A visit to the cellars of Contratto is a one-of-a-kind experience. The historical cellars are a real treasure for the winery and among the finest of their kind. In an elegant edifice built in Italian Liberty-style, with impressive wrought iron gates and an enchanting cobblestoned courtyard, Contratto winery welcomes its guests. A gallery holds documents and photos recording the history of the company and, in the "sala dei sacchi" there is a fascinating collection of ancient instruments and machines once used for vinification. The highlight of the visit are the 32 meter deep cellars where, for almost 150 years, bottles of wine produced with the Chardonnay and Pino Nero grapes have been stored as well as the tasting of today's high end sparkling wines.
The uniqueness of this cellar is the motivation behind Canelli town council's recent application for UNESCO world heritage status, the outcome will be revealed in June 2013.
Contratto is pleased to receive visitors from Monday to Sunday, preferrably by appointment. The maximum group size that can be accommodated at a time is 20 people. Please calculate a minimum of 90 minutes for the tour through our cathedral cellars and 145 years of wine making history and the tasting, that follows the tour...
Charges per person are:
no charge for the tour and tasting with the purchase of 6 bottles or more of choice
10,00 Euro for the tour and tasting with the purchase of 3 bottles of choice
25,00 Euro for the tour and the tasting with no wine purchase.
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +39 0141 823 349
Interested in a very SPECIAL VIP tour and tasting?
If you are one of those wine lovers, who wish to get a more in depths insight into the world of making high end sparkling wine, who would like to try to do a roumage yourself or disgorge a bottle alla volé or who would want to learn all about the history of Contratto and look behind the scenes and into the archives? Then we have the right VIP tour for you. The duration of such tour is ca. 90 minutes and is of course followed by an extensive tasting. Anja, wife of Contratto owner, Giorgio Rivetti, will be pleased to spend her time with you and transmit her passion for wine and Contratto. Group sizes: from 2 to max 10 people. Price: 50,00 Euro per person, tours can be held in English or German
Please contact Anja at: email@example.com
Tel: +39 0141 823 349
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