First Italian-Varietal Tasting Room in Walla Walla
April 30, 2014,
On May 1, 2014, Gino Cuneo Cellars will be opening the first all Italian-style retail tasting room in downtown Walla Walla, Washington (Location: 2 East Rose Street) that will feature Italian-style g. Cuneo wines.
“We spent quite a few months looking for just the right location to showcase our wines. The historic Pantorium Building is an outstanding site for us. Located on the corner of 2nd and Rose St., this building gives us great exposure at the entrance to the wine tasting experience of Walla Walla,” said Gino Cuneo, Owner and Winemaker.
Gino Cuneo Cellars is solely focused on Italian varietals such as: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbara and the unique cool drying fruit process that produce Amorone-Style and Ripasso wines.
Big Changes at Gino Cuneo Cellars
In addition to the Grand Opening of a new tasting room, Gino Cuneo Cellars is celebrating its Italian heritage and dedication to Italian style wines by rebranding the Tre Nova brand of wines to be “g. Cuneo”.
As Gino explains, “Our rebrand is about celebrating the old while highlighting innovation and the new and exciting aspects of g. Cuneo wines. It’s important that our g. Cuneo rebrand match our new tasting room home – and vice versa. I particularly like the way our Interior Designer, Robin Pecka, incorporated the modern open space with the original wood, brick and plaster elements. These ‘old and new’ elements reflect the Old World- New World approach to the making of our Italian style wines. I can’t think of a better place in the New World to have people taste our wines than the warm and wonderful small town of Walla Walla, WA.”
About Gino Cuneo Cellars
A Pacific Northwest winemaker since 1989, Gino Cuneo has been a pioneer in exploring how Italian red varietals express themselves in the warm climate regions of Eastern Washington and Oregon. In 1993 he founded Cuneo Cellars and in 1994 Gino made his first Italian varietal wine: Nebbiolo. For the past 15 years, Gino has been focused on bringing expressive Italian Style wines to the U.S. market. Gino Cuneo Cellars is the only winery entirely devoted to Italian varietals and the Italian style of winegrowing and winemaking in the Northwest. In 2012, Gino Cuneo Cellars moved its production, bottling and fruit drying operations to Walla Walla, Washington.