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The Harvest 2018 Finished in Time For Halloween

The Harvest 2018 Finished in Time For Halloween


Halloween is here! It is to a certain extent believed that many of the rituals and traditions in connection with Halloween go back to old Celtic harvest festivals. These rituals are believed to have pagan roots and to then have been Christianized and connected to the All Saints' Eve. Anyway, today it is Halloween and the harvest of 2018 is over. Days and weeks of hard work picking grapes in the vineyards, making several selections, destemming and crushing to send the must to fermentation is done. At wineries all over Italy they can start to breathe again, so to say.… read more
Come On a Journey To the World of Fattoria di Montemaggio in Chianti Region

Come On a Journey To the World of Fattoria di Montemaggio in Chianti Region


TUSCANY, ITALY -- There's a saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and at Montemaggio's scenic winery in Radda, Chianti, the old adage rings true. However, in today’s fast-paced social media world, we might need to update that expression to "a video is worth a thousand words". To best showcase our beloved Chianti winery and the world of Fattoria di Montemaggio, we decided to create visual wine tour of our vineyards, tasting rooms, processing areas, bodegas, seasons, harvesting time, estate magic and more. It's a taste of what our visitors experience and it's a glimpse at the very best… read more
Summer Holiday Wine Memories from the People at Montemaggio

Summer Holiday Wine Memories from the People at Montemaggio


When the veraison period had just gotten started, it was time for many people in Italy to go on holiday. So, also the staff at Montemaggio. The winery was closed for two weeks around the Ferragosto holiday in mid-August which is considered more or less the peak of the summer in Italy. Ferragosto is a holiday that has its origin in the Roman era where the Roman Emperor Augustus instituted this holiday in year 18 B.C. The word Ferragosto stems from the Latin expression Feriae Augusti which means the resting period in August. This today translates into the holidays and the… read more
Ilaria's Travel Diary from the Douro Valley

Ilaria's Travel Diary from the Douro Valley


What could be better than having the opportunity to spend a few summer days in the Douro wine region in Portugal? Not for holiday though but to discuss the wine market with fellow people in the industry. Fattoria di Montemaggio, of course, immediately said yes when they via Li Valentine got the invitation from the Team Douro. Ilaria went to represent Fattoria di Montemaggio and had a grand time doing so. The trip was not only for leisure, but it had a specific theme and goal, namely to have a group of wine producers from different countries to meet and… read more
The Rise of Rosé - The History and Top Things You Need To Know

The Rise of Rosé - The History and Top Things You Need To Know


Pink wine is on the RISE! And who hasn’t tapped ‘like’ on a post under the hashtags #roseallday, #yeswayrose, or #drinkpink on Instagram? Elaborate wine drinking photos featuring lovely hues of pink that almost communicate a sort of lifestyle of luxuriously sipping rosé wine all-day-long. Let’s face it, it is trendy to drink pink and in winemaking country, it's no different. Rosé is the unofficial drink of the Millennials. Of course, you now might think that there are other more important wine trends. In Italy, however, the rosé wine production with indigenous grape varieties is becoming more and more important… read more
Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents


The last weekend of May has by now become synonymous with the two events Vignaioli di Radda and Radda nel bicchiere in Radda. This year, it was the second edition of Vignaioli di Radda and the 23rd edition of Radda nel bicchiere. One more recently founded and one well-established event, both strengthening the role of wine producers and wine in Radda. What is so special about Radda then? Well, it is a wine area located on high altitude with vineyards up to around 700 m.a.s.l. This used to make it difficult to produce wine in this area but the recent… read more
3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany

3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany


Spring is here, and the tourism season has started. Tuscany does not really have much of a down time when it comes to visitors, but the winter months are generally a bit calmer. When Easter arrives, the tourists from Italy, as well as abroad, start populating Tuscany and its attractions. Tourism in Tuscany Tourism is important for Tuscany and Italy. Toscana Promozione Turismo stated last autumn that the returns from tourism increased 4.1% in Tuscany during the summer of 2017. In this context, wine tours are becoming more and more an essential part of tourism activities. Many wineries are focusing… read more
Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18

Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18


The Chianti Classico Collection (#CCC) event is always an important moment of the year. This year it was the 25th edition of the Anteprima where the Chianti Classico producers are showcasing the new vintages being released to the market. The Chianti Classico Collection is a trade show organized every year at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, to present the new vintages for the year. This is a perfect opportunity to taste the best of Chianti Classico Annata, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Gran Selezione wines from the different member producers. Let us look closer at this year’s Chianti… read more
An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas


Soon it’s time to feast on Christmas food, open the presents, rock around the Christmas tree, and perhaps sharing wine memories. And sip on lots of good wine, right? However, there are still some days before we enter the real holiday mode. We wanted to take the opportunity, to sum up, the last year a bit, the people we met and who visited Fattoria di Montemaggio. To be able to thank a set of wine writers and wine influencers for their visits, kindness, and generosity in writing about Montemaggio, we wanted to direct the spotlight on them this time. Some… read more
Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts

Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts


Ever found yourself in the situation where you have no idea what presents to gift to your friends? Then maybe it is time for some DIY! If you are a wine-enthusiasts like us here at Montemaggio, many of the following materials should not be lacking in your house. Let's take a look at some creative ideas for Christmas presents to your wine-loving friends Customize your own wine label Sometimes we try to go great lengths to find an original gift. Truth is, you may already know what is your best friend's favorite wine... so why not add a personal touch… read more

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