September is the month of the grape harvest and it is also the best time to visit Valpolicella. The harvest is really close, it is totally made by hand to het the best grapes to dry for Amarone 2020.
Also this year we join Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia, an event of the Wine Tourism Movement: for all the weekends of September and October we will do tasting tours that start from the vineyard to show you the importance of working the land.
Our grandfather always taught us that to get an excellent wine you have to start from the vineyard: and it is from here that we will begin the experience. It is important to explain to you how the land is worked and respected, how the vine is cultivated and how the grapes are harvested.
They are informal tours, suitable for everyone, where with great simplicity we will try to convey our passion for our work. Hard work but that gives us great satisfaction.
We will show you the cellar and along the way we will taste five wines: Valpolicella, 100% Corvina, Amarone, Amarone Forlago and Recioto (if a wine is finished it will be replaced by another of the same structure).
We will end the tour in the wineshop where you can buy the tasted wines.
So what we do:
- Open Cellars in Harvest provides tours where you can appreciate the various stages of the production of Valpolicella wines;
- We will visit the vineyard, cellar, barrel cellar, fruit cellar and wineshop;
- During the visit we will taste five wines including our best Amarone: Forlago;
- They takes around an hour;
- depending on the date it is possible to see the grape harvest or the drying grapes or the fermentation of Valpolicella;
- you can book via email to [email protected] (here you can write a name, the number of participants, which visit you want to join and a mobile phone to contact);
- the cost is 14 euros per person (they can be paid upon acceptance upon arrival);
- it is possible to sleep in the rooms next to the cellar.
For large groups it is possible to reserve an entire visit with a time to be agreed.