Wine buyers and expert tasters usually travel to Montalcino in winter to taste the latest releases during Benvenuto Brunello. However, recently two new events have started to bring Brunello lovers to town in early summer.
Tutto in un Sorso / Wine without Borders reunites some of the most interesting producers of the natural wine world in Montalcino. Small, mostly family-run wineries from Italy and France will lead tastings of their natural wines at the Sant'Agostino church in Montalcino.
For wine lovers with an ample budget, the Long Live Brunello wine fair (tickets from 500 Euro) will be of interest. For the first time, 35 Brunello wineries reunite to open some of their oldest bottles (starting with the 1968 vintage). It's going to be hard to find another event that will allow you to taste so many riservas in one place. The fair will end with a charity auction at the Bertarelli concert hall in Cinigiano.
Long Live Brunello: June 21 - 23, 2019. Tickets from 500€.
Tutto in un Sorso: Natural wines in Montalcino, June 30 / July 1 2019