The harvest continues
From vineyard to vineyard through Emilia Romagna...
“Se in setámber et sèint trunēr, batt e tinàz và a parparēr!”.
The saying translates as: “If you hear thunder in September, it’s time to prepare the barrels and vats.” Sure enough, it's important that the harvest gets underway before the grapes can be damaged by the rain. As such, we recommend you visit some of the wineries in Emilia Romagna before that happens, to enjoy the spectacle of the sun setting over vines creaking under the weight of grapes.
We’ve found the best destinations so you don’t have to!
Special places where you can learn about the entire wine lifecycle, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy delicious and memorable experiences.
In Fiumana di Predappio, an 18th century villa stands amid the greenery, waiting for you to visit. We’re talking about the Noelia Ricci winery. As well as visiting the villa and the winery, you’ll also be able to enjoy a tour of the old underground tunnel and taste Sangiovese, Trebbiano and an extra-special Sangiovese Predappio CRU, all accompanied by bread and home-made oil, plus flatbreads, cured meats and typical local cheeses.
Now let’s head to the Ravenna region, to discover more jewels in the region’s wine making crown: Longanesi, Famoso, Centesimino and Malbo Gentile are some of the autochthonous varieties that have been rediscovered and championed by local wineries, including the historic Randi winery, which has been active since the late 1800s. It’s a wonderful place to visit the vines and the winery itself, learning about the unique characteristics of wines such as Burson and Rambela, which you'll be able to taste with the producers themselves.
Towards the border with the Province of Bologna, near the end of the vines, along the Rio Sanguinario stream, a mysterious spectacle attracts our attention. It’s known as “Buldur”, a natural phenomenon similar to a volcano, hence why this area is also known as the “vulcanetti di Bergullo”.
After this special experience, you can visit the Tre Monti vines and winery, home to Georgian amphorae, where you can taste organic wines in the company of the friendly winery owners.
On the hills of San Pietro di Ozzano, the Perdisa family harvests the grapes that will be used to produce the excellent wines of the Palazzona di Maggio winery.
You’ll be able to watch them work during a guided tour of the vineyards, winery and wine store, that magic area of the winery where wines are left to age in barrique barrels, before enjoying a tasting accompanied by some of the best local food produce.