Chiara Soldati is a great deal like the wine she produces, beautifully elegant with sophistication and finesse. Her La Scolca wines of Italy’s Piedmont are celebrated in the citadels of culinary artistry around the world: the legendary Le Cirque and Cipriani in New York, Villa Restaurant in Malta, La Liguria in Amsterdam, Cucina Hirata in Tokyo, Novikov in Moscow and Casa Tua in Miami Beach.
“Our story in the United States began 45 years ago with Le Cirque,” Soldati recounted before an intimate gathering of food, wine and travel writers on the patio at South Beach’s Prime Italian. “Our story goes much further back than that. My family began making wine 95 years ago. I am the fourth generation, and my son, who is now 19, will be the fifth.”