Spotlight on Women-Owned Wineries
Wines with Jen Ziskin of La Morra & Punch Bowl
Introducing our assortment of wines from women-owned wineries, selected in collaboration with our friend, Jen Ziskin — Owner & Wine Director for La Morra/Punch Bowl Brookline!
You can now find the wines you love at Jen’s restaurants and wine dinners here at Olive Connection. This collection features top-notch female winemakers and celebrates their creations.
Pair with weeknight dinners, weekend celebrations or bring as a hostess gift — on its own or as part of a basket.
Tasting Notes & Origin
Zenato Lugana San Benedetto
Made with Trebbiano grapes in Veneto, Italy. Winemaker Nadia Zenato was the first to be a part of a wine dinner at La Morra years ago.
Tasting Notes: Medium bodied, with tropical fruit notes, excellent structure & complexity in the nose & on the palate. Dry like a chardonnay with a floral white flower finish.
Pairing: Pair with seafood, vegetable soups & fresh garden salads.
Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet
Made with Melon de Bourgogne grapes in Loire Valley, France. Punch Bowl recently hosted Winemaker Amélie Couillaud for a special meet-the-winemaker evening.
Tasting Notes: Made with Melon de Bourgogne grapes in Loire Valley, France. Punch Bowl recently hosted Winemaker Amélie Couillaud for a special meet-the-winemaker evening.
Pairing: Perfect with oysters, as well as seafood, salads, and antipasti.
Sommariva Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Made with grapes grown in the best area for harvesting Glera, the grape used in prosecco. Available by the glass at Punch Bowl. Winemaker Cinzia Sommariva is an ambassador of the prosecco style, following in her parents’ footsteps to consistently craft a Prosecco of total class and charm.
Tasting Notes: Rich but dry, with a tease of toastiness that’s easily compared with champagne. With notes of tart Granny Smith apples & ripe and creamy Meyer lemons that move into tropical fruits, like lychee and pineapple.
Pairing: Complements an array of salads, fruits, fruit-based desserts, lightly seasoned white meats & seafood.
E. Pira Dolcetto d’Alba
From Piedmont, Italy, made with 100% Dolcetto grapes. Winemaker Chiara Boschis has paved the way for female greatness in the industry. Born into the wine business, her steadfast determination led her to take the reins at E. Pira — where she employs cutting-edge practices such as green harvesting, shorter fermentations, and the use of small French oak casks, known as barriques.
Tasting Notes: An “everyday wine” with modest tannins & elegant structure. Ruby red in color with bright violet reflections. Bursting with peppery plum, blackberry & forest fruit on the nose. Tart, focused & rustic, yet bright, accessible & versatile.
Pairing: Easy to match! Pizza, sauteed mushrooms, herbaceous pork sausage, charcuterie, anchovies with black olives.
Winderlea Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
An approachable and drinkable pinot from Oregon. Donna Morris and her husband lived in Medfield, MA, until they “retired” to the Willamette Valley and bought a beautiful vineyard. Jen attended Pinot Camp June of 2022 and stayed at her winery.
Tasting Notes: Medium acidity with a long finish. The aromatics are a beautiful blend of florals, fresh fruit, savories, and herbs. A hint of chanterelle transitions to the palate alongside juicy plum, marionberry, black tea, and a hint of lavender.
Pairing: Enjoy with meats such as beef, lamb, game and venison.
DOM. Dupeuble Fre. et Fils Beaujolais ROUGE
An unfiltered gamay with older vines, which adds to the concentration and depth. Located in Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512.
Tasting Notes: Classic aromas of raspberry and violets and a pleasant plum palate.
Pairing: An ideal wine for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Pair with poultry, pork, and other meats.