Pictured: Musicians Michael Franti and Zella Day make pizza with Dario De Conti and Roberto Caporuscio on the Culinary Stage at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, Saturday, May 30, 2015. (Credit: John Burgess / The Press Democrat)
Ca' Momi owner & winemaker Dario De Conti had a memorable weekend over at the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage for 2015's Bottlerock Napa Valley, a festival now in its third year that celebrates food, wine and life. He and his good friend/pizzamaker Roberto Caporuscio, were invited to demonstrate the art of true Neapolitan pizzamaking (as you may or may not know, Dario's secondary talent to winemaking is making pizza - something he learned as a side job while studying at the University of Padova). The kicker? They didn't employ your average sous chefs- on stage with them stood musicians Michael Franti, Zella Day and activist Wavy Gravy.
For all of their dissimilarities, the resounding common thread is easy to spot: Authenticity.
What do our winemaker, two musicians, an Italian pizzamaker and an iconic peace activist have in common? The answer isn't as far fetched as you might think. For all of their dissimilarities, the resounding common thread is easy to spot: Authenticity. Each individual is proud to embrace what truly makes them who they are and celebrates it to their core.
It was a proud moment for Ca' Momi to appear on that stage, as it reminded us of our core values as a winery. Every day, we strive to make wine that represents the best of us and follows three basic but essential principles:
1. We seek to demystify wine, making it approachable, understandable and non-intimidating.
2. As Italians, food and wine are a part of our lives. We encourage both to be present at the everyday meal table without pretense or special occasion.
3. We heartcraft our wines with passion, unwavering dedication and commitment to quality and integrity.
Food, wine and heart: It's really all we ever need.