Vinitaly: ADSI also in attendance this year with 64 historic wineries
Once again, ADSI (“Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane” - Aassociation of Italian Historic Residences) will attend Vinitaly in Verona from 15 to 18 April, with even more historic wineries owned by its members: there will be 64 historic wine-producing holdings taking part at the event (there were 55 in 2017), representing an annual production of 35 million bottles from about 30,000 hectares of land.
ADSI members own cultural assets listed as national heritage that, in the case of wine-producing holdings, in addition to the wineries, include gardens, vineyards, olive groves and woodlands in areas of outstanding architectural and scenic beauty. All the historic wineries can be visited by appointment and the participants in Vinitaly 2018 include 50 that also operate as holiday farms, with a total availability of 800 rooms from Trentino-Alto Adige to Sicily, giving food and wine lovers the opportunity to stay in places brimful with history and tradition.
“Once again, participation in Vinitaly proves how committed the owners of historic residences are to both preserving a significant part of our cultural heritage and also, where possible, developing and promoting activities that have a direct impact on the economy of the territory, especially rural communities,” said the President of the Association of Italian Historical Residences, Gaddo della Gherardesca.