 10 from 10:00 to 18:00 at Rocca delle Macìe
Free wine tasting from 10:00 to 18:00
Tasting of “Gran Selezioni” Rocca delle Macie matched with local cheeses € 7.00
tel. 0577 732236 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Loc. Le Macìe, 45 Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Wednesday August 10 “Rocca sotto le Stelle”
La Cantina will host Massimo Benvenuto: Neapolitan variety of fried fish at the wine shop in Castellina in Chianti Via 4 November 37.
Night opening of enoteca with relaxation area and the Neapolitan variety of fried fish to paired with summer wines of Rocca delle Macie: Moonlite, Vermentino and Rosato – Deposit glass € 5 (with tasting of Moonlite included) and subsequent tasting 3 € per glass.
Address: Via 4 Novembre 37, Castellina in Chianti
0577 732236 – email@example.com
From August 6 to 14 from 10:00 to 18:00
Tour and tasting of 5 wines (10:30 – 12:30 – 15:00 – 16:00) € 5 per person
Light lunch with matching of 5 wines and visit to the winery € 29 per person
Wednesday August 10 from 12:00 to 22:00, the main day of Calici di Stelle, the splendid terrace of Salcheto, surrounded by amazing vineyards overlooking the hamlet of Montepulciano, will host the mobile kitchen of Happy Train. You can taste sandwiches stuffed with the best grilled Chianina, perhaps with the addition of garden lettuce and pecorino di Pienza. Enjoy burgers and Sangiovese surrounded by a wonderful natural scenery!
For further info: 0578 799031 / 348 3605903 – firstname.lastname@example.org
TENUTA LA BRACCESCA
Tenuta La Braccesca open for tours and tastings from 8 to 12 August from 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00
On August 10 Tenuta La Braccesca opens for Calici di Stelle offering a tour of the winery and tasting of our two D.O.C. produced: Montepulciano and Cortona.
The unmissable proposals of the Tenuta are Nobile La Braccesca matched with Chianina Burgers by Truck Food that will be with us during the whole day. For those who want to taste other wines of the estate will be available for sale at the counter
The Tenuta will be open on August 12 from 15:00 to 20:00, the day’s topic will be “Game and wine flavors”. The Braccesca offers a walk with aperitif in the grove with a Goblet of Achelo, our Cortona DOC Syrah. At 17:00 will start the Show Cooking directed by an expert cook.
For both dates entrance costs € 5.00
Address: Via della Stella di Valiano, 10 – Montepulciano (SI)
347 4751308 – email@example.com
From August 6 to 14 by reservation
During the week of Calici di Stelle, Vintage Tours organizes tours on Vespa through the hills of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, to discover the wineries of Noble Wine di Montepulciano. On this blog we already recommended these tours here: Wine tour by Vespa to discover Tuscan vineyards.
Address: Piazza dell’amicizia .- Bivio di San Biagio
393 9655122 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready for exciting evenings dedicated to the best product of Sienese countryside? Visit the official website for updates: www.mtvtoscana.com.
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