Happy Hour in Italy

Service Club of Chicago Presents:

Happy Hour in Italy

A winemaker-led tour through Lombardy and Tuscany

Join Service Club of Chicago, along with Giulia Cecchi (Volio Regional Sales Director and daughter of the Cecchi family) and Laura Bianchi (director and winemaker at Castello di Monsanto), as we sip through three renowned estates across the Lombardy and Tuscany regions of Italy.

The event will be hosted virtually via Zoom
November 19th at 4pm Central

Don’t forget, the deadline for orders is November 1st!

Buy online to reserve your wines by November 1st. You will need to choose your Binny's location for pick up (Chicago - Lincoln Park, Highland Park or Oakbrook) in order to add to cart.

About The Wineries

About Berlucchi:

Berlucchi’s excellence is born of curiosity and deep friendship. In 1955, Guido Berlucchi, a successful landowner in the Franciacorta region, approached the young enologist and consultant, Franco Ziliani, to improve his still wines. Then, Ziliani came to Berlucchi with the question: what if we were to make a sparkling wine as the French do? After a number of unsatisfactory vintages, the two men’s partnership produced the first shining vintage of their classic method sparkling wine, the 1961 “Pinot di Franciacorta.” In 1967, Franciacorta became a recognized designation of origin for Italian wine, with Berlucchi leading the way.

About Val delle Rose:

Val Delle Rose boasts one of the most beautiful wineries in all of Tuscany and is impeccably and lovingly run by the historic Cecchi family. In 1996, Famiglia Cecchi purchased the Val delle Rose winery in the little village of Poggio la Mozza, which lies at the productive heart of Morellino di Scansano appellation. The Cecchi family has been a pioneer of the Maremma area, believing in the great potential of the wild area a few kilometers from the Medeterranean Sea. Val Delle Rose is now the biggest winery in the Morellino di Scansano appellation.

About Castello di Monsanto:

The Bianchi family is the beating heart around which Castello di Monsanto has developed over more than half a century, leaving an indelible mark in the history of Chianti Classico and helping to forge a future path. Castello di Monsanto has long been an influential producer, becoming one of the best-known wineries in a region steeped in tradition and admired the world over. Its physical roots are built into the rock of the local land–yet the values that provide its spiritual home are no less solid.