Fine wine and food are among Inspirato Members favorite things. Not only does the club offer dozens of accommodations in the world’s biggest wine regions — like Sonoma, Napa, Tuscany, and Bordeaux — but Inspirato brings exclusive tasting events right to members’ own hometowns, as well.

In February, 240 members and their guests were able to sip and savor award-winning wines from the legendary Mazzei Family Winery without having to hop on a plane to Italy. Chef Lorenzo Baldacci — the esteemed winery’s estate chef — joined the Inspirato team at chic restaurants in three cities across the United States for tastings and exclusive pairing menus, each developed specifically for Inspirato Members by Baldacci and the hosting restaurant. The dishes and wines were presented by Giovanni Mazzei, a 25th-generation winemaker from the family.

Was wonderful chatting with other members about the experiences they have had with Inspirato. Thank you for always putting together fun mixer events! We loved it! Cheers!”

Robyn W.Inspirato Member

In Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, D.C., members mingled over haute cuisine, expertly matched wines, and fascinating stories about the Mazzei family, which has been crafting their acclaimed vintages since 1435. The family even has a special connection to the D.C. area – in 1773, Philip Mazzei became the first person to bring European vines to the New World, where he befriended fellow wine connoisseur Thomas Jefferson and set up a 193-acre winery near the future president’s Monticello property in Virginia. Today, the family still operates from their Fonterutoli estate in Chianti, as well as two other locations in Italy.

In Chicago, the dinner was held at Nico Osteria, located at Inspirato partner the Thompson Hotel. Members were able to tour penthouse suites after the event.

Below, check out photos of Inspirato’s Mazzei Family Winery dinner in Dallas, held at member-owned DISH restaurant.

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Inspirato offers many ways for wine lovers to indulge. Members traveling in Italy can ask their Member Care team to arrange a visit to the Mazzei family’s Fonterutoli estate in Chianti for tastings and more exclusive benefits. Closer to home, the club has several wine partners who are happy to host members and share their recommendations for tasting itineraries. And for all members, wine drinkers or not, local Inspirato Events bring the club experience to life without having to travel.

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