Special Wine Lunch w/ Caterina Dei
Posted on February 24, 2016 in Food & Drink
We are proud to host a very special wine lunch with singer and winery proprietor, Caterina Dei! Caterina joins us from Italy to host the event and has chosen the Dakota because of her deep love for the musical arts.
We will also be joined by Minnesota Opera artist, Bergen Baker. She will be performing and speaking about her love for the Minnesota Opera.
Lunch arrival is from 11:30 – noon with the first wine, the Dei Martiena, and passed appetizers. The one hour seated lunch begins at noon with the two reds paired with two courses. Coffee and truffles finish the afternoon. Price is $34 for the lunch. Ticket price of $48 includes all wine, food, taxes and gratuity.
Caterina Dei Bio
Caterina Dei spent part of her childhood in the Montepulciano countryside as a little girl breathing the scent of the vineyards and grapes.
With a humanities degree in music from the University of Siena, she then studied acting at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan followed by opera singing, and finally performed at the Greek theatre of Syracuse in Sicily for a number of summer seasons.
At the beginning of the 1990s, she decided to move to Montepulciano to devote herself with loving care to the vineyards and her land.
She took in hand the winery founded by her grandfather yet continued to dedicate herself to music and singing.
Forever in love with the nature and architecture of her 16th century village, she immediately understood that her wines were made to heighten and convey the peculiarities of a land that is unique for its charm and history.
Her main goal, shared by wine-making expert Paolo Caciorgna, technical director of the winery, has always been that of producing excellent and elegant wines that represent the terroir, by making the most of native vine species and the undisputable quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.