There’s going to be a wine tasting to generate donations for Haiti on Feb. 13th at D’Argenzio Winery in Santa Rosa. The $20 tasting fee will be donated to the Red Cross, and it will cover four pours and a barrel sample of its Sant’ Anglelo Sangiovese and Muscto di Freaco. Cheese platters, polenta di Parma, and different types of salami will be available, as well!
For the past month D’Argenzio has been donating its tasting fees to aid Haiti in relief efforts so Ray D’Argenzio and Zack Zimmerman of Wine for Millennials and Beyond and decided to extend the goodwill effort by hosting the tasting.
Millennials, for the uninitiated, are the off-spring of baby boomers and they’re ages range from 21 to 31. Wine for Millennials and Beyond was the brainchild of Zimmerman who created the group last year to bridge the gap between the generations. Today the group has 124 members from Northern California’s Wine Country, with ages ranging from 21 to 75.
The tasting is from 6 to 9 p.m. and the winery is at 1301 Cleveland Avenue, Suite A.
D’Argenzio is an Italian family winery, with three generations of the family working together in the business. The family traces its roots back to St. Angelo Cancelli, a mountain town outside of Napoli, Italy. Legend has it that their ancestors were artisans who created ornate works of silver for the noble families of Italy’s Campania region.
The family began its winemaking odyssey in Sonoma County in the fall of 1994 with an old vine zinfandel. Today D’Argenzio’s primary varietals are zinfandel, pinot noir and cabernet.