Orcia Wine Festival
Every year the last weekend in April take place in san Quirico a wine festival created to promote the excellence of wine production in the Val d’Orcia.
It is a marketplace Fair for wines of the Val d’Orcia conceived and organized by the Municipality of San Quirico d’Orcia in the beautiful eighteenth century rooms of Palazzo Chigi. Inside the exhibition space is given in the technical tasting tours, tasting table wine and food, as well as the possibility for wine tourists to visit the wineries directly.
The Orcia Wine Festival is an event that enhances the product excellence inextricably linking it to the territory of origin, a practical way to provide the opportunity for businesses to promote their wines, coming into contact with the experts, professionals and enthusiasts. Right in San Quirico d’Orcia in 1996 companies required the Typical Geographical Indication (IGT) to enhance local production; and in 2000 they came to the DOC under the name Orcia.
Ten years later, then, was born Orcia Wine Festival. This relies on the collaboration of Onav (National Organization of Wine Tasters), the Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany and the patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development, to allow the Val d’Orcia producers to have an ideal stage for the promotion to consumers . Enthusiasts and tourists can taste and buy wines directly from producers Orcia as well as appreciate the features and quality.