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The Amerio company was founded in the post-war period in Canelli, also known as the “city of the author´s bubbles”. The vineyards are located in Canelli and surroundings, between the Langhe and the Monferrato.
Winemaker Gianluca Scaglione gets involved to express his long experience directly in his Barolo.
Abrigo Giovanni – is a wine farm located at the heart of the “sori”, facing the hill of Diano d’Alba, in an area with excellent exposure to the sun, and so giving its best to the grapes. This legacy was started by Giovanni, when he moved from Treiso to the farm at Diano d’Alba in 1968, he started producing wine.
They have two hectares in Novello, at the Terlo Rabera vineyard, where Nebbiolo to Barolo is cultivated, and the first Abrigo Giovanni Barolo bottle ever is vintage 2010. Visit them at Abrigo Giovanni.
Alario Claudio – Claudio is the latest generation in a long line of wine producers that started with his grandfather. He now runs the company along with his wife Fiorella. The vineyard is in Verduno and is an old vineyard that measures one hectar only. It was planted in 1950 with the nebbiolo biotype Bolla. The vines are grown using the traditional Guyot method. The contour planted rows run from south-east to north-west. Visit them at Alario Claudio.
Alberto Voerzio – the philosophy of Alberto is “wine is made in the vineyard and without a great vineyard, you can not make a great wine”. Alberto Voerzio was born in Bra in 1983 and now lives and works in La Morra. He is the young cousin of Roberto and Gianni Voerzio. As a child he developed a passion for the land and love for the vineyards. This later provoked him to attend studies in enology solidifying his passion for wine and wine making.
Later, Alberto attended the Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology, gaining experience abroad in France and working at a winery in La Morra. With these experiences, he matured and gained a fundamental knowledge in wine making, enabling him to start his own winery in 2006. Alberto works full-time for this passion and he devotes his time in the vineyards as a grower “vigeron”. He follows the whole process from the vineyard management to his wines final destination in the world. Visit him at Alberto Voerzio.
Aldo Clerico – the farm was born in 2004, when Aldo decided to work by himself. He wanted to use the experience he had obtained working for several years in some of the most famous wine farms of Monforte d’Alba.
The vineyards, six hectares belonging to the farm, has always been cultivated by his grandfather and grandparents with care and love, and nowadays are cultivated by Aldo, who represents the third generation with a new passion and a strict respect of the territory. The biggest part of the vineyards is located in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba and the Barolo area. Visit him at Aldo Clerico.
Alessandro Rivetto – new vineyards, a modern winery were the basis for the design of the farm that centered its work on improving the quality of the grapes and on finding a precise identity of the wines. Alessandro Rivetto with the history and the experiences of the Langhe is crucial for the last development of adding the vineyards of Serralunga d’ Alba, with the Nebbiolo for Barolo. Visit them at Alessandro Rivetto.
Attilio Ghisolfi – the Ghisolfi family knows that making a great wine takes more than just having a good winemaker. Fundamental importance are the land, the vineyard and the traditions handed down over time, which is why they dedicates so much attention to the vineyard and to maintaining the right equilibrium, following all the tending of the vines directly, from pruning through to the harvest.
The company has been run by Gianmarco since 1988, when he began bottling the wines that had been produced on the farm for three generations and had always been sold previously in bulk. Visit them at Attilio Ghisolfi.
Batasiolo – has been in wine business for over generations, in 1978 the Dogliani brothers bought the historic Kiola winery in La Morra, which had been founded in the 1950s and comprised 7 farms, with vineyards located in the finest Barolo wine-growing areas. With the addition of this major cellar to the family’s own land, the Dogliani became the proprietors of an estate which now takes in nine farms and 264 acres of vineyards, including 150 planted with the most important and celebrated locally-grown variety, the Nebbiolo from which Barolo wine is made. Visit them at Batasiolo.
Bersano – it ‘s been almost a century since Arturo Bersano tied his name to the leading Piedmontese variety, Nebbiolo becoming a true pioneer either in the vineyards or in the cellar. Since then, the winemaking techniques have been refined, using equipment that ensure ever more sophisticated controls, but the “ways” and “time” to make wine have not changed. From the soft pressing of the grapes to fermentation, until the maturation and refinement, each operation is carried out with full respect for tradition.
Arturo Bersano who took up the family run business in 1935, had the following motto “if you want to drink well, get yourself a vineyard” which inspires their philosophy and work today. Visit them at Bersano.
Bera – the winemaking tradition goes back centuries in the Bera family. But only at the end of the ‘70s did they start producing wines to bottle and sell with their own label. Today, the farm is spread over an area of 30 hectares, 23 of which are vineyards that also extend into the nearby towns.
The basic philosophy is always to maintain utmost respect to the tradition of the territory and to every manufacturing practice. With a great passion and a great desire to make high quality wines, all phases of the work are followed directly, from the cultivation and crushing of the grapes, to the bottling. Visit them at Bera.
Bric Cenciurio – the company takes its name from an ancient piece of the hill: “Bric Cenciurio”, or the top of the hill Cenciurio, in the heart of the Langhe. Sacchetto family decided to unify the two side family properties in 1990 and start to produce their brand wines. The Barolo is coming from Costa di Rose which is a single vineyard in Barolo. It has one of the best expression of this extremely clay calcareous terroir with South-Est exposure that permit them to grow full-bidied and long-life wines with a very elegant and velvety taste which meet consumers satisfaction. They produce only 3-4000 bottles a year. Visit them at Bric Cenciurio.
Boggione – Claudio Boggione is the 3rd generation Barolo producer. The estate vineyard is 1,1 ha in the prized ‘Brunate’ Cru in Barolo. The Nebbiolo vines are 60 years old planted by the grandfather Antonio in 1957 in the heart of the “Brunate” Cru.
Claudio has only one wine, Barolo “Brunate”, 6.000 bottles a year. His viticultural practices are certified organic farming, old massale selections and 100% hand harvest. For decades the Boggione has been selling the estate grown grapes to top Barolo producers. Visit them at Boggione.
Borgogno Francesco – in a location eloquently symbolic of Barolo, right at the interface between Barolo´s historic Cannubi hill and La Morra´s Brunate, born our winery founded in the early 1930´s that is the classic family-run wine estate.
Our family has used it´s experience towards obtaining high quality wines while respecting tradition and environment fully. Our work has always been based on few and simple production rules, keeping all the traditional passages that render our wines genuine and unchanged. Visit them at Borgogno Francesco.
Boroli – A Piedmontese family of entrepreneurs since 1831. Firstly in the textile industry, then in publishing and now also in wine-growing. In the 90’s, Silvano and Elena Boroli felt the need to start a new project that could bring them back to nature, far from the crazy rhythms of today. The choice was almost obligatory for a Piedmontese: Langa wines. A passion that has converted into a job. What could be better? A very difficult and demanding job, whose results are never achieved by chance, but, precisely for this reason, with great satisfaction. In 2000, Achille, the third of four children, joined the company. Visit them at Boroli.
Bosco Agostino – the farm was founded by Bosco Pietro (1904 – 1983). The farm’s primary business has always been in wine-growing, with especial attention up until the 1970s to grape production. In 1979 the grapes so carefully grown were removed from the market to make room for wine-making, bringing to the market the wine that until then had been limited to family consumption.
This new enterprise was met with so much success that Pietro was soon joined by his youngest son Agostino. Today the farm continues to be run
as a family business by the son of Agostino, Andrea with one goal: achieve grapes of the maximum quality to be transformed into a wine with
personality rendering it special and unique. All vineyards are property of and found exclusively within the confines of the Comune of La Morra.
