Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Tenuta Il Poggione Wine Dinner
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
Tenuta Il Poggione was one of the first wineries to market Brunello di Montalcino wine as early as the 1900’s, and one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium. At 309 acres, Il Poggione is also one of Montalcino’s largest wineries. Even with its ample size, the estate’s guiding principle is to pay meticulous attention to the vines, because the secret of producing great wines lies in taking extreme care of the vineyards. Strong believers in bio-diversity, by planting different crops in the vineyard, they farm using sustainable principles and pick everything by hand. This practice along with strict green harvesting results in the production of excellent quality wines even in more challenging vintages. Alessandro Bindocci is the 4th generation of his family to work in the wine business and the 2nd generation to be following in the footsteps of Piero Talenti, mentor to his own father Fabrizio and one of the founding fathers of the DOCG. Join Alessandro and Chef Will Gilson, of Puritan & Company. Chef Gilson will be showcasing his talents alongside these iconic Tuscan treasures.
- 2017 Tenuta il Poggione, Brancato Rosato, Toscana
- 2012 Tenuta il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino
- 2013 Tenuta il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino
- 2012 Tenuta il Poggione, Vigna Paganelli, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
- 2007 Tenuta il Poggione, Vigna Paganelli, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Jeroboam)
Alessandro Bindocci, Winemaker & Export Manager , Il Poggione
Alessandro is the second generation of the Bindocci family to follow footsteps of legendary winemaker Piero Talenti, mentor to Alessandro's father Fabrizio Bindocci and a founding father of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. Alessandro completed his advanced degree in enology at the University of Pisa in 2005 and then returned to Montalcino to work side-by-side with his father, bringing twenty-first century technology and style to Il Poggione. Alessandro spends a lot of his time traveling all over the world as an ambassador of Il Poggione. That doesn't stop him from being involved in the day-to-day process of vinification. Modern technology, he explains, allows him to monitor and control winemaking — vat by vat — using his smartphone. He doesn't mind the endless travel, he says, he knows his cozy apartment awaits him when he returns to the tiny hilltop village of Sant'Angelo in Colle, where he and his father were born.
Will Gilson, Chef/Owner, Puritan & Co.
Will Gilson’s farm-to-table cooking is rooted in his work at The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s, the restaurant on his family’s farm in Groton, MA. Gilson was 17 when he began cooking there, and the experience served as inspiration for his current restaurant, Puritan & Company–a refined yet rustic neighborhood eatery in Cambridge’s Inman Square featuring farmers’ market fare. Gilson began making a name for himself in the Boston area in 2007, when he opened the Garden at the Cellar in Cambridge. He left in 2011 to launch a series of successful restaurant ventures, including Eat at Adrian’s, Cape Cod.