Wine Tasting Dinner

The Italian Market

MARCH 29, 2024  – 6:00 pm
Cost $85/per person

Come, join us at The Italian Market this on March 28th for a wine dinner showcasing the wonderful wines of the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy.  The winery we will be hosting is Umani Ronchi; a winery who has been making wine for over 60 years with over 200 hectares of organically grown vineyards, producing wonderful wines.  We will be tasting four wines:  a white Verdiccho, the Estate Montepulciano,  the “Jorio” select Montepulciano, and the Estates Cumaro Conero Reserva.

03/28/2024 Wine Tasting Dinner

The history of Umani Ronchi is one of People, Vineyards, Terroirs and Values

Umani Ronchi got its start more than 60 years ago in Cupramontana, in the heart of the Verdicchio Classico production zone, only to expand to numerous other areas along the Adriatic coast. It was Gino Umani Ronchi who wrote its first chapters. He did so by bringing to life a small farm in Le Marche. Then came along Roberto Bianchi, a building contractor from Ancona with a deep passion for agriculture, and his son-in-law Massimo Bernetti, a recent political science graduate with his sights set on a career in diplomacy.

A Past that Foretells a Future

Umani Ronchi got its start in the late 1950s, when Gino Umani Ronchi brought to life a small farm in Cupramontana, in Verdicchio Classico wine country. A few years later the producer was taken over by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who acquired the brand and estate, bringing new entrepreneurial life to the venture. The property was reconstituted as a wine-growing estate on January 4, 1968, and just a year later its administrative headquarters were moved to Osimo, where they’d eventually open a cellar for the production of Rosso Conero. During the same period, the Castelbellino cellar (used for making Verdicchio) was expanded.

Family_Comera-il-nostro-From Massimo Bernetti, to his son Michele

Massimo Bernetti oversaw the winery, carrying on his work with vision, foresight and entrepreneurial spirit. His efforts centered on three goals: expanding market share abroad (in Germany and the UK in particular); increase production through the addition of Rosso Conero to their roster of wines; and increase the area under vines, which would gradually extend to over 200 hectares between Le Marche and Abruzzo.

In the early 1990s, Massimo Bernetti was joined by his son Michele, who’d recently graduated in economics and business, and was hot off an internship in London (where he served in the sales department of Umani Ronchi’s UK distributor). It was then that Massimo decided to further probe advanced cultivation and wine-making techniques, thanks in part to collaborations with experts from major university study centers.

Wine Dinner Menu – March 28, 2024


Pallotte Cacio e Uova.  A fried egg and cheese ball made with Pecorino and Parmesan cheese. Served with red sauce.

Primo Piatto

Trofia pasta with ground homemade sausage, peas, and onions.

Secondo Piatto

Stuffed Porchetta with green beans.


Homemade Ciambellone cake.


I would like to make a reservation for this event:

Wine Tasting and Dinner, May 24, 2023, 6-8pm

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Or call  VASSIE HOLLOAMON  410-224-1330 for Reservations



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