4 wines of Monferrato

Hello! I am Lia,

every weekend, me and my family are waiting for you to discover our wines, the tradition and the wine cellar of the end of 1800.

In the time that you will dedicate to me, I don’t expect to teach you everything about the world of wine, but rather our philosophy, the uniqueness of our work, and the beauty of every grape variety we vinify.

This is why we open the doors of our cellar to all the curious, neophyte or enthusiast people.

You can discover or remember from our stories how to produce wine.

I say remember because so many of us have been lucky enough to help grandparents during the harvest, the pressing or the bottling. Feeling the intense scent of wine in the cellar will bring out these precious moments from the past.

or call me at +39.328.9415081

What to expect from the visit

Welcoming and panoramic view

1.  Welcoming and panoramic view

When you will arrive in front of the wine cellar, you can park in the large square. I will welcome you by letting you admire the view of the green Val Rilate, the cellar and the accommodation facility (the last born of the family business).

Visit of the wine cellar

2. Visit of the wine cellar

Then we start the visit in the wine-making area where I will tell you about the processing stages of red and white grapes, from crushing to pressing. I’ll show you how the cellar has changed its “face” from the first tanks purchased by my grandfather to the modern ones in steel. Don’t worry I won’t be boring and the language I use will be understandable by everyone.The visit will end in the aging cellar of 1800, where the wine rests in barrique and tonneaux (if you do not know the difference between these two wooden containers I’ll tell you about it).
Here you can take some photos with the historic barrels on our labels and our collection of bottles. The last stop of the visit will be the ancient icehouse… but I don’t want to reveal everything in advance!

Wine tasting in the dining room or outside

3. Wine tasting in the dining room or outside

We willcontinue the visit by moving to the accommodation where there will be the renovated tasting room and where you can discover a unique internal well (I will explain its history!). If the weather is nice, you can also choose to taste our wines in the sunny courtyard of the Pozzo Fiorito to enjoy the sun and the view!

However, speaking of important things, the wines you’ll taste are:

  • Grignolino d’Asti doc: a typical wine of our area, also ideal to accompany aperitifs
  • Barbera d’Asti docg: could not miss the most famous wine of our hills
  • Barbera d’Asti docg Superiore o Piemonte Albarossa: to discover the evolution in wood of these wines
  • Malvasia ofCastelnuovo don Bosco: the sweet and aromatic wine produced only in our area. Absolutely not to be missed!

All accompanied by local products:

  • cooked and raw salami of Val Rilate
  • warm homemade focaccia with aromatic herbs
  • bruschetta with tomatoes and/or cheese
  • cake or dry biscuits, typical of Val Rilate

Price: €15 per person
Duration: about 90 minutes

Do you like the idea?

It is not a simple visit but it is about knowing our history, our wines, work, family, the territory…

…therefore the visit with tasting at CantineMerlone will also have an educational aspect as well as tasty and fun!

or find out who will guide you in the visit

Lia Merlone

I have always helped in the wine cellar and after high school,I decided to study and prepare myself for working in the family business. I graduated in Oenology and Viticulture in Turin and I started my work adventure. Over the years I became a mother, I engaged in associations of territorial promotion and the company has expanded with the opening of the accommodation facility. In 2016 I opened the tasting room where I will welcome you.

Giancarlo Merlone

My father Giancarlo followed the steps of my grandfather Emilio and he started working in the cellar when he was 16 years old. He is the soul and the history of the company, he has expanded it, renewed it, and hehasn’t trusted fashions and trends but his intuition. He’s still super active and with my mom Elsa will delight you with anecdotes and stories from the past.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

Enzo: excellent wines, engaging and kind staff, they make you feel at home. Fantastic wine tasting with amazing wines! The resort with the pool is perfect for relaxing and it has a breathtaking view on the vineyard. So, if you want to spend a weekend in complete mental and taste buds relaxation, you have to go, there won’t be any regrets. I suggesttrying the Grignolinobarricato, pride of Giancarlo.

Luisa: Fantastic wine cellar, very kind woman!!! Amazing wine

Pietro: a few months later I came back to CantineMerlone in Cossombrato; I bought excellent and palatable wine

Book now

I just want to remind you that booking is compulsory, we want to organize everything to the fullest and we use only fresh ingredients and excellent quality.

To book the visit with tasting “4 Calici del Monferrato” fill out the form below or call me and write to 3289415081 for any doubt or special request.Visits are available by reservation only on the following days and times:

  • Friday from 16:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday from 10:30 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 17:30
  • Sunday from 10:30 to 12:00

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Booking

To be able to organize everything at best and with always fresh materials is essential to book within the previous 24 hours

Intolerance

We are available in case of intolerances to change the combinations with wines without problems 

Groups and families

We can accommodate up to 25 people at the same time. The children do not pay for the whole tasting, focaccia with salami and juices are served and they pay 5 euros.

Parking

In the inner courtyard can park 8-10 cars.

Spoken languages

We can accommodate visitors in Italian or English.

Animals

They are very welcome. Please inform us when booking.

Payments

We accept payments by cash, Satispay and major credit cards.

Shipping wines

You can buy our wines in the cellar and send them home by courier.