Festival and side activities
The Pruning Contest will be the centerpiece of a countryside celebration dedicated to “know-how in the vineyard,” open – with free admission – to everyone, pruners, families, friends, and enthusiasts. The day will kick off for the participants at 8:00 with the blessing of the pruners by the Parish Priest of Castelnuovo Berardenga, followed by the Pruner’s Breakfast, organized by the Diversamente Eroici association. The competitions will start at 10:00, coinciding with the beginning of various side activities. To complement the competitions, there will be music, themed stalls, and a series of agricultural-related activities, including workshops with artisans practicing their traditional crafts and the Scissors Atelier hosted by FELCO, a leading company in the sector and an international partner of Simonit&Sirch. FELCO is also the Main Sponsor, along with FINE+RARE, of the event, which enjoys the patronage of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the Municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga, and the ASA Italian Agri-Food Press Association.
8.00 a.m.: blessing to pruners and Pruner’s Breakfast
8.30 a.m.: Accreditation of participants in the Pruning Contest
9.00 a.m.: Opening of sponsor stands 10.00 a.m.: Pruning Contest individual competition (qualifications)
10.00 a.m.: Opening of collateral activities 11.00 a.m.: Lorenzo Guslandi show 11.30: Pruning Contest team competition 13.00: Da Move show
13.30: start of tastings of the Consorzio Vini Chianti Classico
14.15: Pruning Contest individual competition (final)
14.45: Lorenzo Guslandi showore
15.30: award ceremony
16.00: stand closing
17.00: Festival closing
FELCO Service Atelier
Promotional area with all the products for pruning and shear maintenance in the field.
It will be possible to taste the delicacies of Tuscan gastronomic tradition, freshly-prepared in brightlycoloured trucks, veritable travelling kitchens.
Pair slalom freestyle show of the world artistic roller skating champion.
Wannabe a Pruninguy
Children will plant vine shoots, marking them with their name and thereby creating a new vineyard.
Trips aboard the helicopter of the record-breaking climber Simone Moro, departing near the competition field, to admire the landscape of the Tuscan hills from above.
An adrenaline-fueled performance of freestyle & acrodunking basketball!
Trazione animale e cavalli da tiro
Animal-drawn vehicles – draught horses