Visit the Wineries

Podere Riosto

Podere Riosto is a unique piece of ancient history just outside Bologna

Overview

The landscape is typical of the Apennine mountains (which run the length of the Italian peninsula). Walking through the hills is a rare pleasure where oaks and cypresses encircle vineyards and the famous Riosto ruins, witnessing the passage of centuries.

In 2008/2009 we realized together with our enologist Mariano Pancot a new wine cellar with the latest technological equipment that allows us to transform white and red grapes into high quality wines.

On the upper floor we realised a wine tasting hall used for our events during the year.

The ancient wine cellar of Villa Casalino was carefully restored and is used by the Franceschini Galletti family for the wine aging in oak barrels and the storage of the wine.

Villa Casalino is also used for wine tastings and as public selling point. The vineyards total around 40 acres (16 hectares).

Wine

Grapes

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Centenaria del Fantini
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pignoletto
  • Sauvignon Blanc

White

  • Chardonnay DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Doraluce – Sauvignon Blanc DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Pignoletto Frizzante DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Pignoletto Superiore DOCG Colli Bolognesi
  • Stilla IGT Bianco dell’Emilia

Sparkling

  • Barbera Frizzante DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Riosto Spumante di Pignoletto DOC Colli Bolognesi (Charmat method)
  • Spumante Rosè For You Brut Metodo Charmat

Red

  • Aquilante – Rosso IGT dell’Emilia
  • Barbera DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Cabernet Sauvignon DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Gaudio IGT dell’ Emilia
  • Grifone – Cabernet Sauvignon DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Medoro – Merlot DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Merlot DOC Colli Bolognesi
  • Vecchio Riosto

Fortified

  • Grappa di Pignoletto

Other products

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Body Cream Cosmo Riosto

 

Wine Activities

Wine and Food pairing

  • We organize lunches and dinners in the vineyard and in the farmhouse with traditional Bolognese dishes paired with our wines

Wine tastings

  • Tasting with 4 glass of wine

Cellar visit

  • Guided tour and visit of new winery

Vineyard visit

Wine tasting event

  • At least 2 times a year we organize wine-related events

Old vintage tastings

Barriques wine tasting

Oenology workshop

  • Introduction to wines

Vine and wine techniques and training

  • Harvesting and stomping grapes

Cooking class

  • Cooking show of fresh pasta and ragù preparation

Harvest

  • Harvesting with lunch

Accommodations

The “I Calanchi di Riosto” farm house is the ideal location for your holidays, located in Pianoro in the countryside of the Bolognese Hills but not far away from Bologna City.

We offer cosy accommodation in carefully restored apartments, ideal for families and couples which want to relax from daily life in wide green space with stunning views on the Bolognese Hills, Riosto vineyards and the badlands Calanchi.

Rates

  • Low season (January to April, October, November) : 80€ / apartment per night
  • Mid-season (May to September) : 100€ / apartment per night
  • High season (during Fairs in Bologna) : 140€ / apartment per night

Amenities

  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Heating
  • Parking and access to the disabled
  • Pets allowed
  • Kitchen in apartment
  • Restaurant

Attractions

Festivals

Natural Park

Location

Via di Riosto, 12, 40065 Pianoro BO, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Via di Riosto, 12, 40065 Pianoro BO, Emilia Romagna, Italy