From 31st August to 4th September the island of Pantelleria houses Passitaly 2014: a rich program articulated in tastings, tours of the wineries of Pantelleria, talk shows, musical events and cultural activities.

Passitaly 2014 is the event dedicated to natural sweet wines of the Mediterranean Sea. From 31st August to 4th September, Pantelleria houses Five days to discover the wonders of the island and the deep connection with the culture of the vine.

«With Passitaly – Lucio Monte, General Manager of IRVOS, says – we want to focus the attention of the media and of the public on the extreme viticulture practiced in the smaller islands and on the niche productions of sweet wines. It will be a sort of broad natural fair in which local, national and from throughout the Mediterranean area wines will have the opportunity to learn about the production of raisin wines».

«During the four days of Passitaly – Salvatore Gabriele, Mayor of Pantelleria, states – it will be possible to learn about the other aspects of wine tourism starting from the sapling vine, a candidate to become a UNESCO intangible heritage, the gastronomy products of Pantelleria, such as, for example, the famous capers, the natural and landscapes beauties, the sea and the beautiful farming lands. In substance, an event that combines culture, tourism, identity, food and wine, with a broad vision that crosses local boundaries and that will be open to the whole Mediterranean Sea».

The event program will be divided into tastings and appetizers that will accompany awards, talk shows with producers, music evenings and cultural initiatives. Every day, there will be tasting tables in the large courtyard of the the Barbacane Castle in Pantelleria, where you can taste the raisin wines of Italian and foreign wineries participanting in the event.

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Passitaly is the first event entirely dedicated to the celebration of the natural raisin wines of the Mediterranean promoted by the Regional Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Mediterranean Fishing, the Municipality of Pantelleria, the Wine and Oils of Sicily Regional Institute and the Local Action Group of the Minor Islands.