Bell Wine Cellars Dinner at Café Gabbiano
ABOUT BELL WINE CELLARS
Yountville is in the center of the Napa valley, the area George C. Yount first settled after receiving the entire valley as a grant from Mariano Vallejo, who owned thousands of acres under the Mexican government. Yount built a blockhouse and mill three miles north of here. He also planted the valley's first grapes in 1838. Thirty-two years later, Groezinger's enormous brick winery (now Vintage 1870, a honeycomb of small specialty shops), stood beside the train station in the center of town. Further up the valley, construction of the Christian Brothers and Charles Krug wineries indicates that the region was already recognized nationally as a prime location for growing spectacular grapes, producing glorious wines.
Situated off the beaten path, just south of Yountville, is an exquisite pale stone winery, shrouded by oak, bordered to the south by Hopper Slough, surrounded by vineyard and cloaked in quiet. After looking for twenty years, winemaker Anthony Bell found the perfect place to produce the wines he had long dreamed of - limited production, hand crafted wines that showcase the concept of "terroir". In 1998, Bell Wine Cellars opened its doors to the public to share the beauty of the place, and the wine.
In June 2002 - Ron Berberian, former California wine wholesaler, and Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, formed Spanos Berberian Winery, LLC. The venture acquired interest in the brand name and assets of Bell Wine Cellars, and a new partnership was formed with Anthony.
Nestled between the stacks of aromatic barrels and towering stainless steel tanks, guests can taste the signature Bell Cabernet, at the intimate, elegant tasting room. We also serve Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah, encompassing a wide range of flavors, from vineyards both near and far afield.
ABOUT CAFÉ GABBIANO
Just a short walk from the beautiful beaches of Sarasota, Café Gabbiano brings Italy to Siesta Key. It’s serene, casual ambiance imitates that of the paradise surrounding it. With 4,000 square feet to spare, Café Gabbiano offers intimate, private dining in our wine rooms as well as comfortably cool, outdoor seating on our climate controlled patio. Your host, Marc Grimaud, welcomes you to the world of wine with over 200 in the collection available on site. As Café Gabbiano's certified sommelier, Marc specializes in bringing a world class selection of wine to the cellars of Café Gabbiano and carefully pairs your meal upon request. General Manager, Peter Tracy, has spent the past 25 years in fine dining delivering an excellent guest experience through attentive, personal service. Our menu is brought to you by a talented team of chefs who expertly create each meal according to family recipes passed on from the Migliaccio’s. We use only the freshest ingredients and introduce new dishes, inspired by seasonal treasures, to showcase the skill of our chefs. This culinary team has created a delicious and unique dining experience coupled with service provided by a friendly professional service team. Join us and experience Italy’s best loved food on Siesta Key.
5104 Ocean Boulevard | Sarasota, FL 34242 | 941-349-1423 | www.cafegabbiano.com