Wandering in Langa

The Most Famous Wine Cellars of the Langhe Find Out Which Ones to Visit in 2023

February 24, 2023

One of the best experiences to get to know a territory in depth is undoubtedly that of a visit to a wine cellar: in it, in fact, you find a fascinating world in which it is wonderful to immerse oneself not only to listen to the different voices that are part of it but also to learn about its history.

The nobility of wine is just that: is never a detached, abstract object that can be judged by drinking a glass, or two or three, of a bottle that comes from a place where we have never been.

Mario Soldati

The Langhe, in Piedmont, are one of the most renowned wine regions in the world and are endowed with a landscape over which hectares and hectares of vine rows stand out, and there are numerous wine cellars to visit in the region, each with its own peculiarity.

Here are the four most famous ones to visit.

Ceretto Winery

The Ceretto winery, one of the most famous in the Langhe, was founded in 1936 by Riccardo Ceretto. The famous ‘Acino’ grape, an architectural masterpiece with a futuristic aftertaste, stands out on their estate and already offers a first taste of their philosophy.

Acino - Cantina Ceretto

The winery has pioneered the use of sustainable and organic viticulture techniques and produces some of the best wines in the region.

A visit to the winery includes a tasting of their fine wines, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Moscato d’Asti. The winery also offers a culinary experience, with traditional Piedmontese dishes accompanied by a selection of wines.

For those who love contamination.

Coppo Winery

Coppo Winery is a world-renowned winery located in the town of Canelli, in the Asti area, and was one of the first in Italy to bottle wine under its own brand name.

Founded in 1892, the winery covers 27 hectares of vineyards and its main nucleus is in Monferrato.

Its peculiarity, however, is hidden inside: in its basements there are, a series of ancient tunnels dug by hand into the tuff, called “infernot,” which are so striking that they became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 and have allowed the wine to be perfectly preserved.

For those who never cease to be amazed.

Marchesi di Barolo Winery

The Marchesi di Barolo winery is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the region, founded in 1807 by the Marchesi Falletti family. Located in the heart of the area’s flagship wine, for six generations the company has produced some of the Langhe’s most celebrated wines, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto.

The visit includes a tasting of their wines and a tour of the historic underground cellars, where the wines are aged in oak barrels.

Here you can still admire the five barrels of the Marchesa Giulia Falletti Colbert and the collection of rare bottles of Barolo Riserva from the late 19th century.

For those who love tradition.

Poderi Luigi Einaudi

Poderi Luigi Einaudi is a farm founded in 1897 by the President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi, in the heart of the Langhe, in Dogliani.

The company started out as a wine estate, but in the following years has expanded to become a full-fledged farm, also growing cereals, hazelnuts and other crops, comprising 13 farms of around 70 hectares.

Cantina, Poderi Luigi Einaudi

In 1998, Poderi Luigi Einaudi obtained ‘Organic Farm certification for the production of wine, olives and hazelnuts.

Today, Poderi Luigi Einaudi is run by the fourth generation of the Einaudi family and produces a wide range of wines, including the famous Barolo, but also Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo and other white wines such as Roero Arneis.

For those who live history with an eye to the future.

L’Astemia Pentita

Curiously evocative in name, the winery was founded in 2007 by Sandra Vezza, the ‘repentant teetotaler‘ herself.

The company’s architecture is characterized externally by two large stacked blocks reproducing two wine crates and surrounded by the rows of vines of its production.

Not only externally but also internally it is capable of impressing: large multicoloured murals, Gufram design pieces like an unconventional pop dream combined with the quality of the wines with original labels for whites and reds such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Nascetta and Dolcetto.

L’Astemia Pentita

The company is committed to environmental sustainability and uses organic and biodynamic farming techniques to cultivate its vineyards. It is also dedicated to the preservation and recovery of native grape varieties in the area.

For those who love contemporary art.

Not Just Big Names

However, there are not only well-known companies such as those listed: it is also extremely enriching to visit small local producers who will give you a welcome that is perhaps less ‘prestigious’, but certainly more familiar and genuine. Here are some suggestions!

  • Roberto Abellonio

    Roberto states that he’s firstly a passionate consumer of the great wines of Langhe, who works hard to vinify a product that he himself likes to drink.

