The Valdera region is characterized by intense agricultural activity including the production of a particular wine: St. Torpè DOC , a white pisan white wine made with the Trebbiano grape which is also used to produce the famous Vin Santo.
The name “San Torpè ” refers to a Pisan martyr whose body was given to the sea,and landed on the French coast, in the village that since then is called Saint Tropez.
The real peculiarity of the area is the very precious Colombana Grape of Peccioli that the legend connects to the passage of the holy pilgrim mentioned in the name: it has golden color, long and very sweet grains and once it was popular for its healing and detoxifying.
Every year, in October, Peccioli celebrates the Saint Colombano Festival : a very authentic feast that takes place in the historical center of the village and usually includes many gastronomical and musical events .
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Along the Wine Route of the Pisan Hills , there is a place which is one of the most popular of Tuscany : Terricciola, the “City of Wine “ .
A lot of wineries are waiting for you and you can visit them with the owners and… at the end of your “tour” …. you will taste the wine Chianti and IGT ,white and red
It ‘s not a coincidence that every second and third weekend in September since the 1960s the streets of this town host the traditional Festa dell’Uva e del Vino (Grape and Wine festival).
Other wine related dates are Calici di Stelle (Chalices of Stars) on 10 August, the night of San Lorenzo, and “Cantine Aperte” or Open Cellars (last Sunday in May).
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Did you know that in Valdera you could get married at a Barrique cellar?
We didn’ t know it either untill we found this awsome location among the vineyards and stopped to visit its cellars and taste its delicious wines.
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