Wine Dinner, from the estate of Benito Ferrara
The Petersham, in collaboration with Petersham Cellar is delighted to host an exclusive wine dinner combining beautiful food, a stylish setting and great wines from the estate of Benito Ferrara in Campania, Italy.
The Ferrara family produces from vines situated in San Paolo di Tufo in the heart of Campania, where they have been making wine since 1880. Ferrara’s vines are planted on steep volcanic slopes at 450-600 metres above sea level, where hand-harvesting is obligatory and where the sulphurous nature of the soil only serves to enhance the aromatic characteristics of the Greco di Tufo, Fiano and Aglianico grape. Everything is organic at the farm, and only a little sulphur and copper are used as the steady, light breezes help to reduce the threat of mould and other predators.
Join us in the elegant setting of the private dining room of The Petersham – Starting with a reception drink of Greco di Tufo Terre D’Uva 2021 and Canapés, we will then sit down to a curated meal made with the best spring ingredients, to enjoy three fine wines from this historic wine-producing region – Fiano di Avellino 2021, Greco di Tufo Vigna Cicogna 2021 and Irpinia Aglianico 2019.
Campania is the ‘shin’ of Italy’s boot, with Naples as its capital. Campania’s success owes much to the varied climates and terroirs that host around 100,000 of vines. The region has strong historical links to wine and vine, dating back to the 12th century BC, and is one of Italy’s very oldest wine regions. Viticulture is in its element thanks to an abundance of sunshine, dry hot summers, mild winters, a long growing season and volcanic soil.