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The Wine House is thrilled to welcome Salvatore Ferragamo, proprietor of Il Borro, for an in-store tasting. Grandson of the founder of the well-known luxury goods manufacturer (shoes, handbags, clothing), his father, Ferruccio Ferragamo, purchased the Il Borro estate in 1993 and they completely renovated the property. They replanted all of the vineyards, painstakingly rebuilt an abandoned medieval village, and the property now includes elegant accommodations throughout the estate.
Salvatore notes “The property stretches for about 2,000 acres and according to the different altitude, we have different types of soils and we match the vine according to the soil. We make wines according to the terroir, so they are unique to this place, and this part of the world.” The estate has the ideal terroir for Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Chardonnay grapes that are grown organically and hand-harvested with extreme care under the guidance of the most experienced oenologists. While the Ferragamo name is nowhere to be seen on the bottles of Il Borro wines, the attention to detail and pursuit of excellence that the family is known for is unmistakable.
Il Borro wines to be enjoyed:
2015 Il Borro Bolle di Borro Rose Metodo Classico ($98)
2022 Il Borro Lamelle Chardonnay ($35)
2022 Il Borro Rose ($24)
2020 Il Borro Borrigiano Valdarno di Sopra ($25)
2019 Il Borro Pian di Nova ($35)
2018 Il Borro Polissena Valdrano di Sopra ($56)
2019 Il Borro Il Borro ($83)
2018 Il Borro Petruna ($99)
All wines will be available for purchase at a 10% discount after the event.
Cheese and charcuterie will be served.
Wine House Kitchen restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday! Make a reservation for dinner before or after the tasting or stop by the bar any time after 5PM for the new “Rush Hour” bar bites before the tasting.
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before start time for a refund or transfer to another class or event.