KREM: Spokane's Dry Spell Good for Growing Grapes
COLBERT, Wash. -- Spokane has not had measurable rain in 42 days, but the dry spell is a blessing for a Greenbluff grape grower.
Stephanie Trezzi, co-owner of Trezzi Farm, harvests Roma tomatoes used in bruschetta and other dishes.
Taste Nectar: Spokane's Trezzi Farms Italian Grapes Food and Family
One part Italian food, one part Italian wine, mix in a country hillside and a dash of vineyard, round it out with a large helping of family and love, you have Trezzi Farm Food and Wine.
Fresh Sheet: Trezzi ushers in new era for wine.
Last year under a cold October sky, Davide and Stephanie Trezzi and their friends harvested the first Barbera wine grapes from the small vineyard near the modern red barn that serves as their catering kitchen and home at Green Bluff.
Spokesman Review: Trezzi Farm has high hopes that its first grape crop will leave its stamp on the wine industry
Clutching a giant cluster of grapes in each hand, Davide Trezzi thrusts his arms toward the Green Bluff sky. "Look at this," he says, carrying the deep purple barbera grapes as he walks between rows in the small vineyard. "Beautiful." It was the moment he'd dreamed of three years ago as he and his wife, Stephanie, tended the tiny twigs that would become their grapevines - the harvest they barely dared imagine until gloved hands with clippers, and buckets overflowing with ripe fruit, made it real last week.
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The Barn on Trezzi Farm, a recent addition to the mix, offers frozen home-made meals for sale and gives us a reason to visit Green Bluff during the brumal season. Stephanie and Davide Trezzi craft an authentic Italian soup (made with vegetables from their farm and other Green Bluff farms), pasta sauces and polenta - perfect winter meals to enjoy at home over a bottle of Spokane wine.
Spokesman Review: A recipe for a good life.
The formula is basic and simple: natural ingredients are selected and blended, mixed with mouth-watering color and seasoned well. The result is warm and organic, and it feeds the soul as well as the body.
Spokesman Review: Community Catering.
Davide Trezzi and his wife, Stephanie, heard about the beauty of Green Bluff from friends, and when they visited they knew it was home.