Vino in Piazza - Wines of Italy Festival

Vino in Piazza
COST:    R160
VENUE:    Montecasino, Sandton, South Africa

Italy is world-renowned for its famous wines, cuisine and sizzling sports cars and South Africans will get a chance to sample the very best of Italy at the second edition of “Vino in Piazza, Wines of Italy” event from the 22nd to the 24th November at Montecasino, in Johannesburg.

The Italian Wine Show will introduce over 130 wines from 11 different regions located in the North, centre and South of Italy: Veneto, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily to the South African market.

Some of the Italian wines being showcased include a wide range of red, white and rosé wines, including sparkling ones which are better known as Prosecco or Spumante.

The Vino In Piazza event will also host one of the most renowned Italian Chefs, Alfonso Caputo from his Michelin Star Restaurant ‘La Taverna del Capitano’ in Nerano (Napoli) who will not only delight with his cooking & wine-pairing skills but will also conduct an interesting workshop on Italian cuisine.

And of course, what’s an Italian event without serious horsepower on show and some of the latest models from the legendary Ferrari and Ducati brands will be on display at the event.

Vino in Piazza is an event organised by the Embassy of Italy to South Africa, the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, together with the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by Montecasino, the event’s aim is to promote Italy as a destination for tourism and business as well as to showcase Italian products and brands.

 “The Italian wine show will not only be a unique event for wine lovers and connoisseurs but will also provide a cultural experience and exchange between our two beautiful countries’, remarked Marco Petacco, the Consul General of Italy in Johannesburg. “We are very proud to be hosting the 2nd edition of Vino In Piazza, which will take the festival-goer on a genuine Italian wine & food journey in a Piazza just like in Italy, on our doorstep at Montecasino in Johannesburg” added Mr Petacco.

The 3-day event will include 20 Italian Wine Exhibitors, 5 Italian pop-up restaurants & food kiosks; 5 Italian food vendors as well as partner & sponsors showing their unique products & services.

This year’s Vino in Piazza will also have a Kinder Play Area, hosted by the brand popular for their Kinder Joy products, along with Ferrero and Nutella, as well as La Cremosa Italian ice cream, renowned Italian cheese Grana Padano   and one of the best coffee brands in the world, Lavazza.

The Italian exhibitors are synonymous with extremely high-quality wines as the Italian Wine Show aims to expose the best image of Italian wine in South Africa and this year, we have also added some authentic Italian food products to taste & purchase as well.

There are also some exciting prizes to be won: two return tickets to Rome courtesy of Alitalia valued at R30 000; 2 tickets for a 3-Day Cruise to the Portuguese Island in an Ocean View Cabin valued at R17,210.00 courtesy of MSC Cruises; Ferrari hampers valued at R2,000.00, Three Lavazza Coffee machines valued at R 1,500.00 each; A Ferrari hamper and Ferrero limited edition pyramids valued at R1,000.00 each. For more information on how to enter please follow us Facebook & IG @VinoInPiazza.

Tickets for the Vino In Piazza – Wines of Italy are available at R160.00 per day and can be purchased at

Tickets include: A wine tasting glass, 20 wine tasting vouchers, one Lavazza coffee voucher, and one wine pairing session voucher (first come first serve)

Tickets for the Kinder Play Area with Professional Child Minders are also available at R20.00 per day