Di Vino Dante Restaurant Wine and Tapas Bar was originally opened in 2013 as strictly a wine and tapas bar, to work in conjunction with sister business Galleria Dante. Since then we have enjoyed growing the two businesses together. Come and enjoy our #Artistic Experience.
Gena Guarniere was born and raised in the family businesses – “Pizza Joe” Italian restaurant and “Galleria Dante” Fine Art gallery in Puerto Vallarta . During her second year at University “UBC” in Vancouver, British Columbia, she took “Wine Science”, to complete her Science credit. It changed her life….
Growing up in an Italian family, surrounded by art and after numerous summers in Italy, she had never developed a taste for wine. With her interest peaked, and a new found love of wine, she took more wine classes, in what free time she had in completing her Fine Art degree. After studying wine theory and tasting hundreds of bottles of wine, she dreamed of how to work in the business.
With jobs being scarce, the idea of moving home to open a wine bar became a reality. In all her wine classes, very little emphasis was put on Mexican wines. One thing Gena discovered on her return to Vallarta was the number of great Mexican wines available. So the idea started to form – focus on Mexican and Latin American wines, in an old Hacienda, surrounded by some of the finest Artists in Mexico .
As her love for Mexican wine grew so did her desire to make people aware of these wines. Gena founded Di Vino Dante in 2013 a wine bar that focuses primarily on Mexican Wine. Parts of Mexico have a rich history in wine – Gena is enthusiastic to introduce and educate people of these fine wines.
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