Visit them at Bosco Agostino.
Bosio – the company is continuing to grow and today it´s a real landmark in the wine scene of Langhe. It´s developing both the national and international market.
The success is the result of the dedication of a family that, from three generations, spend care, enthusiasm and time to reach special goals; today the soul of the businessis Valter Bosio, a real man of the hills, bound to his roots but with an open mind that permits him to study the new situations and answer with tenacity, respecting ethics and territory. The future of the company is in Luca´s hands. Valter and Rosella´s son, graduate winemaker. He brought a wave of freshness and novelty both in the technical and commercial areas. Visit them at Bosio.
Bovio Gianfranco – was founded in 1976 when Alessandra took over the company from her father. In the beginning Bovio had 3 hectars of vineyards growing mainly Nebbiolo for Barolo. Since the take over Bovio has grown step by step, and today they have about 20 hectares of mainly Nebbiolo grapes. They have a great selection of different cru´s.
In addition, the family has a wonderful restaurant in the hills of La Morra with a great view of the Langhe valley. Visit them at Bovio Gianfranco.
Brangero – is situated on a magnificent hilltop with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Langhe and the nearby medieval town of Diano d’Alba. The estate, like so many in the Langhe, is a family run business.
The territory is perfect for producing many of the wines the Langhe is most famous for. Well known international names like Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Nebbiolo d’Alba are all produced by the Brangero winery.
A visit here is really an experience and if you are lucky the energetic, enthusiastic and very passionate Marco Brangero, who now runs the estate for his father, will share with you some of his delicious salumi and local cheeses in addition to the top-quality wines.
Marco has been instrumental in introducing new techniques to the great tradition he has inherited from his father and the already excellent wines are now reaching even greater heights.
Visit them at Brangero
Broccardo – Filippo, Laura and Federica decided to collect everything that has been handed down from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents: the respect for the land and technics to cultivate naturally vineyards. Their winemaking is focused on the purity of each wine, keeping the fruity, without altering its peculiarities, so that you can perceive the characteristics of the land.
The Barolo is obtained by a careful selection of grapes. The vineyards cover about 7 acres facing south and southwest. The composition of the soil is characterized by clay, tuff, sand and silt left by the withdrawal of the Sea Padano about 16 million years ago. The alternation of these layers gives to this Barolo an excellent finesse, structure and elegance. Visit them at Broccardo.
Bruna Grimaldi – the wine is the best expression of the perfumes and tastes in the Barolo region. The winery Bruna Grimaldi gives great importance to the wine-making, thanks to Franco Fiorino’s great passion, who always seeks to obtain quality wines which maintain their natural essence. The taste of the wine is that of the grapes, and the grapes are the expression of their soil.
Their product range includes five wines, crowned by three crus of Barolo, cultivated in the vineyards of Serralunga d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour and Roddi. Visit them at Bruna Grimaldi.
Burlotto Massara – the dream of their family has always been to take Barolo all around the world. At the beginning of the ‘900 Andrea Burolotto has begun to make it real with a passion for the vineyard. They believe in the precious fruit of the Langa, which comes from the Crü Massara, located in the Commune of Verduno, one of the best crü in the Barolo district.
In the 1970s Gian Carlo Burlotto specializes his work in the cellar. The tie with Verduno is given by their family, which has always made wine here, in the very heart of the village. Their concept of wine is given by the union of perfumes and flavours of the grapes that they use for all their Barolo´s. Visit them at Burlotto Massara.
Cá Brusá – the Ca’ Brusà winery is located on a path that during ‘200, had a great importance for its links to the central towns of Langa, Monforte d´Alba.
From this location in Monforte d´Alba they proudly produce the Barolo from cru Vigna d´vai and the riserva in vintages when the grapes have an excellent quality. The soil at cru Vigna d´vai is mainly slit, but also clay and some small parts of sand. Visit them at Cá Brusá.
Cadia – the hill “Cadia” from which the company takes its name, is located on the ridge south-east, a great location for the production of wines of great quality.
Each processing in the vineyard is traditionally carried out by following the integrated pest management (IPM) in order to obtain a genuine product, important organoleptic and sensory characteristics.
The bottles produced by Cadia are obtained exclusively by 12 hectares of vineyards that embrace their hill. Visit them at Cadia.
Cagliero – is located in the true heart of Barolo area, and has been managed by our family since the 15th century. The size of the farm is 7,5 hectares of vineyards with different types of grapes. The vineyards are located in some of the best and well known crus, with an especially propitious exposure, facing South, South-East. All these special characteristics make us take the maximum care of the quality starting from the growing of the grapes in the vineyards, also through heavy thinning out of the bunches. This way, we produce a range of excellent wines that can stand any comparison with any similar products and are really appreciated by true experts and connoisseurs. Visit them at Cagliero.
Camerano – in 1875 the Camerano family began seeking out the highest quality grapes of the region to create wines that express the authentic characteristics of the land. For generations the family has pursued its emphasis on terroir and attention to details, improving technique but always respecting the teachings of past generations. Visit them at Camerano.
Cascina Chicco – we have been making wine for three generations. It began with our ancestor, Ernesto Faccenda, who purchased his first hectare of land in the 1950s not far from Canale d’Alba in the heart of the Roero, and began to cultivate Nebbiolo. From then on, we never stopped growing in our knowledge of the land nor in our love for making wine. We have grown from managing that plot of land to cultivating and directly vinifying the grapes from over forty hectares included land in Monforte d´Alba. We have always sought to improve our production and offer products of the highest quality that are recognized and demanded on the market. Visit them at Cascina Chicco.
Ca´ Viola – 1991. That year at the start of the decade marked Beppe Caviola’s entrée into the world of wine. To be honest, it wasn’t a real debut, because Beppe had been involved with wine since he was a boy, ever since he first decided to attend the Enological School in Alba. Beppe and Simonetta created a whole complex in which production, consultancy and hospitality can coexist in harmony, all united by the same philosophy of simplicity and excellence. Villa Bracco became a luxurious hotel, a winery with space for conferences, lunches and dinners (in collaboration with some of the best local restaurants) and a cutting-edge analytical laboratory.
From 2005 they have produced Nebbiolo for Barolo. A small plot, located in the Sottocastello cru, just outside of the town, at an altitude of 470 metres above sea level, it has a south, southeast exposure and the vines are about 10 years old. The yield is around 50 quintals per hectare, the density is 5,000 vines per hectare and the traditional Guyot system is used for training. Unlike the classic Barolo soil, there is a high presence of chalk. Visit them at Ca´ Viola.
Camparo – “we are what we eat”, hence we started our reflection on organic farming and has been transformed from a single thought to a reality for Camparo. Their wines are a reflection of their philosophy of life; their goal now is the time to respect the lives and habitats of all the physiological phases that characterize the seasonal pattern of the plant. They apply the same philosophy in the cellar trying to bring out the most of the territoriality of the products while safeguarding the wine greets the customer. Camparo covers 16 ha, of which 8 are vineyards and hazel 8 in all organic fully operational. Visit them at Camparo.
Cantina Gigi Rosso – Our winery in Castiglione Falletto, the heart of the Barolo area, is the center of vinification for the grapes which we produce on our three estates. Each one a cru accurately selected from the exposures most profoundly given to vine growing among the hills of the Langhe. We believe that this, together with our rigorous respect for local wine making tradition and 40 years of enological experience, guarantee an outstanding result for each wine we produce. Visit them at Gigi Rosso.
