November 17, 2021 - DOCG Imports

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





Italian Fine Wines

The November meeting with DOCG Imports will be a very special meeting. The focus will be on tasting wines from small production, family-owned vineyards in Tuscany, Northern Italy, and Sardinia.


The owner of DOCG Imports, Marina Elettra Snow (aka Nina), is a native California girl of Italian heritage who has lived in Italy for over 15 years. Her focus, as an Italian-certified, second level Sommelier, is to select and import hard-to-find varietals. With one foot in San Diego, and the other in Sardinia, DOCG Imports has two homes.


We will either have Petra Belliti, Italian Wine ambassador, Wine educator, and Wine specialist as our presenter, or Nina, the owner of DOCG Imports or both! In keeping with the holiday season, she will start with sparkling wine from Veneto and Piedmonte.


What is DOCG?


The Italian government has developed stringent rules for growing and producing wine that ensures the highest quality in the production process and a strong respect for tradition. The highest designation is called DOCG — Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. The most important word is Garantita or Guaranteed.


We will be pouring:

  • Prosecco Purofol
  • Villa Parens Gran Rose Dosage zero (MC)
  • Vermentino di Gallura Lupus in Fabula
  • Friulano Roch dai Luchis
  • Chianti Riserva Borioso
  • Iroso Super Tuscan
  • Mainerdo Barolo Regrete

Please check the Wine Lines newsletter for more information, or reach out through the Contact Us form. 



Our first local winery outing was held in September 2021. We visited local chapter members, Gianni Buonomo Vintners in Ocean Beach. 


Tastings were $15 per guest for sampling the 6 wines they will be pouring are Sangiovese, Barbera, and Blaufranchish. These wines are multi awarded across many competitions, and the winery is located the heart of Ocean Beach, making it a perfect stop while enjoying the sand.


We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next destination. Look in the Wine Lines Newsletter for details in upcoming issues.

San Diego Wine Guild Annual Camping Trip


A good time was had by one and all at the 2021 Annual Campout at Paso Picacho State Park.


Wine line up was stellar with a delicious potluck dinner both nights around a roaring campfire.


Saturday we had a day trip to Volcan Mountain Winery with live music overlooking the vineyard. We met up with more SDWG members for more food, wine and great conversations. Could not have asked for a better time. Fall was definitely in the air.