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Vino In Piazza - Wines of Italy

Vino In Piazza - Wines of Italy

Vino In Piazza - Wines of Italy

From Friday, 22 November 2019 to Sunday, 24 November 2019

Venue: The Piazza

  • 22 November 2019: 15h00 – 21h00
  • 23 November 2019: 10h00 – 21h00
  • 24 November 2019: 10h00 – 16h00


  • General access at R160 includes 20x wine tasting vouchers valued at R200, 1x tasting glass, 1x wine pairing voucher (T&C's apply, limited space available, on a first come first served basis)
  • Kinder Play Area at R20 with childminders & games for kids aged 3 – 12 years
  • Group tickets - pay R1,200 for 10 tickets instead of R1,600

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: No under 18’s allowed. Kids play area available

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An Authentic Italian Experience brought to you in conjunction with the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, The Italian Trade Agency & the Italian Chamber of Commerce

This year’s festival will not only showcase never-before tasted Italian wines and some unique Wine Pairing sessions with renowned Italian chefs but will also include Italian pop-up restaurants,  food stalls & a kiddies area, all contributing to creating an Authentic Italian Experience.

Coinciding with the ‘International Week of Italian Cuisine”, that is celebrated all over the world, the Italian Embassy will be hosting Michelin Star Chef Alfono Caputo from Napoli, Italy, who is famous for his typically napolitana – fish-based cuisine and who will be conducting the wine-pairing sessions during the festival.

Chef's Table "Vino In Piazza" 2019
Date Time Chef Contact details Wines
Friday, 22 November 2019 16h30-17h30 Lexi Monzeglio & Ezio Nichele “Lexi’s Healthy Eatery”
  • Foss Marai Valdobbiadene Extra Dry  (Prosecco)
  • Bersano Barolo Dogc (Red) 
  • Firrato Altavilla Doc Della Corte (White)
Saturday, 23 November 2019 12h00-13h00 Claudio Uccello “Fumo”
  • Truman And Orange Mionetto Superior (Prosecco)
  • Jorche Negroamaro Del Salento (Red)
  • Talamonti Trebbiano D’abruzzo (White) 
15h00-16h00 Mastantonio
  • Vini Italia Valdo Extra Dry (Prosecco)
  • Tenuta Sant’antonio Amarone Valpolicella (Red)
  • Vinotria (Will Confirm Shortly) (White)
Sunday, 24 November 2019 11h00-12h00 Ciro Molinaro “La Cucina Di Ciro”
  • Fratelli Martini Extra Dry (Prosecco)
  • Blue Magnolia Sapphire Castiglion Del Bosco Sangiovese (Red)
  • Gabba Sicilia Nero D’avola (White)
13h00-14h00 Orazio Cremona Jr. “Belfiore Italian Deli”
  • Adriatic Venegazzu (Prosecco)
  • Banfi Brunello (Red)
  • Cescon Pinot Grigio Doc (White)
15h00-16h00 Fortunato Mazzone “Forti Grill And Bar”
  • Gala (Prosecco)
  • Grandi Vini Umberto Cesari Il Liano (Red)
  • San Marzano Edda Bianco Salento (White)

The Italian Embassy Scientific Wine Workshop

Academics from Italy specialising in the science and study of wine and winemaking (Oenology) will be presenting, together with their counterparts from various universities in South Africa, on the Science of Wine & Winemaking.

Chefs for the CHEF’S TABLE (Wine Pairing Sessions)

  • Alfonso Caputo from Taverna Del Capitano (Napoli) - Italy
  • Orazio Cremona Jr, from Belfiore Italian Deli
  • Ciro Molinaro from La Cucina di Ciro
  • Jackie Righi-Boyd from Dolci Café’
  • Ezio Nichele from Lexi’s Healthy Eatery
  • Miro & Pino from Settebello
  • Gianni Mariano & Paolo Scola from Mastrantonio
  • Claudio Uccello from Fumo

Wine Farms Exhibiting:

Watch this space for the Pop-up Restaurants, Retail Stalls & Food Partners.

In Partnership with the SA Chef’s Association

Vino in Piazza this year will be partnering with the SA Chef’s Association for a training and skills transfer initiative involving  Italian Cuisine – This is also part of the ‘ International Week of Italian Cuisine’ which this year celebrates the science & culture of Italian Cuisine.

The SA Chef’s Association students who will be working on the 3 days of the festival will be learning from some of the most renowned  Italian Chefs in SA as well as from the Michelin Chef from Italy, Alfonso Caputo. The best 2 students working on this initiative, will  stand a chance of winning a trip to Italy on an Italian culinary experience to learn first-hand how to cook authentic Italian food. A percentage of the proceeds from the ticket sales of Vino in Piazza as well as tips & other initiative during the festival, will go towards sending the students to Italy on this priceless culinary experience.