Grape harvest: an experience to live in the cellar

Grape harvest

Autumn brings with it a spectacle of unique colors and scents, as well as one of the most fascinating activities related to the world of wine: the grape harvest.

Immersed among rows of vines laden with ripe clusters, the experience of the grape harvest in the cellar is a sensory journey that captures the hearts and souls of enthusiasts and the curious from around the world.

Together, we will discover the grape harvesting process, the significance of this phase in the wine production process, and how to actively participate in this ancient agricultural ritual.

Put on your grape harvesting gloves and get ready to immerse yourself with us in the magical atmosphere of the vineyards in autumn!

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The charm of the grape harvest – not just grape picking


The grape harvest goes far beyond the simple act of picking grapes. It is a moment of connection with nature, a celebration of the land, and the life cycle of the vines.

When you step into the vineyards during this season, you are greeted by an explosion of colors, with leaves taking on warm hues and clusters hanging heavily from the vines. This visual spectacle is just the prelude to a multisensory experience. The intense aroma of ripe grapes wafts through the air, enveloping those present in a fragrant embrace. The warmth of the autumn sun on the skin and the sound of footsteps among the vines create a symphony of unique sensations.

The grape harvest is the culmination of an entire year of work in the vineyard and represents the result of the perfect symbiosis between man and nature.

Practical tips for participating in the magic of grape harvest


Participating actively in the grape harvest in the cellar is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse oneself in the art of winemaking. Whether you’re a wine tourist or simply wish to experience this authentic adventure, there are some practical tips to keep in mind.

First and foremost, contact local wineries or wine associations to find out the dates of grape harvests open to the public. These special days provide the opportunity to work alongside professional grape pickers, learning harvesting techniques, and participating in convivial lunches among the vineyards. Choose comfortable clothing, such as long pants and a hat, and don’t forget to bring a healthy dose of enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit. Remember that the grape harvest is also a time for celebration, so seize the opportunity to savor the new wine and take part in traditional festivities.

Prepare to be captivated by the energy and passion that surround the grape harvest.

Join us for some unique experiences that will allow you to connect with the wine production process in an entirely new way, transforming the simple act of grape picking into a moment of learning and shared joy.

Tenuta di Castelfalfi

tenuta di Castelfalfi

Tenuta di Castelfalfi is located in a natural setting of 1,100 hectares of woods and olive groves. The estate manages 25 hectares of vineyards, 40 hectares of olive orchards, and a significant amount of arable land, following organic farming principles, resulting in only high-quality products.

This year, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in the grape harvest at Tenuta di Castelfalfi. Equipped with the attire of an authentic winemaker, you will personally experience every phase of the wine-making process: from the vineyard to the cellar, you will have the chance to explore the picturesque grape processing steps, fully understanding its transformation.

After immersing yourself in outdoor activities amidst pristine landscapes, the grape harvest experience will continue inside the cellar and barrel room, where you can witness the grape pressing and the initial stages of fermentation.

The journey will culminate in Tenuta di Castelfalfi‘s renovated Wine Shop & Garden, where a team of experts will delight you with a guided tasting of Castelfalfi’s organic wines.

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cantina Leffrey

Leffrey is a small winery located in the Aosta Valley, founded in 2018 by a group of friends. Since 2015, when they began caring for the vineyards, they have been following organic and biodynamic methods.

The company’s philosophy is based on the principle of “less is more,” with the aim of minimizing human interventions and allowing nature to take its course, receiving only gentle guidance. Their commitment to sustainability is strong, and they seek to share their approach through guided tours.

This year at Leffrey, you have the opportunity to uncover the secrets of grape harvesting through a true celebration. It will start with an early morning gathering for a few hours of enjoyable work, with a mid-morning break that will lead you to discover the secrets of grape harvesting. The experience will conclude with a lunch in the company of the winemaker at a local restaurant.

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cantina Scarpa

Since its foundation in 1900, Scarpa has combined a deep-seated inclination for hospitality with its agricultural spirit. The fusion of passion, dedication, and constant pursuit of quality has led to the creation of one of the most renowned centers for producing fine wines from Piedmont.

This prestige is reflected in the historic cellars of Nizza Monferrato and the hospitality offered by Scarpa Villas, harmoniously nestled among the Barolo vineyards, an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In this fantastic setting, you have the opportunity to discover directly in the vineyards all the characteristics and secrets of the grapes cultivated by the company through educational grape harvesting.

The experience concludes with a buffet lunch of local products and a tasting of the following Scarpa wines:

  • Monferrato Bianco made from Timorasso grapes
  • Dolcetto d’Acqui DOC
  • Barbera d’Asti DOCG I Bricchi
  • Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG La Bogliona
  • Monferrato Rosso DOC Rouchet

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