Local Event Premier Host
Cost: $32 PER PERSON OR $24 FOR WINE CLUB MEMBERS
The Musso Family connection to the historical fabric of Barbaresco dates back over 300 years. It was in fact Giacomo Filippo Musso, the original Mayor of Barbaresco in 1698, who played the main role in establishing the town. The Musso winery was founded in 1929 and coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy and the world—the Great Depression—when Sebastiano Musso, at the age of 23, established the small Musso family winery with a tiny 1.5-hectare plot of Nebbiolo in the locality of Cavanna. The Musso winery managed to survive and slowly but surely overcame the difficulties of the first half of the 20th century. The 1960s brought much progress, with Sebastian’s son Augusto joining the company and expanding their vineyards.
Today, the Musso vineyard holdings span 10 hectares in the most prestigious vineyard sites of Barbaresco: Pora, Rio Sordo, Ronchi and Cavanna. These superior sites, high in the Barbaresco hills are planted indigenous local varietals Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Freisa while Roero Arneis is also cultivated in Santo Stefano. Of course, Barbaresco is the star of the winery, accounting for over 40% of their annual production.
The winery remains family owned and operated, run by three generations of the Musso family: Valter Musso, who joined the family winery in the 1980s, is now head of the winery; Valter’s Son, Emanuele, is in charge of marketing and Valter’s grandson, Luca Accornero, oversees vineyard management.
We will be joined by Robb Tufts, VP of Sales, Lyra Fine Wine Imports, who will usher us through a flight of five meticulously crafted wines from this iconic producer.
No reservations required. Must be 21+ to attend.