The Castle of Orsara
The Castle is located in Orsara in the Province of Alessandria and represents a magnificent example of a fortified historic residence with an adjoining farm. About ten hectares of splendid vineyards completely replanted, most of Dolcetto, which, degrading, extend to the foot of the ancient Castle.
The place of Orsara where both the Castle and the Agricultural Company are located are mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1196.
In ancient times the feudal lords, the Marquises Malaspina, are mentioned in a canto of the “Purgatorio” in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri; the Poet thanks them for the hospitality received during one of his visits.
Land and Castle then passed, following the marriage of Violante Malaspina, to the Counts Lodrone who lived there until 1530.
After numerous passages, the Castle has been owned by the Remondini family of Genoa since the early 900s, who carried out an important renovation together with that of the Oratory dating back to the year 1000 and located at the foot of the Castle.
Agricultural activity and cellar
At the foot of the ancient Castello d'Orsara there are ten hectares of splendid vineyards completely replanted, most of them of Dolcetto.
Linked to the image of the Castle, the owners started an agricultural activity producing DOC wines mainly Barbera del Monferrato, Dolcetto d'Acqui, Brachetto, Chardonnay and Moscato.
Today this activity has been resumed on its own by the wife and children of the current owner with the intention of also enhancing the Castello d'Orsara.
The current production is about 500 quintals of grapes with a potential vinification of about 350hl of excellent quality Doc wines
Bed & Breakfast
Guests of the castle can stay in an exclusive annex, open all year round.
the castle will be open again from May 2021 to September by booking groups of at least 25 people (adults € 8 / each and up to 7 years € 4)
It is possible to organize 5-seater helicopter flights over the surrounding castles, the duration is about 15 minutes at a cost of € 50 per person.