Fratelli Novara Winery

Wine Producer in Cisterna d’Asti

Business Hours

9:30 → 13:00
14:30 → 19:00

Closing Day



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.

The Wines

From the 6 hectares of vineyard, divided among the rows of Bricco Forno, Fiorito, Sulpiano, Bricco Liberato and La Rabina Vineyards, six labels are produced

There are two white wines in the production: the Bricco Fiorito Terre Alfieri DOCG Arneis, a fruity, fresh and floral wine that goes well with all appetizers, fish dishes and white meats and also excellent as an aperitif and the White Wine Varietal Francesco vinified from Chardonnay grapes with intense, tropical aromas, soft in taste suitable for a good aperitif.

Production is between 10,000 and 13,000 bottles in total.

Red wines

Briccoforno Piedmont Bonarda DOC

Typical vine of these hills with ruby red color with violet reflections, intense and pleasantly spicy bouquet. Perfect throughout the meal.

Sulpiano Terre Alfieri DOCG Nebbiolo

This is a ruby red wine with orange highlights that tends to lose its tannicity with age.

It pairs perfectly with red meats, game and aged cheeses.

Briccoliberato Barbera d’Asti DOCG

This is one of the most representative wines of Piedmont with a ruby red color tending to garnet red with aging; intense and characteristic bouquet, dry quiet flavor, full-bodied.

It prefers important pairings such as: cheeses, game and red meats.

Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore La Rabina

A wine with an intense ruby red color; on the palate it is smooth, balanced with good structure, the bouquet recalls hints of cherry, plum and dark berries.

It pairs excellently with important first courses, meat dishes, game and aged cheeses.

Produced Wines

Barbera d’Asti DOCG Briccoliberato
Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG La Rabina
Terre Alfieri Arneis DOCG Briccofiorito
Piemonte Bonarda DOC Briccoforno
Terre Alfieri Nebbiolo DOCG Sulpiano
Vino bianco varietale Chardonnay Francesco

Vineyards Extension

6 Ha

N° of Bottles


Vineyards Location

Cisterna d'Asti

Agricultural Method


Visits & Tastings

It is led by a family member and begins with a walk through the vineyard

The small winemaking cellar occupies a single room.

The visit to the winery lasts about 1 hour and costs € 15.00/person.

Small groups up to a maximum of 25 people are preferred.

Accompanying the wines: bread, breadsticks, cheeses, cured meats from local producers

Wines for tasting

  • Vino bianco varietale Chardonnay Francesco
  • Terre Alfieri Arneis DOCG
  • Piemonte Bonarda DOC
  • Barbera d’Asti DOCG Briccoliberato 
  • Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG La Rabina 
  • Terre Alfieri Nebbiolo DOCG Sulpiano 

Although buying wine in bulk constitutes an ancient but still current ritual, five labels can be tasted and purchased at the winery: Bonarda, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Arneis and Chardonnay.


max 25 people

Visit Duration

1 h



Tasting Price

Starting at 15€

Their work

The winemaking processes for red and white wines are explained on the farm

Generations have passed since Grandfather Antonio used to deliver grapes to the Social Winery, keeping a few bottles for family and friends.

Treatments to maintain the health of the vines are very targeted and limited. The philosophy is simple: respect for nature, the land and the environment.

Between the rows of the Bricco Forno and Briccoliberato Vineyards, it is possible to witness the usual work and understand how soil type, climate, and soil texture characterize the wines of the area.

The Arts and Crafts Museum

The Castle of Cisterna d'Asti dominates the hamlet of San Matteo where the company is based. Inside, objects from the material culture and history of Piedmont

Prices & Services

The wines are all available for purchase at the winery at advantageous prices

The production

  • Vino bianco varietale Chardonnay Francesco 7 €
  • Terre Alfieri Arneis DOCG Briccofiorito 7€
  • Piemonte Bonarda DOC Briccoforno 6,50 €
  • Barbera d’Asti DOCG Briccoliberato 7 €
  • Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG La Rabina 10 €
  • Terre Alfieri Nebbiolo DOCG Sulpiano 10 €

The wines are also marketed in demijohns of 54, 34 liters and Bag-in-Box of 5 and 10 liters with direct delivery by the winery in Piedmont and Aosta Valley or by express courier for all other areas.


Pets Allowed Direct Sales Parking Lot Garden

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard American Express Diners ATM / Bancomat Satispay Bank Transfer Cash

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