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The worlds of food, wine and cycling converge here at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo. 6 Celebrity Chefs, 6 Celebrity Sommeliers, 6 Pro Cyclists and 6 Special Guests will be the Ride Leaders during this one of a kind Napa Valley adventure. This two day event celebrates the passion points for Chef Chiarello – sustainable farming, cooking, winemaking, cycling and supporting three important causes that impact the community of Napa Valley and beyond: Clinic Ole, Napa Bike and the Vine Trail. From healthcare services to bike safety to improving the roads of Napa County, these non-profit organizations are critical to residents and tourists alike.

For 2015, we are proud to announce our national beneficiary is the Davis Phinney Foundation

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The Food


Chef Chiarello’s Southern Italian roots have served as his influence during his culinary career thus far. Get ready (and ride hard), as you will be served up the best homegrown, homemade pastas and specialty Antipastas your taste buds will ever encounter. (Seconds and thirds are welcome).  Plus, join the food bonanza with mouthwatering cooking demos during this rockstar weekend. 
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The Ride


 The Bottega Gran Fondo will boast the customary “mass start” – but what sets Chef’s ride apart (aside from some of the best roads in the world) is the team element. Participants will have the choice to join a celebrity team of your choice – Chefs, Somms, Pro-Riders. This isn’t a race but a rally of like-minded riders. 

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The wine


 It’s no secret: Napa Valley is the birthplace to the finest winemakers and wineries in America. We’re quite proud of that fact.  We know you’ll be too after your first sip of our celebrity Somms and Winemaker selections at our demos, our dinner and our lunch. (After all, there is always time for wine).


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Spend Saturday in Yountville at our Mercato – an afternoon of wine tasting, watching our Pro Cyclists as Sous Chefs alongside our guest Chefs demoing various dishes, and doing a bit of shopping with our key Mercato partners. 
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VIP Dinner


 Saturday evening is time to raise your glass, and acknowledge a few causes close to Chef Chiarello, and significant to the Napa Valley. It’s also a moment to mingle with the Masters – gab with the celebrity guests – and feel good that your financial support this evening goes to three important non-profit organizations.
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LIVE FIRE Sunday Luncheon


 A post ride lunch Chiarello style is not a push of the blender revving up a protein shake; in fact it’s entirely the opposite. Think fire – the original cooking method. A live fire transforms the meal into a gathering, whether you are cooking for two or two hundred.

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Special Guests

Some like it hot. We do for sure. A steaming hot plate of Potato Dough Raviolo filled with spinach and ricotta, black truffles, farm fresh egg yolk, sage brown butter after a 3-hour training ride may just be the right prescription. We also have some pretty hot guests lined up for our 2015 affair.  Our celebrity Chef, Somm, Cyclists and Special Guest list is finalized and fantastic! 

The Chefs


The Cyclists


The Somms

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Special Guests


Premier Partners







  • Pinarello
  • Giordana


Hotel Partners

Winery Partners

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