The history of Villa Sparina goes back to the 1700s when it was part of a grand colonial estate immersed in the vineyards of Monterotondo, in the heart of Gavi.
Today, it is the site of the Villa Sparina Wine Resort. The winery, founded in the 1970s by the Moccagatta family is comprised of one hundred hectares of land, sixty of which are vineyards, surrounded by woods, refreshed by the Ligurian breeze and kissed by the sun. The majority of the vineyards are cultivated in Monterotondo.
The vines are primarily the most important local grape variety Cortese, Cortese, which makes the white wine Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi — also known simply as “Gavi”. The soul and prestige of Villa Sparina can be found in their Monterotondo label. This cru wine represents the highest quality of Villa Sparina production, a white wine made with 100% Cortese grapes grown in a 1945-era vineyard. It displays savouriness, minerality and incredible longevity. Their range of wines also includes sparkling wines and the Barbera “Rivalta”, a single-vineyard label obtained from nine hectares of vineyards.
At Villa Sparina, visitors can enjoy fine-dining at La Gallina Restaurant where the cuisine balances creativity and southern Piedmont culinary traditions. Villa Sparina also houses the four-star L’Ostelliere Wine Resort, where guests can have a unique and unforgettable stay in a top Italian wine region.
Gavi Docg Monterotondo
Winery visits and wine tastings
Villa Sparina’s three different wine tastings offer guests the chance to taste the diversity of southern Piedmont, as well as the region’s specialty – Gavi DOCG. The stunning wine resort and estate are surrounded by vineyards and lush forests. All tastings are paired with local cold cuts and baked goods.
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Gavi, Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, Metodo Classico sparkling wines
Guided winery tour, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical tastings, Vineyard biking, Cooking classes
Villa Sparina Resort, La Gallina Restaurant, Wine shop