Among the various events organized in Canelli during the year stands out “Canelli City of Wine”. This event is held on the fourth weekend of September and it is a veritable feast of wine and gourmet, whwre you can find many excellent food and wine from all parts of Italy.
Canelli, during this festival, opens the doors of the wineries and the historical buildings. The best of the gastronomy of the different regions meets with Canelli wines and dishes, the festival is made in the historical cellars that become Unesco heritage in July 2016, and in the most evocative street of the old town.
The history of the event
The ancient harvest festivals need a new image, a profile marked by the regional marketing and to represent this fruitful territory in the “Made in Italy”, in fact was born for this, in 1999, “Canelli, City wine town”. At first, the event took place only in the “underground cathedrals”, the ancient historical wineries, and just after the great success wa born the “UNESCO project”.
Over the years and especially thanks to the great influx of Italian and foreign tourism ,”Canelli Wine City” began to be organized not only in the cellars but also in all the streets of the city center, involving more and more stands and regional tourist associations.
Canelli City of Wine 2015
The edition 2015 will take place in 2 different days
The first part of the event will take place on Saturday afternoon from 03.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m. and tourists will delight between visits to the historical cellars of Canelli with tasting of their wines, visits to the stands of the Italian regions present with tastings of the best local produits and visit to the typical wine and Gourmet market where they will have the opportunity to buy local produits.
The second part will take place on Saturday night, at 08.00 p.m. with a gourmet dinner accompanied by good music and cultural shows like the “Grand Concert Band City of Canelli”.
Sunday, September 27 the event continues with visits and tastings, accompanied by animations in costume.
The fifth memorial “Ugo Ferrero” finally will gather in the square “Zoppa” cars and motorcycles.
Throughout the period of the event a “train renaissance” will celebrate the 150 anniversary of the arrival of the railway in Canelli and it connect wineries and places of the event.
Do not miss the many exhibitions in places of tasting: the “Multimedia Museum South Asti” and the “Museum of peasant culture”, the international exhibition of capsules of sparkling wine at the winery Bosca, the exhibition of vermouth and wine flavored in “Palazzo Riccadonna” .