A Biodynamic Farming Through and Through at La Raia
La Raia – a unique ecosystem, is located in the mesmerizing hills of the Gavi region, Piedmont. The winery produces high-quality organic wines only, which includes three types of Gavi DOCG wines and two wines under Barbera DOC status. At present, the winery consists of 180 hectares in total on which the owner cultivates biodynamic vineyards, cereals, chestnuts, and acacia woods. Some of the hectares are also dedicated to the Fassone cows breeding farm.
Respect for Biodiversity
On the 45 hectares of vineyards, Piero Rossi Cairo, the owner of the winery, uses only biodynamic methods to grow rich-quality Cortese/Barbera. Using these grapes, the two pearls of the company are born – Gavi DOCG Pisé and the Gavi DOCG Riserva. With great respect for biodiversity and the environment, the owner let the grass grow in between the vine rows to enhance the vitality of the soil and provide rich nourishment to the roots of grape plants. Made with large crystal walls from which one can see the wine vases and the masonry, the wine cellar of La Raia stands out for its fantastic architecture. Here, under fermentation of grapes takes place in large stainless steel tanks, followed by aging and refinement in various sizes of wooden barrels.
Enjoy Wine While Visiting an Art Exhibition on Site
In addition to being an incredible wine producer, La Raia Winery is also a permanent resident of great artworks by Remo Salvadori, Michael Beutler, Adrien Missika, and the Korean artist Koo Jeong. Biodinamica La Raia also organizes events devoted to topics of historic landscapes in the Gavi Region.