Meet. Gather.

Taste wine and food pairings featuring our newest releases

What a thrill it was to host our first Pickup Party for wine club members in the Il Circolo club room last month—thank you to all who came! The event was well-attended and we enjoyed visiting and tasting wine together.

If you missed it, or would like to meet up with your new wine club friends again, we invite you to join us to taste these wine and food pairings and purchase both of our newest releases.

Taste Our Newest Releases at the Pick Up Party

Europe has the Rhône river wine region and world-famous Côtes du Rhône wine varieties. At Villa Bellezza we have our popular Cotes Du Pepin White and Cotes Du Pepin Red, named for Lake Pepin, the home of Villa Bellezza.

Cotes Du Pepin White 2020 is a dry, medium body white wine with flora and citrus aromas. A blend of La Crescent and Prairie Star, you’ll notice stone fruit and citrus flavors. The perfect wine pairing for so many foods, it is Chef Antonio’s Chicken Spiedini (kabobs), marinated in fresh herbs, skewered, and grilled to perfection, that we crave when enjoying a glass of CDPW. Fire up the grill and try it yourself!

Cotes Du Pepin Red 2017 is a dry, medium body red wine. A blend of Marechal Foch and Marquette grapes aged in Italian-made vats. Blackberry, cherry, and mocha flavors. One of our favorite pairings for this wine is Eggplant Caponata. This Italian dish features sautéed eggplant, Kalamata olives, garden fresh tomatoes, capers, pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar. Served warm, chilled, or somewhere in between, as a salad or an appetizer, CDPR is the perfect complement to this easygoing dish.

We’re excited to meet and gather at these upcoming Pickup Party events! Come join our winemakers and other Il Circolo members who like you enjoy this Italian way of life.

Sunday, October 17
Sunday, November 21
This special event will be held in conjunction with our Pepin Nouveau Release Weekend and Outdoor Christmas Market!