Cantine Sant’Agata owes its fortune to the intuition of the priest of the nearby village of Castagnole Monferrato, which was known in the 70s for its production an exceptional and rare wine called Ruché. Giuseppe Cavallero, who founded the winery, transplanted a hectare of Barbera vines to restore the priest’s vineyard and today the firm’s reputation is based on this variety.
The Cavallero family has been making wine for over a century on the marvellous hills around Scurzolengo, a small village surrounded by woods and vineyards in Monferrato Astigiano. Nowadays, the business has passed to Giuseppe’s sons Claudio and Franco, but its origins have not been forgotten.
A visit to their winery is a reliving of past stories and flavours, with a focus on the quality and expressive properties of the Asti area’s native grapes: Ruche, Barbera and Nebbiolo. Nunc est bibendum, “now is the time for drinking”, as Horace’s ode invites us, is engraved on the winery’s coat of arms.
Visits and tastings
Mon.-Fri. 8.00-12.00; 14.00-18.00
Sat.-Sun. by appointment only
Regione Mezzena, 19 | Scurzolengo (AT)
Tel. +39 0141 203 186
- Barolo DOCG Bussia
- Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG Na Vota
- Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore Cavalè
- Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG Pro Nobis
- Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi Ciarea