Pievalta: Vineyard and Winery Tours

To book a vineyard and winery tour at Pievalta, please email general manager Silvia Loschi by clicking here. A journey from the vine to the glass. Visiting the Pievalta winery means experiencing our hospitality and the beauty of our appellation. It means “breathing in” our winery, the first in the appellation to embrace biodynamic farming … Read more

Lunch at Dispensa Pani e Vini in Erbusco was superlative…

Marinated coregone (Coregonus lavaretus, European white fish) served with an “ice cream marinade.” There is no one who can rival the fresh-water fish mastery of chef Vittorio Fusari at his amazing Dispensa Pani e Vini (“Bread and Wine Dispensary”) in the village of Torbiato di Adro (in the province of Brescia). The restaurant is a … Read more

Top ranking for Pievalta in Slow Wine Magazine Verdicchio mini vertical

Above: Pievalta landed in the Slow Wine editors’ “top ten” wines from 2004 and 2006 in a feature devoted to Verdicchio and its ability to produce fine, age-worthy white wines. That’s Pievalta general manager Silvia Loschi in one of the photos that accompanies the piece. “Who says that Italian whites can’t stand up to the … Read more

Extraordinary dinner @CaracolHou (best restaurant in Houston?) TY @SeanForLBW

We just had to share these photos from our extraordinary dinner a few weeks ago at Caracol in Houston, a new restaurant by award-winning chef Hugo Ortega that features “coastal” cooking from Mexico. Leading Houston sommelier Sean Beck, the restaurant’s wine director, ordered for us and didn’t miss a beat. Sean told us that the … Read more

Franco Ziliani @VinoAlVino reviews 08 Franciacorta Rosé for Cucchiaio.it

The following translation is from top Italian wine writer Franco Ziliani’s review of the Barone Pizzini 2008 Franciacorta Rosé for Cucchiaio.it, one of Italy’s leading online food and wine resources: [Barone Pizzini’s Franciacorta Rosé 2008] was declared ‘the best organic wine in the world’ at the International Wine Challenge [in London] 2012 Made from 80% … Read more

Pruning in Castelli di Jesi

Last week at Pievalta, they finished pruning the forty-year-old Verdicchio vineyards around the cellar and this week they have been pruning the young ones (4 years old). At Pievalta, the Guyot training system is employed and so every year during the pruning, they leave a cane from the previous vintage that they they bind to … Read more

@FatGayVegan @MessyCook “Barone Pizzini has crafted gold with its 2012 Pievalta Verdicchio Superiore”

We were thrilled to read the following review of the Pievalta 2012 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi on Fat Gay Vegan, a highly popular London-centric blog that covers “vegan news, reviews & events” (image via Fat Gay Vegan). Grown at its organic vineyard in central Italy’s Marche region near the Adriatic coast, Barone Pizzini has crafted … Read more

A classic harvest expected in Castelli di Jesi

A note from Pievalta winery manager Silvia Loschi: Here’s a photo [above] of Verdicchio grapes taken today in our Moie vineyard. We’ve been preparing for the 2013 harvest this week. We started by checking and cleaning the press, tanks, and pumps. On Friday morning at 7:30 a.m., we began sampling berries in the Moie and … Read more