Special Pre-Festival Wine Tasting & Luncheon

40 Year Vertical Tasting of Opus One Wines Led by
CEO, David Pearson and special guest moderator, Antonio Galloni of Vinous

Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:30am: Tasting Opens
10:00am – 12:00pm: Tasting
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Luncheon
Bleu Provence, Old Naples

  • David Pearson

    Opus One Winery

  • Antonio Galloni

    Founder and CEO of Vinous Media



 The intimate Vintage Cellar event will be hosted by Opus One CEO David Pearson and moderated by renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni and will treat guests to a once-in-a-lifetime tasting of vintages from the esteemed Opus One estate.

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is pleased to announce that the renowned Opus One Winery will headline the 2018 Vintage Cellar event set to take place on January 25th, 2018 at Bleu Provence in Old Naples. The masterclass tasting will be led by David Pearson, CEO of Opus One, and will feature a special guest moderator, Antonio Galloni of Vinous.

Guests of the luncheon will be able to participate in a vertical tasting of the Estate’s 1980, 1994, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages, ten celebrated vintages spanning the winery’s four remarkable decades. This exclusive tasting will not only give wine enthusiasts the chance to sample some of Opus One’s oldest and rarest vintage years, but also allow them to experience the continuity and evolution of the outstanding Bordeaux-style blend that has changed vineyard sites, winemakers, and winery facilities over its first 40 years. The luncheon will contain the following wines throughout the meal:

  • First Course: Chateau Mouton Rothschild Aile D’Argent 2013 – White Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscatel Blend)
  • Second Course:  Opus One 2005
  • Third Course:  Opus One 2009
  • Fourth Course:  Chateau Coutet 1995 – Sauternes

“We’re honored to have Opus One join the Naples Winter Wine Festival with this event,” said David Pearson, CEO of Opus One. “Opus is the result of two legends coming together in 1978 – California winemaking patriarch Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, proprietor of Château Mouton Rothschild, and we’re excited to bring some of our most prized wines to Naples.”

“We’re thrilled that Opus One Winery will be providing such a unique opportunity to taste some incredibly rare wines and learn from the team behind one of the most iconic wineries in the U.S.,” said 2018 Festival Co-Chair, Kathy Mezzalingua. “Paired with Antonio Galloni’s respected expertise, this year’s Vintage Cellar Luncheon is the perfect way to kick off the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival!”

“I am thrilled to be back at the Naples Winter Wine Festival to host the Vintage Cellar tasting.” said Antonio Galloni. “This year’s event features the wines of Opus One, including a number of reference point vintages going back to the 1980s, in what is sure to be an unforgettable look back at the history of one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wines.”

The 2018 Vintage Cellar Luncheon, a separate, pre-festival event, will be held at Bleu Provence in Old Naples on January 25th at 9:30 am. Seating is limited and tickets are still currently available, starting at $2,500 per person. For more information, please call 239-514-2239.

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