Tastings & Events

This Saturday’s Tasting at The Shop

Saturday, August 2nd, 1 – 4pm

We’re working on a great lineup for the weekend… stay tuned!

All tasting wines are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

Meet the Winemaker with…

Simone Santini
of Tenuta le Calcinaie

177792ff-87de-47d6-8d3e-6fefd1db2378Friday, July 25th, 5:30-7:30 pm


We’re proud to have with us Simone Santini, owner, winemaker, and founder of Tenuta Le Calcinaie. A man of many talents, Simone got his start at the Siena Agrarian Institute with a degree in winemaking technology that fueled his passion for not only making wine, but for planting his own vineyard and growing his own estate. Less than 2 miles away from the central city of San Gimignano, Le Calcinaie is a small vineyard and winery in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Planting his first vines in 1986, Simone was able to produce his first vintage in 1993. Although one of the youngest estates in the San Gimignano region, Le Calcinaie is certified organic and considered a biological wine-growing estate and Simone has worked tirelessly to provide high quality wines with a dedication and respect to the environment. Also producing oil and honey, Simone is passionate about his estate and producing quality products. Come stop by and say ‘Ciao!’


Simone will be pouring two of his wines from his Le Calcinaie estate as well as two other great wines from his distributor’s portfolio…

2012 Tenuta le Calcinaie Vernaccia, San Gimignano, Italy ($16.99)
2012 Tenuta le Calcinaie Chianti Colli Senesi, San Gimignano, Italy ($17.99)
2012 Ca’Luna Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont, Italy ($19.99)
2011 Centonze Frappato, Sicily, Italy ($19.99)

All tasting wines are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)



We are thrilled at the response to Chef Rahman’s Summer Pop-up Dinner at the shop and we have already sold out.  If you are still interested in coming, give us a call and we will put your name on the wait list.  If we have any cancellations, you’ll get first shot at those seats.
For the rest of you, stay tuned for more great dinners and events in and out of the shop, and for future reservation events, make sure to act fast!

About the Event…

Known for his innovative and creative concepts, Chef Saif is a young, energetic chef who expresses his passion for food through his unique and modern cuisine. He has taken his background from the Culinary Art Institute and pushed the boundaries in several restaurants around the country. Now based in North Carolina, Saif started the Gramercy Food Group that provides restaurant consulting and catering services with his modern twist on classic foods.

He is also serious about giving back and being involved in the community. Saif cooks for hundreds of the homeless and less fortunate here in the Triangle every week. Additionally, he is currently working on a project in Haiti alongside the renowned Chef José Andrés with World Central Kitchen based in Washington D.C. to help provide a better system for how they create and distribute food in the country.

We’re setting up the shop summer picnic style, complete with red and white checked linens and all the accoutrements, minus the humidity and ants. Chef Saif will prepare a multi-course modern interpretation of a classic southern picnic, inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. We will pair his meal with red and white Sangria and a selection of wines to match each course.
Space is limited for this not-to-be-missed event, so check out the menu link below and give us a call to make your reseravtions.

Click here to see the invite, full menu, and read more about the chef!