Barolo Night

30/11/2019California, Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

We took some photos to show the rest of the world what our Wine Club members in California have been enjoying these last couple of weeks. This was the first edition of the Barolo Night, an incredible, fun soirée with Matteo as the Chef and myself as the Somm. Second edition? December 2019 Check out … Read More

Fletcher wines

17/09/2019Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX⁣ “Hey you’ve got an American accent” – “And you gotta be from Australia”. These were the first words I exchanged with Dave Fletcher at his unique winery, built in the old train station of Barbaresco. ⁣ We saw immediately a connection between our stories, both harbingers of new ideas to … Read More

Provence and rosé

14/08/2019Community, Travel, Winetasting, WineTour

First day in Provence! Today we visited Chateau La Coste in Coteaux d’Aix, an incredible futuristic winery and art museum. Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano are among the many artists, the place also has a Michelin Star Restaurant and each art piece is conceived to be connected with the vineyards that surround the winery. A … Read More

Cappella del Barolo, Brunate

01/08/2019Community, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Built in 1914 as a shelter for those who worked in the surrounding vineyards in case of storms or hail, and never consecrated, the Chapel of SS. Our Lady of Grace was purchased by the Ceretto family in 1970 along with 6 hectares of prestigious vineyards of Brunate. In ruins after years of neglect, it … Read More

Valdisole

08/06/2019Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Amazing experience at Valdisole Winery yesterday, a brand new project born in the Roero hills out of Giuseppe Amato’s creativity. Giuseppe’s approach to winemaking is where natural wine and Sommelier skills meet. “Natural wine” is all he does, but nothing is released unless it is technically and professionally approved. The wines are very clean and … Read More

Valtellina

06/02/2019Community, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

VALTELLINA – Mountain Nebbiolo ? We spent a few days in this narrow valley bordering Switzerland just a couple hundred kilometers away from Langhe. The vineyards are so steep that could remind you of the Mosel Sand the traditional grape, even though called Chiavennasca, is nothing but our beloved Nebbiolo. Temperatures are typically lower and … Read More

Sicilia!

31/01/2019Community, Travel

As we wait for the final approval on our Oneonthehill license, we have decided to take a break down south to visit some family in Calabria and then explore the Etna region in Sicily, which is gaining more and more popularity for its grapes Nerello Mascalese, Carricante, Catarratto as well as its very unique volcanic … Read More

First wine tours!

04/09/2018California, Community, Travel, WineTour

As we sort out paperworks to finally launch Oneonthehill we take care of our guests by showing them around and teaching them about Piemonte wines. Great visits at Giuseppe Cortese, who was one of the firsts to welcome us, Marchesi di Gresy and Ca’ del Baio.  

Goodbye California, back to Alba!

31/07/2018California, Community, Travel, WineTour

After almost 3 years in California we have decided to pack our bags and return home for a new challenge: to create something of our own. United States has taught so much we will probably never understand it completely. We are extremely grateful for our jobs, our friends, our good and bad experiences along the … Read More

We are just offshoots

18/05/2018Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

DAD’S BDAY! My very religious grandmother called my dad Angelo wishing he could become a priest, a bishop or even better, the Pope. A radical, socialist, poet in his youth, he never became what my grandma was hoping for but he turned out to be extremely good at heart, so she was definitely right. He … Read More

Langhe, Unesco World Heritage Site

13/05/2018Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

FROM THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE WEBSITE The vineyard landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in Piedmont consist of a selection of five distinct winegrowing areas and castles, whose names evoke profound and ancient expertise in the relationship between man and his environment. They reflect a slowly developed association between a diverse range of soils, grape varieties … Read More

More visits: Rochioli, Verite, Paingloss

31/07/2016California, Community, Travel, WineTour

The wine industry is very tight and well connected in Sonoma, we’ve been spending a lot of time with other winemakers and Sommeliers working in the valley to share our experiences and learn from each other. It is very difficult to see so much cooperation and networking in Piemonte, but we are very hopeful for … Read More