“Natural character comes first” – Cataldi Madonna

12705599_967698856643354_5728526527078517984_nFounded in 1920, Cataldi Madonna Winery is carried forward by three generations of the family. This Italian estate is just over 65 acres and is home to the Abruzzo region’s native varietal grape. They’ve bottled their own wines since 1975.

Cataldi Madonna is located near the village of Ofena in a geographical area known as the “oven of Abruzzo,” a kind of amphitheater at the foot of the only Apennine glacier on Calderone in the Gran Sasso mountain range. Sitting at an elevation well over 1,000 feet, Cataldi Madonna’s location results in a unique intersection of natural environmental factors which effect a significant fluctuation between day and night temperatures, critical to the development of the grapes.

Balance lies at the heart of Cataldi Madonna’s vineyard and winery philosophy. Their focus is to achieve equilibrium in the vine in order to best express t12654448_962230013856905_4424686066716238408_nhe characteristics of the territory. This approach is continued in the winery, where all techniques are oriented to preserve the grit, freshness and distinct flavors of the grapes as they naturally occur.

Luigi Cataldi Madonna, a professor of philosophy at the renowned Universita dell’Aquila, has employed his profile as a great academic to enhance the traditional image of his region’s wines, inspiring his fellow producers to create a modern-day renaissance in the region’s wines.

In this context, Cataldi Madonna has made their signature rich, modern wines that are an intelligent expression of great drinkability.

  • Cataldi Madonna Trebbiano d’Abruzzo – Trebbiano $20 Sale $18
  • Cataldi Madonna Giulia Pecorino Terre Aquilane – Pecorino $25 Sale $22
  • Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Malandrino” – Montepulciano $24 Sale $20
  • Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Toni” – Montepulciano $70 Sale $60


Wines will be featured through Tuesday, October 11th.


Saturday Beer Tasting

Saturday’s tasting partner is Fort Collins’ Odell Brewing. This microbrewery doesn’t make a bad beer but does specialize in killer ales. “Local and slow” is the mantra, but the word’s getting out: they are the 34th largest craft brewery in the country distributing now to 11 states.

We start sippin’ and tastin’ at 4pm.
Hope you can make it!

Tag your pics #pickitupatpearl so we can CHEERS! 

1st Anniversary Tasting

It’s hard to believe we’ve been open one year already! To celebrate, we’re hosting a grand tasting at DU’s School of Hospitality. We will be opening 200+ wines along with a few of our favorite whiskeys. In addition to being able to try everything, we will be offering you special event-only pricing! This is going to be a great way to pick out a few favorites for your Thanksgiving dinner or stock up for the holidays 🙂

Event Details: 
Wednesday, November 9th, 5:00-8:30pm
DU University’s Joy Burns Center
2044 E Evans Avenue, Denver
(light appetizers also provided)


Discover why 5280 Magazine Readers and Editors voted Pearl Wine Company Denver’s BEST BOTTLE SHOP. PWC takes pride in being Denver’s best wine shop–a craft liquor specialty store. Conveniently located on South Pearl Street in Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood.