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Ettore Germano Wine Tasting at Princeton Corkscrew
February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop invites you and all your friends to a Saturday afternoon tasting!
Sergio Germano will be onsite showcasing four Ettore Germano favorites! Stop in on Saturday, February 8th from 1pm – 6pm and sample some fine Italian wines. We hope to see you there!
About Ettore Germano:
The vineyards of the Ettore Germano estate have been in existence for four generations, beginning in 1856, when father and son, Francesco and Alberto Germano toiled amongst their four hectares of vines in Piedmont, Italy and oversaw the sale of their grapes to the local wineries. While they did make wine from their own grapes, it was mainly for private consumption and to share with close friends. Alberto’s son, Ettore, who grew up in the vineyards, took over managing the estate in the 1960’s, and the Ettore Germano farm was established in 1975. At this point, winemaking and bottling grew large enough to sell to a few private customers and friends. Together, Ettore and his wife, Rosanna, began purchasing vineyard plots bordering their estate, expanding their holdings to nearly five times their original size (19 hectares).
As Ettore and Rosanna’s son, Sergio, was growing up he loved working in the countryside, among the vineyards with his father and family. As an adult, Sergio’s desire to build upon Ettore’s dream and contribute to the family business motivated him to pursue an education in winegrowing and winemaking. In the 1988, the estate’s first sizable production of Barbera, Dolcetto and Barolo hit the market (5000 bottles) and by 1993, all of the estate-grown fruit was vinified and bottled. Sergio now oversees the entire estate and production with his wife, Elena, and their two children. The wines of Ettore Germano have become an integral part of our northern Italian selection here at the Corkscrew and are among the most popular wines, not only from Italy, but in the entire shop!