Category Archives: Italy

Exploring Italy’s Alto Adige via Weingut Castelfeder

Notes from our 2013 trip to Alto Adige: We arrived in the Cortina village square at dusk after driving over the Brenner Pass in Austria and then down through the Alps, over Bozen (Bolzano). There was an old castle ruin … Continue reading

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Castelfeder

Alto Adige | Südtirol  (Italy) We have been so fortunate to have connected with the Giovanett family.  Ivan and Ines are currently at the forefront of this family winery.  Brother and sister team, Ivan is the winemaker and Ines the marketing … Continue reading

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Cantina Nottola, in the Heart of Montepulciano (Tuscany)

This wonderful estate was on our first container from Italy in 2011, and their wines continue to be some of my favorites. Classic and stylistic, the family wisely invested in Riccardo Cotarella as their consulting winemaker. Located in the picturesque … Continue reading

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Pelassa 2012 Harvest

Enjoy these wonderful photos from the Pelassa family’s harvest this last fall in Piedmont: For more on the Pelassa family and their wines>

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The Dal Cero Family, with vineyards in Veneto & Tuscany

This family producer is another great Italian find!  Last spring, I met daughter, Francesca Dal Cero, very pregnant with her first baby but still making great efforts to hook me up with her family’s wines.  The Dal Cero’s own property … Continue reading

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Pelassa, Romantic Wines from Piedmont

Wow, I pick all the wines for this company, so I think that everything we select is an excellent example of what each wine should be, but if I had to pick favorites, Daniele Pelassa and his line of “Romantic … Continue reading

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La Farra, located along “Prosecco Road” in Valdobbiadene territory

I went to Europe in the spring of 2011 with Prosecco at the top of my list of wines I needed to find.  There had been a shortage in the market the previous holiday season (that I had experienced as … Continue reading

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