The Harvest Celebration in Tuscany
The Harvest Celebration on the Il Poggione Estate in Tuscany, where the grapes for Mazzoni are grown, is so much more than a commemoration of the harvest. It represents a celebration of life in Tuscany where families join together to give thanks for the fruits of their land. Today’s post comes from Montalcino Report, a blog by Alessandro Bindocci, winemaker at Il Poggione. It’s devoted to the “vines, wines, people, and life in Montalcino.”
Just like every year, Sunday 23 October, we have made the lunch to celebrate the end of the harvest.
150 persons, including our employees and their families have participated in the festivities, which have now become a yearly tradition.
The food was traditional Tuscan cuisine cooked in a homestyle manner and paired with our wines and served in our vinification cellar.
It was also an opportunity to taste the newly pressed olive oil that we began producing a few days ago.
During the lunch, our owner Leopoldo Franceschi (above, center) has made a speech and expressed his thanks to our employees and he has given them an update on the quality of the 2011 harvest and the progress of the winery.
Lastly, in keeping with a yearly ritual, our able cellar master Fabio Guerrini was awarded a gold medal for his 20 years of honorable service at Il Poggione during which he has contributed in a positive manner, thanks to his abilities, in reaching the goals that we have reached.