The Fontanafredda Winery lies on an estate first purchased in 1858 by the King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, as a gift for his favourite mistress, Rosa Vercellana. Winegrowing first began on the estate in 1878. It is located in an ideal location in the beautiful Langhe area of Piemonte, famous for its picturesque rolling hills and producing some of Italy’s most famous gastronomical treasures, including; white truffles, a variety of cheeses and especially wine. In fact, due to the area’s cultural and historical significance in Italy in 2014, it became the first agricultural area to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fontanafredda vineyards cover a total of about 100 hectares, with grape varieties mainly Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Moscato; the typical varieties of the Langhe. These grape varieties are used to make various famous Piemonte wines, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Gavi and Asti. Fontanafredda is actually one of the world’s largest private producers of Barolo wines, producing 780,000 bottles each year, accounting for 6% of the total production.
Our boutique hotel offering 11 rooms in a building dating back to the early 1900s.
The furnishings, fabrics and colour schemes are a synthesis of simplicity and elegance that is typical of a property set in the great charm of the Barolo hills.
The rooms are all equipped with every comfort: minibar, TV, phone, hair-drier, toiletries, free wi-fi, air conditioning, safety box.
The breakfast buffet features a vast choice of sweet and savoury products selected by Eataly.
Low season (December, January, February, March, July and August):
High season (April, May, June, September, October and November):
Payment can be made with all major credit cards.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.