15/09/2014 Around 15,000 wine-lovers took part in the 2014 edition of Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia on 14th September.

Around 15,000 wine-lovers took part in the 2014 edition of Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia on 14th September. A new name - but the same successful formula - for this event created and organised by the Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia, with the support of the Regione Puglia Agro-Food Resources Office. Once again, wine-tourists were able to visit the MTV Puglia wineries to enjoy one of the most atmospheric events of the winery year: the harvest.

An increasingly motivated, attentive and informed public, consisting of enthusiasts and eager visitors, groups of friends and families who seized this opportunity to visit the wineries and discover how wines are made, and the extraordinary hard work behind every bottle. What made the event even more atmospheric was the chance to be present at the magical ritual of the harvest, from the arrival of the grapes in the winery to the first stages of wine-making. The Movimento's motto of 'See what you drink - Vedi cosa bevi' is never more true than on this special day, when the wineries are able to display the quality, the care and the passion that go into their wines.

Wineries were open to visitors across Puglia from north to south: Teanum at San Severo; Cantina di Andria and Rivera at Andria; Villa Schinosa at Trani; Torrevento at Corato (Ba); Crifo at Ruvo di Puglia (Ba); Terre di San Vito at Polignano a Mare (Ba); Produttori Vini Manduria at Manduria (Ta), Trullo di Pezza at Torricella (Ta); Tenute Eméra at Lizzano (Ta); Due Palme at Cellino San Marco (Br), Cantina Moros at Guagnano (Le); Leone de Castris at Salice Salentino (Le).

The wineries organised a wide range of activities for their visitors: selected typical local foods, music, exhibitions and cultural activities to accompany the classic tours of the winery and the inevitable wine-tasting.

Cantine Aperte in Vendemmia also involved cyclists, with special trails organised specially for the event by amateur cycling clubs Ruotalibera Bari and CicloAmici of Mesagne and Brindisi.

The next winery event by the Movimento Turismo del Vino will be 'Cantine Aperte a San Martino', on Sunday 16th November.

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