Borgogno Rivata

Cellar in Guarene

young winery, based on the production of quality wines without the limits of tradition.

Development and innovation converge in the bottle to give life to new wines, with the help of lands that are historically suited to the production of wine.

It practices low environmental impact agriculture through grassing andintegrated pest management, in order to avoid the use of herbicides and fungicides.


The visit begins with a stroll in the fields, in the vineyards and adjacent orchards, half way up the coast of the Guarene hill, under the grandeur of its castle.

Here it is possible to observe a quite curious geological formation called Paradis der Some (Paradise of jennies). This is a rift that cuts through the entire height of the hill, formed by the Tanaro river at the end of the last glaciation.

During the walk, depending on the seasonal period you’ll see the work that is carried out.

At the end you will visit the entire firm, warehouses and shelter tools, the tractors and their trailers.

The winemaking area, and the aging cellar, are mostly concentrated in the winery of La Morra. However, we will explain you how the wine is produced.

The tour ends with the tasting of Langhero wines, accompanied by delicious snacks and by the tasting of the first and only Madernassa pear cider: the Sidré.

The production

Most of the property is distributed near the company in the locality of Sotteri in Guarene and, together with the vineyards of La Morra, extends for about forty hectares.

The lands are cultivated with vineyards (5 hectares), cereals, corn and wheat (30 hectares), orchards of apples, pears, apricots, peaches, plums and hazelnuts (5 hectares), to which is added a hectare dedicated to horticulture.

The wines produced are Barolo (soon available in 2019), NebbioloDolcetto and Barbera for the reds, together with Favorita and Arneis for whites.

The Sidré cider

From the crushing and pressing of the Madernassa pear, a typical Roero variety, we obtain the juice for the initial fermentation at 14°, which lasts roughly 15/20 days.

The bubbly process takes place during the second fermentation which is carried out at 12°, after which filtering and a period of rest in tanks take place.

At this point the Sidré cider is ready to be bottled: dry, bubbly and with low alcohol (Vol. 8%). It’s ideal for any situation; for all dishes and light aperitifs.

The History

In 2010, the companies of Alberto and Massimo merge: in both families there is a strong link with wine, but the two young men believe that a new interpretation is needed.

Getting to know the French phenomenon of the 1990s, the so-called “garage wine” of the Bordeaux area, they start asking themselves: why compete with the “Barolisti”?

Their dream is a small production representative of the territory of Langhe and Roero, but free from the limiting dictates of tradition.

This is how the Borgogno Rivata winery comes to life: a young and fresh company founded on experimentation and development.

Business Hours

Closing Day


Spoken Languages

English, Italiano

Produced Wines

Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto e Roero Arneis

Vineyards Area


Bottles N°



Integrated fight

Vineyards Location

Guarene, La Morra


Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden

Accepted Payments


The tour of the company lasts about an hour and a half and includes:

  • the guided visit of the fields, vineyards and orchards
  • the tasting of the Sidré cider (the first cider made from pears) and the wines
  • sweet and savory local products appetizers

The price is:

  • 10,00 € per person for those who wish to try 6 wines 
  • 5,00 € those who only try 3 wines of their choice  

The tour is available in Italian and in English.

Groups up to a maximum of 12 participants are allowed.

Sales points

At the Località Sotteri sales point you’ll find the wines at advantageous prices and, on request, it is possible to ship them directly to the customer address.

For information and reservations fill out the form on the side, indicating in the “notes” field the type of visit chosen.


The family proposal “Crushing for children” is an activity that takes place during the harvesting period.

You will be taken to the vineyard to attend the harvesting, then return to the farm to see the next steps: de-stemming and crushing.

The visit ends with a tasting of 6 wines for the adults, a glass of Sidré and products for the children.

The price of the complete experience for the whole family is € 25.00.

Sales outlet

It is possible to purchase wines and other company products at advantageous prices and, on request, shipments are made directly to the buyer’s home.

For information and reservations fill out the form on the side, indicating in the “notes” field the type of visit chosen.

Borgogno Rivata

Via Sotteri, 4, 12050 Sotteri, CN, Italia
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