We are once again humbled and excited to bring another prestigious Italian winery to Salt Lake City — Tenutta Sette Ponti winery joins us on Wednesday, October 25.
The winery, owned by Antonio Moretti Cuseri, a highly successful entrepreneur in the fashion and footwear fields, was born and raised in the Tuscan city of Arezzo where his father was an esteemed architect. Clearly, he was not a man “of the trade” (i.e. from a winemaking family), a fact which has not prevented him from becoming an important force in Tuscany, where he succeeded first in giving new luster to a historic area of his native region, and then in creating major wines in other parts of Tuscany. Antonio is man full of curiosity, he’s dynamic, multi-faceted, and multi-talented. He’s known as being “restless” in the best sense of the term, and was part of the first wave of non-Sicilian entrepreneurs to show an interest in the island and believe in its wines. And…he put his money where his mouth was, adding important financial resources to his interest — along with an investment of time, energy, and capital into his Sicilian projects. All of this, resulting in being recognized as one of the top wine producers in the world.
The Tenutta Sette Ponti estate extends over 330 hectares (50 of them to vineyards) in Valdarno, a picturesque corner in the heart of Tuscany between Florence and Arezzo. These foothills, inhabited since the 8th century BC, lay between Etruscan memories and Roman. It takes its name from the number of bridges on the Arno, seven precisely, between the two Tuscan capitals. The most famous of these, the one of Buriano, near the estate, built between 1240 and 1277, is seen in the background of two great works by Leonardo da Vinci: La Gioconda (Italian: The Mona Lisa) and the Madonna dei Fusi.
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The dinner will feature several wines and vintages from the Tenutta Sette Ponti winery, but we must mention one in particular that you will get to experience, a wine called Oreno. This wine has repetitively won the best wine in Italy award, is placed fifth in the Top Hundred of Wine Spectator magazine, and was just named Italy’s #1 wine.
During this dinner you can expect an elegant tour of Tuscany with many impressive wines. Special guest, Silvio di Silvio, USA representative of Tenutta Sette Ponti winery, will guide you through the wines.
Space is limited and our winemaker dinners sell out quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Italy’s #1 wine
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