Ron Fenolio’s Wines from Sicily

Fifth-Thursday Wine Tasting Series

With Wines from Sicily, Ron Fenolio has launched the new  Fifth-Thursday Wine Tasting Series. This first presentation focuses on the wines of Southern Italy (Sicily, Puglia, Campagnia); Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro, Primitivo and Rosso d’Etna.

As requested by participants in Ron Fenolio’s wine tasting at the SFIAC luncheon on March 3, 2022, below is the list of the wines that were sampled. You can see the video of that presentation as well as the presentation on the region of Sardinia in the video archive for members. The talks are organized by year.

Ron Fenolio, Cenacolista and a Club Past President, is a fourth-generation winemaker and the founder and owner of Veedercrest Estates. His wines have been honored nationally and internationally, and he is also a significant wine importer. Ron is the Chair of the 350-winery Family Winemakers of California and was recently awarded the Antonin Careme Medal by the American Culinary Federation.

Ron also authors a series on cooking on our blog Vino e Cibo: Secrets of the Italian Home Cook.

Wines from the tasting

Grape VarietyVintageRegionProducerBottled InAlcoholNotesBought FromPrice
Catarratto2019SicilyCasale, BurgioMenfi (southwest coast of Sicily)12.5%Organic
Limited Production
Total Wines$14.99
Inzolia2018SicilyCusumanoPartinico (west of Palermo)12.0%IGT
91 pts
James Suckling
Total Wines$10.99
Nero D’ Avola2020SicilyPietrameranaPontedera (between Livorno and Pisa)13.0%DOCTotal Wines$9.99
Nerello Mascalese2019SicilyCorteseVittoria (southeast Sicily near Ragusa, Siracusa)13.5%Organic
Total Wines$14.99

Ron Fenolio, CEO Veedercrest Estates
Ron Fenolio, CEO Veedercrest Estates

March, 2022 Speaker's event

Share with friends