Dear Friends,

We will meet on Tuesday Oct 17th at 7:15pm for a delightful evening with Antonio Zaccheo, Jr., the winemaker and owner of Tuscany’s iconic Carpineto winery. 

Zaccheo earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) at San Francisco State University, and his MBA at University of California, Davis. Before returning to this family’s estates, he worked at Minneapolis-based Cargill, Inc, and as v.p. Chief of Operations for Wente’s portfolio of wineries. While thoroughly Americanized, he speaks five languages.

Carpineto has five splendid estates with vineyards in Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.  Antonio will introduce each one to us as we enjoy the creative cooking of Chef Frank Giampa at Vesta Restaurant in East Rutherford.

Don’t delay making your reservation as this will be a sold-out event.



Chef Giampa’s Amuse-Bouche & Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco, 2016

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Tuscan sausage, farro, cannellini soup

Carpineto Chianti Classico 2015 and Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Burrata, Grana Padano, Wood-Fired Pizza

Carpineto, Rosso di Montalcino, 2015

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Lamb Osso Bucco, Zafferano risotto, Cavolo Nero

Carpineto, Brunello di Montalcino, 2012

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Cheese Platter:

Italian cheeses, raisin-cranberry-walnut toast, dried figs, jam & honey

Carpineto, Vino Nobile di Montalcino, Riserva, 2012

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Frank Giampa, Chef & Owner Vesta Restaurant



Dinner is the standard 7:15pm; $120 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. 

Vesta Wood-Fired Pizza restaurant, 64 Hoboken Rd, East Rutherford 07073

You can make your reservations by clicking the Reply tab and mailing your check to the address below. 

Make check payable to: Tarragon Tree Assoc.

Mail to: PO Box 5157

Hoboken NJ 07030

I look forward to introducing you to Antonio Zaccheo and sharing his excellent wines with you.


Warmest regards,



John Foy


Tarragon Tree Associates, Inc.