image for Wine Tasting item typeNot only Burgundy The Great Pinot Noirs of Italy at Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nursery

Petersham Nursery

Wine Tasting, Sat 4 Apr 2020


Although it’s not an Italian native, Pinot Noir thrives in certain cool-climate spots across the country. This noble grape variety is so strongly associated with Burgundy that it may come as a surprise that it has been cultivated in Italy for more than 150 years.

Pinot Noir first arrived in South Tyrol, Northern Italy, under the auspice of Archduke John of Austria, who had taken a keen interest in the region’s viticultural development. During the same period the grape also entered Sicily, on Etna’s southwest flank, where Barone Felice Spitaleri planted it at up to 1,000m after having built kilometres of stone terraces to cultivate French varieties. Initially the results failed to fascinate Burgundy lovers, but in a country such as Italy, which is extraordinarily blessed with myriad terroirs and macroclimates, winemakers were determined to master the world’s most prestigious red grape variety.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 Apr 2020 12:00 to 14:00


£40.00 per ticket



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