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Fontanafredda Srl

Overview

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Langhe region, Fontanafredda’s wines reflect the true tradition of Piemonte, delivering authentic taste that honours the distinctive and unique characteristics of the local terroir.

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 as it is located in an ideal location in the beautiful Langhe area of Piemonte, famous for its picturesque rolling hills and for producing some of Italy’s most famous gastronomical treasures, including; white truffle, a variety cheeses and especially wine. In fact, due to the area’s cultural and historical significance in Italy in 2014 it became that first agricultural area to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fontanafredda vineyards cover a total of about 100 hectares, with grape varieties which include mainly NebbioloBarbera, Dolcetto, and Moscato; the typical varieties of the Langhe. These grape varieties are used to make a variety of famous Piemonte wines including BaroloBarbarescoGavi 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.

Fontanafredda wines are known worldwide for their quality, which is derived from the unique composition of the soil and the growing conditions in the Langhe, which when combined with  the expertise of the winegrowers nurtured over many years, creates some of Piemonte’s best wines.

Wine

Grapes

  • Arneis
  • Barbera
  • Chardonnay
  • Cortese
  • Dolcetto
  • Moscato
  • Nebbiolo
  • Pinot Nero

White

  • Alta Langa DOCG, (Chardonnay, Pinot Nero)
  • Gavi, Gavi DOCG (Cortese)
  • Pradalupo Roero Arneis DOCG, (Arneis)

Red

  • Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo DOCG (Nebbiolo)
  • La Lepre Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba DOCG, (Dolcetto)
  • Marne Brune, Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC (Nebbiolo)
  • Papagena, Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC (Barbera)
  • Coste Rubin, Barbaresco DOCG (Nebbiolo)
  • Briccotondo Piemonte Barbera DOC, Piemonte DOC (Barbera)

Sparkling

  • Asti Spumante DOCG, (Moscato)

Wine activities

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Old vintages tasting

  • Upon request.

 

Wine Tasting

  • From 9:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:30 in our Wine Bar

Cellar visit

  • Guided tours of historical cellars.

Accommodations

Foresteria delle Vigne – Boutique Hotel

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.

Conveniences

  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating – in winter
  • Parking

 

  • Pets allowed
  • Television
  • WiFi

Rates

Low season (December, January, February, March, July and August):

  • Double/Twin bedroom with continental buffet breakfast (and € 3,00 as regional tax): € 115,00/night
  • Single bedroom with continental buffet breakfast (and € 1,50 as regional tax): € 95,00/night

High season (April, May, June, September, October and November):

  • Double/Twin bedroom with continental buffet breakfast (and € 3,00 as regional tax): € 120,00/night
  • Single bedroom with continental buffet breakfast (and € 1,50 as regional tax): € 100,00/night

Payment can be made with all major credit cards.

Attractions

Pedelec bicycles

Golf Club of Monforte d’Alba

Golf Club of Cherasco

Barolo Paths

Castle of Serralunga d’Alba

Location

Via Alba, 15, Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont

Via Alba, 15, Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont