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.
In the 1980s, Ernesto’s son Federico modernized the winery, and today, he and his sons Enrico and Marco work together to produce wines of great quality. They expanded the production by selecting the areas that best express the unique characteristics of native grape varieties, and now their vineyards extend from Roero to Barolo territory. Their wines range from white Roero Arneis and Favorita to red Barbera, Nebbiolo-based Roero DOCG, and Barolo.
They always strive to produce high quality, traditional wines and to strengthen the family customs that have allowed Cascina Chicco to become a point of reference in the Roero. The winery has recently been renovated, featuring an extensive wine cellar excavated under the original farmhouse and vineyards. It is divided into a labyrinth of barrels and ageing rooms, corridors for storage and wine racks, and niches excavated into bare rock for conserving historical vintages. At its center lies the heart and soul of the wine cellar: The Wheel Room, 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.
Wine travellers have the chance to tour the impressive cellars and taste Cascina Chicco’s wines in the spacious tasting area above.
Roero Riserva Docg Valmaggiore
Winery visits and wine tastings
Cascina Chicco welcomes visitors to its new tasting room. An ample location, artfully restored, where the history of the winery is suffused. The wine counter is the same that Ernesto and Federico Faccenda used in the family delicatessen, along with the legendary hand-crank Berkel slicers. From the tasting room, you can go down and visit the cellar or enter the wide reception hall, available for large groups and events.
Italian, English and French
Barolo, Barbera d’Alba, Roero, Roero Arneis, Favorita
Guided winery tour, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical tastings, Local food tastings