Martinelli Wine Dinner

Bacchus – A Barolotta Restaurant has partnered with Martinelli Winery for one night to bring you a truly rare and intimate wine dinner as we welcome Brad Akkerman, national sales manager, for Martinelli Winery on Wednesday, June 7 at 6 PM.

Based in Sonoma County, the Martinelli family has been growing grapes since 1887 when Giuseppe Martinelli, founder of Martinelli Winery, left his small village in Tuscany, with the dream of starting his own winery. Now 135 years later, the Martinelli estate is owned and cultivated by 5th-generation winemaker, Lee Martinelli, Sr. With decades of family experience and passed-down knowledge, Martinelli Winery is one of the region's most reputable vineyards. Their unwavering pursuit of excellence and loyalty to the craft have demonstrated time and time again that they can produce great wines.

The team at Bacchus is excited to showcase the wines that Martinelli specializes in during this evening. All the wines are estate-grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Syrah.  Executive Chef Nick Wirth has crafted an exceptional five-course menu to enhance and highlight the uniqueness of the wine pairings for the evening.


Grilled Georgia Peach
Rocket Baby baguette, BelGioioso burrata, heirloom tomato, mint, aged balsamic, prosciutto
2019 Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Sockeye Salmon
Light beet cure, smoked Montmorency cherry, fennel, Marcona almond, tarragon
2021 Martinelli ‘Bondi Home Ranch Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Duck Breast
Confit raviolo, taleggio, chanterelle, pancetta broth
2019 Martinelli ‘Vigneto di Evo’ Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Roasted Veal Tenderloin
Braised dandelion greens, sunchoke, green garlic pesto, smoked carrot, Madeira veal demi-glace
2016 Martinelli ‘Vellutini Ranch’ Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Japanese-Style Cheesecake
Buckwheat crust, pink peppercorn meringue, vanilla-poached ground cherries
2015 Martinelli ‘Muscat of Alexandria’, Jackass Hill, Russian River Valley

Five courses, five pairings
$175 per person
plus service charge and tax