A Celebration of Volpaia, The Grandfather of Chianti


Once again, Angelena’s is pleased to offer a special food and wine event celebrating Volpaia, the Grandfather of Chianti. The dinner will be held in the main dining room on Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m.


Since 1172, in the small village in Tuscany in central Italy, Volpaia has been producing exceptional Chianti, rated as one of the three best wines in the world by Wine Spectator magazine. A number of factors play into this; altitude, terrain, microclimate, ideal terroir and years of history. The vineyards of Volpaia are amongst the highest in the Chianti region and continue to carry the title of the oldest Italian wine appellation.


Angelena’s is pleased to welcome back Alessandro Boga, Wilson Daniels Fine Wines Italian Brand Manager and Specialist for the evening. He, along with Brooke Parkhurst, Angelena’s Wine Director, will present Volpaia’s iconic wines; Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Chianti Classico Gran Riserva and their prized dessert wine, Vin Santo. Chef James Briscone has paired the prized Sangiovese-based wines with rustic, cool-weather dishes.



Tuscan Chicken Liver Bruschetta

Chianti gelee, sweet onions

Paired with 2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.



Tortelli Mugellani

Potato, parmesan, wild boar ragu

Paired with 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.


Bistecca Fioerentina

Raines Farm Wagyu Beef, Bodacious Olive Oil

Paired with 2017 Castello di Volpaia Coltassala, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione D.O.C.G.




Tuscan almond biscotti, local citrus

Paired with 2015 Castello di Volpaia Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C.


Price for the dinner is $150 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Seating for the Celebration of Volpaia dinner is limited, reservations are required and can be made by calling 850-542-8398.


Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano, located at 101 East Intendencia Street in historic downtown Pensacola, is inspired by the deep roots of our city’s history. At the turn of the century, Angelena Giatano, an Italian immigrant, was in search of the American dream and found it here in Pensacola. Angelena’s offers authentic, coastal Italian cuisine as well as an extensive list of Italian wines. Dinner Service is offered Monday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. For reservations, please call 850-542-8398. For more information, please visit our website, www.