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Cannot say enough about this tour!

What a fabulous cantina and tour. The building is amazing and our tour guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Carmel Valley, California
The largest producer of sparkling wine and vermouth in the Piemonte

Located in a charming medieval town, this is a large operation housed in an historical building.The... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

What a fabulous cantina and tour. The building is amazing and our tour guide was very informative about the history of Contratto as well as the wines they produce. It's amazing to see the incredible number of bottles stored in the cellar. After our tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Located in a charming medieval town, this is a large operation housed in an historical building.The tour of the winery is quite impressive, in part because of the magnitude of each component. It's quite imposing to look at one million bottles of sparkling wine, especially...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for for the tour and tasting and it was really great. Our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about their sparkling wines. The tasting was very nice and they served cheese, salami, hazelnuts, bread stick and bread with olive oil for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you appreciate the history and traditions of the some of the world's finest sparkling wine, Still wines, bitters, and vermouths then you must put Contratto on your list while in Piedmont. Tucked deep in the small town of Canelli 40 meters underground, you'll find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Contratto without expectation and were absolutely amazed at the quality of the tour and sparking wine. The cellars are architecturally beautiful and vast - well worth the price of the tour to see alone. I could not believe the quality and taste of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Charming but pricey: lovely place, great wines, clear descriptions of process (if a little simplistic) but expensive for what you get.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

A pretty good producer of champagnestyle bubbels. Far from soda-like prosecco. Beautiful winery and cellars. Anja can really sell her bubbels ;)

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a must do if you are into Italian Sparkling wine. It is the birthplace of all Italian sparkling wine - spumante. The cellars are amazing with original electric wiring still in use - a UNESCO heritage site. Tour was very well conducted and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We allready visited Contratto a few years ago but we wanted to give our children also the opportunity to visit these great cellars. We received all the explanations from Celeste, a young Danish girl. She did an amazing job. It was very intresting and she...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Contratto has been making champagne method sparkling wine for over a century. It is now owned by La Spinetta under one umbrella. The aim is to produce quality sparkling wines, their underground cellar is UNICEF listed historical building and the highlight of the visit. We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from DonnaPSydney | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky enough to have the BnB owner where we were staying ring and organise it for us. You would definitely need to contact them before turning up for a tour. It was a great tour, very worthwhile!