Cantina Marone – is located in Castiglione Falletto. They are a tiny small producer with great passion and experience of winemaking.
In the spring of 2014 they decided to open a rental bike called “RentYour Bike – Bicycle in the Langa of Barolo” to allow Italian and foreign tourists to visit the Langhe Barolo and its surroundings in a better way, more environmentally friendly. They have combined such a passion for this form of transportation, the needs of the tourists to have a point of reference for hiring a bike, with respect to an environment now also protected by UNESCO. Visit them at Rent Your Bike.
Cantina Tomaso Gianolio – is a family run winery founded by Bartolomeo Gianalio in 1930 as a small business producing a very limited amount of good wines for his family restaurant and private consumer only. In the course of many years Tomaso, son of Bartolomeo, selected the best places og high wine vocation hills from where grapes go straight to the wine cellar.
The union of technology, tradition, young and old generations results in the creation of original wines with strong personalities, all characterized by an almost maniac-like research of elegance and balance. Visit them at Tomaso Gianolio.
Cascina Adelaide – the good luck of living in the Langa obligates us to always give the best of ourselves. The love that we feel for our hills and, above all, our vineyards, impassions us to render us so strong as to be almost invincible. Fully aware of this passion, we’ve given new shape and form to our work environment because it will last in time.
The colours that surround it and the perfumes that animate it will enrapture future generations thereby perpetuating our family passion: for the lovely and the unique. Visit them at Adelaide.
Cascina Ballarin – in 1928, our great-grandfather and grandfather, after working for several years as farmers in another farm, began to build their house, cellar, stable and barn. For many years, the company activities were centred on the cultivation of fruit, grapes, cereals, hazelnuts, as well as on raising cattle and producing wine.
Today at Cascina Ballarin we grow grapes in our own vineyards in La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Novello and produce wine in our own cellar. Barolo is our main wine. Different types of Barolo are produced separately from different vineyards in order to preserve the nuances that different types of soil offer. Visit them at Ballarin.
Cascina Bruciata – the history of Cascina Bruciata goes back to 1880, when Carlo Balbo’s great-grand father took ownership due to unexpected circumstances. At that time, the farm was set on fire by jealous local farmers, an event for which it would subsequently be named – Bruciata in Italian means “burned”. The original owner, a certain Mr. Diena, decided to sell the farm and offered Giovanni Balbo, one of his most skilled and trusted farm-hands, the opportunity to buy the property. Giovanni was grateful and proud, however, being a simple farmer he didn’t have the means to pay for the land. Mr. Diena, being a good businessman and having faith in Giovanni, allowed him to delay payment for the property.
Today, Cascina Bruciata represents the realization of a long coming dream, but more than anything else, it is a project that is passionately oriented toward the future, with pride and respect for the land, in the name of the tradition that lives in the spirit of families like the Balbos. Visit them at Cascina Bruciata.
Cascina Bruni – the Veglio family has owned the properties “Cascina Bruni” winery for over 100 years, taking great care of the vineyards and the traditional winemaking techniques of high quality standards. From generation to generation their philosophy have been producing limited amounts of wines and individually, vineyard by vineyard. Visit them at Cascina Bruni.
Cascina del Monastero – the story of “Cascina del Monastero” began in 1926 when Alessio Grasso, a wine producer from Treiso, became the owner of Cascina Luciani and the vineyards surrounding the farmhouse. On the hillside behind the farmhouse are to be found the estate’s 15 giornate piemontesi (the approximate local equivalent of acres) of vineyards.
Standing at an average altitude of 250 metres above sea level on clayey-calcareous soil, they produce the winery’s ten prestigious labels: exuberant wines packed with aromas and flavour. Visit them at Cascina del Monastero.
Cascina Luisin – was founded in 1913 by Luigi Minuto, great-
The company’s business philosophy is firmly based on special care for a sound viticulture and on great respect for tradition regarding technique of vinification. This is the secret which allows each single vineyard to express its unique and undisputed qualities. Visit them at Cascina Luisin.
Cascina Sòt – was founded in 1975 by Mary and Joseph after working many years in the property. They are located in Monforte d´Alba and produce only a few bottles of Barolo. Today the second generation Silvana and Leonardo is in charge while their children Lorena and Maurizio are becoming more and more involved. Visit them at Cascina Sòt.
Ca´Rome – Ca´ is short for “Casa” or home. Located at the top of the Rabajá hill. Since 1980, the winery of Roman Marengo is home to classic red wine-making of the very finest quality. The vineyards´ total surface is now a little more than 5 hectares which gives a total production of about 30 000 bottles. Cisit them at Ca´Rome.
Ciabot Berton – the Oberto family can claim to have early origins reaching as fare back as year 1200. On a land register for La Morra there are references to the Germanic surname of Obertus. The winery nom in use was built in the 1980´s on the site which has always been known as Ciabot Berton. From the 1990´s Luigi´s children Marco and Paola began working with him. Increasingly aware of the quality and full potential of the vineyards and their Nebbiolo grapes, they decided to vinify the grapes of the different vineyards seperately; Roggeri, Rocchettevino, Bricco San Biaggio and Rive. Visit them at Ciabot Berton.
Collina San Ponzio – the farm Collina San Ponzio was founded by Pietro Balocco, who managed to actualize a long tradition of his family in the field of wine-making, an activity which dates back to the early twentieth century and afterwards administrated by his son Antonino Balocco, who was awarded the gold medal in 1978 for the centenary of its establishment. The management is now put into the hands of the Baloccos, who make wine from grapes which come from vineyards owned by the family, farmed with Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo wine, plants aged from five to fifty years, placed in the territory of Barolo and La Morra, in the Fossati vineyards.
Wine production is a passion which starts with farming lands of good quality with love and knowledge, creates a synergy between the vineyard and the winemaker and continues with the wine-making which, thank to modern techniques, allows to protect and to value the typicality of our local vineyards. Since 1878 the Baloccos make wine in this way: they keep following the same philosophy and innovate while respecting the tradition. Visit them at Collina San Ponzio.
Cordero di Montezemolo – at the very heart of the Langhe, right in the middle of the Barolo lands, there is a cedar tree that has overlooked 30 hectars of vineyards for more than 150 years. These precious vines have season after season, silently worked to produce some of the wines that have made Piemonte famous all over the world. The Monfalletto estate belonged to the nobel family of Falletti since 1340 and for more than 6 centuries. Today it´s property of Giovanni Cordero di Montezemolo and the children Elena and Alberto. Visit them at Cordero di Montezemolo.
Costa du Bussia – Luigi Arnulfo has been one of the first in Alba in the oenological field. In 1874 he bought the Bertoroni farmhouse, in the Costa di Bussia region, in Monforte d’Alba district. This estate included already the famous fields of “Campo dei Buoi” and “Campo del gatto”. Today they are precious cru, the heart of the Costa di Bussia concern: 15 hectares vineyards that offer particular and complex wines. Visit them at Costa di Bussia.
Damilano – The Damilano family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno, the great grandfather of the winery’s current owners, began to vinify his own estate wines. The town of Barolo resides in the generous and beautiful Langhe region.
It is with great passion that Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, developed with his children a love for the vineyards, selecting and maintaining them with great care in order to improve the quality of the wines. Over time, the winery’s production was transformed into a jewel that was passed down with pride in 1997 to Giacomo’s grandchildren, who continue to manage the winery today.
Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano, the fourth generation, have brought new vigor to the family business, strengthening and developing the fruit which this extraordinary land has to offer. Always looking forward, they continually seek innovations to further refine Damilano’s production. Visit them at Damilano.
Deltetto – Carlo Deltetto began producing high quality wines in Piemonte’s historic and prestigious wine producing areas of Roero and Langhe in 1953. From the establishment of the his family’s winery in Canale, in the heart of the Roero, Carlo has been dedicated to respecting nature and the great Piemontese wine traditions.
In over 21 hectares of vineyards, Deltetto produces great traditional red wines. Over the last few years, the Deltetto family enjoyed many successes, with its Barolo D.O.C.G. “Sistaglia”. Visit them at Deltetto.
Diego Pressenda – The farm is located 4 km from the center of Monforte d’Alba in the direction of Roddino. It enjoys a strategic position that, due to its height and the exposure of the hill, allows a wide view of the hills of vineyards and the famous crus of Monforte d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba.
La Torricella is our home, where father Diego was born. He has seventy years of history to share: the life of his parents who in the 1940s moved to Torricella as sharecroppers; the properties that Diego started buying at the age of 18, thus beginning his career as a winemaker; the children and the son-in-law who, as a result of their studies, found themselves in the company that their father began with new ideas, hopes and wishes to be realized together. Visit them at Diego Pressenda.
Dogliotti 1870 – the Dogliotti company was founded in 1870 and today the 5th generation of the Dogliotti family is at the helm of the company. They are focused on the vinification keeping in mind the experience and great advise they got from grandparents during the years. To get the best juice as possible they built a winery in the heart of their vineyard to softly crush the berries within 2 hours maximum after picking up. Visit them at Dogliotti 1870.
Dosio Vigneti – founded in 1974, the winery is now an established reality in the panorama of world-class wines from Piedmont, with an outstanding quality production. It is located in the hills of La Morra, in the heart of the Langhe, in a wonderful position of more than five hundred meters above sea level. The vineyards are set in historic Langhe cru, in the areas of La Morra and Barolo such as Fossati, Serradenari, and Nassone. Only quality grapes can make great wines. Exposure, slope, the nature and structure of the soil are of fundamental importance, but they need to go together with a careful tending of vineyards that respects the territory. Visit them at Dosio.
Ellena Giuseppe – is located in La Morra, and the farm covers a surface area of approximately 5 hectares of vineyards.
For many years the farm was part of an agricultural cooperative. With the vintage 2009, the Ellena family has returned to crush its own grapes as it already did in the 60’s of last century. The decision to try the new experience has been dictated by the strong passion for the land that Francesco has transmitted first to his son Giuseppe and then to his grandson Matteo, who is the third generation. Visit them at Ellena Giuseppe.
Eraldo Viberti – is a family farm of about six hectares which two to them is Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo wine. All the vineyards are located in La Morra, in the little village of Santa Maria where the cellar, called Prima, is situated. Until 1987 Eraldo gave all the grapes to the local cooperative wine growers’ association, but from the 1987 vintage, he started to produce his own label.
He works personally in the vineyard and he only use organic soil. They do all the work by hand and do select the grapes in order to obtain the highest quality. The harvest too, is hand made. After the work in the vineyard they pass into the cellars, where they press the grapes and make the fermentation start in steel tanks. They leave skins and wine together, in order to have the best quality. Visit them at Eraldo Viberti.
Erbaluna – the Erbaluna farm is located on the grounds of the winery owned by brothers fratelli Andrea e Severino Oberto, who continue their family tradition which dates back into the last century.
The decision to follow organic methods was made in 1985 and it was the result of a natural desire to rediscover the direct contact with the land which in the previous years was becoming lost. In keeping with regional tradition, the Oberto brothers produce only full-bodied red wines like Barolo and Barolo della Vigna Rocche which is their best known Barolo. Visit them at Erbaluna.
F.lli Revello – The Revello family went tenant-farmer of a domain owned by the parish S. Martin in La Morra, in 1954. The year after Giovanni, our grandfather, and his two sons started to cultivate the vineyards. In 1967 the first vinification by the Revello family was done. Since 1992 Enzo and Carlo are producing their own wine. With special work in the vineyards, reducing the production of the vine plant, and with help of a new technology at the vinfication moment. They are using french barrique and following the precious advises of Elio Altare.
The different vine-varieties are Barolo (33.000 sqm), Barolo vigna Giachini (10.000 sqm), Barolo vigna Conca (11.000 sqm), Barolo Rocche dell’ Annunziata (3.000 sqm) and Barolo vigna Gattera (13.000 sqm). Visit them at F.lli Revello.
Flavio Roddolo – is one of the most interesting artisan growers in Piedmonte. His estate is tucked in the hills outside Monforte, in a secluded spot that suits his introspective personality perfectly. As always, the wines are unique and compelling. Roddolo tends to give his wines more time in barrel, almost all neutral than most of his colleagues.
Flavio’s Barolo is brooding, deep, and full of soul. He grew up in the winery he now runs by himself. He is a quiet giant in the world of Piedmonte. He neither craves nor receives the attention he deserves. His production is very limited.
Francesco Rinaldi e Figli – a date, 1870, and a coat of arms engraved on a vault in the oldest part of the cellar in Barolo. An important starting point summarizing years of history, passion for the hills of Barolo, hard work and devotion to the land that has offered us so much. In the XIX century Giovanni Rinaldi intuitively understood the potential of this farmhouse on the hill planted with vineyards and decided to buy it. After him his children and grandchildren passionately guided the company handing it down generation after generation. The current owners are Paola and Piera Rinaldi, Giovanni’s great granddaughters.
The philosophy of their company, a blend of Barolo, history and tradition is still inspired by the hill that had charmed Giovanni Rinaldi two centuries earlier. The wines summarize the preciousness of the soil; from compact and silt clayey in the village of Castiglione to more limestoney in La Morra. But it’s in Barolo where the perfect balance is found, right on the hill of our cellar; on the Cannubi-hill, chalk, clay and sand blend in a mix that brings balance, harmony, fragrance and taste full of reminiscences of the whole Barolo area. Visit them at Francesco Rinaldi.
Franco Conterno – is located in Monforte d´Alba. The vins are grown in traditional manner and with greart respect for the environment. The nature of the land and the favorable exposure helps to create the unique characterestics of the Franco Conterno Barolo´s.
The Conterno family is dedicated to low-temperature fermentation, in constant racking and aging in oak barrels. It´s secrets that allow Barolo lovers to enjoy a high quality Barolo. Visit them at Franco Conterno.
Franco Martinetti – both as grower and taster, Franco M. Martinetti has always approached wine with patience, knowledge and care. Choosing the ideal variety based on terrain, exposure and age; supervising pruning and thinning bunches in the vineyard; setting the date to begin the harvest; selecting the grapes and proper periods for fermentation, and ageing in casks and bottles. Each stage is carefully supervised, because every detail is fundamental to anyone who aspires to perfection. This constant search for quality is the fruit of real passion, a passion handed down to his sons Guido and Michele who have for some time worked alongside their father at the winery, Guido in oenology and Michele in sales. Visit them at Martinetti.
Francone – the magical, inimitable combination of sheer determination and a passion for winemaking, in a unique setting: this is Cantina Francone, in the village of Neive, set among the rolling hills of the Langhe area, a stone’s throw from Barbaresco.
The roots of the company lie in its family tradition, something it has consolidated over time, and its bond with the local area, but its farsighted vision looks to modernization, with great attention to customer service and special care taken over hospitality in the winery.
