Castello di Perno

Località Castelletto 33, Frazione Perno, vicolo Roma 2, Monforte d’Alba CN

The picturesque village of Perno rises in the heart of the Langhe. The Castle, which dominates the surrounding landscape, was built in the Middle Ages as a defensive fortalice and transformed between the 17th and 19th centuries into a residential dwelling.

Castello di Perno also represents a piece of history of Italian culture: in fact, it was the headquarters, twin of the one in via Biancamano in Turin, of the Giulio Einaudi publishing house. In particular, it was the residence for the study and artistic activity of the Einaudian writers – Primo Levi was one of the most frequent visitors – and theater of seminars and meetings between the greatest personalities of the Italian culture of the republican age.

Currently owned by Gregorio Gitti, Castello di Perno has not only become the center of a high-level winemaking activity, but intends to return to being a home for culture, with particular attention to contemporary arts.

The winemaking project of Castello di Perno can be defined as neoclassical: it respects tradition, intended as a heritage of specific techniques and knowledge of a historical terroir, while interpreting it through a sensitivity that wants to renew itself over time, with the awareness that wines are living things and therefore they are born, age and improve like men who seek them as good company.

Visitable cellar
Where to sleep

Our products Langhe Nascetta DOC, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Barbera D’Asti DOCG, Nizza DOCG, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Barolo DOCG, Barolo Castelletto DOCG
Open to the public
Public sale Yes
30 seats

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Spoken languages Italian, English, Spanish, French
Credit cards Mastercard / Visa
Opening days Monday-Friday (Saturday and Sunday by appointment)
Annual closing Christmas, New Year, Easter, August 15th
Inner restaurant
Possibility of renting the Castle for private events rooms
Animals ammitted No
Guided tours
Languages translations Yes
Notice required for the visit
Visitables vineyards
Production numberd About 50,000 bottles per year
Municipalities representatives Monforte d’Alba, Nizza Monferrato