Wine tasting and visits
DISCOVERING THE GAVI WINE AT LA CEDRAIA
Come visit the “Home of Gavi” and we think you will come back to visit us very soon!
Information about visits
From April 1st to September 30th (on specific request and for groups of at least 4 people, other times may be possible depending on availability)
By reservation only (48 hours in advance, so we can welcome you in the best possible way and serve you fresh cuisine from the area)
Wine Shop for on-site purchase of wines, free parking, Wi-Fi connection, pets allowed, credit cards and ATMs accepted.
The visit costs €25 per person and lasts 1 ½ hours, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 to 17:00 (10:30 AM to 5:00 PM).
FEATURES OF THE VISIT
Stroll in the vineyard
Your experience begins with a stroll through the rows of the vineyard surrounded by the colorful hilly landscape of the Gavi terroir, with the opportunity to learn about our sustainability approach which created the only Eco-Sustainable Gavi wine.
Walk in the centuries-old park
Your visit continues with a walk under the trees of the centuries-old park surrounding the mansion and overlooking the vineyard, surrounded by the unforgettable beauty of the Gavi hills, while relaxing in a rural setting with the charm of a past era.
Visit of the historic mansion
An exclusive visit awaits you at Villa La Cedraia, a late eighteenth-century mansion built with the ancient technique of rammed earth, including rooms with old-world vaulted ceilings and filled with antiques.
Guided wine tasting
You will then have a sensory wine tasting experience, with a wine tasting session guided by the winemaker, who will present the characteristics and peculiarities of each wine you taste, how it is made, how it evolves over time and how to pair the wines with food.
You will be tasting three La Cedraia wines, the Gavi DOCG in its Classic and Selection labels and its sparkling BRUT variant, paired with some traditional food samples from the surrounding area (Novese stretched focaccia, salami from Monterotondo cured with Gavi, Montebore cheese); the best way to conclude your visit that enhances the fine wines with delicious foods. We are sure that you will taste and feel the passion, love and expertise embodied in our wines and local Italian cuisine.
At the end of the tasting session, you can purchase the La Cedraia wines directly in the Wine Shop and if you want, we can have them delivered to you at home.
Do you want to engage in this Experience?
Every Saturday and Sunday, in good weather, La Cedraia opens its doors to welcome you, your family and your friends. Let yourself be seduced by the flavors of the Gavi land!
An historic mansion from the late 1700’s, constructed of local earthen materials, immersed in a centuries-old park next to verdant hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see; La Cedraia is the perfect setting for a food and wine journey where the estate’s excellent wines are paired with traditional food specialties of the area.
Owner of Villa La Cedraia and passionate winemaker, he will accompany you on your visit. A Genovese with family roots in the Southern Piedmont, and by virtue of his experience as an environmental engineer, Marco has made the balanced development of the estate and its environmental sustainability a hallmark of his winemaking. He will guide you through a pleasant, relaxing and educational experience, where the spirit of the “Home of Gavi” can be enjoyed by visiting the centuries-old residence and park, and by tasting its fine wines paired with equally fine local cuisine.
What people say about us
Come visit us soon. Meanwhile, try our wines
Don’t wait to get in touch with the white wine par excellence of Piedmont: if you can’t come and visit us soon, you can buy our wines in the meantime from the comfort of your home.
Why come and visit us?
Nothing better than a dip into the past, fully relaxing under the trees or in the rooms on the ground floor of the mansion, while tasting the wines and getting in touch with the history of the Gavi “terroir” and the so-called Oltregiogo lands between Liguria and Piedmont.
The time spent at Villa La Cedraia will be an unforgettable experience.
You will immerse yourself in its vineyard and be connected to a place of timeless charm with the past history of a country manor and the land that surrounds it.
A visit to the old mansion has elicited feelings of enchantment from our guests, helping them (and hopefully you) discover some of the secrets behind our winemaking traditions at La Cedraia.
A reserved table – to be shared with a few selected people – will be the crowning glory of your exclusive visit to a corner of paradise not easily visible to other guests, allowing you privacy and intimacy.
A place where we are sure you will want to return because it is a refuge providing an experience of peace and serenity in contact with nature and fine Italian wine and food culture.
Frequently asked questions
You will be able to discover the "La Cedraia" Estate, visit the Vineyard, walk in the secluded Park, and taste the 3 wines in the Old Mansion at a cost of 25€ per person.
Yes, reservations are always required. We recommend booking well in advance, as our family is unable to receive more than 5 or 6 small groups per day and there are many requests during the high season.
You can book your tasting directly by selecting BOOK NOW from this page.
It is possible that on the chosen day and time, you may share the tour with other visitors, so we request that you arrive promptly at the scheduled time.
In any case, our groups are always very small, generally no more than 6 to 8 people to make the experience more intimate and engaging.
Payment is required for all adults, whether they drink or not, while anyone under 18 does not have to pay.
Children and teenagers may accompany adults during the visit and sit at the tasting table, but they are not permitted to taste the wines. They will be offered alcohol-free beverages. Their participation is free.
Depending on the period, we also can accommodate groups of up to 20 people, if you book well in advance. To evaluate the feasibility of a visit with a group of more than 15 people, please contact us.
We are usually available on weekends, with hours in the morning starting at 10:30 and in the afternoon until 17:00, in the period from 1 April to 30 September (on specific request and for groups of at least 4 people, it is possible to arrange tastings even outside the indicated period and at other times / days depending on availability)
Generally, 90 minutes: 45 minutes of our guided tour and 45 minutes of wine tasting.
The visit can be conducted either in Italian or in English; French (scholastic) is also available.
The guided tour of Villa La Cedraia and the wine tasting are described in the section “Wine Tasting and Visits”.
The wines for tasting and food pairings are listed in the section “Wine Tasting and Visits”.
Let us know when booking and we will do our best to offer you a pleasant alternative cuisine.
In case of adverse weather conditions, the tasting will take place in the tasting room of the mansion.
Yes, the estate has dedicated private parking, where your vehicle is secure and safe.
The Show Room, the Wine Shop and the tasting rooms can be accessed, as they are located on the ground floor of the Villa.
Absolutely, ask us for information and we will provide you with a wine experience voucher that you can give to whomever you want.
Passing by the Wine Shop, the visitor can buy the wines tasted to take home as a souvenir of the visit to share with relatives and friends.
You can pay in cash and with major credit cards (Bancomat, Mastercard, Visa, Maestro).
Yes, if small and on a leash.