Tasting Under the Stars
an intimate guided tour, tasting, and dinner
with owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini
Friday, August 12, 5:00 p.m.
€35 Euro per person, including dinner. Reservations recommended but not required.
To reserve, please email email@example.com or call +39 0577 841111.
This event is part of the Calici di Stelle (Tasting Under the Stars) week organized by Italy’s Movimento Turismo del Vino (Movement for Wine Tourism) and includes events at wineries across Italy.
It’s inspired by the notte di San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, as it has come to be called in English, or the night of St. Lawrence.
St. Lawrence’s feast day falls on August 10, which, in turn, falls during the “prolific” Perseids Meteor Shower, when the stars appear to shoot across the sky.
The peak of the shower, which roughly runs from mid-July to the third-week of August, generally arrives around St. Lawrence’s feast day and this year the forecast calls for Friday, August 12 to be the peak.
Some will remember that the night of the shooting stars inspired the 1982 film by the same name directed by the Taviani brothers (known as “La notte di San Lorenzo” in Italian).
What a great night to be in Montalcino touring the vineyards! We hope to see you then!
For more information, email the winery by clicking here.
Image via MK Feeney’s Flickr (Creative Commons).