Cork Events

Serata a tema: Valtellina – A taste of Valtellina


Irlanda Italiana

is pleased to present

Serata a tema: Valtellina

A taste of Valtellina


on Thursday 9th of June,

at 19.00 in the Farmgate Cafè,

English Market, Cork City.


We are delighted to invite you to attend this wine tasting event where Mirco Fondrini, wine manager of the Farmgate Cafè, will shed some light on the impressive wines of his home area: Valtellina.

Due to its geographical location in  a valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland – the Valtellina area  is a difficult place in which to grow grapes: as it is located so far north and at such a high altitude, it’s crucial to expose the vines to every inch of sunlight and warmth they can get. To this end, vineyards are steeply terraced, requiring hand-harvesting and meticulous attention to ensure full ripeness.

After the tasting of the three wines, which will be served with some tasty and tempting stuzzichini, we will enjoy a typical and famous Valtellina dish: Pizzoccheri alla valtellinese.

Cost is €20 for Irlanda Italiana members with an in-date membership card and €25 for non-members.

This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased during our next events: “Caffè italiano” on Saturday 21st May and at “Quattro amici al pub” on Tuesday 31st  May or by emailing us at

NB= Booking and pre-payment is essential and must be done before Friday 3rd June at 18.00.

New members are welcome to join our association during our social gatherings and events. This annual membership will allow you to avail of this and other promotions we have planned for the coming months.

Join us for what promises to be a memorable night.


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