Charles Krug Winery Now Serving Original Recipe Salumi Made with Estate Wines
St. Helena, Calif., January 22, 2018 — Legendary Napa Valley winery Charles Krug, owned and operated by the C. Mondavi Family for four generations (www.charleskrug.com/), is proud to announce a partnership with acclaimed Sonoma County winemaker Pete Seghesio. Seghesio’s new business, Journeyman Meat Co. (journeymanmeat.com/), has crafted a variety of handmade salumi using Charles Krug estate wines for the winery’s Cucina di Rosa Salumeria. Charles Krug, the oldest winery in Napa Valley founded in 1861, is the first winery to partner with Journeyman Meat Co. to create a curated line of Italian cured meats.
“It’s exciting to have two of California’s oldest winemaking families joining together to create traditional Italian salumi,” says Peter Mondavi Jr., co-proprietor of Charles Krug Winery. “My grandparents and Pete’s grandparents both emigrated here from Italy, and both families share a commitment to quality food, wine, and family. Serving this locally handcrafted salumi made with Charles Krug wines allows us to elevate the experience we offer guests at our newly renovated tasting room and Cucina di Rosa Salumeria. It is also the perfect fit for our menu, which honors our family’s Italian heritage.”
The announcement coincides with a series of planned events and special activities planned for 2018, the year that marks the 75th anniversary of Cesare Mondavi purchasing the Charles Krug estate. With a scheduled set of coast to coast masterclasses, exclusive commemorative labels, and appearances in the Wine Spectator Grand Tour, the winery has organized a litany of programming to celebrate this historic milestone.
Journeyman Meat Co. now produces five different types of salumi using five different Charles Krug wines at their new salumificio in Sonoma County. The salumificio balances state-of-the-art modern technology (imported from Italy) with time-tested Italian tradition. Seghesio learned the craft of making cured meats in Italy, where he interned with the famed Marini family of Florence and Dario Cecchini of Panzano over the course of five years.
“At Journeyman Meat Co. we apply the same approach to artisanal meat as we do winemaking. We source our own meats, make everything on site and know where everything is from,” states Pete Seghesio, founder of Journeyman Meat Co. “I applaud Peter and Marc Mondavi and the entire Charles Krug team for understanding the importance of appellation and sourcing when it comes to meat. They have taken great care in working with recipes that really match and showcase the wines.”
Charles Krug’s Cucina di Rosa pays tribute to its beloved matriarch, Rosa Mondavi, who loved cooking and preparing traditional Italian meals for family and friends at her home on the Charles Krug estate. The Cucina’s handcrafted Italian cured meat and cheese plates prepared by the winery’s estate chef can be enjoyed as part of a new special pairing offered in the tasting room or with a glass of wine or flight of wines in the Cucina. Charles Krug’s Cucina di Rosa Salumeria is open daily, from 10:30 am to 5 pm.
About Charles Krug Winery:
In 1943, Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property, which remains a family-owned winery producing estate-driven Napa Valley wines, built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition. The winery is under the direction of Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi, who steward the family business passed to them by their father, legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr. The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started nearly 75 years ago and setting a foundation for generations to come. For additional information, please visit https://www.charleskrug.com/