Experience an Event to Remember this Fall at Andretti Winery
A Napa Valley Landmark!
A fantastic time was had by all at Andretti Winery this past summer as friends and family celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Andretti Winery at the annual “Chairman’s Summer Festivo” event that took place the weekend of Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th. Racecar legend Mario Andretti hosted a private dinner party, entertained guests and even took over the driver’s seat of a visiting tour bus — oh what fun!
Mario Andretti and Joe Antonini met more than 30 years ago and became good friends over their love for wine and Italian heritage. Mario and Joe founded Andretti Winery in 1996 to bring Italian winemaking processes to the Napa Valley. Club members and visitors from throughout the nation have made Andretti Winery a regular destination when visiting the Napa Valley. Visitors from Silicon Valley have taken a special interest in the relaxing and friendly atmosphere and schedule private tastings and corporate events in the beautiful Tuscan Villa. Andretti Winery is known for it’s warm, “Old World Italian Charm,” as visitors are greeted by friendly staff and sip on award-winning wines.
“Andretti Winery is fortunate to have the incredible support of our long-term club members whom we have gotten to know like family over the years,” explains Joe Antonini, Chairman of Andretti Winery. “We look forward to the times we can catch up with our club members and loyal customers at events and are releasing new events this fall thanks to the ideas shared.”
Fall at Andretti Winery, in the heart of Napa Valley, is breathtaking!
Guests are delighted when they arrive and walk up to a beautiful Tuscan Villa nestled alongside a quiet country lane in the heart of the legendary Napa Valley. The moment one arrives to Andretti Winery, time slows down and the sights and sounds of Italy delight the senses. Passing through a beautiful archway that leads into an Italian courtyard, visitors are surprised to see an Italian fountain, reminiscent of those found in the piazzas in Italy. As guests stroll through the grounds at Andretti Winery, Italian music is heard through the long corridor surrounding the villa. Don’t miss the “Breakfast in the Vineyard” taking place on Saturday, September 17th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. where guests will enjoy a delicious buffet, free flowing and award-winning Blanc de Noir sparkling wine as well as lawn games. Visitors to Andretti Winery often schedule a “tasting experience” with six options to choose from that include “Picnic in the Vineyards” and the very popular “Barrel Tasting.” Advanced reservations make it easy for visitors to plan ahead and make the best of their time at this iconic property.
There is a special magic in the air during harvest at Andretti Winery.
Situated in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, the property was selected because of its location just north of the city of Napa, which provides moderate ocean breezes and weather, cooling the heat of long summer days and prolonging harvest, allowing for more complexity in the resulting wines. Andretti Winery is renowned for its portfolio of fine “Cal-Ital” style wines featuring traditional regional varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as award-winning luxury Italian varietals, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Moscato and Barbera. The reserve Montana Series released in 1999, as a tribute to Mario’s hometown, is available in limited production and through the wine club.
Bob Pepi, provides winemaking excellence over the past two decades.
“Bob Pepi, our winemaker, has been creating Andretti Wines since the day we opened,” said Joe Antonini. “Bob knew exactly what our mission was and has made exceptional wines that are sold and distributed in North America, Europe and Asia. Surrounded by 42 acres of planted vineyards, our winery serves visitors from around the world on a daily bases.
“From private tastings, dinners, tours, club parties and corporate events, the Tuscan atmosphere is the perfect venue,” Joe continued.
Be sure to schedule your visit to Andretti Winery this fall and experience true Italian Old World Charm. To learn more about events and tasting experiences, visit the website at andrettiwinery.com or call 1-877-386-5070.