Our ride starts from Neive, from Cascina Sarìa, a small family-run winery, born in the mid-seventies thanks to the purchase by Giovanni and his wife Maria of an old farmhouse, surrounded by immense expanses of fields and vineyards. Day by day the extent of the vineyards is increased, as is the experience in cultivation and winemaking, until, in 1999, the company started the production of bottled wines on its own. Today Cascina Saria produces red and white wines from native vines, among which barbera d’Asti DOCG, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC and of course Barbaresco DOCG stand out, as well as Langhe Arneis DOC and Brut Charmat “Sarì”. We will leave Cascina Saria and start cycling to the La Pineta Farm, which for 43 years has been creating delights for the palate! Cold cuts are in fact a typical product of many regions and in Italy many companies produce excellent, but not many have dedicated more generations to animal breeding and the production of sausages as the members of the Boella family have done! The company La Pineta was born in 1977 and still today it is located between Vaccheria di Guarene and Neive, where in the beginning it dealt only with breeding, and then develop over the years the slaughterhouse and the meat processing department and conclude with the company shop, where you can find excellent cold cuts, raw and cooked, as in the best Piedmontese tradition. Here Patrizia, Massimo and Maurizio will let us taste some of their delicacies, a stage dedicated to the greedy absolutely not to be missed! We will leave La Pineta company to reach Barbaresco and the Saverio Vacca Farm and here, the owner Saverio will let us taste his wines and tell us about the history of his family starting from 1958, the year in which his grandfather Francesco started a small winery and established it on the “Collina dell’Ovello”, then participating actively and with great foresight in the foundation of the Cooperativa Produttori del Barbaresco , in order to give dignity to the vineyards and the wine of Barbaresco.
The products for tasting and the participating companies may undergo variations according to the seasonality of the products themselves and the possibilities and availability of producers linked to agricultural work in the summer and autumn period.
Via Riofreddo 9, 12052 Neive CN