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Orcia Wine Festival

San Quirico D'orcia Siena, Italy

Orcia Wine wine festival kicks off Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27 at Palazzo Chigi.

Three days between samples of products, wine tours and the "Dinner at the Palace" in one of the most beautiful places of the lands of Siena. Among the firsts "tasting in the dark."

From April 25 to 27 in San Quirico Orcia, one of the most ambitious among the denominations welcomes lovers of Italian wine and scenery. In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the start of the appointment with the fifth edition of the Orcia Wine Festival, the fair organized by the City and the Consortium of wine Orcia.

Between San Quirico d'Orcia, lounge medieval Tuscan and Bagno Vignoni, the only intact medieval spa tourists meet on the street - the ancient Via Francigena - actors dressed in ancient discussing wine and cloth flags of the District of Festa del Barbarossa. In the windows and the historic center of Orcia DOC will be exposed bottles while in the magnificent Palazzo Chigi (XVII century) you will get to taste wines and cheeses, meats and other productions of excellence in the area. And yet, inside the frescoed halls of the palace wine tasting Orcia explained and served by the producers in person.

The tasting techniques ONAV, National Organization of Wine Tasters, proposes three types of wine tastings: "Pills wine" for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tasting, to understand the secrets of aging in cask and "tasting the dark." Firsts of the event consists of tasting blindfolded using different glasses with wine at different temperatures and in combination with music and typical food.

The multisensory enhanced by the dark to figure out how, without their sight, the other senses amplify their effects by stimulating feelings and strong emotions. One way to learn about wine and your body but also to feel closer to those who can not see. A tasting of solidarity, then, that will be led by National President pro ONAV Vito Intini and realized in collaboration with the Italian Union of the Blind of Siena.

Winery visits Orcia Wine Festival also offers the opportunity to half-day tour, by bus, for tours and tastings in the cellars. In addition to the vineyards, visitors will find the viewpoint of the project "Orcia wine world's most beautiful." A project co-financed by the Region of Tuscany-Tuscany Promotion, which offers a new way of viewing the landscape of the wine.
At Bagno Vignoni, also on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 April, at sunset, "Aperivinum" in the portico of the ancient thermal water basin still with manufacturers dell'Orcia who serve and explain their bottles.

Dinner at the Palace On April 26, however, "Dinner at the Palace", a moment of conviviality that brings together those who live in the Val d'Orcia permanently with those who admire this land and live there for a few days. Under the vaulted ceiling painted with mythological representations will be served local dishes paired with wines Orcia.

Trekking and vintage cars not only wine, and not just in the historic centers of April the 25th, but also outdoor sports. In the town of San Quirico d'Orcia, there are 300 km of hiking trails marked by signs and the web. And for lovers of the great bottom there is the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany Crossing 100km.
A ride on dirt roads and trails of the Artistic and Cultural Park of Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with start and finish in Castiglione d'Orcia and a maximum journey time of 24 hours (difference 2800D +). A touch of glamor with "Waiting for the 1000 Miles" with the Club Car and motorcycles in Tuscany that will stop at Palazzo Chigi to offer crews a break with delicious wines of the Orcia and to give fans the opportunity to see up close the legendary cars. Finally, a touch of internationality: 30 images of "Extempore photographic traveling exhibition Novigrad-gastronomic" which will show the material culture of Istria.

Just Orcia wines in San Quirico d'Orcia in 96 companies required the IGT (IGT) to enhance local production; and in 2000 he came to them with the name of the Doc Orcia. Ten years later, then, was born Orcia Wine Festival - which can avail itself of the collaboration of Onav (National Organization of Wine Tasters), the Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany and the patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry for the 'agriculture.

For information and reservations Orcia Wine Festival Tourist Office in San Quirico d'Orcia - tel. 0577.899728 e-mail: ufficioturistico@comune.sanquiricodorcia.si.it.

For information and images related to the wine and wine cellars Wine Consortium Orcia Orcia: 0577 887471 info@consorziovinoorcia.it

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from 25 to 27 April 2014



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