Woodland Wine Fair
In coordination with Indie Wineries & 100% Italiano, WWM presents Woodland Wine Fair: A Natural Wine Throwdown. The evening will feature 7 winemakers & 20 wines from 10 estates across Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France & Chile.
This event will be hosted in Parlor of the Mansion at Urban Cowboy B&B. Snacks provided by Public House at Urban Cowboy B&B.
Woodland Wine Fair is the first of its kind, a chance for you to raise a glass with an international cohort of winemakers, right here in East Nashville. Bring a crew. Lets do this right!
Woodland Wine Fair
Wednesday, March 8
6pm - 8pm
Urban Cowboy B&B
East Nashville, USA
Summer Wolff first discovered wine while studying abroad in Italy. Whether working PR for an Italian winery or selling bottles at Sokolin Fine Wine Merchants, she had her eyes peeled for small, boutique wineries that expressed a sense of place and personality. In 2009 she collected her hidden gems and branded them Indie Wineries, introducing the States to a constellation of passionate, organic producers.
Personality is bedrock to Summer’s project, starting with the producer and culminating in the singular wines he creates. Hence it behooves us to become acquainted with the winemaker behind each bottle. And where better to begin than Summer’s husband, Piedmont producer Fabrizio Iuli.
In 1942 Fabrizio’s grandmother opened a restaurant in the Monferrato of Piedmont. His grandfather tended barbera vines on the hillside, and the family sold homemade wine to their patrons. Fabrizio grew up here, giving a hand in the restaurant and in the vineyard. He returned home after studying gemology and jewelry design, and soon decided to direct his attention to producing wine. He planted additional vineyards and purchased an old cascina [what's this? - weblink], where he fixed up the cellar and introduced modern winemaking technologies. Thanks in part to the family wine’s popularity at the restaurant – which unfortunately closed its doors for the last time [when?] – Iuli is finding success today out in the market.
Fabrizio produces with good sense and passion, listening to what the vintage and the fruit have to say instead of manipulating in the cellar. Therefore his approach to winemaking is more natural, heeding attention to the traditional methods that were in place long before herbicides or pesticides were used. His wines are fresh and juicy and uniquely his. [slightly awkward construction -> consider revising] Is it surprising to learn, then, that he’s not interested in organic certification in the cellar? To learn more about Fabrizio’s story philosophy, check out the interview linked below.
Meet These 7 Winemakers
- Anna Martens, Vino di Anna (Sicily)
- Valeria Gurrieri, Tenuta La Favola (Sicily)
- Fabrizio Iuli, Iuli (Piedmont)
- Giovanna Tiezzi, Pacina (Tuscany)
- Natalino Crognaletti, Fattoria San Lorenzo (Le Marche)
- Vincent Caillé, Fay d'Homme (Loire)
- Manuel Humberto Moraga Gutiérrez, Cacique Maravilla (Chile)
- plus Indie Wineries' Slavic wines expert Jay Wisneiski representing the wines of Rojac (Istra Slovenia), Andrović (Pelješac Croatia), and more!