Join fellow wine aficionados at Bargetto Winery on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. for the new 2011 LA VITA wine release celebration. LA VITA is a blend of Santa Cruz Mountains varietals grown in the Regan Estate Vineyards.
The party, featuring the unveiling of the newest artist label, also recognizes Tandy Beal & Company, celebrating 40 years of bringing dance to the Santa Cruz community. “What a privilege to be honored by such an iconic Santa Cruz company as Bargetto Winery and especially with the La Vita project! Like Bargetto wine and like life, may our art continue to become richer and more complex. This award inspires us to make intoxicating new work, art for all to savor and enjoy!” says Tandy Beal.
The party takes place in the winery’s creek-side courtyard, showcasing the new LA VITA Room with its heritage redwood walls and dramatic views of Soquel Creek. Enjoy light appetizers and live music with Nora Cruz. Tickets are available to wine club members at $20 and a limited number for the general public at the cost $25. Purchase online or call 831.475.2258 x10.
Fourteenth release of LA VITA – “Life” in Italian
The 2011 vintage is produced from a unique blend of 57% Dolcetto, 35% Refosco and 8% Nebbiolo. This hand-crafted wine was aged for two-and-one half years in oak barrels and aged for an additional year in the bottle prior to release. The harvest yielded just 4,020 bottles and with 50% of the vintage pre-sold, a limited number of bottles are for sale at $60 per bottle. Each year LA VITA has a brand new wine label that showcases “wine in art.” The 2011 vintage honors the contemporary Russian artist Ira Tsantekidou. Her piece, Dame Mit Glas, is a colorful and dramatic oil on canvas painting.
Bargetto Winery, founded in 1933, celebrates 82 years of winemaking and remains one of the most historical wineries in California. John Bargetto, director, says, “We are very pleased to be able to, in a formal way, give back some of the proceeds to the Santa Cruz community which has been so supportive to Bargetto Winery during our past vintages. LA VITA wine is our finest effort in winemaking, starting from growing these unique grapes, to producing the wine, to designing the art-series label. Each year the wine gets richer and more complex. The series has won numerous gold medals, and the 2006 won ‘Best Italian Blend in California’ award.”
Bargetto Winery, produces ten SCM Regan estate wines: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay (and Reserve), four Pinot Noirs, Merlot (and Reserve) and LA VITA.
3535 N. Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073 Ph 831.475.2258 Fax 831.475.2664 www.bargetto.com
By June Smith