The Orcia DOC Wine Trail has organized an event which traces its steps between two magnificent towns in the Valdorcia: San Quirico and Bagno Vignoni. It’s the Orcia Wine Festival and its programme will lead visitors through the magnificent landscape of the Valdorcia, across the vineyards of the Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, on a trail which scenically is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and also amongst the most delicious.
Opening on Friday 24th April at Palazzo Chigi in San Quirico, the Festival kicks off with a showcase of Orcia wines and typical local food products. During the day there will be wine classes, exhibitions, a film contest and concerts. In the spa town of Bagno Vignoni there will be ‘The Wine Walk’ through the medieval hamlet and surrounding vineyards.
On the following two days, April 25-26, the Festival continues with the showcase at Palazzo Chigi and concerts in the evening, while in the old town centre of San Quirico there will be a vintage car gathering. At Bagno Vignoni the trekking tour continues with the addition of a Spring Market.
Possibly one of the most interesting events in programme is the Wineries with a View wine tour which accompanies visitors to some of the smaller wine estates. Here producers share the same passion and pride as the more famous Super Tuscan growers and will be happy to escort guests through the various stages of winemaking as well as offer a final wine tasting. Furthermore, ten restaurants on the route between San Quirico d’Orcia and Bagno Vignoni are offering special samplings of the typical local dishes obviously coupled with a glass of Orcia wine.
The package tours to choose from for this festival are many and the products excellent. Three days are sincerely not enough to visit this wonderful region of Tuscany and we highly recommend a longer vacation, maybe in one of our holiday accommodations in the Valdorcia.