Mat Cable and Devon Sanner of Zio Peppe (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

Five-Course La Spinetta Wine Dinner at Zio Peppe (MENU)

May 6, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Zio Peppe, Tucson’s Italian/Sonoran fusion restaurant helmed by Devon Sanner and Mat Cable, is hosting a five-course paired wine dinner with La Spinetta Winery.

For one night only — Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. — Zio Peppe will offer five courses of inspired cuisine paired with wines from La Spinetta’s vineyards in Piemonte, Toscana, and Castelli di Jesi in the Marche region.

(Photo courtesy of Zio Peppe)

Plus, Fabio Longano, a certified sommelier representing La Spinetta, will be coming from Italy to speak about the selection of wine!

Tickets are $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and can be purchased on OpenTable (tap or click on the “Experiences” tab).

The menu for the dinner (keep scrolling to check it out) is an ode to Zio Peppe’s “imaginative and playful sensibilities, taking inspiration from tradition and seasonality, and providing elements of surprise and cheeky twists along the way.”

First Course
  • Scallop, Salmon, Peach, Basil, Coconut, Vanilla
  • Paired with Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC “Le Vaglie”
Second Course
  • Uni, Black Tajarin, Tobiko, Avocado
  • Paired with La Spinetta Il Rosè di Casanova Toscana Rosato IGT
Third Course
  • Duck, Corn, Pea, Mushroom, Chile
  • Paired with La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti DOCG Ca’ di Pian
Fourth Course
  • Boar, Plum, Arugula, Fennel, Orange
  • Paired with La Spinetta Barbaresco DOCG Bordini
Fifth Course
  • Chocolate, Hazelnut, Banana, Strawberry
  • Paired with La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti DOCG Biancospino
(Photo courtesy of La Spinetta)

La Spinetta’s story began in the 1960’s with Giuseppe Rivetti and his wife Lidia, growing Moscato grapes in Piemonte. In the late 1970s, Giuseppe and Lidia’s children came into their own in the family business and produced some of the first single-cru Moscato wines in Italy. 

With the success of their Moscato business, the family branched out to focus on red grapes, planting Barbera and Nebbiolo to produce what have become critically acclaimed Barveras, Barbarescos, and Barolos. In 2001, La Spinetta turned their focus to Tuscany with the creation of a new winery, Casanova della Spinetta.

Zio Peppe is proud to feature five exceptional wines across the La Spinetta portfolio at the dinner on Tuesday, May 21. Reserve your spot soon before the dinner sells out!

Zio Peppe is located at 6502 E Tanque Verde. To purchase tickets to the dinner, visit For more information about the restaurant, visit

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