Upcoming Events

Pepin Nouveau Release Party & Celebration
Get a first taste of this season's harvest grapes -- It's a tradition!

On the third Thursday of November each year, Villa Bellezza releases its first wine of the harvest. Named "Pepin Nouveau" in the tradition of other young wines released in France and Italy on the same special Thursday, this wine travels from vine to table within mere weeks. Grapes are picked, pressed, made into wine and bottled just in time for the holiday table.

Pepin Nouveau Release Party
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tickets: $10 each (advance registration requested)

As is our tradition, we kick off the celebration with our Pepin Nouveau Release Party in Sala del Vino. Located just east of our winery, Sala del Vino features large Italian oak vats used for aging some of our red wines. We'll kick off the festivities beginning with the ceremonial uncorking followed by complimentary glasses of Pepin Nouveau. Together we'll enjoy the first wine of the 2019 harvest!

Chef Antonio will cook for us from his new Sala del Vino cooking school -- offering demonstrations and samples throughout the evening for our appetizers. We will also unveil details about our winery expansion project -- a new facility which will triple Villa Bellezza's capacity. Register and get your tickets today!

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Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Pepin Nouveau celebration continues through the weekend with complimentary tastes of Pepin Nouveau in the Tasting Room and special pricing on cases, 4- and 6-packs. Plan to join us for lunch, dinner, or Sunday Brunch at our country Italian restaurant. Come hungry and enjoy the first wine of the season with your meal.

Sunday Outdoor Christmas Market
Sundays, November 24 - December 22, 2019
12pm - 4pm

Experience the tradition of a European outdoor Christmas market close to home! Once again, our piazza will be transformed into a beautiful and lighted market, welcoming guests to shop local artisans and retailers for the holiday season.
A variety of market vendors will be tucked into our arched porticoes and holiday tent. Shoppers will find special and unique treasures including freshly baked artisan breads, artful, fresh holiday greens, jewelry, knitwear, casual clothing, holiday and home decor, artisan crafted candles and scents, gifts from around the world, toys, hand-turned wooden gifts (even see the artist at work!) -- wood bowls, vases, pens, wine stoppers. And of course there will be Villa Bellezza's own shop of wines for your holiday table or gifting, wine related merchandise, and Chef Antonio's own collection of edible gifts from il Forno’s kitchen!
After shopping take in a wine tasting, make your wine purchases for your holiday table, and enjoy Sunday Brunch in Sala Grande or lunch at il Forno.

Join us and eat your way across Italy!
Cooking School at Villa Bellezza

LE FESTE: A Dinner for the Holidays
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Social Hour: 5:00-6:00pm
Cooking Class: 6:00-8:30pm

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You'll learn to prepare this authentic holiday meal from scratch. The five course menu will include:

~ Arancini (a fragrant Arborio rice and cheese appetizer)
~ Homemade Fettuccine with Lobster Sauce
~ Stracotto Toscano (Red wine braised roast)
~ Insalata Cotta e Cruda (sauteed greens salad)
~ A special finale of classic Tiramisu!

Plan to join us for a pre-class social hour at 5pm in Sala del Vino. You'll be greeted with a glass of our sparkling Brillante. As you cook through each course, you will taste wines Chef Antonio has selected to pair with this menu! Wine will also be available for purchase should you wish to enjoy a glass of your favorite Villa Bellezza wine during class, or purchase bottles to take home.

This cooking class is $75/person. Your experience includes Chef Antonio's pre-class social hour with sparkling wine and appetizers.

Required: A minimum of 8 students are needed for each class.*

*Should we need to cancel a class, registrants will be rescheduled to a new date or can apply their registration fee to a future cooking class.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Social Hour: 5:00-6:00pm
Cooking Class: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting
Wednesday and Thursday ~ 12:30pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday ~ 12:00pm and 3:30pm

VB-Web-Tour-Thumbnail-(2).pngJoin us for a guided winery tour and wine tasting. Available to guests Wednesdays through Sundays (twice on the weekends), you will follow the path the grape takes from vine to bottle. Your tour will conclude with each guest, 21 and older, receiving a complimentary tasting curated by one of our wine professionals. Advance registration required. Tour details and registration information can be found here.