One of our favorite wineries here in El Dorado County is Via Romano, and for the first time ever, our busy schedules allowed us to attend their bi-monthly pizza night. Jon and Leanne, the winemakers, purchased an Italian style pizza oven that cranks out unique and delightful creations about every ten minutes for the duration of the event. What a great time we had! The pizzas ranged from a traditional pepperoni and red sauce with cheese to a delightful pesto, tomato and arugula creation. They even had wonderful, piping hot calzones oozing with cheese and veggies. Nothing is better than this, fresh from the oven and enjoyed on the winery patio under the stars.
If you want to attend these events, I suggest booking early as they sell out fast. Live music is featured every pizza night, we got to listen to Wanderlodge from Oregon, which was a folksy, southern rocky kinda small town band with a style all their own. And you have to be quick as the pizzas get put on the table in front of the oven where hungry guests dive bomb them. The veggie pizzas don't go quite as quickly as the meat ones do, but are every bit as delicious.
We enjoyed the new 2015 Sangiovese with our dinner and it was just lovely, with big jammy flavors and the rich complexity that Italian wines bring to the table in spades. It perfectly complimented our delicious pizzas, and the night was just fabulous.
The only down side was that I did a great VLOG of this event that I lost as I was just learning my video blogging platform.....which was upsetting. Next time...