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Meet the Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi of Podere Ciona

Join us for a pairing event with Lorenzo Gatteschi – curator of Podere Ciona Wines.

Podere Ciona is a boutique Winery and Agriturismo owned and operated by Franca and Franco Gatteschi. Nestled amongst silvery olive trees, woodland forests and manicured vineyards our estate offers world-class wine and accommodations in an 18th century Tuscan Farmhouse and cottage. Located near the historic town of Gaiole in Chianti, our vineyards and accommodations sit high a on a hilltop, between 1,600 and 2,050 feet (490 and 625 meters) above sea level, and overlook the lush, rolling hills of the spectacular Chianti Classico wine-growing region.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

Bocelli Prosecco  nv


Smoked Cremini Mushrooms with

Shallot and Herb Persillade

2014 Podere Ciona

Bresaola Carpaccio

2013 Podere Ciona

Chianti Classico Riserva

Braised Leg of Lamb Bruscetta

2009 Podere Ciona

Le Diacce

Tuesday, August 21st , 6PM

$29 + Tax & Service to RSVP

Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700



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Colorado Springs, Colorado: Pizzeria Rustica

Take a historic building from 1889, a reverence for the slow-food movement, a love of craft beer and wine and a commitment to the environment, and you’ll get Pizzeria Rustica. Adapting Neapolitan style to the altitude took some work, but mixing in local gluten and Italian Ischian yeast with classic Caputo 00 flour makes for a crust that honors tradition while keeping things local. The namesake pie features a garlic ricotta pocket baked into the crust, and toppings of prosciutto, arugula, crushed San Marzanos, house-made mozzarella and parmesan, but they also offer toppings you’ll almost never see elsewhere, including house-cured bresaola.

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Wine Wednesday – Valpolicella and Amarone Wine Tasting!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with our educational wine
Wine Wednesday – Valpolicella and Amarone Wine Tasting!
Wednesday, February 7th 6:00p.m.- 7:30p.m.

Swing by for our monthly wine tasting, featuring three 2oz. pours of Valpolicella and small bites.

Featured Beverages:
Valpolicella 2014 Bertani
Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Giuseppe Lonardi
Valpolicella di Amarone 2012 Cesari

Cost: $25 per person

Meet The Winemaker Dinner

Passport to Small Vineyards Wine Dinner
Featuring Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi
from Podere Ciona
Tuesday, April 26, 6PM
For Reservations call
$59 + tax & service
Coaltrain at 719-475-9700

Chilled oyster with tarragon sabayon
Bocelli Prosecco
Wood-fired chicken with polenta crespo,
arugula and oil cured tomato pistou
Podere Ciona Semifonte 2012
flatbread with braised rabbit,
roasted mushrooms and herbs
Podere Ciona Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Cassoulet with house made
wild boar pancetta and gigande beans
Podere Ciona Le Diacce 2009
Tuile pave with strawberries,
white chocolate and honey
La Perlina Moscato

Paolo e Noemia d'Amico Wine Tasting, Jan 21, 6pm

We are fortunate to be able to have Riccardo Bertocci from d’Amico in Italy in the house to talk about their great wines along with George Spencer from Il Castagno.  Super fun Thursday event on Jan 21st at 6pm.  $39 + tax & service.  Check out the winery’s amazing terroir and website.  Pairings:

Local Smoked Salmon Rillete, Multigrain Baguette, Red Onion

2012 Paolo e Naoemia Chardonnay Calanchi

Lombardy Beef Bresaola Carpaccio, Classic Accompaniments

2009 Paolo e Naoemia Villa Tirrena Merlot
Mini Alfajore Cookies with Local Dark Chocolate Gelato

2011 Paolo e Naoemia Notturno dei Calanchi Pinot Noir