The voucher for a lunch or dinner on the vineyard Ornella Molon, that we received as a gift from a couple on the occasion of their wedding 2 months ago, wanted and had to be used and at the end of November we finally found the time to call the Osteria and book a table for the next day at lunch time.
At 12 am we began with a guided tour (about half an hour) by the owner Ornella who gave as a short introduction to the history of the villa (built in the 17th century by the doge Giustinian) and showed us through their wine cellar. The tour ended with the tasting of one of their self produced Chardonnay in the bottega of the vineyard.
Afterwards business got serious: The “heavy culinary labor” began with an antipasto, in this case a selection of three different types of cheese, Southtyrolian speck, prosciutto and a glass of Refosco for each of us, before continuing with the first course (gnocchi with radicchio/salsiccia & pasta e fasoi) served with another glass of two different Merlots (one from their vineyard in Friuli Venezia Giulia & one from their local production). At this point I already felt the need to stop eating.
Menu score: Still two courses to go.
That’s why we asked Giovanna, who managed the Osteria this day, if it would be possible to take a longer break so we’d be able to enjoy better the 2nd course and about 45 minutes later we continued (with a little more space in our stomachs) with Musetto con kren and a veal-carpaccio, served with Cabernet.
Alcohol score: 4 (excellent) glasses of wine (each) and if I wouldn’t have been wearing a pair of leggings (Haha, I was smarter this time!) I would have got to loosen the belt at least one hole.
We finished this delicious lunch, as there’s always some space for dessert, with a pear-chocolate cake and a tiramisù.
You can imagine that, after 4,5 hours of eating we really needed to move a bit, and so we decided, after a final digestivo, to have a walk in their park before hitting the two outlets Moretto und McArthurGlen (about 5-10 minutes by car away).
Btw: You can also rent a part of the property for weddings or other events. Moreover Ornella Molon also organizes wine tastings (for price info have a look at the contact details below) and you have the possibility to purchase their wines in their bottega: We decided to take two Merlots from the Friuli region.
+39 0422 804248
Via Risorgimento, 40
31040 Campo di Pietra (TV) Italia
Opening hours wine cellar
Monday – Saturday 08.30 am – 12.30 am & 02.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Sunday 09.30 am – 12.00 am
Opening hours Osteria
Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 03.30 pm and from 05.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am – 03.30 pm