Roero

Borgogno Rivata

Wine Producer in Guarene

A 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 and integrated pest management, in order to avoid the use of herbicides and fungicides.

Borgogno Rivata - Vendemmia

A story that
begins in 2010

in Guarene

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.

The Wines

The property extends for about forty hectares.

Most of the property is distributed near the company in the locality of Sotteri in Guarene, while the rest of the vineyards are in La Morra.

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.

Produced Wines

Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Pelaverga, Favorita, Roero Arneis

Vineyards Extension

40 Ha

N° of Bottles

10.000

Vineyards Location

La Morra e Guarene

Agricultural Method

Integrated pest management

Products

Sidré is the first Madernassa pear 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.

Sidré

In addition to clearly referring to cider, the word Sidrè follows the expression in Piedmontese dialect “si drè”, which means “back here“. As a child Massimo wasn’t aware of the fact that “si drè” meant what it meant, and when in the old family house the “adults” asked him to go pick two pears “si drè” he thought they referred to the variety – which is actually Madernassa.

Visits & Tastings

The visit begins with a stroll in the fields, in the vineyards and adjacent orchards.

The firm is located 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 the wines, accompanied by delicious snacks and by the tasting of the first and only Madernassa pear cider: the Sidré.

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.

The wine tastings

Basic → 10€ per person

Includes 3 wines of your choice + 1 glass of Sidré cider.

Complete → 15€ per person

Includes 6 wines of your choice + 1 glass of Sidré cider.

Tour of Guarene → 30€ per person

The exclusive Guarene tour that completes the visit to the winery. Together with the producer you will visit the first pear tree of Madernassa, the church of the Annunziata, the Pinacoteca of the town and taste the wines in the dungeons of the town.

Crushing for children → 25€ per family

The family proposal 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.

Groups

max 12 people

Visit Duration

1h 30m

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 10€

Prices & Services

Visits and tastings

Wine tastings

Basic → 10,00€ per person
Includes 3 wines of your choice + 1 glass of Sidré cider

Complete → 15,00€ per person
Includes 6 wines of your choice + 1 glass of Sidré cider

Tour of Guarene → 30€ per person

The exclusive Guarene tour that completes the visit to the winery. Together with the producer you will visit the first pear tree of Madernassa, the church of the Annunziata, the Pinacoteca of the town and taste the wines in the dungeons of the town.

Crushing for children → 25€ per family

The family proposal 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.

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard Diners ATM / Bancomat

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