Our Work is Our Play!
By: Samantha Meyer
The Chianti region of Italy is, no doubt, famous for its wine and vineyards, covering thousands of acres in various small towns. Through SRISA (Santa Reparata International School of Art) we were able to spend the day in Greve, a small town known for Castello di Verrazzano. We were able to tour the castle where wines, olive oils, and vinegars are made and stored in cold “cellars”. I quote the word cellar because the castle is not at all underground. According to Italian law, all vineyards must be on a slope and cannot be irrigated. The castle is also built on a slope so that the cellars are above ground and have very thick walls, built one thousand years ago, to keep a cool temperature year round for the wine to ferment and age. The tower of the castle is original to the castle which was built…
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