Pittsburgh Wine Festival is excited to offer the opportunity to meet many of the faces behind the wine at this year’s festival. Check out a preview of the winemakers who will be on-site the Pittsburgh Wine Festival! This year’s full wine list is available here.
Giorgio Rivetti, La Spinetta
Giorgio Rivetti, head winemaker and co-owner of La Spinetta, has received international accolades for his wines, including over 50 scores of 95 or more from wine publications such as Wine Spectator and wine critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling. Rivetti will be available to talk about and sample his wines and sign purchased bottles at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Wines to be poured include La Spinetta Vementino Toscana, La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Rosso Toscana, Contratto Millesimato Piemonte Brut, and La Spinetta Barolo Campè.
Damian Davis, Portlandia Vintners
Originally from the Washington, DC area, Portlandia founder Damian Davis moved his family to the Pacific Northwest. While on the cross-country drive, he happened upon Oregon’s Willamette Valley during harvest. Today, with the help of growing partners throughout, Portlandia offers the best of what Oregon’s Willamette Valley offers. Damian will be on-site at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival pouring Portlandia Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, Portlandia Oregon Pinot Noir, Portlandia Rosé Willamette Valley, and Portlandia Momtazi Pinot Noir McMinnville.
Reagan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards
The granddaughter of Koerner and daughter of Sheana Rombauer, Reagan grew up in Napa Valley and, like her mother before her, spent a good portion of her youth working at the family-owned winery. In her current role as Sales & Marketing Support Manager, Reagan conducts sales presentations and assists with sales program development; represents the winery at industry conferences, promotional and philanthropic events; and assists in identifying strategic market opportunities, including exports. She also works on trade-directed education programs and provides market perspective to support development of promotional materials and events.
Reagan will be available at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Wines to be poured include Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros, Rombauer Zinfandel Napa Valley, Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, and Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.
Mario Mazza, Mazza Vineyards
Mario Mazza, General Manager of Mazza Vineyards, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and a Master’s Degree in Enology from the
University of Adelaide in Australia. While in Australia, he gained experience in the Barossa Valley and in the Adelaide Hills. Mario has 15 years of experience in research & commercial winemaking, as well as sensory training including the PA Wine Quality Initiative. Mario will be on-site at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival where he will be pouring Mazza Vineyards Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc Lake Erie, Mazza Vineyards Merlot Pennsylvania, Mazza Vineyards Bare Bones Rosé Pennsylvania, and South Shore Wine Company Grüner Veltliner Pennsylvania.
Check out these winemakers and more at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival on May 1, 2019.