La Festa del Barolo - Frequently Asked Questions


Am I expected to bring a bottle of wine to the Gala Dinner & Charity Auction?

Guests typically bring a bottle (or more) per person from their own cellars to share with their friends and fellow guests. Each winemaker will also pour two older vintages from their library at the Gala Dinner.

How many bottles should I bring? 

A good rule of thumb is to plan on one bottle per person in your party. There is no limit as to how many bottles you may bring.

Can I bring only Barolo?

La Festa is a celebration of Barolo, so Barolo (and Barbaresco) are particularly appropriate. However, guests are free to bring whatever wines they wish. In the past, we have seen quite a bit of Burgundy and Champagne in the room.

Can I send my wines ahead of time?

Yes. If you are traveling to New York for La Festa del Barolo and would like to ship wines for the Gala Dinner, you may do so by sending your bottles to Domaine Wine Storage in New Jersey to arrive no later than January 26, 2018. We recommend sending your wine via UPS or FedEx with the address as per the below format.

La Festa del Barolo
c/o Vinous Media
ATTN: ________ (your name)
Domaine Wine Storage
88 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817

The wines will be stored standing up and delivered to Del Posto in time to rest and will be available for you at your table at the Gala Dinner. 

Alternatively, you are very welcome to bring your wines to Del Posto on the evening itself. Sommeliers will be on hand to take your bottles and prepare them for your table's enjoyment.

How does seating for the Gala Dinner & Charity Auction work? 

Seating is assigned in advance. Each winemaker will host a table. Vinous Premium members receive priority seating.

If I win an auction lot, what happens next? 

We will take your contact details at the dinner and will follow up in the weeks after.

What is the attire?

La Festa del Barolo’s Gala Dinner is elegant, but not stuffy. Keep in mind that Del Posto has one of the most evocative dining rooms in New York. Women may be comfortable in evening wear, while a jacket (with optional tie) is appropriate for men.

What is the format for the 2013 Barolo: Sublime Finesse & Elegance Masterclass Tasting? 

Our seated masterclass tasting will start promptly at 10:30am on Saturday, February 3.

Where is Del Posto?

The entrance to Del Posto is at 85 10th Ave between 15th and 16th street. A map is here.

Are tickets refundable?

Unfortunately we can’t offer exchanges or refunds.

Last Updated January 24, 2018

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