Benvenuta Vendemmia: celebrating the wine harvest in the vineyards

30/08/2009 In September the member wineries of the Wine Tourism Movement celebrate Benevenuta Vendemmia, an invitation to all wine tourists to spend a Sunday in their vineyards taking part in the grape harvest.

In September  the member wineries of the Italy’s Wine Tourism Movement celebrate Benevenuta Vendemmia, an invitation to all wine tourists to spend a Sunday in their vineyards taking part in the grape harvest.
The “Harvest Sunday”, which may differ in the various wine regions of the country, is considered the most important moment of the wine production.
After last year’s success WELCOME HARVEST, is going to be another yearly appointment that all wine lovers of Italy’s oenological tradition cannot miss.
It is a unique occasion for experiencing the exciting atmosphere that characterizes the grape harvest, when after a year’s hard work and love of the land results in the harvesting of the grapes.

Chiara Lungarotti, President of Italy’s Wine Tourism Movement, includes “Welcome Harvest", together with all other events promoted by the Wine Tourism Movement under the heading "See what you drink". The Movement’s objective is to offer the visiting wine tourist an excellent hospitality service, guaranteed by offering high quality wines and a warm  welcome to the winery. To assure this is carried out by all it’s member wineries, the Wine Movement, started in 2008, certifying all the member wineries regarding the quality of services offered to visitors according to a strict Hospitality code of Ethics.

Even though it's still early gauge, the latest forecast  confirms that the 2009 harvest will exceed by 5% last year’s harvest. An increase due to the excellent atmospheric conditions, of what has been a warm spring season followed by abundant rainfalls .An excellent quality grape production is therefore to be expected.

Considering the local customs and difference in climate related to Italy’s  wine producing regions  the Regional Associations of this Movement will celebrate “Welcome Harvest” on different September Sundays.
To find out the correct dates and activities scheduled throughout the country click on the website: 
www.movimentoturismovino.it




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