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Italy Meets Virginia
with Luca Paschina

Italian winemaker Gianni Zonin saw the potential in this land and established Barboursville Vineyards in 1976. The winery is now sought after for Virginia benchmarks like Viognier and Cabernet Franc as well as classic Italian varietals. Join us for an evening of Italia in Virginia. Over a progression of five wines – Prosecco, Vermentino, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Passito – with third-generation Italian-American sommelier Jason Tesauro, we’ll explore the experimentations, cultivations, and observations that have driven Barboursville and Virginia to the fore. Fee includes complimentary wine glass and 5 wine samples, each accompanied by an expertly paired themed small plate.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Note: If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please register more than one week before the program date. Menus are set 1 week in advance and additional restrictions cannot be accommodated after that time.

Participants 21 and older only.

Register Member $75

Register Non-Member $90

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vine to Glass Italy Meets Virginia - Luca PaschinaLuca Paschina, Principal Winemaker and Estate Director, Barboursville Vineyards

A third-generation winemaker from Torino in Italy’s famed Piemonte, Luca came to Virginia’s Piedmont in 1990. Since then, he’s served as Principal Winemaker and Estate Director at Barboursville Vineyards, earning four Virginia Governor’s Cups, a James Beard Foundation Award nomination, and accolades as one of the “20 Most Admired Winemakers in North America.” When he’s not growing wine on the 900-acre Estate, Luca enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and foraging.