Grape harvest time in Tuscany

While the majority of tourists prefer to sample the delights of Tuscany during the summer months, for wine lovers September and October is the time the magic happens.

September and October are the months for the Tuscan vendemmia, the Italian word for the grape harvest. The exact date of the grape harvest is decided year by year, depending on the weather, the quantity of rain fall and the changes from one vineyard to another.

The grape harvest is easily the most crucial area of the wine making process and it is begun in compliance using the the ripeness from the grape itself measured by its sugar, acidity and tannin levels. This is the most productive time of the year for local farmers.
Celebrations and festive events are held in many Tuscan towns and visitors are given the chance to enjoy themselves as wells as taste the local wines. The most popular annual events are held in the province of Florence in Impruneta, Greve in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.

Villa with private pool (sleeps 10/12) in Radda in Chianti

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