In the Francone family the passion for winemaking and wine is handed down from generation to generation, and the traces of the family’s past, the history of an era, are now exhibited in the winery’s museum. Visitors encounter unique artefacts, utensils and tools that were once used for making grapes into wine on the first part of a tour that offers a clear image of the company and the local area.
Now Marco and Fabrizio Francone manage the vineyards and the winery, with the invaluable help of dad Mauro. Visit them at Francone.
Fratelli Aimasso – established as a farming estate in the Thirties by great-grandparents Lorenzo and Argentina, after the Second World War one of their children, Pierino, decided to focus his hard work and hopes on growing grapes. In the seventies he was succeeded by his sons, Lorenzo and Giuseppe, who developed the project and transformed the estate, concentrating exclusively on winegrowing, increasing production and starting to vinify the excess grapes that were not sold. The estate is now run by Luca, Lorenzo’s son. Visit them at Aimasso.
Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno – the heart of Cannubi, with its commanding views over the Langhe, has been home to the Fratelli Serio and Battista Borgogno winery for over 100 years. The company owns four hectares of vineyards, three of which are on the sides of the Cannubi hill cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo grapes. In the vineyard, the changing seasons, and the character of the grape are both important factors in the cultivation. In the cellar, the vinification and aging processes are very dependent on the traditions and methods passed down to us over the generations. Visit them at Battista Borgogno.
Giacomo Marengo – My family’s origins lie in the Piedmont and Tuscany regions. My father’s side of the family, which comes from La Morra, in Piedmont, has been producing Barolo for more than a century, whereas my mother’s family produced Chianti, Super Tuscans.
Out of my father’s family estate I have retained around three hectares, of which two of Barolo DOCG from the Cerequio and Fontanazza vineyards. I produce my wines with my friend Roberto Voerzio, who keeps aside a small space for me in his wonderful cellar. In our cultivation operations, we go to great lengths to limit the production per vine, through various stringent bunch-thinning interventions, which are carried out manually under my supervision. Production levels sit at an average of less than 500 grams per vine, and this means that the quality of the resultant wines is practically immune to seasonal vicissitudes. Importers will, then, forgive me for the limited number of bottles that will be available for sale. Visit them at Giacomo Marengo.
Giacomo Vico – the history of the “Giacomo Vico” winery can be traced back to the end of the 1800´s. The quality of the wines produced was winning widespread recognition, with the gold medal won at the International Food Fair in Paris in 1909. Since 1990 the winery has been returned to its former glory, with the renovation of the old cellars and the incorporation of the most highly advanced technology.
Giacomo Vico produce only Barolo of the highest quality using grapes grown locally in the vineyards in Monforte d´Alba. Visit them at Giacomo Vico.
Gianni Ramello – is a very small producer located in La Morra. When Gianni took over the family business, they were only a grape grower. Recently he decided to take the big step from grower to winemaker. He has studied a lot and knows the most modern technologies, but with big respect of a centuries old tradition.
Together with his son, Matteo they create a wine that respects and reflects what is simply the most beautiful territory in the world. The advantages of a small producer like Ramello are endless. “The first ever is to be able to see all my vineyards every day” says Gianni. Visit them at Gianni Ramello.
Giribaldi – was founded at the beginning of the xx century and has now been farming for three generations. One of the main objectives for Giribaldi is to better the qualty of the grapes through a selection of the vine clones, without however leaving behind the other important factors in the vineyard. A new important novelty which has been introduced is the production of biological wine. Visit them at Giribaldi.
Giulia Negri – tradition is everything in this land. I could have banked on the name Barolo and on the history of my family, which has been producing wine at Serradenari for the past 150 years. But life shouldn’t be a big yawn. I started my adventure a few years ago – “I wanted to make wine my way”. I adored my “garagiste” friends and their heretical, dogma-free wines, a handful of amazing bottles produced by forward-looking artisan winemakers. When my family made it possible for me to cultivate grapes and create a small cellar, I bet on Barolo, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. I planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on very special terrain, near a forest known for its truffles, along with cherished Burgundy clones. The Barolo, on the other hand, I let grow laboriously on warmer, sandier terrain. I produce Barolo because I believe it will be the work of art of the future – a mix of ancient polish and modern harmony; a flagship in the winemaking world from America to Asia.
And now, I have been noticed and my work has been acknowledged with awards and prizes. But there is no point in becoming bigheaded: This is a challenge that renews itself with every single vintage. The biggest mistake would be to think that going forward, it’s going to be all downhill. Nonetheless, now that the Baroloboys have grown up, time may have come for us, the Barologirls. Visit Giulia at Giulia Negri.
Guasti Clemente – was founded in 1946 in Nizza Monferrato. Today its run by the two brothers Andrea and Alessandro Guasti who has continue the long family tradition of focusing on high quality production and selected grapes. They are a traditional winery using large barrels for aging. Today they have 40 hectares which 29 are vineyards. Visit them at Guasti Clemente.
Josetta Saffirio – at the beginning of the twentieth century, the father of Josetta, Ernesto, he began to cultivate the vineyards inherited from his father. In 1975, a young, Josetta decides to take care of the vineyards of the father. After a period of pause in the 90s, Sarah, daughter of Robert and Josetta, decided to devote herself to the family vineyards. Sara represents the fourth generation of farmers and with the same dedication is committed to perpetuate a tradition now over two hundred years.
Why Gnomes? Ernesto Saffirio kept a mind of a child, despite evidence that life had undergone. In the evenings, he was used to tell to her small Josetta, that he saw in the courtyard of the farmhouse of Castelletto, a gnome with a cart pulled by mice. So it was that Josetta plotting these tales to his children Sara and Alessio, dedicating wines to these characters that help the farmers of the forest taking care of the animals and checking the basement, in exchange for a little wine. The wholesomeness and sweetness which refer to these illustrations, this label is famous all over the world. Visit them at Josetta Saffirio.
La Bioca – is a small winery in the Langhe zone. Their vineyards are situated in the villages of Monforte d’Alba (Bussia, San Sebastiano subzones), Novello (Ravera), La Morra (Castagni & Croera) and Verduno. The most part of the 8,2 ha under vines are of their property. They have replanted 3,5 ha in 2014 so they are not in production yet.
Their new winery is located in Fontanafredda subzone of Serralunga d’Alba. Apart from the larger production facility, the 2 spacious warehouses and the underground cellar, the new winery has a large tasting room with an enormous terrace and an “agriturismo” with 7 comfortable rooms. Visit them at La Bioca.
Laficaia – in 2013 Enrico Piantato, decided to leave the legal profession to pursue his dreams and continue the long family tradition.
The fertile land of Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, the birthplace of his grandfather, together with the wonderful climatic conditions favour the cultivation of grapes and other fruits such as figs and olives. And it is precisely the memory of the fig tree, under which his grandfather used to rest, which is the source of inspiration for the birth of “Laficaia”.
And so the fig tree, fruit and tree, symbol of immortality and fertility, sacred to Dionysus, the God of wine, is destined to remain an emblem of life capable of uniting the earth to heaven. Visit them at Laficaia.
La Rachilana – the farm is born among the green hills of Monforte d´Alba, a town and territory with a well-known wine tradition. The company was found in 1964 by the grandfather Bartolomeo and his son Mario after years of hard work among the rows as sharecroppers. Today the company is run by the new generation, Davide and Daniela, and they produces Dolcetto d´Alba, Barbera d´Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo and Barolo. Visit them at La Rachilana.
