On Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30-7:00pm we'll head to Italy to taste wines from Banfi Vintners of Italy. Banfi is a multi-generational Italian wine importer founded in 1919. Their wonderful wines come from estates owned by the Mariani family throughout the world. For this tasting, we'll focus on their Italian Estates. Their representative, Stacy MacKelvie, will present information about the wines and the organization, and answer your questions. Here are the wines that will be poured:
- La Pettegola Vermentino 2016, Tuscany
- Cerulli Spinozzi Cortalto Pecorino, Abruzzo
- Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2015
- Unparalleled Tuscan Red
- Bolla Creso Rosso Verona IGT 2011, A blend
- Banfi ASKA Bolgheri Rosso 2014, A blend
The Mariani Family are trailblazers in the world of wine with an enviable track record of identifying and successfully developing many high-profile wine brands, including Italy's Castello Banfi. Three generations of the Mariani family have built Banfi Vintners into America's first name in fine imported wines. Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont.
Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 85 countries around the world. The company has been lauded for groundbreaking research on the Sangiovese vine to produce superior Brunello and super Tuscan wines; producing healthy, more organic wines that are low in sulfites and histamines; and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques.
It's going to be a great evening of tasting and learning about these wines! A taste of all the wines, accompanied by small plate appetizers prepared by Ambrosia’s talented kitchen staff is $40 per person. Receive a 10% discount on the purchase 12 or more bottles of wine at the event.
Space is limited to 28 people. To secure your spot, please make your pre-paid reservation by calling Ambrosia at 541-342-4141.