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Welcome to the Villa Toscano blog, here is where we will be highlighting events and news from around the winery. 

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April 25, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Short Ribs by Gordon Ramsey

Gordon Ramsey


Time Posted: Apr 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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April 21, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Braised Short Ribs by Villa Toscano Chef Mike

What's the beef?

Perfect wine for this recipe: Erika's Reserve Zinfandel



3 CUPS -Medium chopped onions

2 CUPS- Medium chopped celery

2 CUPS-Medium chopped carrots

4 – Roma tomatoes cut in half

6-cloves of garlic

1-Bottle of Villa Toscano Barbera

1-bunch of rosemary two stalks

2 quarts of Beef Stock

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for cooking

In a large pan on high heat add ½ cup of oil .

Sear all pieces of Beef on all sides then remove from pan and put into a baking dish.

In same pan add onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes and garlic.

Sautee until onions are translucent, add tomatoes and bottle of Villa Toscano Barbera and

Reduce by ½.

Add all content of pan to baking dish with beef stock and tomatoes.

Cover and Bake 350 degrees F for 3 hours and let rest.

Strain all juice from baking pan and reduce by ½

Salt and Pepper to taste and Enjoy!

This dish is delicious on top of Polenta or on top of mashed potatoes. 

Time Posted: Apr 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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March 16, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Villa Toscano Old Vines

Time Posted: Mar 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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March 12, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Bella Piazza Tasting Room is Opened!


Make a reservation for a sit down wine tasting on the Terrace.

Lunch available

Saturdays 11- 4pm

Reservations 209-245-3800


Club Member Pasta Luncheon is moving back to Bella

Sundays, starting March 14th

11am - 3:30 pm


Join Us!

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Time Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 5:59 PM
Toscano Villa
March 1, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Oliver "Ollie" Winston

Meet Oliver "Ollie" Winston. This adorable one year old French Bull dog was named after the late Winston Churchill. Do you see the resemblance? He is playful, outgoing, mischievous and adores people. Villa Toscano was his very first outing as a pup and he still enjoys visiting; especially on wine club pasta days!

Time Posted: Mar 1, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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February 22, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Virtual Tastings Now Available

Invite your friends and make your reseravtion for this unique experience. 

Time Posted: Feb 22, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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February 14, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Red Wine Cocoa

Red wine cocoa is rich, chocolatey and gloriously boozy. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for adults!

Red Wine Cocoa

2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup Villa or Bella dry red wine
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon stick

Combine chocolate chips, milk, half and half, sugar (if using), in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Heat, constantly, until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour into mugs, add cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Time Posted: Feb 14, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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February 7, 2021 | Toscano Villa

BE WINE! Valentine's Day Pizza & Wine Special

Pizza & Wine

Impress your sweetie this Valentine's Day with our pizza and wine special. Your choice of the 2020 Pinot Grigio or 2016 Harmony Old Vine Zinfandel and a Margherita pizza for $25! Come on by and enjoy here, or take home!

Time Posted: Feb 7, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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February 4, 2021 | Toscano Villa

We've gone Virtual!

Bring wine country home with a Virtual Tasting from Villa Toscano & Bella Piazza 

Our Winemakers

This remote tasting experience provides you with our wines by bringing the wine country to your home. Meetings are by appointment, and your tasting kit will include five wines. We will ship each wine tasting kit to arrive within a short time before your scheduled date. Appointments offered every Friday and Saturday at 3pm (PST). CLICK HERE to learn more!

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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January 2, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Braised beef soup with hearty vegetables

Recipe prepared by our talented Executive Chef, Michael Powers. A delicious and satisfying soup on a cold night.

By Chef Michael Powers
6-8 servings

1 lb. chopped beef
2 c. diced onion
1 c. diced celery
1 c. diced carrot
1 c. sliced Crimini mushrooms
1 T. minced garlic
1 t. chili flake
1 bottle Villa Toscano or Bella Piazza red wine
8 c. beef broth
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 bunch chopped parsley
1 chopped sprig Rosemary
4 c. cooked Rotini pasta
Salt & pepper to taste

In a large stock pot on high heat sear beef then add vegetables and garlic. Sauté until translucent, add wine and reduce by half. Add stock and pasta. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Garnish with fresh rosemary. Serve with a glass of Stellina and enjoy!

Time Posted: Jan 2, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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