WINE SOULS Is there a correlation between winemakers and their wine? And, is it possible that different grapes, planted in different continents and farmed by different people may still resemble one another in the essence of their outcome? For many reasons, tasting Philip Togni’s Cabernet Sauvignon on top of Spring Mountain reminded us of Flavio … Read More
We took some photos to show the rest of the world what our Wine Club members in California have been enjoying these last couple of weeks. This was the first edition of the Barolo Night, an incredible, fun soirée with Matteo as the Chef and myself as the Somm. Second edition? December 2019 Check out … Read More
After 1 year and a half in Alba it’s great to be back in Sonoma county for a while. We have finally made it over here for our Barolo Nights in California, we are going to be travelling all over the state to create unique experiences for friends and Wine club members. One of the … Read More
A few months ago we met Matteo Mantegazza, a great guy from Monza who moved to Alba to work at the legendary Piazza Duomo, a 3 Michelin stars restaurant run by chef Crippa, owned by the Ceretto family. Matteo now own his own tour company in Langhe but he’s definitely learned a few tricks in … Read More
As we sort out paperworks to finally launch Oneonthehill we take care of our guests by showing them around and teaching them about Piemonte wines. Great visits at Giuseppe Cortese, who was one of the firsts to welcome us, Marchesi di Gresy and Ca’ del Baio.
After almost 3 years in California we have decided to pack our bags and return home for a new challenge: to create something of our own. United States has taught so much we will probably never understand it completely. We are extremely grateful for our jobs, our friends, our good and bad experiences along the … Read More
The wine industry is very tight and well connected in Sonoma, we’ve been spending a lot of time with other winemakers and Sommeliers working in the valley to share our experiences and learn from each other. It is very difficult to see so much cooperation and networking in Piemonte, but we are very hopeful for … Read More
I’ve been given more and more space and responsibilities at Gary Farell since I started, the team is just like a family and I could not have made a better choice moving to this winery. Some of our most recent works include the renovation of the tasting room which is now absolutely gorgeous, the design … Read More
We flew to Las Vegas, rented a very small RV and started driving in the desert for 2 weeks without really having planned much. National parks, the Grand Canyon, a lot of road and so much nature. Our food was most of the time canned or dry, our showers very brief and rare, but sleeping … Read More
I was hired by Gary Farrell winery as Sommelier, one of the best and most renowned Pinot Noir makers in California. Very different setting compared to Castello di Amorosa, focusing on small groups and higher end clients. This is my jam! I’ve also started training the team about old world wines: Burgundy, Sancerre, Beaujolais to … Read More
There is nothing stronger than family, we have only been away for 6 months and here it is a full team of best friends and family straight from Piemonte. We showed them around during our time off, it was the very first time in California for all of them and they had a great time! … Read More
We are trying to keep our schedule very busy with wine tastings and winery visits in order to learn as much as possible about the area and familiarise with hospitality and industry standards. The tastings at Skipstone, Arthesa Wiliams Sellyem and Kistler were incredible from many points of view, but we were struck by the … Read More
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIP They told us that Santa Barbara was colorful but we weren’t expecting this! Lunch on the beach and now on the road towards Los Angeles!
This afternoon’s view of San Francisco with a glass of Continuum, Mondavi’s cult project, from their own estate. Thank you Clarissa and Jaeson for having us #continuumwinery #mondavi#oneonthehill #wine #view