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Three Italians walk into a wine shop... The wines of Balgera, Grifalco, and La Staffa

  • Vintage Berkeley 2949 College Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

You don't want to miss this winemaker event.  Three Italian Winemakers in one place. So much arm waving. So much sass.  So much DELICIOUS WINE.  Balgera makes some of the most delightful juice coming from the steep terraced hills of Valtellina in Lombardy.  

Known for wines made from Nebbiolo, Paolo Balgera keeps the wines in large barrels for up to ten years (!) before bottling, yet they are fresh and delicious, showing the brambly bright lacy quality that Nebbiolo can show in this Alpine area.

Grifalco is King of Aglianico, the best known 'Big Red' grape in Southern Italy. Some of the most famous examples are grown in Basilicata, where the wines are bold, tannic, and richly textured.  

Lastly La Staffa, located in Castello di Jesi of the Marche is known for distinctive, flavorful Verdicchio.  Refreshing and layered, this wine has been a staple at Vintage Berkeley for years.  Meet the winemakers.  8 Wines for $8 -- or FREE for club members.  

1 DAY ONLY DISCOUNTS!   Location: Vintage Berkeley College Ave