About Chianti Classico Wine Festival
The Chianti Classico Wine Festival takes place in September every year in the beautiful Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti, Italy.
Wine has been produced in this area for over 2000 years.
The region covers an area of approximately 260 km2 between Florence and Siena.
The four days of fun and wine tasting opens on Thursday evening with music in the Piazza Matteotti.
It’s a wine festival so naturally there are lots of opportunities for wine tasting and purchasing.
In addition to the wine tastings, there are olive oil, cold cuts and cheese tastings to enjoy.
As with any good festival, music is a big part of the festivities.
There’s music to suit a variety of tastes from chamber music to DJs and pop.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore and experience all that historic Greve in Chianti has to offer.
See local artisans at work, join a walking tour, or take a guided tour of the churches and castles in the region.
The festival closes on Sunday with a parade, awards and concert.
Official event hashtag: #ecc16