The story of the Ferraris estate began with the adventures of Luigi Ferraris, who emigrated to America in the early 20th century to follow the California Gold Rush. With the proceeds he bought the house in Via al Castello, where his family’s original winery still stands. It was Luigi’s son Martino who bought the casot, the farm which today boasts one of the estate’s most representative vineyards.
These days the business is run by Luca, Martino’s grandson, who has brought Ferraris wines to the attention of the world. Carved out of the rock beneath the courtyard are the ancient infernòt, natural chambers for the storage and ageing of wine; these can be seen during the visit, which concludes with an enjoyable tasting session accompanied by local cured meats and cheeses.
Besides the winery, there’s the Museo del Ruchè in the historic village of Castagnole Monferrato: it’s housed in the family’s former winery, built in the 17th century and featuring ancient arches of tuff topped by brickwork.
Visits and tastings
Mon.-Fri. 9.00-12.30; 14.00-18.00
Sat. 10.00-12.00; 15.00-18.00
Visits to the museum wine shop
April-November (Sundays only) 10.30-12.30; 14.30-16.30
(Winery) S.P. 14 Località Rivi, 7 | Castagnole Monferrato (AT)
(Museum) Via al Castello, 14 | Castagnole Monferrato (AT)
Tel. +39 0141 292 202
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