Winemaker Dinner Featuring Chef John Piombo of Nonna’s

Winemaker Dinner

Featuring Chef John Piombo & Three Fires Wine

The Dinner

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Three Fires Wine and Chef John Piombo of Nonna’s team up to offer an outstanding culinary experience. Feast on delicious culinary delights perfectly paired with 100% Michigan wines by Three Fires Wine in Suttons Bay. Experience a six-course dinner with food prepared by Chef John Piombo of Nonna’s in Glen Arbor. Food courses feature four exemplary red wines and two white wines, including two that earned the prestigious “Best in Class” awards by three Master Sommeliers from the 2014 Michigan Grape Society Wine Evaluation Workshop. Meet the winemaker, Nathaniel Rose, and Chef Piombo in person.

Winemaker Dinner Menu

Pecorino Cheese Pudding, Chorizo Cantimpalo, Fava Beans, Garlic Bruschetta

 Three Fires Wine 2012 Lemberger


Ahi, Lentil Vinaigrette, Rughetta

 Three Fires Wine 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay


Taragna Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Balsamic Reduction

 Three Fires Wine 2012 Right Bank “Red”


Mezze Rigatoni, Rabbit Brasato, Mozzarella Curd

 Three Fires Wine 2012 Cabernet Franc


Grilled Lamb Chops, Cauliflower Rice, Pistacchio Vinaigrette

 Three Fires Wine 2010 Reserve Merlot


Olive Oil Torta, Macerated Berries, Grana Padano

 Three Fires Wine 2012 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay


The Chef

Chef Piombo, known for cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients at Nonna’s in Glen Arbor, enjoys the creative challenge of designing a menu that marries fine food with fine wine. Chef Piombo’s was born in New York, but his roots are to Italy where he lived most of his childhood. After completing his culinary training in Italy, Chef Piombo traveled the world working in restaurants in Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain and Brazil before settling in Northern Michigan.

The Wine

Four Three Fires Red Wines | Three Fires Wine

Three Fires Wine opened its tasting room in Suttons Bay, Michigan in October 2013 offering three white and four red wines made from classic European vinifera varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. All wines are dry and masterfully crafted in the French style to be complex, balanced and go well with fine food. Three Fires Wine uses only 100% Michigan grapes carefully selected from premier viticulture regions across Michigan and specializes in producing fine red wine.

The Winemaker

Nathaniel Rose winemaker at Three Fires WineNathaniel Rose, 29, the winemaker, grew up in Leelanau County where the wine industry is exploding. His passion for fine wine was born among the vineyards and wineries on the hillsides overlooking Lake Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bay. Rose has a degree in biochemistry, an asset when making wine. In his mind, it’s not only that he enjoys the science of making wine, but also loves the artistry that’s required to craft a spectacular wine.

Order Tickets

Order tickets online at Tickets are limited to 22 guests. The winemaker dinner will be held at Nonna’s in Glen Arbor. Nonna’s is located at The Homestead Resort in the Village at 1 Woodridge Road.

For more information, call Emily Anderson, Three Fires Wine Events Manager at 231.690.1371 or at

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