Dine at Ristorante Bartolotta on Thursday, February 23 and meet Giuseppe Santarelli - Avignonesi's Export Manager. We’ll feature our regular menu along with Chef Juan’s menu - specifically designed to match their renowned wines and featuring black truffles. Avignonesi, located near Montepulciano in southern Tuscany, is a flagship producer of wines in the region. Their organic and biodynamic farming methods craft distinct, genuine wines which express the richness and beauty of the territory.

Born in the ancient town Foligno, Giuseppe Santarelli grew up in the heart of Italy's agrarian countryside. Santarelli began his career in the wine business after moving to the United States in 1997, exploring the field in distribution and importing for small and large scale vineyards. For the past twenty years, Giuseppe has travelled extensively around the world promoting Italian wines, meeting clients and educating fellow aficionados about the unique process and renowned products. Based in New York City, Giuseppe has worked exclusively for Avignonesi and Classica since 2012, covering North America as export manager and ambassador for the revered winery of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. Mr. Santarelli is extremely proud to be affiliated with one of the first producers of Montepulciano to switch from conventional farming to organic and biodynamic cultivation. In addition to the grape, Giuseppe enjoys training for marathons, to be sure that his passion for food and wine does not slow him down.

When you join us for dinner on February 23, Giuseppe will greet you and if you’re interested in learning more about the wines, will spend time tableside with you.


Wandering Winemaker: Avignonesi
Ristorante Bartolotta
Thursday, February 23
Regular menu and hours - 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Reservatons: (414) 771.7910