June 20, 2022  -  Carol Shelton Wines

NO HOST WINE RECEPTION 6:30 PM.  |  NO POTLUCK - Please eat before the meeting.





This meeting will be a unique voyage accompanying the two most venerable Italian families as they make extraordinary wines within sight of the sea. In 1065 the Guarini family started making wines in Puglia and in 1114 they fell in love with how well vineyards in Torchierolo, just 3 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, expressed the local grapes of Negroamaro and Primitivo. Duca Carlo Guarini is the oldest family winery in Italy. Now in their 25th generation they have converted all their vineyards to organic and sustainable. They have been making sparkling and whites in the last 20 years.


Equally famous, the Mazzei family was the first to talk about “Chianti” and since 1435 they have been widely considered as the gold standard for Chianti Classico. In the 1990’s they purchased vineyards in Maremma Toscana near the Tyrrhenian Sea and in 2003 they purchased vineyards in Noto, Sicily near the Mediterranean Sea and have been producing amazing wines in their new coastal properties.


The Massei family is also the 25th generation, in Puglia. They have 95+ wines from all the well-known wine magazines. They also make Prosecco and sparklers.


The wines to be poured:

  • Guarini - Taersia Puglia IGT Negroamaro Bianco - 1st ever Negroamaro white wine
  • Guarini - Nativo Sorrento IGT Negroamaro Rosso - Negroamaro - 2900-year history
  • Guarini - Vigne Vecchie Sorrento IGT Primitivo - Finally, an elegant Zinfandel
  • Mazzei - Belguardo Codice Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC - Extreme Vermentino
  • Mazzei - Belguardo Serrata Toscana Maremma Toscana DOC - Intro to Maremma Toscana
  • Mazzei - Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscano DOC - Top 100 Wines of the World (WS)
  • Mazzei - Zisola DoppioZeta Noto Rosso DOC - "Cru" Nero d'Avola

San Diego Wine Guild Annual Camping Trip


2022 Campout was May 20 & 21, 2022 at William Heise County Park (new location). 


We stayed in rustic cabins and campsites, plus it was only a 5 min drive to Julian town & hotels. We used cabin #14 as the gathering spot for wining and dining.


Great time hanging out in the cozy cabin in a wooden forest. Very nice and semi private. Trees are mature and nice hiking trails out of the campsite. Join us next year if you can.