The dinner toasting a celebrated Italian winery
As Wine Director for Headington Restaurants, Siobhán Sindoni has a dream job. When she’s not hosting wine tastings and training her team, she’s traveling (predominately through Italy), tasting wines, and touring palatial vineyards, like the family-owned and operated Matteo Correggia.
“I visited the winery with some friends a few years ago,” says Sindoni. “We got horribly lost driving around the hills of Roero in Italy’s Piedmont region. When we finally arrived at the estate, Giovanni and his mother Ornella greeted us with open arms.”
Now Sindoni is returning the favor (and sharing with us the best parts of her job) by hosting a Matteo Correggia wine dinner at Commissary next week. And of course, owner of the vineyard, Giovanni Correggia, will be the guest of honor.
Correggia was born into the business, studying winemaking in Alba until he returned to run the family vineyard in 2001 after the untimely passing of his father, Matteo. In 2014, he spent a season in Australia working the harvest in the Barossa Valley.
Now, along with his sister and mom, he’s continuing the vineyard’s tradition of sustainable farming, organic techniques, and innovative fermentation. On any given day in Roero, you’ll find him maintaining the vineyard, making the wines, and hosting visitors in the tasting room.
Next week’s event allows Correggia to share a bit of his insight, experience, and the fruits of his labors. The event will begin with a welcome reception, followed by a three-course trip to the Piedmont region where all of the wines are produced. A hand-selected lineup of Matteo Correggia wines will be paired with each course.
Bring your appetite, your love for wine, and any questions you may have about how the winemaking process. You’ll be pleased on all accounts.