Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Chianti, Tuscany Wine Harvest Event

Renewing Old Wine-Making Traditions

A number of years ago the citizens of Poggibonsi, Tuscany decided to celebrate the old tradition of “stomping” grapes in huge vats during the harvest. “The Pigio” was born - a competition of squeezing grapes involving all the seven districts of the city. Before the competition there is a parade interpreting historic scenes from the local festivities of the grape harvest. The contest takes place in the historic Piazza di' Gioco on the last Sunday in September. For more information see

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