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Museo della Vite e del Vino del Chianti Rufina [Chianti Rufina Museum of Grapes and Wine]

The Museum, which forms part of the Mugello – Upper Mugello - Val di Sieve Decentralised Museum, has occupied premises in the historic Villa of Poggio Reale since 1978, after having first been opened in the Villa of Pomino. Created through the grant of collections owned by the Chianti Rufina Consortium, it was rearranged in the summer of 2000, utilising the enormous underground wine-cellars built in the first half of the 19th century. The exhibition displays instruments and machinery for grape-growing and the production and preservation of wine in use from 1930 to 1960, as well as a fine collection of eighteenth-century blown glass. Completing the museum's facilities are a wine-shop and a notable historical library containing books, documents, photographs and films on various aspects of wine-growing and winemaking.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Catherine Frost

Last update 16/apr/2012