Feudi di San Gregorio
Feudi di San Gregorio is a wine company we have learned about and enjoyed while living in Italy. It’s known to be one of the leading wineries in Southern Italy and also for its innovation. The winery was established in 1986 and located about one hour east of Naples, Italy in the Avellino mountains in a town called Sorbo Serpico. We made reservations for lunch at the winery restaurant Marenna and for a wine tasting afterwards. We wanted to go to Feudi di San Gregorio for a while and their grounds are impressive. It had a beautiful Japanese garden, which is very out of place in this part of Italy. Turns out they had a Japanese architect design the grounds.
When we arrived it was a bit chilly and windy. The entrance looked like an art piece and we saw other people walking through it. The front desk person took us in the elevator up to Marenna and we were greeted warmly with open arms by the staff. We were treated like celebrities because of Kai. One of the joys of having a baby in Italy! We didn’t realize that the lunch was going to have paired wines with it or even be a fixed menu. We would not have made reservations for the wine tasting afterwards if we had known!
Anyway, we chose the five course tasting menu. It was divine. Marenna is a 1 star Michelin restaurant and they definitely deserve it. The amuse bouche consisted of their play on the Aperol spritz (with a surprise fizz pop), gorgonzola and nut, martini, Sicilian dish, and cod. It was paired with a sparkling white, Dubl. The first course was fish served with white wine called Campanaro, which is a blend of Fiano and Greco grapes. It tastes of pear and grapefruit followed by mint and honey. The second course was a smoky soup with porcini mushrooms, roasted chestnuts, and beans which was paired with rosé. The third course was a raviolo pasta with parmesan on top, ragù and pecorino on the inside. This was paired with Sirica, their red wine that has been aged in french barrels and tasted soft and spicy. The fourth course was veal with Aglianco Taurasi and pumpkin puree. It was amazing, however I was very full by this point. It was paired with the same Sirica. We finished with a limone sorbet and a dessert named Mont Blanc with the dessert wine, Privilegio. Privilegio consists of late Fiano grapes.
We had to cancel our wine tasting because we were too full! We look forward to returning to this winery for the wine tasting and winery tour.