Italian Roots–run deep in the Napa Valley and not just from the grapevines) … where California’s history of fine winemaking began over 100 years ago. After all, when the Italians landed in America – with them they brought their recipes for homemade bread, pasta and wine – the Holy Trinity of the Italian dinner table.
Piero-Feb-2009-dinner-025When Pèpe heard that his friend Piero Antinori was going to sell off some grapes from his Atlas Peak vineyard estate, Pèpe was the one of the first to line up to buy them. Renowned Napa Valley winemaker Glenn Salva was hired to oversee the making of the wine and together they crafted a wine that would prove to be a delicious expression of its Atlas Peak AVA pedigree.
The PÈPE “Vesuvio” is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot & Syrah and with about 500 cases produced each year. A 100% Chardonnay is also produced each year in quantities of about 250 cases.