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Grape Harvest Festival of Castiglione in Teverina
Sep 22 - Sep 23
September 22-23: Castiglione in Teverina is increasingly known as the capital of wine of Lazio and shows it with a series of events linked to the wine cycle such as the Grape Harvest Festival in September that is held before starting work of harvesting in the fields.
These were the days when the farmers had to decide the day of the harvest and by tasting the grapes they realized how the vintage would be and how much wine they would produce. The harvest was also a social moment in which a community found itself working together in the fields and sharing bread every day.
For Muvis, the wine museum of Castiglione in Teverina, this festival is the occasion of two days of meetings, presentation of the past years vintages and of the territory shared with the sommelier and chefs who prepare samples of local products.
It is also a two-day visit to the companies that process the harvested grapes with demonstrations of ancient techniques such as the pressing by the feet. The demonstrations are accompanied by songs and traditional music.