Azienda BAVA #124

Italy Piemonte
More than 110 harvests have gone by since Giuseppe Bava inaugurated his hotel, with restaurant,ballroom and wine cellars, in Cocconato. The building was located right next to the Asti-Chivassorailway line, which was being built through the Asti hills, a stone’s throw from the station: a short timelater, the new railway would allow easier movement of goods and passengers between Asti and Turin, boosting commerce.Nominations 2023-2024/The Visiting Card of the Country/Must Visit/
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BAVA Winery

More than 110 harvests have gone by since Giuseppe Bava inaugurated his hotel, with restaurant, ballroom and wine cellars, in Cocconato. The building was located right next to the Asti-Chivasso railway line, which was being built through the Asti hills, a stone’s throw from the station: a short time later, the new railway would allow easier movement of goods and passengers between Asti and Turin, boosting commerce. The winery is headed by the founder’s grandson, Piero Bava, recognized as one of the “Patriarchs of Barbera”, he still pays homage to the family legacy today, aided by his sons, Roberto, Giulio and Paolo, and grandchildren, Francesca and Giorgio. Three generations working shoulder to shoulder to offer wines that speak of Piedmont in over 50 markets worldwide; authentic, sustainable and eco-friendly, rooted in the family’s values of hospitality, dedication and good taste.

BAVA Winery Style

It is along time, long enough to outline and then define a style – in the vineyards, in the wine cellars — long enough to circle the globe more than once, with tastings, meetings and toasts in a multitude of languages.

Roberto Bava has created dozens of menus for his legendary wine dinners, which have thrilled gourmets on five continents. Framed and hung on the walls of the wine cellars, they are tangible evidence of Bava’s legacy of creativity.

Wines & Estates

The winery has remained true to its first love, Barbera, exemplified by the flagship, Stradivario, an exceptional, long-lived Barbera d’Asti Superiore. The vineyards of Agliano are the birthplace of Libera, a steel-aged Barbera d’Asti, and Nizza DOCG Pianoalto. Bottle-aged, sparkling Piemonte Doc Barbera Viva is a traditional regional wine that combines the elegance of the production method that calls for re-fermentation in the bottle with the authenticity of Piedmont’s traditions.

In the strikingly beautiful Vigna della Pieve, in Cocconato, in addition to Stradivario, Bava produce the grapes for Thou Bianc, a surprising Pimonte Chardonnay, as well as Sauvignon Relais Bianc and Rosingana Albarossa.

On the Castiglione Falletto estate, in the Langhe, in the province of Cuneo, in the very heart of the cru Scarrone, grow the grapes that go into Bava Barolo DOCG, and Langhe Nebbiolo.

Bava’s tradition has always included the Piedmontese aromatics, particularly Malvasia, (Rosetta and Malvasia Rosé), Moscato d’Asti and Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato

BAVA Winery Today

Since ever the passion for the music has characterized our family, we have used the sound of musical instruments to describe our wines for many years. For our well-known Moscato d’Asti BASS TUBA we have chosen to use the symbol of bass tuba on the label, as the round and full sound of this instrument expresses the full-bodied character of our Moscato and its roundness. Today, the family estate extends in Monferrato and Langa, with fifty hectares of vineyards and twenty hectares of natural fields and woods, cultivated with the same awareness, care and attention of the olden times resulting in a sustainable agriculture with a reduced environmental impact. Walking along the Bava vineyards, you will notice the grass clippings and the prunings used as natural fertilizers, the poles, all strictly made of wood coming from renewable forests or grassing between vine rows, which not only helps prevent soil erosion, but also serves as proof that no herbicides are used.

Casa Brina

We can welcome the tourists at Casa Brina. It is a special destination for your vacation. For a romantic weekend or to enjoy the splendid landscapes and gastronomic events of the Monferrato area. Our accommodations allow our guests full freedom and comfort in the heart of the medieval village of Cocconato. We have three apartments: Rosetta, Pianoalto and Albarossa. Each apartment has a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom, and can accommodate two or four guests. The breathtaking vista of the Monferrato hills from our terraces is the cherry on top.

Wine Tourism

We offer diverse tour &tastings to discover the winery, our wines and the surrounding territories. Specifically our proposals are:

  • CLASSIC TASTING
    The Classic Tasting takes you to visit our historic cellar Bava and a tour around the botanical library, a journey through the winemaking. Thereafter in our Tasting room you’ll taste 3 wines and one Vermouth.
  • BAVA, STORY OF MONFERRATO
    This is a Tasting that will give you the possibility to discover the story of Monferrato, our territory. After the visit to the historic cellar and barrel room, you’ll taste 4 iconic wines of the Bava Winery.
  • BAVA, PIEDMONT’S FINEST
    This Tasting is thought for full-bodied red wine lovers. You’ll visit our historic cellars and our new barrel room. Then you’ll have the opportunity to taste only the best vintages of the top 5 wines of Bava estates production.
  • PERSONALIZED TASTINGS
    Personalized visit with the possibility of tasting historical vintages of the family reserves in combination with cheeses.