Calling all wine connoisseurs while on their holiday in Puglia! If you haven’t yet visited the vineyards and wine cellars of Puglia, then there is never a better time than Cantine Aperte – which translates into ‘Open Cellars.’ The open cellars event takes place annually on the last weekend in May, across the entire region, and is attracting more wine lovers each year.
What is Cantine Aperte?
Cantine Aperte was arranged by the Wine Tourism Movement in 1993, and has since become the most important date on the wine calendar in Puglia.
Puglia is a wine region with lots of wineries scattered across Italy’s boot, and for one weekend a year, during the Cantine Aperte, these wineries open their doors to wine lovers from across the world.
Of course, some wineries offer tours all year round, but Cantine Aperte acts as a celebration of the wine region itself.
Visiting a winery during this special open cellars event is more like a cultural experience, where you not only taste the wine but are invited to pick the grapes and venture into the cellars to discover how it is made.
Meet wine producers, local Puglians and wine enthusiasts from all over the world and enjoy some of the world’s finest tipples when on Puglia holidays.
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Which Winery to Visit?
There are wineries located all over Puglia, so wherever you are staying during your holidays in Puglia, there’s guaranteed to be a vineyard or winery nearby.
Our Puglia villas are scattered across the region, so if you wish you can choose your luxury villa with nearby wineries in mind!
Almost all wineries will be offering tours and hosting events during the Cantine Aperte, but check locally when you arrive. Here are some of our favourite wineries to add to your list:
Situated in the picturesque countryside near Lecce, the Cantele Winery offers lovely views as well as flavoursome wines.
The charming winery also offers lunch prepared with local ingredients and a cookery class, to practice matching authentic wine with Italian foods.
Cantine Due Palme
Learn all about the process of making wine in this impressive modern facility. If you are staying in luxury villa in Puglia and in the Brindisi region in particular, this winery is a must visit.
Taste a variety of wines made from local grapes, and choose whether to spend lunch there too. Choose your holiday villa in Puglia. Learn all about the process of making wine in this impressive modern facility.
If you are staying in luxury villa in Puglia and in the Brindisi region in particular, this winery is a must visit. Taste a variety of wines made from local grapes, and choose whether to spend lunch there too.
If you’re a wine lover, make sure you plan your Puglia luxury villa holiday to coincide with Cantine Aperte. Contact us for more information and recommendations.