Fontanafredda | Piemonte, Italy
Fontanafredda's history is peppered with tales of intrigue surrounding the Italian Royal family, but it is in the sympathetic hands of Oscar Farinetti that winery has found its true fame. Under Farinetti, Fontanafredda's revival looks assured and this sleeping beauty of the Langhe - its vineyards are among the finest in the area - is now on an upward trajectory.
It is a winery that combines this great history - Fontanafredda used to have its own bakery and school and still preserves a great sense of community - with thoroughly modern wine making facilities producing a great range of wines from Asti to Barolo.
Awarded European Winery of the Year in 2017 by the distinguished American magazine Wine Enthusiast.