Duration: 10 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022
Location: Franciacorta
Price: 225 € per person
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The Franciacorta Festival, 2022 edition, will take place on September 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th. Save the date!

WHAT IS THE FRANCIACORTA FESTIVAL?

The Festival is one of the most important events in the Franciacorta wine-making area, it takes place at the end of the summer season after the harvest.
This year it will be held on September 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

During those two weekends, you will be able to enjoy a lot of activities organized by wineries, sports associations, and by the Franciacorta Consortium; here below you can find examples of the events available only on the occasion of the Festival Franciacorta, where Franciacorta sparkling wine and territory have a leading role.

The Franciacorta Consortium-associated wineries open their doors for visits and wine tasting , moreover, they organize unique events in the cellars such as:
– walking in the vineyards with the oenologist to discover plant diversity and processing methods;
– aperitif in the vineyards;
– vintage wine tasting;
– “à la volèe” disgorging;

The wineries also offer perfect special pairings of Franciacorta wines and traditional local dishes like the “spiedo” of Gussago (a product with “local denomination”), fish of the Lake Iseo, the typical salami and cheese of Brescia Province selected among the top quality producers. Other companies, instead offer unconventional food pairings like pizza or hamburger gourmet.

For the most sporty guests, local associations organize panoramic mountain bike itineraries along secondary roads to discover the real Franciacorta (in the woods of Calino or on Monte Orfano) or hiking sessions with nordic walking technique.

For the foodies, local restaurants prepare a special menu meant to celebrate the excellences of the territory and their pairing with bubbles.

You can find the complete list of all activities on “the Strada del Franciacorta association” website.

FRANCIACORTA FESTIVAL PACKAGE

This year for the Franciacorta Festival weekends we have arranged for you a shared wine tour available on Saturday, September 10th and 17th. Take the chance to discover the beauty of Franciacorta, sharing the experiences with a small group of people interested in the same lovely subjects: food and wine! Our wine tour leader will be glad to assist you for the day, telling you the most interesting secrets about Franciacorta in joyful atmosphere.

10th, 17th September

THE ITINERARY

9:30 AM – Meeting with the wine tour leader and the driver in Iseo. 
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF POINT: Via Gorzoni 2A 25049 Iseo BS
(google map: https://goo.gl/maps/4Upf4wHkks3Xv7g29) 3 minutes-walk from Iseo center.
 
10:00 AM – First stop: cellar tour and wine tasting
Our first host is a small-historical winery that produces organic wines only and is located in a charming medieval hamlet surrounded by vineyards. 
After a short introduction to the Franciacorta region and history, the hospitality staff will explain to you the philosophy of the winery and the production process. 
The guided visit ends with the tasting of three Franciacorta DOCG wines with snacks. 
 
At noon – Second stop: light lunch with wine tasting 
We will stop in a second small family-run business for the tasting of two Franciacorta DOCG wines and enjoy a light lunch with local organic food products in a relaxing environment surrounded by nature.
 
2:30 PM – Third stop: cellar tour and wine tasting
Our last stop is a well-known company that has made the history of the Franciacorta wine region. There you’ll learn more about their history and development. 
The hospitality team will guide you through the impressive vinification and aging room where the production phases are still very attached to the tradition of the manual remuage. 
To conclude the cellar toru we will make a toast to the Italian “Bella Vita” with two glasses of Franciacorta sparkling wine: a white and a rosè paired with some finger food.
 
4:15 PM transfer to Iseo city center and end of the services.

The package includes:

  • Guided visit in a small historical and organic winery
  • Guided visit in a well-known winery
  • Light lunch in a small family run winery with farm
  • Tasting of 7 Franciacorta DOCG wines in total
  • Luxury minibus service for the day (pick-up & drop-off point : Iseo)
  • Wine tour leader service 
  • Agency assistance
  • Medical and luggage insurance

Price per person € 225
7 spots available per date

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If you would like we can add overnight in Franciacorta area or by the lake Iseo

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR:
 
Language of the tour: English
The car used for this tour: Mercedes Sprinter (minibus).
Please note that the winery visits included in the offer are shared cellar tours (small groups up to 15 people).
We highly recommend you to bring with you a jacket or a shawl because the temperature in the cellar is about 15°.
Available pick-up and drop-off point Brescia Train Station.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

SALES CONDITION and CANCELLATION POLICY

To confirm the tour we need:

● Name and Surname of the participants
● Their nationality (to activate the insurance)
● Advance payment of € 200 via Paypal or credit card every 2 people.

Balance seven days before the tour by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) or Paypal.
To proceed with the confirmation you can fill-in the form at this page

The advance payment is non-refundable
The quote is not-refundable 7 days prior to the tour