Castello di Ama Wine Dinner

Castello di Ama Wine Dinner
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Castello di Ama Wine Dinner with Janice Herndon Verrecchia
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm

$79 per person all inclusive*


Experience Tuscany through the wines of Castello di Ama presented by brand ambassador Janice Herndon Verrecchia and paired to perfection with traditional recipes in an unforgettable multi course wine dinner. The eight wines presented range in retail from $30 to over $100. 


Cauliflower Soup with Bacon (Zuppa Toscana)
Castello DI Ama al Poggio Chardonnay 2018.

Baccala all’Aretina (Salt Cod Stew with Chickpeas)
Purple Rose Rose’  2018  

Porcini Mushroom Risotto
Castello di Ama AMA Chianti Classico 2017 
Castell di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Bolognese with Polenta
Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 
Castello do Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 

Ragu di Cinghiale with Tagliatelle
Castello di Ama Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 
Castello di Ama Vigneto La Casuccia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 

Tortino di Fichi e Miele (Fig and Honey Cakes)
Castello di Ama Vin Santo 

*Includes tax & gratuity. No menu substitutions.

About Castello di Ama:

Castello di Ama is located about 12 miles northeast of Siena in the hills of Gaiole. This is the heart of Chianti Classico, a bucolic rolling landscape of woods, vineyards and olive groves. Historically this is Etruscan country and the wines of Castello di Ama are one of the oldest Chianti Classico wines ever produced.

The second generation owners and winemakers, Lorenza Sebasti, daughter of one of the original owners, and Marco Pallanti, after a 40-year labor of love, continue to share the same passion, vision and values of the founders. Broadening the winery’s scope by expanding vineyard holdings, modernizing viticultural and enological practices and establishing sustainable farming standards, Sebasti and Pallanti maintain the integrity of Tuscan values. 

About Janice Herndon Verrecchia:

Janice, a business major at the University of Arizona went to Florence, Italy to study abroad in 1988. She was enthralled by the food, wine, people, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating in 1991, she moved to Florence. 

Wine is such an element to life in Italy. That lead her to enroll in the Italian Sommelier program (AIS) and complete all three years in 1996. She was then part owner of a trattoria and her passion for wine took off. She has been the wine buyer for a restaurant group in Florence with nine locations since 2000.

Janice’s love for wine and travel lead her to become Brand Ambassador for Castello di Ama. Her admiration for Castello di Ama dates back two decades, as it has always been a leader among Italian wineries.  Ama is really a unique place in the world, and the wines reflect this in the glass.