It all began in 1893, when Luigi Cecchi became a professional wine taster and understood the potential of Italian winemaking. As Andrea Cecchi’s surname is cloaked in tradition, the wines that he crafts on his family estates have their own powerful nomenclature: Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and Morellino di Scansano. But in those centuries-old denominations of humble beverage wines, Mr. Cecchi, who holds a Master’s of Enology degree, saw the potential for greatness.
Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm
$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.