For our next wine dinner we will be featuring Elena Walch, a very well respected winery located in Alto Adige. This area is a part of Italy's northernmost region and borders Austria and Switzerland. Trentino-Alto Adige ("Al-tow AH-dee-jay") is Italy’s northernmost region on the Eastern border and is divided into 2 regions –Alto Adige(predominantly German speaking) and Trentino (predominantly Italian speaking). Both languages are accepted, in fact you’ll typically see street signs offered in both. An area where you may find more goulash than pomodoro! The reason being – prior to WWI, this area was a part of Austria. During Mussolini’s dictatorship Italianization was forced upon the German population. However, in 1946 Italy and Austria negotiated an agreement where both languages would be accepted and taught in schools.
Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. Now, the responsibility for the family business is being put into the hands of the daughters, Julia and Karoline Walch, already the fifth generation.
Join us along with Karoline Walch on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30pm for a 3 course feast with a curated wine pairing along with a special treat from the winery!