Monday, October 21, 2019

Monarch Wine Merchants hosts tasting with five legendary winemakers this Wed. Oct. 23

Natural wine +πŸ§€+ the pros

Posted by Matt Woodhull on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:19 PM

This Wed. Oct. 23, Monarch Wine Merchants will host a wine tasting with legendary winemakers from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery.

The event is free and open to the public, ages 21+, and will feature fromage galore from Counter Cheese Caves.

Five winemakers, revered in the world of wine, will be there to give you the lowdown on natural vino:

Arianna Occhipinti is an Italian winemaker based in Vittoria, Italy where she grows Nero d'Avola and Frappato grapes. She has worked in the wine industry since she was 16-years-old and has been releasing red wine vintages under her own label since she was 22.

In 1984, Elisabetta Foradori took over her family winery when she was only 19-years-old, and she has made it her life's work to elevate the esoteric Teroldego grape.

In 1995, Γ‰ric Texier, a nuclear engineer by trade, moved with his family into a 16th-century home with an underground wine cellar where he began bottling his first vintage.

When Silvio Messana took over his mother's vineyard in the mid-90s, he already had a passion for wine. Currently the Chianti Classico, outside of Florence, is produced Messana himself; the winery acts as a bed and breakfast for half the year.

In 1995, Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra Zantedeschi started their vineyard, Monte dall'Ora. Today those vines are 20-25 years old and "thriving" on crumbly limestone-rich clay soils. The couple has always farmed organically and eventually, biodynamically.

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