Save the date, Wednesday October 4, ZINC Wine Dinner! 

This fall, we journey to Italy to explore an extraordinary selection of Mazzei Wines paired with Chef Denise Appel’s inspired menu. You won’t want to miss this special evening as we welcome Giovanni Mazzei, a 25th generation owner of this winery. 

The Mazzei winery has deep roots in Italy and a part in United States history as well. It is said that back in 1398, the first Mazzei winemaker, Sir Lapo Mazzei was the first to use the “Chianti” denomination. He wrote to a merchant from Prato and referred to barrels of ‘wine from Chianti’. In 1435, his granddaughter, Madonna Smeralda Mazzei married Piero di Agnolo da Fonterutoli, the holding became part of the family’s estate and for 24 generations, the Mazzei Family has been producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli. 


The family’s United States ties began with the leaders of the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson invited Philip Mazzei to Monticello, Virginia to introduce vine growing. Mazzei wrote a letter to George Washington to tell him how the soil and climate of that area was perfect for wine production. If you want to read more about the family, go to


The Mazzei family has been growing wine for more than 600 years with the same core values embodied from day one. To 'promote local vine varieties as an expression of the identity of the region, in respect of diversity and nature, via sustainable agriculture and improvements mindful of the delicate hydro-geologic balance, in order to prevent soil erosion and maximize water reserves in the region. All of this in order to be able to hand the land intact to future generations.’ 
And after handing this winery down for six generations, this is an incredible accomplishment. 

They have three estates and we will be pouring a wine from each. We urge you to visit their website and explore more about the history and locations of all of vineyards.

Mazzei Wine Dinner with Giovanni Mazzei

$85 per person all-inclusive

4 Course Dinner created by Chef Denise Appel expertly paired with Mazzei Wines 

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