La Spinetta “making wines with passion” – The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. In 2000 the family’s ambition of also making a Barolo became reality. The Rivettis acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town of Grinzane Cavour. Visit them at La Spinetta.
Le Ginestre – stands on the road that winds its way up from the village of Gallo Grinzane towards Diano d’Alba, just where Grinzane Cavour Castle suddenly comes into view on top of the hill. The entire production cycle – from the fermentation of the grapes to the bottling of the wines – is carried out here.
The vineyards growing the Nebbiolo from which Barolo wine is made are located in Grinzane Cavour, Serralunga d’Alba and Novello, at altitudes varying between 250 and 350 m above sea level. The “Ginestre” vineyard in Grinzane Cavour faces south on marly-calcareous soil; the “Baudana” vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba faces south-west on sandyish calcareous soil, which gives Barolo more marked aromas; the “Sotto Castello” vineyard in Novello faces south-south-west on mainly marly soil, while the southernmost area of the vineyard is less fertile, with a higher content of tufa and limestone. Visit them at Le Ginestre.
Livia Fontana – is located in the heart of the Barolo area in the community of Castiglione Falletto. Our vinery can look back to the experience of 7 generations, 200 years tradition of wine production. Now the sons of Livia, Michele and Lorenzo along with the assistance of Renzo Zimaglia, manage the entire wine production from working in the vineyard through to bottling and labelling. Visit them at Livia Fontana.
Lorenzo Accomasso – Cavalier Lorenzo Accomasso is the soul of the wine. It produces ancient Barolo´s, but with young and flooding sound of long and intense breath that slowly emerges. Barolo Rocche and Barolo Rocchette stands for a long time and they are bottled only after they have received Lorenzo´s placet, a year later than the other producers on average.
Lorenzo´s agricultural company is not that big, only a little more than 3 hectares of low range vineyard all around the house and the wine cellar, and it´s family run. The Barolo in which the Accomasso family has always trusted in comes from Rocchette, a small land in the middle of the Rocche dell`Annunziata. Lorenzo was one of the first, if not the first in absolute, in that zone to selected-variety winemaking.
Luigi Oberto – is a very small vinery located in La Morra established by Luigi Oberto and his wife Silvana in 1976. Today his son Andrea is involved producing Barolo from cru Rocche Torriglione.
Luigi Oddero – since 1878 the Oddero family has been synonymous with tradition and high quality Nebbiolo wines from the Langhes top vineyards and it was in 1951 when brothers Giacomo and Luigi Oddero began bottling their family’s wines.
In 2006, after fifty years of passionately tending the vine and making the wine (while Giacomo was ‘front of house’), Luigi was obliged to leave the family domaine in La Morra and create his own label. He took with him his wife Lena, their young children Giovanni and Maria, as well as 32 hectare of prime vineyards.
With Luigi’s loss in 2009, Lena Oddero is now managing the estate, aided by her faithful team of Gregorio (winemaker) and Alberto Zaccarelli (sales). Dante Scaglione, former winemaker at Bruno Giacosa, now consults. The wines are traditionally and respectfully made, aged in large Gamba oak botte, and the product of fruit grown in the villages of La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba.
Massimo Rattalino – his aim is to realize something unique “cultivate the vines in order to obtain extraordinary grapes and produce wines of the best quality”.
The dream of dedicating my life to viticulture, the passion for prestigious wine, the fondness for the oenological tradition of the Piedmont region soon became an ambitious project: to produce wines predominantly from Nebbiolo grapes and bet on this unique, ancient vine, which is convenient for the new and more exigent international markets. Visit them at Massimo Rattalino.
Manzone Giovanni – Giovanni Manzone is located in MONFORTE D’ALBA, Piedmont since 1925. The entire production is focused on high quality and limited to about 50,000 bottles per year, using only estate-grown grapes. The HISTORY of this family-estate began in 1925 when Giovanni Manzone purchased “Ciabot del Preve” (the residence of the Parish of the nearby town of Castelletto). In 1965, Giovanni and Stefano Manzone bottled the first wines and they purchased important vineyards on the historic hill of “GRAMOLERE”, in Monforte d’Alba. In 2005, Mauro Manzone joined his father Giovanni in the management of the winery. Mauro graduated from the famed Oenology School of Alba. At the estate the principles of pure, natural, non-invasive agriculture are followed. No insecticides or fertilizers have ever been used. Manzone’s HIGH-ELEVATION vineyards (450 metres, 1,500 feet), their EXTREME STEEPNESS and the GREAT TERROIR foster naturally low-yielding vines which produce wines that are approachable while young, yet remain amongst the most concentrated and longest-lived of all Barolos. Visit them at Manzone Giovanni.
Marchesi di Barolo – is a historical cellar located in the town of Barolo. The story begins precisely in 1807, in Paris, when the Marquis of Barolo Carlo Tancredi Falletti married Juliette Colbert de Maulévrier, a French noblewoman and the great granddaughter of the Sun King’s well-known Minister of Finance. Juliette saw the great potential of the wine made in Barolo. Juliette died in 1864, and today Marchesi di Barolo is still a family business owned by Anna and Ernesto Abbona – the 5th generation.
Marchesi di Barolo controls approximately 120 hectares of vineyards and produces wines from the major indigenous varieties of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. In order to better define and enhance their different characteristics, the most prestigious historical crus are made from a single variety, and individually aged and bottled. Visit them at Marchesi di Barolo.
Marziano Abbona – the history of the Abbona winery is full of hard work and challenges, but also loyalty to tradition and passion for experimentation. At the heart of the story are the hills of the Langhe and hard work in the vineyards.
For three generations, the Abbona cellars have made great wines of the Langhe, striving to express the most important emotions: love for our work, and gratitude that we live in one of the most extraordinary wine territories in the world.
Celso, father of Marziano Abbona handed down a heritage that he and his daughters live intuitively today. Their passion and dedication continue to help produce high quality wines that are exported around the world. Visit them at Marziano Abbona.
Mauro Marengo – is a unique estate which was established by the Marengo family in 1899 and now Marco manages it, very successfully, totally on his own after his father Mario passed away in 2001.
The vineyard extension is just 11 hectares, but 1 hectare is in Le Brunate, a grand cru of La Morra (and one of the greatest crus of the Langhe area) and 0.90 hectares are in Bricco delle Viole, one of the main crus of the town of Barolo. These two plots have belonged to the Marengo family for three generations. The first vintage of Barolo to be bottled with Le Brunate on the label was 1974 while Barolo Bricco Viole was labelled as such starting from the 1997 vintage. Visit them at Mauro Marengo.
Mauro Veglio – to understand their history, you must return to the beginning of the 1900s in the village of Ciotto near La Morra. In this cluster of houses, the Veglio family has been dedicated to working the land for generations. To be a farmer in the Langhe meant bending over the vines, cultivating orchards and gardens, raising livestock, and inventing new ways of getting by every day.
Angelo Veglio was born in 1928 and startet the winery. Of Angelo’s three sons, only Mauro followed in the footsteps of his father. In the 1980s, not many people were willing to bet on Barolo, even though it was the most promising challenge in winemaking. In 1986 at 25 years old, Mauro took over the management of the winery after his father came down with an illness. This was when the winery and farmhouse underwent restoration, the vineyards were renewed, and the first experiments in winemaking were carried out. Visit them at Mauro Veglio.
Negretti Vini – the Negretti family’s roots have always firmly set in their passion and love for wine. The company philosophy is based on the constant, persistent pursuit of quality. The ongoing commitment of brothers Massimo and Ezio is to dedicating all their attention in person to both the vineyards and the product on its way to our glasses. The estate stretches out over around 13 hectares of vineyards on prime wine-growing slopes in the villages of La Morra, Roddi and Monforte d’Alba. Visit them at Negretti.
