CASTAGNOLE DELLE LANZE

Castagnole Lanze is located on a branch of the Via Emilia that linked ancient Acqui Pollentia. It was part of the domains of Asti, the Visconti, the Captaincy of Astesana and finally the Savoy to be subject to fiefs and lordships. From the end of ‘800 the land, for its morphology, it has grown steadily with the grape growing and wine production, taking advantage of the fact of being at the turn of the Langhe and Asti.

Place on top of a hill - Castagnole Lanze - village with medieval origins placed between Langhe and Monferrato, held annually in the spring, the "Festival of Barbera".

It is a country of old houses at the base of the hill, which denotes the presence of ancient noble houses and a chestnut avenue, which leads to the Baroque Church of St. Peter.

From the tower built in 1880 by Count Paolo Ballada of Saint Robert (1815-1888) you can enjoy a 360 degree panorama with the Alps stretching from Monte Rosa to the Maritime Alps, you can also admire the Monferrato hills and those of Langa to the Ligurian Apennines. The tower hosts an exhibition dedicated to Count Saint Robert, founding member of the Italian Alpine Club and a distinguished scholar in various fields of science, much appreciated abroad, and who honored the newly formed Kingdom of Italy .

The "Festival of Barbera " promotes local wines, setting up - in the historical center of the village - a festive outdoor event, where people can taste wine within picturesque courtyards specially equipped many typical dishes of local cuisine. You can find many bottles exposed: it is the opportunity for winemakers to present their best wines.

Azienda agricola CRIOLIN di Claudio Canavero.
Via Rorisso N. 13 - 14054 Castagnole Lanze - Italia
Tel.: +39 339 8020005 - Fax: 0141.877621
www.criolin.it - criolin@yahoo.it
Winery visits
by appointment only