A WORLD OF CHOICE.
To say that we know wine is something of an understatement. We’ve sniffed, glugged, gulped, and guzzled our way around the world, then gone back for seconds only to discover there was something else we hadn’t tried. With one of the largest and most extensive wine selections in South Florida, our restaurant alone offers more than two thousand different wines from the world’s most respected regions and producers. No vineyard is safe from our love for the grape.
Focusing on small, family-run producers from Argentina, Italy, Spain and France, we’re as fussy about our wine as we are about food. If you don’t believe us, come see for yourself.
Just give yourself plenty of time.
WINE OF THE MONTH
A LOVE FOR PIEDMONT!
Last October, Leo and his wife Gisell traveled to the Italian region of Piedmont to explore the variety of wines and vineyards the region has to offer. Neighbored by Switzerland and France, Piedmont or Piemonte is well known for its fog-shrouded hills, white truffles, and noble wines. From fresh white Gavi del Comune di Gavi to the famous reds of the Barolo area, Leo and Gisell had a lot of beautiful ground to cover.
Here are some of the vineyards that they explored;
Situated just south of Piedmont in the province of Alessandria, where if you travel to Gavi commune you can find the Villa Sparina Resort and Vineyard. The resort, a family-owned and operated business, sits on 100 hectares of which 70 are dedicated to cultivating grapes for their Gavi and Barbera wines. The picturesque hotel boasts 33 unique rooms and the exquisite La Gallina restaurant in Monterotondo.
Is in Castagnole delle Lanze, in Asti province. Ranging from Moscato to Barbaresco, this family business has taken its rich history of risk and reward to create beautiful wines and expand its operation successfully.
Since 1340, 19 generations have managed the Monfalletto property in the town of La Morra (Province of Cuneo), the heart of the Barolo wine district. They have 69 acres of historical single-body vineyards and use efficient and sustainable cultivation techniques to create their organic certified and age-worthy Barolos.
Founded in 1761, Borgogno is the oldest continuously operating winery in Barolo. Without the use of chemical additives in the vineyards, their wines express their deepest respect for tradition. This vineyard is home to one of the largest Library Collection of Barolo old vintages. Located in Barolo commune, Cuneo Province. Barolo is the wine Most wine lovers associate Piedmont with since it is the cradle of the great Nebbiolo grape of which Barolo wines are made.
A family-owned winery in the municipality of Neive (Cuneo province), one of the UNESCO Heritage sites. Their success is the fruit of two generations working together: Aldo (the father) and Matteo (his son). Both are seasoned winemakers and take care of the entire production. Fontanabianca owns the majority of the prestigious Bordini cru (one of the top crus in the Barbaresco area).
A FEW WORDS WITH LEO
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT PIEDMONT?
Location, location, location. Piedmont sits at the foot of the Alps and close to the Mediterranean Sea. This unique geography influences the region’s climate: the cool Alps and the warm Mediterranean. This means cold nights, foggy mornings, and sunny days, which makes great wines.
WHY PIEDMONT WINE?
My favorite wine is produced in Piedmont. Piedmont is the cradle of the great Nebbiolo grape of which Barolo wines are made.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT VILLA SPARINA?
Villa Sparina is a magical place. You can enjoy the fresh air from the mountain while watching the sunset with glass of Gavin di gavi. The best part of Villa Sparina is the host and owner Mocagatta.