Oscar Bosio – the “Oscar Bosio” winery is in Valdivilla, a village perched on the beautiful hills of Santo Stefano Belbo. “La Bruciata” hill, where the winery is located, offers an all-round view of the surrounding vineyards, the Alps and the Alba plain.
The vineyards for Nebbiolo to Barolo are planted in a position with a particular vocation for winegrowing, offering us aromatic wines that we vinify to be elegant, balanced and never excessive. Bosio has the vineyards in Monforte and Serralunga. Visit them at Oscar Bosio.
Palladino – from here you can feel the history of Langhe, surrounded by the vineyards of Serralunga d’Alba, in the heart of the production of Barolo. The winery is an old building in the center of the village, where, since 1870, wine and life have established a strong pair. In the winery the historical evidence is everywhere: the outdoor wall stone plaque dates the house to 1870 and tells about an 80.000 Liras bequest. This sum of money was used to start a wine production business. The cousins Maurilio and Mauro Palladino bought the winery in 1974 and started the wine production in bottles in 1978, after a renovation. Visit them at Palladino.
Paolo Manzone – the estate is of approx, 10 ha. cultivating different grapes where 4 have. is Nebbiolo for Barolo. All the operations on the vineyards and picking are carried out by hand, granting a very good grape quality with a yield on average smaller than 20 30% compared to normal production.
Furthermore the vineyards in the area around Serralunga d’Alba are located in a traditional cru area of Barolo, named “Baudana” and “Lazzarito”, in the south facing slope of a hill infront of the village of Castiglione Falletto. The vineyards are situated in one of the best areas specifically adapt to this particular cru named “Meriame. Visit them at Paolo Manzone.
Pietro Rinaldi – is located in Piedmont, in the hilly region of Alba, in Madonna di Como, an area of Langhe which is particularly suitable for the cultivation of vines. In this estate, our great-grandparents Pietro, Paolo and our grandfather Costanzo had been producing Nebbiolo since 1920. After four generations, at present wine is considered the fruit of experience, says Paolo.
Pietro Rinaldi is always in pursuit of high quality through is continuous efforts in the improvement of the vineyards, the great care in the cultivation of grapes, precise vinification methods and the collaboration with skilful professionals such as the Oenologist Beppe Caviola. Visit them at Pietro Rinaldi.
Pira Luigi – in the 50s Luigi Pira decided to focus on grapes and wine, in the following decades he sold grapes and open wine to the biggest wineries in the area of Alba which sought after high quality products from Serralunga d’Alba.
It was a first step towards its own production, which was impressed in this earth and able to give great red wines, Barolo above all. In the early 90s Gianpaolo, Luigi’s son, started to take part in the winery management, and the wine quality became the key factor. Today Gianpaolo is flanked by his brothers Romolo and Claudio.
Starting from the 90s, the winery has been refurbished to enable the production of high quality Barolo. The venues were restored and enlarged, the equipment was replaced keeping a balance between tradition and technology. Pira Luigi produces quality, thanks to the special features of the grapes cultivated in the area of Serralunga d’Alba.
Fermentation occurs in automatic fermentation tanks with temperature control, while for the ageing they use both small 225 or 500-l French oak barrels and large 2500-l Slavonian oak barrels, depending on the wine. Wood is skillfully used: it is a means to further enhance Barolo, but only if it is possible to achieve the correct balance between the wine, its territory, tradition and innovation. Visit them at Pira Luigi.
Poderi Aldo Conterno – In the 19th century, the forefathers of Aldo Conterno emigrated to Argentina, but on account of various family vicissitudes they returned to Italy after a few years. It was then that Giovanni Conterno brought his family back to the small winemaking farm of his father Giuseppe in Monforte d’Alba and started helping him in the production of local wine. His sons Giovanni and Aldo began to assist and follow their father in running the business. In the mid-’50s Aldo decided to set out for America.
The five-year experience in the United States had kindled within Aldo a desire to establish a business of his own. It was for this reason that he decided, after working for a considerable time alongside his brother, to carry out the dream which had been interrupted in America. He bought the “Favot” farm and founded the estate “Poderi Aldo Conterno” in 1969. Today the company is run by three sons of Aldo : Franco, Stefano and Giacomo who followed in the footsteps of their father carry on the family tradition. Visit them at Aldo Conterno.
Poderi Luigi Einaudi – The winery, which already in the first years of the 1920’s bottled and distributed Barolo, was completely renovated in 1993. The main body of the winery is almost completely under ground to reduce the visual impact and to assure a constant temperature and humidity in the areas of maturation.
In 1997, the Einaudi family had the opportunity to buy from Gancia, an important vineyard, formerly the property of Viganò, comprising 2.25 hectares of vines in the heart of the Cannubi, dominated by a fascinating farmhouse. Visit them at Einaudi.
Poderi e Cantine Oddero – The Oddero winery is located in Santa Maria, a hamlet of La Morra, at Borgata Tetti 28. One part is used for winemaking, while the other historic section, dating back to the end of the 18th century, is used for maturing and ageing the wines.
Oddero owns approximately 35.00 hecatres of vineyards, of which 16.50 are Nebbiolo for Barolo vineyards. Poderi e Cantine Oddero is proud to count among its vineyards some of the best sôrì (sunny sites) of the Langhe: Vigna Rionda in Serralunga d’Alba; Brunate in La Morra; Mondoca di Bussia Soprana in Monforte d’Alba; Rocche di Castiglione, Fiasco and Villero in Castiglione Falletto, as well as Gallina in Neive, Bricco Chiesa, Roggeri, Capalot, San Biagio in Santa Maria in La Morra, Collaretto in Serralunga d’Alba. Please cisit them at Oddero.
Rivetto – The vineyards before all else. For wines to be an authentic expression of their territory, it is necessary to trust the vineyard and lead it toward self-regulation. This is why our wine-making is minimalist: sometimes we think it’s better to not take action. No synthetic chemicals for weeds, defence or fertiliser. No aggressive handling of the soil or the vines. Sowing of grassy plants and legumes in order to revitalise the soil and reduce soil compaction. Use of natural phyto-fortifiers to stimulate plants’ self defence.
Unique wines from a unique territory. We are located between Serralunga d’Alba and Sinio, an area characterised by soil rich in marl, lime and clay which retains precious microelements and confers our wines with matchless fineness. Visit them at Rivetto.
Rizieri – The Rizieri winery was born from a choice of change, a common project of life, a deep respect for nature and what it produces. At first we have only dreamed of, then looked for a long time and finally found it: it was love at first sight. The site chosen is located in Diano d’Alba.
We take care of the vines with the maximum respect for the environment and personally follow all phases of work both in the vineyard and in the cellar with patience, perseverance and, of course, great enthusiasm. We believe that this is the only way to obtain the best from our grapes. Visit them at Rizieri.
Rocca Giovanni – Rocca Giovanni’s winery consists of 22 hectares of vineyards located in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, a small village which is part of the eleven communes of Barolo of ancient origin which now owes its fame ‘as well as the beauty of the great wines. For three generations, the Rocca family cultivates with care, passion and authenticity the vineyards of his property making wine harvest. The vineyards Pianromualdo, Sant’Anna, Trenta, Mosconi, Giudice e Ravera di Monforte are the main assets of the winery as part of suited zones and subzones of the most important maps of Langa.
