Marchesi Alfieri is not just a beautiful winery, but also the home of a historic castle that dates back to the 17th Century and was owned by the Alfieri family. Whilst one the most famous members of the Alfieri family was Camillo Benso, Conte di Cavour who was renowned for being the first minister in unified Italy in 1861, the “last Alfieri”, Adele (also known by the nickname “Tota” meaning unmarried woman) died in 1937. She passed the winery onto cousins who still operate the business today, with the help of winemaker and Director Mario Oliviero. Producing mainly red wines, with 50% of their produce being Barbera (La Tota Barbera is named after Adele) this is a perfect place to visit for lovers of vino rosso. Enjoy the tour of the surrounding parkland, which was created in the mid-1800s in an English style, and boasts a beautiful oak tree that has stood fast for 300 years! Fun fact: the park was built on the original site of the nearby village, which was moved to make the creation possible! Afterwards you are invited to explore the palatial Orangery, under which is the wine cellar, where oak barrels (both the larger traditional Piedmont style, and the smaller style that the Count introduced to the winery after working in France) line the walls, as well as a stone plaque adorned with the Alfieri family symbol of an eagle, and the year 1705, which is the only piece of evidence that suggests when the winery was founded.