Upcoming Public Events



Join us for Paws on the Piazza
Sunday, October 22, 2017
12pm-5pm
 

This is it; the last Paws on the Piazza event of the season! It won't be long before the ground is cover with that white stuff (we're not ready to say the S word yet!). Let's make the most of the nice weather and beautiful fall color!

All are welcome to join us for fun and frolic around the vineyard, doggie-selfies by the fountain and a yappetizer snack. A whole new experience; Piazza-side restaurant service. Enjoy the full il Forno menu under the arcade or by the fountain! Invite your friends and help us spread the word via our Facebook event here.

*Villa Bellezza is dog-friendly, and your leashed four-legged family members are always welcome to enjoy our Piazza and other outside spaces. Service dogs are permitted to accompany their owners in all public areas.


Great River Road Wine Trail ~ Holiday Harvest Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, 2017
 

Every year the Great River Road Wine Trail's Holiday Harvest Wine and Food Festival kicks off the holiday season for wine and food lovers. Enjoy featured wines paired with holiday foods at each of the 11 wineries on the Trail, including ours. Now's the time to get your tickets, with ticket sales coming to a close on Monday, November 6 (unless sold out before).

Each ticket holder will receive a wine trail glass and a six-bottle wine tote at the first winery visited. The ticket and wine glass will entitle the holder to a free wine and food tasting at each winery. Full details and ticket information can be found here.

Note: Our Tasting Room, Piazza and other public areas remain open to all guests throughout this special event. We look forward to seeing you.


Pepin Nouveau Release Party
6-8pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017


On the third Thursday of November each year, Villa Bellezza releases its first wine of the harvest. Named "Pepin Nouveau" in the tradition of other young wines released in France and Italy on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, this wine travels from vine to table within mere weeks. Grapes are picked, pressed, made into wine and bottled just in time for the holiday table.

As usual, we kick off the celebrations with our Pepin Nouveau Release Party! Join us in the Villa Bellezza Tasting Room between 6-8pm, Thursday evening, November 16, for the ceremonial uncorking, drawings for prizes, complimentary glasses of Pepin Nouveau, complimentary appetizers, and more! The festivities will then continue throughout the weekend.

 

New at Villa Bellezza ~ Wine Flight Tastings
 

Our staff is excited to roll out several new wine flight tastings in our Tasting Room. In addition to our current you-pick tasting option, now our guests can enjoy a pre-selected wine trio chosen by our winemaker. Each themed collection features our most popular and award winning wines.

A great way to compare flavors, color, nose, body, tannin and finish. Watch for the Reserve Reds trio for full-bodied red wine lovers, or the Sweet Whites trio, for those who enjoy a lighter and brighter tasting! Five collections in all will be available in our Tasting Room offering our guests a new way to taste!


Autumn Hours at Villa Bellezza

 

As the warm days of summer have given way to cooler fall temps, travelers along the legendary Wisconsin Great River Road are out enjoying the vibrant autumn color! Make the most of this fleeting season and enjoy extended our Tasting Room hours.

Tasting Room
Sunday: 11am -6pm
Monday - Thursday:  11am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm

And of course we invite you to enjoy our new county Italian restaurant during our pre-opening!

il Forno @ Villa Bellezza
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm
 

 

Pre-Opening! il Forno Restaurant
 

Our new restaurant, il Forno (the Oven), is having a pre-opening and we invite you to come taste and offer your feedback and suggestions as we prepare for our official opening.

The country Italian menu offers something for everyone. Enjoy salads, panini, pasta, pizzas and special entrees. Our Pizza crusts are crafted with house-made dough and baked in our wood-fired oven. Delizioso!

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available and all dishes can be ordered to go. See our menu here. No reservations required; you’re invited to come as you are and enjoy the casual atmosphere and your favorite Villa Bellezza wines with a country Italian meal.