Piazza Del Dotto Opens September 1, 2017

Piazza Del Dotto’s “La Barchessa” tasting room, opens Friday, September 1, 2017.

Del Dotto Family Wineries & Caves is pleased to announce the opening of their third winery in Napa Valley, Piazza Del Dotto, on Friday, September 1, 2017. Located just North of Yountville in the Oakville appellation, Piazza Del Dotto will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. offering guests the ultimate wine tasting experience accompanied by a world-class food pairing from some of the area’s best chefs.

“The timing couldn’t be better as 2017 is a year of milestones for our family business,” said David Del Dotto, founder and owner of Del Dotto Family Wineries & Caves. “We’re opening the doors of our tasting room at Piazza Del Dotto in addition celebrating ten years at our Venetian Estate in St. Helena and 20 years at Historic Del Dotto, our first winery and cave and the birthplace of our signature barrel tastings.”

In this first phase of opening, the architectural focal point of Piazza Del Dotto is a 10,000 square-foot tasting room known as La Barchessa, which was designed in partnership with architect Ilio De Filippis and inspired by the old-world Tuscan and Venetian barns found in the Italian countryside. La Barchessa is surrounded by eight and a half acres of planted cabernet sauvignon, more than a dozen ancient Italian sculptures dating back to the sixteenth century, a lush culinary garden, ornate water fountains dating back to the 17th century, 40 137-year-old Sevillano olive trees and a collection of 50 birds including peacocks, pheasants, turkeys, doves and chickens.

The interior of La Barchessa features 100-year old Douglas fir beams and trusses creating a rustic ceiling that is complimented by a grand chandelier handmade in Florence and dozens of 18th century Italian light fixtures throughout the building. The family’s matriarch, Yolanda Del Dotto, sourced several shipping containers of paintings and furniture from Italy to decorate the tasting room. Additionally, La Barchessa boasts a 1600 square-foot kitchen where Del Dotto’s culinary team, led by Chef Joshua Schwartz, formerly of Thomas Keller’s Per Se and Bouchon, will prepare a series of food pairings from small bites to several courses that accompany…

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