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Pizzulli Family Wines - Tasting in the Art Gallery

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Join us for an evening of fine art and fine wine as Cosimo Pizzulli, famed architect and winemaker, leads guests in a tasting of Pizzulli Family Wines.
This event is held in conjunction with our current exhibit called "Oenophilia".

“As a young child, I watched my grandfather make wine in his basement in New York, and I always had a fascination for what he was doing. When I had the opportunity to buy this large property in the Palisades 11 years ago, I decided to build a vineyard on the whole hillside. In a sense, it was a continuation of what my grandfather did.”

He met winemakers in Malibu who taught him harvesting, pruning, crushing, de-stemming and processing. After making wine successfully on his 1.5-acre property on Marquette Street (above Las Pulgas Canyon), he decided to sell his wines in a commercial venue.

In 2007, he began buying grapes from a Los Alamos vineyard in Santa Barbara County and created the Pizzulli Family Winery, located in Camarillo. Pizzulli’s wines are now served at Los Angeles-based restaurants and wine shops and will be featured at the Maison Giraud. He makes San giovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo Rose. His 2008 Dol cetto received the 2010 Double Gold Medal / Best of Class at the California State Fair.

Cosimo Pizzulli will share his expertise with guests, discussing a range of topics from vineyard planning to harvesting and fermentation at home.

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