Lower Langa

Tenuta del Barone

Wine Producer in Narzole

Maurilio Vaira and his wife Bruna welcome visitors to their eighteenth-century estate located in Vergne, a small town bordering the town of Barolo.

The property covers a single plot of 23 hectares and includes 11 hectares of vineyards, a truffle reserve and 10 hectares of cereals.

An ancient history that of the Vaira family which has 16 generations of wine producers.

A past documented by certain sources of which Maurilio is the narrator for his guests and which from time to time is enriched with new pieces, the result of continuous research.

Those wishing to stay in the area can choose between different solutions: there are in fact farmhouses, bed and breakfasts and an agri-camping.

A story that
begins in 1540

in Narzole

The Vaira family is extremely unique. In fact, it has now reached the 16th generation of producers

Over the years Maurilio Vaira has carried out numerous researches to reconstruct the genealogical tree of his family.

A story that dates back to around 1490, the year of birth of Faustino Vaira, the first ancestor of whom we have certain information.

Faustino Vaira, as evidenced by the documents present in the Barolo cadastre, already in 1540 owned plots in the municipalities of Barolo, Cherasco, Monforte and La Morra on which it already exercises the activity of wine producer.

Starting from 1650 the family business also takes place in the Vergne hamlet.

Until 1880, this small hamlet, divided between Cherasco and Barolo for reasons of territoriality and wars, partly passes under the municipality of Narzole with the advent of Napoleon Bonaparte.

For 16 generations it is an uninterrupted succession of wine producers that has been handed down from father to son to the present day.

The winery is located in the estate owned by the family, inherited by the Countess Gallaman as an inheritance to the Somaschi Fathers and born, according to the records, as a house of delight and holiday resort by the will of the Baroni Defanti of Cherasco.

Francesco Natale and Giovanna, Maurilio's parents, first rent and then buy the building with the intention of raising their five children, continuing the wine-growing activity undertaken by his grandfather Guglielmo.

The first company-branded bottles were born in 2006 by Maurilio's will.

Today the company presents itself as a structured reality that produces around 30,000 bottles of typical Langhe wine every year.

The Wines

With the construction of the new winery, wine production becomes the main branch of the company

From the 11 hectares destined for viticulture they obtain: Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo and the younger rosé wine Ànsamisa, the white wine Samuele TrAmici and the red table wine Memorie.

The production

Barbera d’Alba Corsaglia e Pascolo DOC, named after historical company cadastral places, comes from the assembly of grapes from an 80-year-old historic vineyard and from two plants from 1988 and 2000.

The taste is soft, but structured and has an excellent aging potential.

The Langhe Nebbiolo Guglielmo e Natale DOC, a tribute to Maurilio’s grandfather and father, comes from grapes planted on the farm from 1969 onwards.

Dolcetto DOC Le Mamme is obtained from vineyards in 1988 and is dedicated to the mother Giovanna and his wife Bruna.

Rosato Ansamisa, whose invented name is an acronym from the initials of the 4 children, comes from the vinification of the company’s grapes in rosé.

The white wine Samuele TrAmici, dedicated to the memory of his son, is a soft wine, of conviviality and friendship. Perfect throughout the meal, it goes well with aperitifs, appetizers, fish and pasta.

The red table wine Memorie, directly tapped from the barrel, is available in Bag in Box, cans and demijohns.

Produced Wines

Langhe Nebbiolo Guglielmo e Natale DOC
Barbera d'Alba Corsaglia e Pascolo DOC
Dolcetto d'Alba Le Mamme DOC
Vino Rosato Ansamisa
Vino Bianco Samuele TrAmici
Vino Rosso da tavola Memorie

Vineyards Extension

11 Ha

N° of Bottles

30.000

Vineyards Location

Vergne

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

Meeting the owners and building new relationships

The goal of the family is not only to transmit an experience on a sensorial level, but to communicate important values ​​with simplicity: passion for work, for the territory and family union.

Maurilio’s narration begins with the walk in the vineyards adjacent to the winery.

He’ll talk about the territory and let you observe the different types of vineyards. He’ll share in depth the topic of work in the vineyard and how each product is influenced by the soil, exposure and climate.

A walk in the truffle area allows to deepen the aspects related to the wood and the search for the Truffle.

The tasting

Before reaching the tasting room, you will discover some secrets related to the work in the cellar, the processing of the grapes and the aging in cask and bottle.

The experience takes place in the special room of the eighteenth century that can accommodate large groups, has a price starting from € 12.00 / person and includes the tasting of all wines accompanied by local products, meats and cheeses.

The large garden in front of the estate and surrounded by its own vineyards offers a breathtaking panorama which extends to the Maritime Alps.

On request, the tasting can therefore be held outdoors even in the late evening.

Groups

max 60 people

Visit Duration

1h 30m

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 12€

Truffle Hunt

The activity is available in the owned wood from September to the end of January

Truffle hunting is one of the most appreciated experiences by tourists during their stay in the Langhe, characterized by the almost symbiotic relationship between the searcher (trifolau) and his dog (tabui).

Maurilio is accompanied in the search by his dog Snoopy.

The finding of the truffle is guaranteed, since it is simulated research within the proprietary truffle hunter.

However, the discovery of spontaneously ripened White Truffle is not excluded.

The experience

The experience has a price of € 30.00 / person, takes place with a maximum of 10/15 people and can be combined with the classic visit and tasting.

The duration of the research winds on two different paths of different length.

The truffles found during the research are owned by the trifulao, but can be purchased following the weighing and the seasonal value.

The woods and the truffle area

To enrich the natural truffle vocation of the forest, oaks and poplars treated with spores were planted in the mid-70s to more easily develop the symbiosis between the tree and the precious underground mushroom Tuber Magnatum Pico (White truffle).

Prices & Services

Different types of experiences are available in the cellar

The classic tasting

The Langhe DOC wines are tasted together with a tasting of local salami and cheeses → € 12.00 / person.

  • Barbera d'Alba Corsaglia e Pascolo DOC
  • Dolcetto d'Alba Mamme DOC
  • Langhe Nebbiolo Guglielmo e Natale DOC
  • Vino Rosato Ànsamisa
  • Vino Bianco Samuele TrAmici
  • Vino Rosso Memorie

The truffle search

The price of the experience is priced at € 30.00 / person and can be combined with the classic tasting.

The simulated truffle search takes place on two paths of different length with groups of maximum 10/15 people.

The found truffles can be purchased.

The prices of wines in the cellar

  • Langhe Nebbiolo DOC  2014 - 9,00 €
  • Langhe Nebbiolo DOC  2015 - 8,50 €
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017 - 8,00 €
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018 - 7,50 €
  • Dolcetto d'Alba DOC- 2019 - 5,50 €
  • Ansamisa Vino Rosato - 5,50 €
  • Samuele TrAmici Vino Bianco - 5,50 €
  • Vino rosso da tavola Bag in Box Memorie 5 lt. - 12,00 €
  • Vino rosso da tavola Bag in Box Memorie 10 lt. - 21,00 €

The red table wine, directly tapped from the barrel, is available in Bag in Box, cans and demijohns.

The wine can be sent by courier to the chosen destination.

Services

Pets Allowed Direct Sales WiFi Kids Games / Playground Parking Lot Garden Private Park

Accepted Payments

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

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