Visit the Wineries

Tacchino

Overview

Luigi Tacchino’s vineyards have been a staple of the region’s viticulture for over three generations.

Nestled at the heart of Monferrato’s renowned wine country, in Castelletto d’Orba, the 25 hectares of Luigi Tacchino’s vineyards have been a staple of the region’s viticulture for over three generations. Today, Luigi’s grandchildren Romina and Alessio continue the family’s rich winemaking tradition, overseeing every carefully controlled stage of production from the initial picking of the grapes to the marketing of the final product.

Providing natural shelter from the northern winds, the surrounding hills and their rich ashy soil bless Tacchino’s vines with the perfect setting in which to express their trademark colour, aroma and flavour. Following the family’s high standards of quality, the grapes are picked by hand each fall at the peak of ripeness. As their grandfather before them, the new owners know the importance of maintaining an intimate contact with the land and its traditions in order to produce wines with character.

In keeping with the times, this new generation of winemakers have embraced new technologies to help ensure the constant quality of their production, enlisting the help of expert oenologists to uphold the vineyard’s century-old tradition of excellence and originality. Thanks to the forward-thinking approach of Romina and Alessio, Tacchino now showcases a surprising array of lesser-known gems alongside their already impressive portfolio of signature wines, such as the Bianco Gavi, Rosso Dolcetto d’Ovada and Barbera del Monferrato.

Wine

Grapes

  • Barbera
  • Dolcetto

Red

  • Albarola, Barbera del Monferrato DOC (Barbera)
  • Dolcetto di Ovada DOC, Dolcetto di Ovada DOC (Dolcetto)
  • Du Riva, Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG (Dolcetto)

Wine Activities

Wine and food pairing

  • Wines paired with typical specialties from the region : cured meats and cheeses.

Old vintages tasting

  • With reservations.

Wine Tasting

Cellar visit

Vineyard visit

Barriques wine tasting

Oenology workshop

Vine and wine techniques and training

Conveniences

  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating – in winter
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool and spa
  • Television
  •  WiFi

Attractions

Museum Paleontologico Giulio Maini di Ovada

Park Capanne di Marcarolo

Biking trails

Golf

Horseback riding

Location

Via Martiri della Benedicta,26, 15060 Castelletto d'Orba, Piedmont, Italy

Via Martiri della Benedicta,26, 15060 Castelletto d'Orba, Piedmont, Italy