Every year for one weekend only, Ticino vineyards will open their wine cellars to the public. It is the weekend of “Cantine Aperte”.
This year, some 85 producers will be participating, making it near impossible to visit them all. Our friends in Ticino are telling us to pick one of the four regions and concentrate on the local growers there. Since there are two days for four regions, you have the possibility to see up to half of the vineyards and their historic buildings.
Open Wine Cellar Days in Ticino
When talking to wine growers, I am always fascinated by the sheer passion they show for their products. In most cases, we are looking at vineyards with a history over multiple generations. Skills and secrets have been passed on from grandfathers to fathers, and from mothers to daughters. While I have visited winemakers in the Vaud region before, I am looking forward to learn more about viticulture in Ticino this May! A combination of history and technology allows for this region’s vintages to shine.
One of my personal favorites is the typical white Merlot from Ticino, so I will surely be looking out for my favorite bottle… Both on Saturday and Sunday, participating cellars will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
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