Welcome to Bella Vino Wine & Cheese Market!

Wine connoisseurs Brian and Cheryl Franzese, opened Bella Vino Wine & Cheese Market in December of 2005. Their dream was to build a store their neighborhood would be proud of and one which represented the area well. Located in Belleair Bluffs just a short distance from the beaches of Clearwater and Indian Rocks and across a bridge from the beautiful city of Tampa, Bella Vino is a central gathering place for Florida natives and European and Canadian tourists alike.

Offering a vast selection of wines from around the world and featuring a great collection of Italian and California wines, Bella Vino is unique and exquisite as the wines and cheese they have to offer. The fresh cut-to-order cheeses compliment the global line-up of wines with winners such as Mimolette from France, Manchego from Spain and Mt. Tam from California. The staff at Bella Vino creates the most beautiful “Artisan” Cheese Platters for your entertaining pleasure. Inside Bella Vino is a European Espresso Bar which serves all sorts of delicious espresso based drinks, cheese flights, Mike’s pies by the slice or whole and authentic Venetian gelato. Brian and Cheryl immensley enjoy finding the best tasting gourmet food items to fill their perfectly designed “Gourmet Gift Baskets”. These items include Award Winning Olive Oils, Pastas, Sauces, Tapenades and jellies. Brian and Cheryl are also committed to education by offering an array of different format wine and food tasting's & pairings each month. Come join in and enjoy the ambience of Bella Vino Wine.

Bella Vino Wine & Cheese recreates "Bottle Shock" tasting

Saturday night, Brian Franzese of Bella Vino Wine & Cheese Market in Belleair Bluffs put together a fascinating tasting, which he called "The Judgement of Belleair.” Essentially, it was the "Bottle Shock" tasting, which was a simulation of a famous 1976 blind tasting in Paris in which two California wines came out on top, rocking the snooty French wine world in the process. It took place at the Sheraton Sand Key, with a dinner afterward prepared by chef John Harris. Wines were tasted blind.

Belleair Bluffs specialty wine store Bello Vino also offers cheeses and espresso

After 20 years in the wholesale wine business, Brian Franzese was determined to live out his dream to own and operate a retail market. "I knew if I didn't," he said, "I would kick myself later for not at least trying."

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