One of the most popular wine festivals in all of Italy will take place on September 14, 15 and 16– the Tufo Greco Festival in the town of Tufo in Avellino Province. This festival celebrates Greco di Tufo wine in all of its glory– a white wine made from the “greco” grape that has been certified DOCG (denominazione di origine controllata), which is the highest level of quality assurance for Italian wines as they have been analyzed and tasted by government–licensed personnel before being bottled. If the government gives that designation, then you know the wine you are drinking is the best you can get!
This festival, seen above in an article from the Corriere dell’Irpinia, celebrates Greco di Tufo wine as well as the culture, sights and sounds of Irpinia. The event itself will include concerts by Molotov d’Irpinia, a local musical group with a gigantic following, as well as other local and regional musical acts.
The festival will also feature “wine trekking”– which is a tour of the various vineyards in the region, complete with tastings and food samplings. There will also be demonstrations of the Tarantella of Montemarano (stay tuned for a future post!) and street musicians singing traditional songs.
Thousands of people descend upon Tufo for this festival, which has 854 residents as of 2017. Want more information? Visit http://tufogrecofestival.it/ and be sure to raise a toast in celebration of one of Irpinia’s greatest treasures!