BANFI WINEMAKER DINNER AT VINTANA
Banfi Winemaker Dinner at Vintana was such a fun and delicious experience. Vintana is a Fine Dining restaurant with modern decor that showcases well known Executive Chef and Partner Deborah Scott’s modern California cuisine. Vintana is located at the Penthouse level of The Centre at Lexus Escondido which has floor to ceiling breathtaking views, a retail wine shop, vodka bar, and lovely patio. Banfi, an Italian Vineyard and Winery is dedicated to the finer wine world. Castello Banfi is Italy’s Premier Vineyard and Estate and is the largest producer of Brunello wines. Brunello, a clone of popular Sangiovese grapes from Tuscany matures and becomes Brunello only in Montalcino after 5 years. Banfi uses sustainable vineyard and winery practices.
Banfi Representatives Luciano Castiello and Diane Cappetta Nares cordially hosted the Banfi Winemaker Dinner at Vintana. Luciano flew in from Italy to inform and entertain us about the Italian wine regions and the Tuscan ways of producing delicious wines.
The Banfi Winemaker Dinner at Vintana featured 4 courses and wine pairings. Our favorites were the Pappardella & Slow Braised Wild Boar Ragu paired with Centine Rosso Super Tuscan, the Five Spiced Duck Breast & Exotic Mushroom Risotto paired with Brunello di Montalcino, and the dessert Raspberry Zebra Cheesecake paired with Rosa Regale Brachetto. The food and wine complemented each other perfectly. We bought a bottle of the Brunello di Montalcino to enjoy again at home. We truly enjoyed the delicious Banfi Winemaker Dinner at Vintana and look forward to returning soon.
Located at: 1205 Auto Park, Escondido, 760-745-7777
DID YOU KNOW??
- The darker the wine, the hotter the climate of grapes origin
- Winemaking is a perfect example of Mother Nature at work
- Not all who wander are lost…sometimes they just can’t find their wine glass
- There are two sides to every story…before the wine and after the wine!