Wine Tour and Lunch at Tenuta La Raia
Here is what you will live
The tour of La Raia starts from the origins of our leading product: the vineyards. Over 42 hectares of marly clay soil with a perfect exposure.
The exposure and the microclimate grant our Gavis that mineral hint which is the distinctive feature of this vine variety. The visit comprises in particular the farm’s oldest vineyards: La Madonnina, from which our GAVI DOCG Riserva is produced, and La Cascinetta, from which our GAVI DOCG Pisé, our best selection, derives. The tour will then focus on the cellar, with its unique architecture, which perfectly melts contemporary materials such as glass, steel and layered wood, with ancient building techniques, such as rammed earth. Its distinctive feature in fact, is the great pisé wall created by the Austrian artist and architect Martin Rauch, the greatest international expert of this technique.
The visitor is then given an explanation of the winemaking methods. Particularly interesting because the whole wine making process is Demeter certified therefore follows the biodynamic principles: low temperatures, the slightest usage of sulphur, indigenous yeasts.
Outside from the winery, a new experience waits for the visitor. This is possible thanks to the "Fondazione La Raia-arte cultura territorio" which, through a project titled "Nel Paesaggio" ("Within the landscape"), has commissioned three artworks to the artist Remo Salvadori. The works are inspired by La Raia’s architecture, its surroundings and its unique landscape in which vineyards, grazing and woodlands alternate along gentle hills.
So, the pieces Continuo infinito presente, Nel momento and Sabato piantare il cipresso, the fourth garden realized by Salvadori, represent a sort of guidance for observing spaces and nature in a different way.
The wine tour lasts about two hours during which you will be able to visit the vineyards, with a detailed explanation of the techniques of biodynamic entry, the works of art present at the estate and the winery.
You will have the possibility to taste 5 wines and, optionally, to paire it with a delicious lunch, composed of dishes made by the best "artisans of taste" of the area. This experience will be held in the cellar during winter or near the lake of the estate during summer and spring.
How to reach us
Strada Monterotondo 79, 15067, Novi Ligure (Alessandria) - Italy
How much does it costs?
18 € per person Tasting and Tour
28 € per person Tasting, Tour and Lunch
- Wine Tour
- 5 Tastings and Stuzzichini
- Lunch (optional)