On October, 19th, Peck's Arcade welcomes Elena Pantaleone and Nico Schiacitanno from La Stoppa Winery.


Elena & Nico will guide dinner guests through a tasting of their wines, including some very special back-vintage offerings, while we deliver some of our favorite Italian dishes with inspiration from the wines that will be poured and the regional flavors of Emilia-Romagna, where La Stoppa resides. This will be an intimate affair, held in the Library and limited to 16 guests, so we recommend purchasing your tickets early. Dinner will be served as a prix fixe family style menu with vegetarian options, however, we may be unable to accommodate other dietary restrictions or allergies. Please contact us at with dietary concerns before booking.

La Stoppa is a 50 hectare property located in North-West Emilia-Romagna. Founded in the late 19th century by a wealthy lawyer named Gian-Marco Ageno, the estate is currently run by Elena Pantaleoni and head vignaiolo Giulio Armani. 32 hectares of vines are planted in Barbera and Bonarda for red, as well as a small amount of Malvasia Candia, Ortrugo and Trebianno for whites. Today, the wines produced from La Stoppa are typically Emilian, but this wasn't always the case...Moving forward occasionally means taking a step back, and in 1996 Elena and Giulio decided to replant the entirety of their estate. Interestingly, the prior owner had taken post-phylloxera re-planting as an opportunity to experiment with noble grapes from around the world which, among others, included Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Tokay and Pinot Gris. Elena's father purchased the estate in 1973, and for 20 years these varieties were vinified on their own. But after much reflection, it was decided that these grapes ripened too early and were not resistant enough to the region's hot climate, so it was all grapes native to the region from that point on.

No sulfur added, organic farming, native yeasts, special wines, incredible people - all the things we love.