The Local.it reports that the town of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo has opened the first free wine fountain.
Dora Sarchese Vini installed the Fontana del Vino on its property, which is located along the pilgrimage route of San Tommaso, the disciple whose bones are located in the cathedral in Ortona. The vineyard is said to have gotten inspiration for the wine fountain thanks to a similar fountain along the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Anyone can enjoy free wine from the fountain during the vineyard’s business hours. Groups can make reservations to try wine from the fountain on Saturdays and Sundays, when the vineyard is typically closed.
The Fontana del Vino looks more like a rustic, stone and copper bathroom sink than an ornate marble font. Dora Sarchese says on its Facebook page that “this isn’t the Trevi Fountain, which spouts wine continuously.”
“The Fontana del Vino is a gift to the Cammino di San Tommaso.”
“The Fontana del Vino is a place to reflect and pray.”
“The Fontana del Vino is not a marketing ploy.”
“The Fontana del Vino is ‘Enocultura’.”
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