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Italy Meets Virginia
with Sommelier Jason Tesauro

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
Event Details

Jason Tesauro Sommelier Vine to Glass - The Governor's Case, Part 1Jason Tesauro, Sommelier

Joined Barboursville Vineyards as National Brand Director in 2002. By day, Jason is a writer/photojournalist with three books, four cameras, and five children. Author of The MODERN GENTLEMAN book series, he’s a three-time national award-winning culture and lifestyle journalist for Esquire, Decanter, Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, and others. By night, Tesauro is an internationally-accomplished sommelier who has served as an ambassador for Virginia Wine since falling in love with a 1998 Sangiovese Reserve. He lives in the Church Hill neighborhood where he’s constantly tinkering with cocktail recipes and restocking the Crisp Whites section of his cellar.