Cantine Aperta, May 2011 Part 1

Cantine Aperta is an event held at wineries all over Italy on the last Sunday in May.  It is a time for the public to come out to the country, visit wineries, try the wine that is just being released and enjoy time in the beautiful countryside.

 

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We decided to go to the nearby Chianti region.  Figuring that there would be a number of places open.  As usual it is very hard to find these places and for a whole day’s ride and half a tank of gas we only found three.  If we go to this again next year, I think we should go to another region besides Tuscany, perhaps one that will post a little more info on the web before hand.  Anyway I got some nice pictures.

 

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Old wine making equipment at Fietri, Gaiole in Chianti where I bought a nice bottle of rose.  (Sorry for the life of me I can’t figure out how to get an accent mark from the writing program that I publish from)

 

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A cool collection of keys from the same place. 

 

Look for some more pics in 2 more posts.  You have to supply your own wine.

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