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Emilio's Italian Restaurant Events, Staunton, VA



23 East Beverley St. Staunton, VA

To make a reservation please call 540-885-0102

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Greetings Fellow Wine Lovers!

It is time for another wine dinner, and this March, we will be celebrating one of our amazing local vineyards. Afton Mountain Vineyards will be joining us and sharing their award-winning wines with specially designed courses to pair!

As we know, Virginia has been increasingly making a name for itself in the wine industry, one vintage at a time, so we are proud to celebrate what our local winemakers are doing so well. Afton Mountain Vineyards, owned by Elizabeth and Tony Smith, has been growing grapes since 1978 on beautiful Afton Mountain. The couple took over the vineyard in 2009 with a focus on making wines of unrivaled quality from their own estate grown grapes, and they have done just that from winning medals at the Virginia Governors Cup to the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest annual competition of American wines. But it doesnt take medals to convince us that their wines are great, after just a few sips, we were sold!

Though very few vineyards in Virginia are growing varietals like Albarino, Sangiovese and Gewurztraminer, winemaker, Damien Blanchon is successfully creating these well-crafted wines, and so Afton Mountains belief in the expression of the grape and the terroir creating balanced wines has continued to be fulfilled.

We hope you will join us and winemaker, Damien Blanchon, for this spectacular event to taste and enjoy the fruits of labor of our neighbors whose efforts continue to keep Virginia on the map for outstanding winemaking.

Ashley Esposito, Manager
Emilio Amato, Owner

Virginia Wine Dinner featuring Afton Mountain Vineyards

23 East Beverley St. Staunton, VA

Wednesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 16th 2017 at 7:00pm

5 wines paired with 5 courses $60/person

Space is limited and reservations are required.

To make a reservation please call 540-885-0102 or e-mail us at
Please include your name, date of choice, number of people, and a phone number.


Aperitif: Bold Rock Virginia Apple

Course 1:

Chesapeake Bay Crab cake with a citrus zest hollandaise

Paired with Albariño, 2016

Course 2:

Granny Smith and Gala apples, raisins, pecans and celery served over fresh greens

with a creamy herbed dressing

Paired with Estate Reserve Chardonnay, 2015

Course 3:

Creamy bloody butchers polenta with sweet Italian sausage

Paired with Merlot, 2015

Course 4:

Choice cut Flat iron steak topped with a creamy garlic gorgonzola sauce, served with sautéed mushrooms, brussel sprouts and caramelized onions

Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Course 5:

Chocolate encrusted custard and pear tart with a fresh raspberry sauce

Paired with VDN (Vin Doux Naturel)

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