In Vino Veritas is a residential writing workshop in the vineyards of Tuscany, featuring personalised encounters with teacher/writers, morning workshops, wine tastings, and wonderful Italian cuisine.
This year's session will run with Alison MacLeod, author of Unexploded, longlisted for the Booker Prize, across 1-7 September 2019.
This year's programme
Limited to a maximum of 15 participants, In Vino Veritas brings together a small group of international writers who work on memoirs, fiction, and poetry, learning about writing in the morning and wine in the evenings.
The backdrop to this week is the Donatella Cinelli Colombini wine estate in Trequanda, between Florence and Siena. The day begins after breakfast with a three-hour workshop – ideal for writers working on short stories, memoirs, translations and even poetry. The afternoon is free for writing, wandering, and trips to the nearby towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, or Bagno Vignoni.
In the evening, participants can take advantage of sommelier-led guided tastings and food pairings as well as readings.
Participants stay in comfortable private bedrooms in rustic buildings in the middle of the vineyards. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner feature Tuscan specialties, like the famed Chianina steak from the nearby Val di Chiana, and produce comes from local farms in the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the gardens of the Cinelli Colombini estate itself (vegetarians won’t get bored!).
For more details, visit invinoveritaswriting.com