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








The newest unusual wine in our line, White Sangiovese. Bright aromas
of wihte peach,banana taffy; Bartlett pear and macadamia nut.
Flavors of crisp ripe pear and under ripe kiwi,complimented
by honey and lime sorbet on the finish.
Now available in our tasting room at Villa Toscano. Cheers! 





Sophisticated and elegant, these Port Balls are a festive dessert for any occasion. The port and cocoa meld together, erupting into a smooth and warming flavor, sans any raw alcohol taste. Perfect for gifting too.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins


1 12 oz package Nilla wafers
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 cup pecans, whole
3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup Villa Toscano Port 
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


In a food processor, whirl vanilla wafers, cocoa powder and 1 cup whole pecans until fine crumbs form.
Add Port and corn syrup to the crumb mixture and whirl again until blended. Scoop out the very sticky mixture into a bowl and add 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans. Mix in pecans with a spoon until fully incorporated.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper. 
Roll each ball in powdered sugar and place on a lovely tray.









(750-ml.) bottle 0f Villa Toscano Harmony

orange, sliced into rounds, plus more for garnish

whole cloves

cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish

star anise

1/4 c. honey

1/2 c. brandy 

DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer not a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes. Serve warm and garnish with more citrus slices and cinnamon sticks.

Toscano Villa
November 5, 2021 | Toscano Villa

We Have More Than Just Wine...

American Flag Bag. This purse comes in both black and brown. $99.00

Bling Bling Fashion Bag comes in a multitude of colors such as red, green, black, and tan. $89.00

Here are a few bags from our selection. Each of these bags are priced at $99.00.

A highly sophisticated and silky smooth estate grown olive oil. $22.95

Daddy Cook's Sunrise Bloody Mary mustard is great to either use as a dipping sauce, spice up a pizza or make a Bloody Mary! Other flavors available. $8.95

Ms. Earl's Citrus Sauce is a great choice for a marinade which you can spice up or down. Other flavors available. $10.95

Time Posted: Nov 5, 2021 at 10:29 AM Permalink to We Have More Than Just Wine... Permalink
Toscano Villa
June 26, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Pineapple Lime Sangria

Made with our 2020 Pinot Grigio, you will want to try this refreshing and delicious drink on a warm summer day!


  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup of Sugar
  • 3/4 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 34 oz. Lemon/Lime soda
  • 750 ml bottle of Villa Toscano Pinot Grigio
  • 1/2 cup white rum 
  • Mint Leaves to garnish 


  1. In a large pitcher, add mint leaves, limes, lemon, and sugar. Press with a wooden spoon or muddler.
  2. Add Pineapple chunks
  3. Pour in the Pinot Grigio, Pineapple juice, soda, and rum; Stir together well. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours, or overnight, before serving. 
  5. Once time to serve, pour into glasses, and garnish with mint and lime.
Time Posted: Jun 26, 2021 at 2:27 PM Permalink to Pineapple Lime Sangria Permalink
Toscano Villa
April 25, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Short Ribs by Gordon Ramsey

Gordon Ramsey


Time Posted: Apr 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Short Ribs by Gordon Ramsey Permalink
Toscano Villa
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 Permalink to Braised Short Ribs by Villa Toscano Chef Mike Permalink
Toscano Villa
March 16, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Villa Toscano Old Vines

Time Posted: Mar 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Villa Toscano Old Vines Permalink
Toscano Villa
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 Permalink to Bella Piazza Tasting Room is Opened! Permalink
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 Permalink to Oliver Permalink
Toscano Villa
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 Permalink to Virtual Tastings Now Available Permalink
Toscano Villa
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 Permalink to Red Wine Cocoa Permalink
Toscano Villa
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 Permalink to BE WINE! Valentine's Day Pizza & Wine Special Permalink
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