A Winery Sets in the Cultural Land of Lombardia
Embracing the charms of the Staffora Valley, Marchese Adorno is located in the heart of Oltrepò Pavese, surrounded by magnificent hills and arable land. It is an area with centuries-old winemaking traces, along with natural wonders and medieval castles. A pyramid at the center of the winery’s rose garden is a historical emblem that denotes the underground barrique cellar’s entrance.
Marchese Adorno wines –Breaking New Ground Since 1834
In the early 1830s, the Adorno family purchased Marchese Adorno Winery and started producing Barbera and Cortese. Even today, these two varieties are flagship grapes of the estate. From one generation to another, the Adorno family has preserved the tradition with constant innovative practices and hard work. Marcello Cattaneo Adorno, the owner, is the latest member of a long-established, historic Genoese family of the 13th-century. He acquired the family’s winemaking business in 1997 and invested a huge sum of money in converting the old winery into a modern one.
Historical Vineyards with Fertile Terroirs
Today, Marcello owns 65 hectares of vineyards, and he is planning to expand the business by acquiring 15 hectares more. He has replanted and restored the old vineyards with high-quality clones of international grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah. The estate also cultivates some native vines, such as Croatina, Barbera, Pinot Grigio and Cortese. Cradled among Piedmont and Emilia’s rolling hills, the vineyards enjoy a perfect pedoclimate throughout the year. The wines produced here are of great aromatic intensity and elegance.