Like all good things, Fontanafredda is the product of a love story, between the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, and Rosa Vercellana.
From their relationship were born Maria Vittoria and Emanuele Alberto, that founded the winegrowing estate.
Today with 120 hectares certified organic, Fontanafredda is a producer of the great wines of the Langhe that dwell in the 19th-century cellars: a place to be discovered among anecdotes of the royal family and curious habits of the King, in which to admire the majesty of the large oak barrels, which reveal how Fontanafredda has become an icon of Barolo throughout the world.
Casa E. Mirafiore
In 1878, Emanuele Alberto Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, son of the first King of Italy, founded Casa E. di Mirafiore. A cellar that express the authentic oenological tradition of the Langhe and produces wines exclusively from its own vineyards, including two of the finest Barolo DOCG crus, Lazzarito and Paiagallo.
Today Casa E. Mirafiore is an Organic Estate, with vineyards in the Barolo and Fontanafredda sub-zones and the winery in the heart of the Villaggio Narrante.Discover More
Nel centro di Barolo fin dal 1761 la Casa Borgogno, nelle sue antiche cantine scavate nel tufo vivo della collina, produce vini Barolo fra i migliori al mondo.
La sua ampia collezione nasce da un preciso e rigoroso metodo produttivo e di invecchiamento al punto di essere ormai gli unici produttori che hanno in vendita bottiglie di annate eccezionali come ad esempio… 1961.
È aperto al pubblico un sobrio ed elegante negozio nel quale comprare a “prezzi di cantina” i vini prodotti dall’azienda. E’ possibile organizzare visite alle cantine storiche, anche in lingua straniera.
L’esperienza della visita nelle Cantine Storiche imprime un ricordo unico e indimenticabile come unico e indimenticabile è il sapore, l’emozione calda, penetrante e profumata che si può provare nel bere un vino dalle caratteristiche uniche come il Barolo.Discover more
L’Agricola Brandini, in borgata Brandini a La Morra, è collocata in cima ad una collina, dominata da un incantevole panorama. I vitigni sono esclusivamente autoctoni e da essi si ottengono i vini importanti: Dolcetto D’Alba, Barbera D’Alba, Langhe Rosso, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barolo.
La cantina e la sala degustazione didattica saranno sempre aperti a disposizione dei clienti privati come degli operatori turistici, degli hotel e dei ristoranti che vorranno comprenderla nelle loro offerte.Discover more
Restaurant “Al Castello”
Within the walls of the Castle is located a restaurant in an incomparable frame
The Restaurant Al Castello offers typical dishes of piedmontese tradition together with famous local wines. The restaurant is open to both hotel guests and the public by reservation. The “Salone delle feste” hall can accomodate meetings and ceremonies for 150 people.
Sunday evening and Monday
Guido Ristorante (1 stella Michelin)
Guidoristorante opened in Costigliole d’Asti in 1960 with the aim of creating a new and modern restaurant that offered a cuisine linked to tradition and seasonality.
Piero and Ugo, the second generation of the Alciati family, first in Pollenzo and then, since 2013, in the Villa Reale of Villaggio Narrante, carry on their parents’ ideas, adapting them to the times trying to offer a unique experience capable of enhancing the quality of raw materials and the excellence of the territory.
Garden del Lago
Garden del Lago is the ideal setting for wedding receptions and banquets for events within the Narrante Village in Fontanafredda & Casa E. di Mirafiore. A glass structure that overlooks the lake and shows an open kitchen that allows guests to admire the Chefs of the Alciati family during the preparation of their traditional dishes from Piedmontese cuisine.
Garden del Lago, in addition to the open-air glass room that can accommodate up to 240 people, it also presents a fabulous garden that can be used during events and ceremonies as a musical space, open bar and as a place for entertainment.Discover more
The E. di Mirafiore Foundation, commissioned by Oscar Farinetti, was born on the 27th of November 2010 in a historic building in the heart of the Langhe, within the Narrante Village in Fontanafredda. A place created with the desire to awaken the critical spirit of people by going to promote cultural growth in a playful and enjoyable environment.
Throughout the year E. Mirafiore Foundation helds meetings and events with great Italian culture personalities with the aim of generating a better, more conscious and sustainable society.
Italy’s first storytelling Village rises in the heart of the Langhe UNESCO World Heritage Site, which through 4-star hospitality, great wines, fine dining, history and nature offers a unique experience of the Langhe area.
Villaggio Narrante stands in the hamlet that was once the royal residence, purchased in 1858, of Vittorio Emanuele II the first King of Italy, later donated to Bella Rosina. It was later their son Emanuele Alberto who founded the winery with the aim of creating a community of people.
Today presents 30 small stories scattered around the estate bring the historic village back to life, telling the story of every view, every tree and every building for all those who come to visit, now and in the future. The Village is open to visitors every day of the year. The Village is open to visitors every day of the year and it offers a unique experience in a place nestled in the land of Barolo, surrounded by sinuous hills and vineyards.
Those who want to spend a pleasant relaxing holiday, it is possible to stay overnight in the 4-star hotels in the Village: Hotel “Le Case dei Conti Mirafiore” and “La Foresteria delle Vigne”.
For lovers of good wine and food, in the historic Villa Reale there is Guidoristorante, where Michelin star chef Ugo Alciati and his brother Piero offer a fine dining experience. If you prefer a more informal meal linked to simple tastes of tradition you can refer to Osteria Disguido, where it is also possible to taste the excellence of Fontanafredda and Casa E. Mirafiore, but also to reach all of Italy tasting the labels selected by 100Vini.Discover more