From the beginning the company puts into practice a simple philosophy based on respect for tradition in the land and the winery using eco-friendly products for the treatments in the vineyard and a natural winemaking that reflects more than the lifestyle of the Rocca family. Visit them at Rocca Giovanni.
Rocche Costamagna – on May 15, 1841 the police office of the royal Military Command in Alba granted Luigi Costamagna, son of the estate’s founder Francesco Antonio Costamagna, an official licence “to retail the wine produced from his own vineyards” in La Morra. In 1911, Francesco Costamagna and his son Riccardo were awarded a gold medal at the “Gran Premio dell’Esposizione Internazionale di Torino” for fifty years of winemaking.
The estate stretches over 14 hectares and yields a total yearly production of 85 000 bottles on average.
Their philosophy is to combine modern technologies with respect for the distinctive character of each local varietal. The grapes from each vineyard are processed separately to reflect both the personality of the varietal and of the terroir. Visit them at Costamagna.
Saglietti Flavio – The Saglietti farm is located on the hill of La Morra, one of the most famous municipalities of the Langhe territory and also one of the more suited for winegrowing because of its ground and position.
The wine quality is the first goal of our cultivation technique. We do a short pruning and let the grass grow between the rows, so that the soil is enriched by a more rational and balanced fertilization with natural organic and mineral substance. This wine was produced for the first time in our farm in the year 2001. The soil of the vineyard (0,5 hectares) is mainly loamy, quite deep and south, south-west-facing. The wine we obtain from this soil is full-bodied, rich in alcohol but fine enough to be drunk very young, or after eighteen months ageing in barrels. Visit them at Saglietti Flavio.
Salvano – Mr. Angelo Salvano began producing wines in his farmhouse (then called “Grillo”). The fame of his wines grew. He attributed his success to the fruit of hard work and the love of a fertile land. In 1991 the winery entered a new phase. A new rustic style winery was built, reminiscent of the old farmhouses in Langa with arches and exposed brick. Salvano wines continued to gain notoriety, gratifying the passionate pursuit of quality shared by Luciana and Piero.
The company owns vineyards in Ricca, Roddino, Barbaresco, Treiso, Serralunga, Monforte, in Roero and in Diano d’Alba. Salvano lets its grapes grow in these different vineyards where the soils of particular flavors and aromas each produce a unique grape. Visit them at Salvano.
Serradenari – “the world´s highest Barolo”. Serradenari, the “peak” of the Barolo, is like a terrace overlooking the northwestern Italian region of Piedmont. The view from here embraces the Alps from Liguria to Cervino, with Mount Monviso sitting majestically in the horizon.
The name of the farmhouse, Serradenari, harks back to centuries ago, when the Black Death forced the peasants of Barolo and La Morra to leave their lands and take refuge on the crest, taking with them all their savings – hence, the name Serradenari, from “Sara D’nè,” which in the local dialect means “sierra of money.”
The Diatto-Negri family has owned Serradenari since the late 19th century : they were entrepreneurs in Turin, where they produced Italy’s first automobile in the late 1800s , and Serradenari was their country estate. But year after year the Diatto-Negri family started exporting the wine it produced almost as a hobby. It was thanks to them that Barolo and other Langhe wines were first introduced into the United States. Visit them at Serradenari.
Silvio Grasso – The Grasso family have been making wine since 1927, but have only been bottling all their production since the mid 80´s, when Alessio Federico took over from his father Silvio.
The total vineyard surface area is 14 hectares where 6 are owned and 8 are leased. Federico Grasso is backed by his wife Marilena and by his two sons Silvio and Paolo. Visit them at Silvio Grasso.
Simone Scaletta – He is a young winemaker who makes his own wine at Monforte d’Alba, one of the 11 Barolo towns. He grows in Località Manzoni five hectares of vineyards with a natural approach, in full respect of the earth and its fruits. Chirlet is one out of his four vineyards which also give the name to his Barolo.
His Barolo is rich of personality and character, made by natural vinification, which follow several decantings at the right moment and a slow fining, without filtering, giving a balanced, authentic and natural evolution. Visit them at Simone Scaletta.
Sordo Giovanni – is located in the heart of Barolo zone, called Castiglione Falletto. Sordo is a family run company with long traditions. Today Giorgio Sordo run the company as the third generation after his grand father founded the company in the early twentieth century. Today they have about 52 hectares of which 40 are vineyards located in Serralunga d´Alba. In addition they have vineyards in Monforte, La Morra and Novello. Visit them at Sordo Giovanni.
Stra – is located in Novello. It´s an old farm with more than 200 years of wine-making experience. It´s a very small producer producing only about 30 000 bottles. Today the new generation Paolo is running the farm together with his father Roberto, mother Maresa and grandmother Irma.
In terms of Barolo they produce Barolo La Volta, Barolo Ciocchini Loschetto (monopoly cru located by the farm) and in some years also Barolo Riserva. Visit them at Stra.
Sukula – is a family-run, artisanal wine estate located in the medieval village of Serralunga d’Alba in Piedmont, Italy. Nestled in the heart of the Barolo DOCG zone, Sukula has been producing world-class wines since 2006. The estate is just under two hectares, which allows for an incredible attention to detail that is not always found at other wineries in the region. Due to the limited production size of the estate and a careful eye for quality, Sukula produces only 4,500 bottles per year.
Sukula’s first Barolo vintage was bottled in 2007. While Sukula doesn’t have decades of historical vintages to rest upon, the wine that is being produced is only of the highest quality and is receiving accolades from esteemed wine critics around the world. Visit them at Sukula.
Tenuta Rocca – in the heart of the Langhe district, in the Ornati area of Monforte d’Alba, Tenuta Rocca is an estate with 37.06 acres (15 hectares) of vineyards. From 1986, it was managed by brothers Bruno and Gianni, who constantly modernized the vineyards over the years, and since 2011 Gianni and his son Andrea, an enotechnician, have taken over management of the estate.
Viberti Giovanni – The Viberti winery was founded in the early 1900s, when Antonio Viberti purchased an Inn in the Vergne district of Barolo, known as “Al Buon Padre”, along with an adjoining farm that produced the wine served in the trattoria.
Today at Viberti Giovanni, Claudio, the youngest son, represents the third generation to run the family business. Claudio is directly committed to the wine making process using his know-how, which has been passed down through the generations.
The winery can count on a total production of 70,000 bottles per year and is constantly growing, with a motivated young staff, ambitious to reach new goals every day. Visit them at Viberti Giovanni.
Vietto – The history of Vietto family started ages ago when the grandfather Pietro used to tell how they produced wine to be consumed in the family, with friends and to be sold to some buyer from the city.
In the year 2000 they decided to renovate the business, planting new vineyards in disused corn fields, transforming the tractor shed into a cellar for vinification and bottling and exploiting the 17th century farmhouse as barrel and barrique cellar and tasting hall.
Under the supervision of oenologist Piero Ballario, their dream came true, to produce wine from their grapes, maintaining the same simple and careful methods of winemaking that fully reflect this territory. The winery now has 17 hectares of vineyard. Visit them at Vietto.
Virna di Borgogno – Today the “Virna” estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area; Cannubi Boschis, Preda, Sarmassa, I Merli, San Giovanni, Costa delle rose.
Virna represents the latest generation of the Borgogno family and after completing her studies in enology at the winemaking school in Alba in 1988, she joined her father Lodovico in the running of the family farm, and three years later she became the first woman in winemaking techniques from Turin University. Visit them at Virna di Borgogno.