Marchesi di Barolo

Via Roma, 1, Barolo CN

Marchesi di Barolo historical cellars are located in the town of Barolo, in the building overlooking the Castle of the Marquis Falletti. Here, Juliette Colbert de Maulévrier, the wife of the Marquis of Barolo Carlo Tancredi Falletti saw the great potential of the wine made in Barolo that, after a complete fermentation and a long aging in wood, would have been able to unveil all the qualities typical of the soil and of the grape variety: Nebbiolo, powerful and austere, able to last long and to express all the characteristics of this extraordinary terroir. In 1864, Juliette’s death marked the end of the prestigious Falletti dynasty: in order to perpetuate the Marquise’s memory and charitable work, the Opera Pia Barolo was founded.

This story was meant to cross path with the story of another family in Barolo: the Abbona family who had its own wine cellars next to the Castle of Marquis Falletti. Thanks to his skill and tenacity, Pietro Abbona was eventually able to acquire the Agenzia Tenuta Opera Pia Barolo: the ancient cellars of vinification and refinement of the Marchesi di Barolo estate.

Thus Massimo Martinelli, in his book Barolo As I Know It, says: «Of the personages connected with the name Barolo, some may be considered of historic importance, real and true pioneers…[of these] people first place goes to Pietro Abbona, undisputed patriarch of Barolo…who, as an unquestionable stand-bearer, made the wine of his region known throughout the world. It was from his winery that Barolo made its first historic steps. His large wood casks (some of which one can still be admired today in the cellars in Barolo) were in fact part of the legacy of the Marquise Falletti. Commendatore Abbona inherited a longstanding tradition, a love of the vineyards, the wineries and wine itself, and he brought his label displaying the castles of Barolo and Serralunga to the furthest tables. And it is with pleasure that we recall this great contribution».

Today the Abbona Family continues the work that began more than two centuries ago producing high quality wines meant to enrich, year after year, the history of this important cellar where modernity and tradition meet and where a great heritage of vineyards and knowledge has been passed down from parents to children for over five generations. Anna and Ernesto Abbona – the 5th generation – firmly believe in the original and distinguished wines produced in this region, characterized by a number of highly prestigious native grapes, a unique soil composition, a rather particular micro-climate and the historical human experience.

Marchesi di Barolo controls approximately 120 hectares of vineyards and produces wines from the major indigenous varieties of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. In order to better define and enhance their different characteristics, the most prestigious historical crus are made from a single variety, and individually aged and bottled.

In order to accommodate the numerous wine tourists visiting the cellar every year, Marchesi di Barolo has a spacious and functional welcome area to allow visitors and enthusiasts to discover everything that revolves around and enriches the fascinating world of wine.

Visitable cellar
Where to eat

Our products Nebbiolo d’Alba Michet, Barbera d’Alba Ruvei, Dolcetto Madonna di Como, Grignolino, Gavi, Gavi di Gavi, Roero Arneis, Langhe Chardonnay, Barolo Cannubi, Barolo Sarmassa, Barolo Coste di Rose, Barbaresco Serragrilli, Barbera Peiragal, Dolcetto Buschet, Barolo del Comune di Barolo, Barolo Riserva, Barbaresco Riserva, Barolo Tradizione, Barbaresco Tradizione, Barolo Chinato, Grappa di Barolo, Grappa di Moscato
by the glass accompanied by breadsticks
Public sale Yes
70 seats

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Spoken languages English, French, German
Credit cards Visa, American Express, Master Card, Diners
Annual closing 12/24 - 01/7
Inner restaurant
Animals ammitted Yes, except in the cellars
Activity open for guided tours, tastings, direct sales, restaurant
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Booking Yes
Languages translations Yes
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