    Roberto Abellonio’s cellar is the demonstration that pursuing one’s passion and believing in it all the way allows you to achieve even the most ambitious goals.

    The nineteenth-century Cascina Piccaluga, inherited from Roberto’s family, stands above one of the most beautiful territories in the world, facing the towers of Alba and to the incomparable panorama of the hills of Treiso and Barbaresco.

    When 20 years ago the producer took over the old family vineyards and decided to get involved and produce wines, in a land already saturated with large cellars, he did so with the certainty of taking an insidious road.

    Yet in a short time, with the help of his wife Jessica and his cousin Alessandro, Roberto comes out with the first labels that from the beginning attract the attention of the local market.

    Roberto states that he’s first of all a passionate consumer of the great wines of Langhe.

    Both involved in confagricoltura, wife and husband manage to create important synergies with the other territorial realities such as a collaboration with the Segway tours, which involves them more in the tourism of the Langhe.

    Roberto states that he’s firstly a passionate consumer of the great wines of Langhe. He therefore works hard to vinify a product that he himself likes to drink.

    The contribution of the young Alessandro brings the most advanced and modern winemaking techniques to the cellar, which combined with uncompromising respect for the territory give life to elegant, fragrant and sincere wines.

    You can read more about Roberto Abellonio here.

  • Fratelli Novara

    The Fratelli Novara farming company cultivates its own vineyards on the Cisterna d’Asti Hills, between Monferrato and Roero.

    The Fratelli Novara winery produces a very limited number of bottles, only 10,000 annually. With only 6 hectares of vineyard, cultivated in the municipality of Cisterna d’Asti, it is one of the smallest wineries in the Roero region.

    An innovative spirit and respect for family traditions represent a constant commitment.

    Through the guidance of their father Giuseppe Novara, sons Antonello and Riccardo introduced modern production processes.

    The philosophy

    The aim is to offer a quality product that reflects the family’s sincere and direct spirit.

    You won’t find a ceremonious welcoming, large tasting halls or wines to be put to one side for the holidays. The philosophy is based on genuineness and the pleasure of offering wines to be savored on a daily basis.

    You can read more about Fratelli Novara here.

  • Rusél

    A large and bright tasting room welcomes visitors who wish to discover the wines of this family-run Company. An excellent opportunity to taste typical Langhe wines and enjoy an unmissable panorama.


    You’ll find us in Frazione Tre Stelle, along the road which from Alba leads to Barbaresco and Neive.

    Visitors will notice that the Rusél company’s wine shop, which is also used as the tasting room, has large and bright panoramic windows.

    The Rosselli family takes care of all aspects, from hospitality to production.

    Visits and tasting sessions are carried out directly by Marco Rosselli.

    Visits to the Winery

    The Winery, built in 2000, is found underground and connected to the tasting room via an exposed brick tunnel. This same room is used as a Barriques cellar for aging.

    Inside you’ll find the steel tanks, connected to the refrigeration system which controls the fermentation and the bottling and packaging equipment.

    From this point, we access the vineyard that overlooks the winery and find ourselves among the Nebbiolo da Barbaresco vineyards.

    This land, which is well exposed, with marly and calcareous soil, is suitable for producing great aging wines.

    2012 also saw the inauguration of the new wine shop-tasting room, next to the Winery which sells and offers tastings of company wines and a selection of local products.

    You can read more about Rusél here.

  • Mario Rivetti

    The Mario Rivetti winery is located in a highly panoramic point, in the middle ground between the Barolo and Barbaresco areas.

    Just above Alba, not more than three kilometers from the center, stands the Mario Rivetti winery, founded by the namesake in the late 60s.

    The farmhouse is located in a highly panoramic point, in the middle ground between the Barolo and Barbaresco areas.

    The 10 hectares of property are entirely in the municipality of Alba, precisely attached to the company, and have been worked for three generations with passion and with attention towards sustainable viticulture, which excludes pesticides and herbicides.

    Mario’s daughters Anna and Loredana grew up among vineyards and wines and from 2000, at a very young age, they led the company together with Giuseppe, husband of Anna and trifulau for hobbies and passion.

    The two sisters follow each step with maximum commitment and dedication, from cultivation to marketing, producing high quality wines capable of describing the union between the territory and the grape variety from which they derive, with an all-female touch.

    You can read more about Mario Rivetti here.