What started out as a small CSA farm has since morphed into the gem that is Campo di Bella, a winery and dinner-on-the-farm restaurant in Mount Horeb. Spouses and owners Mary Ann and Marc Bellazzini opened the winery in February 2015.
Usually 25 to 30 people can attend one of the dinners, creating an intimate, communal, white-table-cloth dining experience unlike many others in the area. Apart from the dinners, Campo di Bella offers a wine bar with occasional tastings, (make sure to try one from their vineyard) and an à la carte menu Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.
The five-course dinners are held every Saturday night year-round. Mary Ann says Italian- and French-style are most common for the dinners, and they use in-season items grown on the farm. Occasionally, Campo di Bella spotlights other small, community-supported companies, farms or producers at dinner. For Mary Ann, it’s important for people to understand the origin of one’s food, so each dinner acts as not only a time to break bread and talk, but also an opportunity to learn about the rich, local ingredients used in each course.
“A good glass of wine with a great bowl of pasta and some wonderful memories for these people with their friends and family is what we’re trying to recreate for them,” Mary Ann says.