Cantina Vallebelbo #138

Via Cossano, 2/A 12058 Santo Stefano Belbo (CN) | Tel +39 0141 844190 | Fax +39 0141 840900

One of the most important cooperatives of Piedmont

The Cantina Vallebelbo Sca is an agricultural cooperative that collects and vinifies the grapes produced by 150 wine growers, who own around 600 hectares of precious vineyards in the heart of the Langhe, on the hills around Santo Stefano Belbo.

This wine growing area was founded in 1956 and nowadyas represents the most important centre of production of WHITE MOSCATO grapes, from which two aromatic sweet wines, famous all over the world for their uniqueness, are produced: the ASTI and the MOSCATO D’ASTI, both of Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed origin. For this reason, the Cantina VALLEBELBO is one of the most important cooperatives of Piedmont, with a production of Moscato that represents about 5% of the whole piedmontese production. The company consists of one productive centre, with a total surface of 10.000 square metres, composed by three plants.

Unique location

Cantina VALLEBELBO is located just a few meters from the unique landmark, which attracts tourists from all over the world – Canelli’s Underground Cathedrals. It is the iconic place of the 50th Italian UNESCO site “Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”, proclaimed World Heritage in June 2014 – wind their way for kilometres underground. Inside, as deep as 32 metres below the surface, the historic cellars still house thousands of bottles of classic method sparkling wine, ageing at a constant temperature between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius.

Discover the Cesare Pavese line

Wine lovers can enjoy the wines from Line San Maurizio and Line Cesare Pavese, which pays tribute to the historical traditions of the area: MOSCATO D’ASTI (Moscato bianco 100%; 5.5% vol, sparkling ALTA LANGA AND RED DRY BARBARESCO AND BAROLO.

These wines are dedicated to Cesare Pavese –  a poet, writer, translator, publisher and literary critic. He is believed to be one of the most influential Italian intellectuals of the 20th century.

He was born in a small village in Piedmont’s Langhe – Santo Stefano Belbo in 1908 and tragically took his life in Turin in 1950, only two months after he had won the Strega Prize, the most prestigious literary award at the time.

Wine portfolio

Among the popular wine positions of Cantina Vallebelbo Sca are such hits as MOSCATO D’ASTI CANELLI, DOCG (Line Collezione ’56) – naturally sparkling sweet white wine, Moscato Bianco 100%, 5.5% vol; ROSÉ EXTRA DRY – sparkling extra dry rosé wine obtained with the charmat method; CUVÉE EXTRA DRY etc.

There are also wines, obtained with biological cultivation, such as  DOLCETTO D’ALBA DOC as well as MOSCATO D’ASTI DOCG, Moscato 100% –  sweet white wine obtained with biological cultivation,  actual 5,0% vol – potential 12,5% vol.

The production portfolio also includes such items as limoncello, sambuca, vermouths, including aged ones.

In 2023, Gambero Rosso’s guide “Vini d’Italia 2024” confirmed the quality of the Collection ’56 line – Alta Langa DOCG and Asti DOCG and Langhe DOC Chardonnay and Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli received two glasses each. Aside the Asti and the Moscato d’Asti, the Cantina Vallebelbo produces the most prestigious piedmontese red wines like: Dolcetto Alba DOC, Barbera d’Alba DOC, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Langhe DOC Nebbiolo, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG, Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, as well the white wines: Roero Arneis DOCG, Piemonte DOC fizzy Cortese, Langhe DOC Chardonnay, Langhe DOC Favorita, Langhe DOC Arneis. Aside the wines of Denomination od Controlled and Guaranteed origin, the Cantina Vallebelbo produces partially fermented musts of grapes and general wines, both sparkling and fizzy, among which: Intruso Brut, Red Vermiglio from aromatic grapes, Fior di Vigna and Due Gradi. This last product is unique because it has only 2 degrees of effective alcohol, so it remembers the characteristics of the grape just squeezed.

Come to visit and taste.