Private Guided Winery Tour at Cascina Chicco
Cascina Chicco has been making wines in Roero for three generations, since founder Ernesto Faccenda planted vineyards
of Nebbiolo and Barbera in the 1950s.
They expanded the production by selecting the areas that best express the unique characteristics of native grape varieties,
and now their vineyards extend from the Roero to the territory of Barolo. Their wines range from white Roero Arneis and Favorita to red Barbera,
Nebbiolo-based Roero and Barolo DOCG.
The tour will begin with a guided visit of their new cellar which is an architectural masterpiece. It is over 5,000 square metres
that descend 28 metres deep under the hill, divided into separate areas for aging, barriques, and a tasting room.
At its center lies the heart and soul of the wine cellar: The Wheel Room. It was designed with a dozen arches and topped
with a cupola to represent the wheel of the Roero family, the symbol of the medieval lords who ruled these lands.
The tour will end with a tasting of four wines in their private tasting room.
- Barbera d’Alba DOC Granera Alta
- Roero Arneis DOCG Anterisio
- Roero DOCG Riserva Valmaggiore
- Roero DOCG Montespinato