Home to more varieties of grapes and cheeses than any other country. Italy…
Whose beauty has stunned the world since the counting of time. Italy…
Where wine is as much a part of life as coffee and breathing! Italy…
In July, we embarked on a journey through this remarkable country. We wound our way from the rolling hills of Tuscany, up to the seaside vineyards of Liguria, to the vine-carpeted landscape of Piedmont, and through the mountains of the Valle d’Aosta. We biked through Cannubi, rode a funicular up into the Alps, ate lunch at Uccelliera, and drank Champagne in the streets of Monforte. We ate, drank, and experienced more than we could have imagined. Come along with us on the journey of a lifetime…
Lunch with Caterina Dei at her estate in Montepulciano, Tuscany.
Cellars at Cantine Dei.
Andrea & Elizabetta Mantengoli at La Serena in Montalcino.
Laura Brunelli looks out Monte Amiata from her estate in Montalcino.
The vines at Gianni Brunelli 'Le Chiuse'di Sotto in Montalcino.
Dinner at Drogheria Francia in Montalcino with our producers.
Ryan with a bottle of 2010 Dievole Chianti Classico.
Dining at beautiful Dievole in Chianti Classico.
Sunset over Dievole in Chianti Classico.
Entrance to Ciacci Piccolomini in Montalcino.
The splendor of Montalcino.
Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera hand carves proscuitto of Cinta Senese.
Ivan Giuliani dropping knowledge at Terenzuola in Colli di Luni, which straddles both Liguria & Tuscany.
Through the looking glass at Terenzuola.
Ligurian specialties at Trattorio Circolo della Luna in Fosdinovo.
Lunch with Terenzuola.
Ivan Giuliani of Terenzuola with a magnum of Vermentino Corsano 2012.
Champagne in the streets of Monforte d'Alba at Le case della Saracca.
Alfio Cavallotto & Giovanni Correggia are ready for dinner at Le Case della Saracca!
Enrico Scavino of Paolo Scavino in the vineyards.
The Bric del Fiasc vineyard.
Selfie with Team Scavino!
Ravioli al uovo con tartufo at Ristorante Bovio, La Morra.
Enrico, Elisa, and Enrica Scavino with a 3L Bric del Fiasc 1989.
Silvia Altare in the cellars.
We can't get enough Altare!
View of Barolo vineyards from Altare in La Morra.
Altare Barolo 1980.
Pool party at Mauro Molino in La Morra!
Dinner at Mauro Molino with the Revello & Grasso families.
Mauro Molino Barolo 'Conca' 1988.
Riccardo Seghesio in the hills of Monforte d'Alba.
The steep hill of Seghesio's "La Villa" vineyard.
Lunch at Giacomo Fenocchio in Monforte d'Alba!
Chiara Boschis & Domenico Clerico in the cellars at Domenico Clerico.
Pool party at the incredible winery of Domenico Clerico!
Nathan mixing up negronis for the group at Le Case della Saracca.
Giampaolo Pira of Luigi Pira talking Serralunga.
The lineup at Pira.
Moccagatta's labels through time.
Lunch with the Moccagatta family at Ristorante Antica Torre in Barbaresco.
Andrea Sottimano laying down some Barbaresco knowledge.
Blues in Barbaresco.
Nicole hand-disgorging a bottle at Contratto in Canelli.
Michael and Giorgio Rivetti in the cellars at Contratto.
Giorgio Rivetti knows how to throw a party!
Intro to the Alto Piemonte at Vallana.
Legendary library tasting at Vallana back to 1968.
Antoniolo's Castelle vineyard in Gattinara.
Lorella Antoniolo with a bottle of 1967 Gattinara.
The Alto Piemonte stunners!
Dinner on Lake Orta.
View of the Aosta Valley from the Pavillon du Mont Fréty.
Lunch on top of the world!
Mountain gardens in the Valle d'Aosta.
An exhausted crew of hikers.
Lo Triolet's cantina.
Marco Martin of Lo Triolet in his vineyards.
Breakfast of champions.
Tom Lynch reflecting on our amazing journey.