Lower Langa

Cantina del Conte

Wine Producer in Grinzane Cavour

Right at the foot of Grinzane Cavour Castle in the Lower Langa region of Italy, Cantina del Conte’s Wine Shop welcomes visitors from all over the world and guides them to discover the wines they produce.

Opened now more than 40 years ago, in 1980, the store is now run by the fourth generation of the Pelissero family.

However, the link between the family and wine is much older: it all began in 1921, when Francesco, grandfather of the current owners, bought the farmstead owned by Marchesa Alfieri in which the business still resides today. With it the first vineyards.

Entrepreneurial skills and a great love for the land led his son Sergio, at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, to expand the estates and inaugurate the store.

Today Sergio, despite his 87 years of age, continues to follow the production and hospitality stages with passion, with the help of his daughter Daniela and grandchildren Luca and Francesca.

The Wines

The wines produced are those representative of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo.

Sergio has managed, over the years, to pass on to his daughter and grandchildren his credo in the vineyard: to enhance the individual varieties and the intrinsic characteristics of the vine, accompanying it from the vineyard to the glass without alternating traits.

This is done through skilful care of the vineyard, with manual selection of the bunches and targeted and never excessive treatments, but also through careful winemaking “tailored” to each wine.

The result is a high-level selection of wines typical of the Langhe and Roero: starting with Roero Arneis, moving on to still, fruity red wines such as Dolcetto and Barbera, and then concluding with Nebbiolo in its various forms.

Moscato d’asti DOCG and a selection of grappas complete the line.

Produced Wines

Roero Arneis docg
Dolcetto d’Alba doc
Barbera d’Alba doc
Langhe Nebbiolo doc
Nebbiolo d’Alba doc
Barolo docg
Barbaresco docg
Barolo Riserva docg
Moscato d’asti docg
Grappe

Vineyards Extension

8 Ha

N° of Bottles

40000

Vineyards Location

Grinzane Cavour; Roero; Barbaresco

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

Visit the winery: you will have the opportunity to meet Sergio and the rest of the family, and taste the production wines

Since this is a family business, Sergio himself will welcome you to the winery and guide you along the tour, accompanied by other family members.

The tour begins with an account of the company’s history, the difficulties and satisfactions that have allowed it to grow more and more over the years.

It then continues with wine tasting, which varies depending on the type of tasting chosen.

At the end of the tasting, for those who wish, it is possible to request a walk through the vineyards adjacent to the winery for an in-depth look at the work in the vineyard.

The three types of tastings

Discovering Cantina del Conte → € 10.00 per person

(3 wines including an Arneis; a Barbera; a Nebbiolo) paired with appetizers from the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks)

From Roero to Langa → € 20.00 per person

(4 wines including an Arneis, a Barbera, a Nebbiolo and a Barolo/Barbaresco) paired with appetizers from the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks)

Shades of Nebbiolo → €35.00 per person

(4 wines including a Nebbiolo; a Barolo; Barbaresco; Barolo Riserva and a taste of Grappa) paired with appetizers of the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks) in exclusively reserved barrel room.

Groups

max 35 people

Visit Duration

1h30min

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 10€

Prices & Services

Visit the winery and purchase wines on site

Types of tastings

  • Discovering Cantina del Conte → € 10.00 (3 wines including an Arneis; a Barbera; a Nebbiolo) paired with appetizers of the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks)
  • From Roero to Langa → € 20.00 (4 wines including an Arneis; a Barbera; a Nebbiolo; and a Barolo/Barbaresco) paired with appetizers from the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks)
  • Shades of Nebbiolo → € 35.00 (4 wines including a Nebbiolo; a Barolo; Barbaresco; Barolo Riserva and a taste of Grappa) paired with appetizers of the territory (toasted hazelnuts; a tuma; breadsticks) in exclusively reserved barrel room.

Price list

Prices are ex cellar. Any shipping cost should be calculated separately.

  • Barolo Riserva DOCG 2012 → € 35.00
  • Barolo DOCG 2015 → € 25.00
  • Barolo DOCG 2016 → € 25.00
  • Barbaresco DOCG 2018 → € 18.00
  • Nebbiolo D'alba DOC- 2018 → € 12.00
  • Barbera D' Alba DOC 2020 → € 10.00
  • Lanche Nebbiolo 2015 → € 10.00
  • Dolcetto 2021 → € 7.50
  • Roero Arneis 2021 → € 9.00
  • Brut → € 8.00
  • Moscato D'asti DOCG 2020 → € 8.00

Grappas

  • Grappa Leonardo → € 30.00
  • Grappa Severina → € 25.00
  • Grappa Maddalena → € 25.00
  • Grappa Barolo Invecchiata → € 20.00
  • Grappa Di Barbaresco Invecchiata → € 20.00
  • Grappa Di Moscato Invecchiata → € 20.00
  • Grappa Of Nebbiolo → € 20.00
  • Grappa Of Arneis → € 20.00

Services

Pets Allowed Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot

Accepted Payments

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