Torraccia del Piantavigna

Torraccia del Piantavigna was founded in 1977 when Pierino Piantavigna, maternal great grandfather of the current generation of the Francoli family, planted his first vineyard of Nebbiolo in the hills above Ghemme, near the former Cavenago Castle. Situated in Alto Piemonte in the foothills of Monte Rosa, the company owns nearly 100 acres of hand-tended […]


Located in Cocconato, in Asti, Dezzani goes back three generation to 1934, when Luigi Dezzani founded the family business. His son Romolo and grandchildren Luigi Jr., Franca and Giovanni continued in his footsteps and turned Dezzani into the dynamic and modern winery it is today. Luigi Jr. is the main oenologist and runs the production. […]

Produttori del Barbaresco

The DOCG Barbaresco is in the wine-rich area of Piedmont in Northwest Italy, a two-hour drive from Milan and an hour and half from the French border. The tiny district includes the three villages of Barbaresco, Neive, and Treiso, covering 1,250 acres of Nebbiolo grapes that produce around 208,000 cases of Barbaresco every year. Separated […]

Pio Cesare

“Pio Cesare is what I call a ‘lighthouse winery’. Steadfast and standing tall among the rest, it floods the landscape with inspiration and light for a slew of smaller, boutique wineries looking to find their way. Among the most historic brands in Alba, Pio Cesare has worked hard to promote Barolo and the territory of […]

La Giustiniana

La Giustiniana is an ancient property that lies just north of Gavi in the heart of the DOC. It is a magnificent estate with a wine history dating back to the 10th century. At that time, land belonged to a Benedictine monastery that produced both grain and grapes. Umberto Lombardini purchased the 30 ha estate […]

Giovanni Rosso

“Founded in 1890, the estate has recently become one of the brightest emerging stars in Barolo. Owner Davide Rosso studied winemaking in France and is taking the wines to a new level: all his wine speak clearly of Serralunga … Rosso’s first vintage (2011) of his Tommasso Canale CuvĂ©e from the Vigna Rionda Cru will […]