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Danbury's Shelter Rock Winery Serves Up Blind Wine Event

Giovanni Petretta, Shelter Rock’s owner and wine master, said the first Wines of the World wine tasting event was a great success and looks forward to holding more in the future. Photo Credit: Submitted
Casa Petretta Cellars Wines won all three competitions during Shelter Rock's Wines of the World tasting event last week. Casa Petretta Cellars is produced by Giovanni Petretta and is the sister company of Shelter Rock Winery. Photo Credit: Submitted

DANBURY, Conn. -- Members and friends gathered at the Shelter Rock Winery in Danbury for a Wines of the World Event, a blind wine event boasting 12 wine tastings from all over the world.

During the event last week, members were guided by Sommelier, Jeff Drucker of Max Wine & Spirits of Danbury, to taste each of the wines and rate them on their cards. All the while, participants enjoyed cuisine made by Gallucci Catering from Danbury and Luigi’s Pizzeria from Yonkers, and music from vocalist Lucio Marranzino.

Casa Petretta Cellars Wines won all three competitions. The wines tasted were Cabernet Sauvignon’s, Super Tuscans, Petite Syrah and Shiraz from around the world. The results are in:

1st Competition: 2009 Casa Petretta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (winner); 2013 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California; 2009 Chateau La Cardonne, Bordeaux France, and 2009 Catena Cabernet, Sauvignon Argentina.

2nd Competition : 2009 Casa Petretta Cellars Petite Syrah (winner); 2011 Raats “Red Jasper” South Africa; 2011 Calicanto Red Blend Chile, and 2014 Michael David Petite Syrah.

3rd Competition: 2009 Casa Petretta Cellars Salute Super Tuscan Blend (winner); 2011 Brancala Tre Tuscany; 2013 Terlato-Capoutier Shiraz-Viognier Australia, and 2012 Eremus Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese Tuscany.

“We are so thankful to be able to offer this event at Shelter Rock Winery. We are looking into hosting more events like this one a few times each year,” said Giovanni Petretta, Shelter Rock’s owner and wine master, “Many thanks to our members for choosing Casa Petretta Cellars as the winner!”

Casa Petretta Cellars is produced by Giovanni Petretta and is the sister company of Shelter Rock Winery.

Casa Petretta Cellars wines are available at Max Wine and Spirits in Danbury, Atlantic Portuguese Restaurant in Danbury, Black Angus Grill in Danbury, Spirit and Such in Danbury, Brookfield Country Wine and Liquor in Brookfield, Caraluzzi’s Nutmeg Discount Liquor in Bethel, La Zingara Restaurant in Bethel, Redding Country Club in Redding and Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield and The Foundry Tavern in Sandy Hook.

On Feb. 20, Shelter Rock Winery will host the Art and Wine Event. Be sure to check its website for more details or contact Shelter Rock Winery at 203.948.8235. All reservations must be made three days before the event on Feb.17. Limited seating is available.

Shelter Rock Winery is located at 5 Shelter Rock Road. For more information visit www.shelterrockwinery.com .

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