Cantina Giardino X Di Pietro & La Posta comes to The Agrarian Kitchen
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: New Norfolk, TASMANIA
Cost: AU $190 pp
Optional bus transfer (select option when booking): $25 pp departs 11.45am from the city bus zone outside The Grand Chancellor on corner of Campbell and Davey Streets, Hobart.
Duration: 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Location: The Agrarian Kitchen restaurant, 11a The Avenue, New Norfolk Tasmania (30 minutes from Hobart)
Includes: Set menu lunch matched with wine (communal seating on one long table)
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS EVENT WE ARE UNABLE TO CATER FOR ALLERGIES AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.
We promise we won’t tell if you decide to skip work on Monday, 1st May to come join us for this very special event - an Italian long lunch, or more specifically Irpinian, a region in Campagnia featuring the wines of one of the most delicious natural winemakers of Italy, Cantina Giardino. Bringing with them a selection of their local varieties, including coda di volpe, falanghina, fiano, greco and aglianico, grown with the highest respect to agriculture, vinified without additions and bottled without preservatives. We have a bus from Hobart at a small extra fee which means you can imbibe and ride….
Of equal importance the food will be cooked by chefs Anita Di Pietro from Antica Trattoria Di Pietro & Roberto De Filippis from Vineria La Posta. Anita Di Pietro and her family are committed to preserving local dishes, originally peasant food, “cucina povera” based traditions and valuing local products, in 2020 Antica Trattoria Di Pietro was awarded “Best Regional Italian Cuisine” by Slow Food Osterie d’Italia. Roberta is the chef/owner at Irpinian wine bar Vineria La Posta, having grown up in his family restaurant La Pergola di Gesualdo, an iconic and historical Irpinian restaurant.
Cantina Giardino (Daniela De Gruttola and Antonio Di Gruttola)
Cantina Giardino (Garden Winery) started in 2003 as a project of six friends, deeply in love with their land and committed to protect its heritage. Irpinia is a wine region with some of the oldest vineyards in Europe (they are vines over 300 years old in Taurasi) but large wineries started to buy land, rip up old vines and replant everything intensively with monoculture and mono-varietals, pushing the extraordinary native grapes of Irpinia to the brink of extinction. Antonio Di Gruttola and Daniela De Gruttola and their friends began with the goal of change - working closely with small landholders in the area to purchase grapes and encouraging them to farm without chemicals from their old, small-yielding vineyards. By paying these small landholders equitably and committing to yearly purchases, Cantina Giardino could offer a financial incentive to local growers to protect old vineyards and varietals.
Daniela and Antonio are a dynamic couple - evidenced by the fact that their wines, originally made in their garage, have managed to find their way onto shelves in all corners of the world. It becomes very apparent upon drinking them just how very alive they are, they exude personality and challenge the boundaries of modern wine making with their honest renditions of these ancient grape varieties.
Anita Di Pietro (Antica Trattoria Di Pietro)
Antica Trattoria di Pietro, funded in 1934 in Melito irpino, has always been and still a truly family business. Anita and her mum Teresa run the kitchen, while her dad Enzo and her brother Pasquale are on the floor. With incredible passion, the Di Pietro family is committed to preserve local dishes, originally peasant food, “cucina povera” based traditions and valuing local products.
Along many press recognitions over the years, including Michelin Guide, in 2020 Antica Trattoria Di Pietro was awarded “Best Regional Italian Cuisine” by Slow Food Osterie d’Italia.
Roberto De Filippis (Vineria La Posta)
Roberto De Filippis aka Buglione is the dynamic mind behind Vineria La Posta in Grottaminarda, a warm wine bar where both local people and visitors meet to try great wines, eat traditional food and listen to cool music in a very relaxed environment.
Roberto grown up in his family restaurant La Pergola di Gesualdo, an iconic and historical Irpinian restaurant. Because of his passion for agricolture, street food and music, Roberto is involved in many great food and music festivals such as “Dub&Patan” and “Ariano Folk Festival”.
Giorgio De Maria Fun Wines
Giorgio De Maria Fun Fines is a wine distribution company focused on small producers mainly from Italy with tentacles going into France and Spain. The focus is artisan, chemical-free agriculture, minimal intervention in wine making but most importantly delicious wines that show distinctiveness from different people and places, as wine should be.
An advocate for wine that is shared over with food and friends, this is the fourth in his series of his Fun-Dining, this is about the simple pleasure of bringing the best of Rome to Australia.