Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a weekend wine tasting for two and one 12-inch pizza (a $45 value)
- $45 for a weekend wine tasting for four and two 12-inch pizzas (a $90 value)
During each Friday, Saturday, or Sunday tasting, guests will sample rotating varietals that Diliberto Winery deems as among its best, such as the 2008 Tre, a mix of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet blanc with hints of fig, berry, chocolate, and vanilla; the 2001 merlot, a gold-medal winner at the 2004 New York Wine & Food Classic; and the 2007 cabernet franc, with flavors similar to black pepper and licorice. Pizza Salvatore is also included, balancing the flavors of the wine with fresh-sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, oregano, and extra-virgin olive oil. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.
Just outside of Naples, Italy in a town called Dugenta, Salvatore Diliberto's family crafts its own wine each year and stores it in the cellar of the castle next door. Though miles away from the vineyard and the old stone building, Diliberto carries on the Old World techniques at his Jamesport winery, where he tends to several acres of vines including franc and chardonnay. He presses the grapes, barrel ages the wine, and bottles it with Diliberto labels—some of which bear an artistic rendering of the castle in Dugenta.
In his tasting room, Diliberto presents his specialty wines to guests during a tasting experience designed to transport them to his ancestral home. He forgoes the bar experience in favor of the small table settings that one finds staggered outside an Italian café. A mural on one end of the room further heightens the sense of travel, trading the North Fork for the bustling streets and sentient traffic lights of a Tuscan mountain town.